GTA: Chinatown Wars is amazing!!!!

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#1 Posted by kozzy1234 (35966 posts) -

My god!!! I thought i was all GTA'd out personally, but this Chinatown Wars is the best GTA ever imo! And ive owned em all!

Great gameplay, good story, Awesome music, funny and an extremely high fun factor!!

Had to go out to of town for a few days with a long driver, my DS and GTA Chinatown Wars sure made the trip/pain clinic visit much better!



Anyone else extremely surprised at how good this game is?

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#2 Posted by Anthony01355 (1486 posts) -

I got the game when it first came out, it is great =)

My favorite thing to do is sell drugs(in the game!) I also love the comic bookish graphics, and love how the camera is a mix of classic and 3d GTA.

Also the stylus mini games have a wide variety and are mostly avoidable if they bother you.

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#3 Posted by red_sovereign (1936 posts) -
yea it was nice. i enjoyed all the extra content, still trying to gather all of it actually! great game though
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#4 Posted by jimbo_24 (206 posts) -

AWESOME GAME!

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#5 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

My god!!! I thought i was all GTA'd out personally, but this Chinatown Wars is the best GTA ever imo! And ive owned em all!

Great gameplay, good story, Awesome music, funny and an extremely high fun factor!!

Had to go out to of town for a few days with a long driver, my DS and GTA Chinatown Wars sure made the trip/pain clinic visit much better!



Anyone else extremely surprised at how good this game is?

kozzy1234

Totally agree man, it has more s-t-y-l-e than any previous GTA game. I knew it would be good but not this good.

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#6 Posted by fleig_man (858 posts) -

yeah, I just got the games I wanted for when I get my DSi and I got GTA just because I was curious but I'm glad so many people love it! Now I can't wait to play it :D

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#7 Posted by Imsterminate (405 posts) -

I got the game when it first came out, it is great =)

My favorite thing to do is sell drugs(in the game!) I also love the comic bookish graphics, and love how the camera is a mix of classic and 3d GTA.

Also the stylus mini games have a wide variety and are mostly avoidable if they bother you.

Anthony01355

Agreed

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#8 Posted by MyDSi (71 posts) -
That sounds really cool.
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#9 Posted by BigBen11111 (1529 posts) -

I know, isn't it great? It's pure GTA in the palm of the hand. It's well developed, dramatic but yet funny at times story lines,& fun mini games. If they can do all that on a DS, just imagine what they can do on the Wii & with the Wii remote.

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#10 Posted by red_sovereign (1936 posts) -
ok, whats the most molotov you've assembled in ctw? 13 for me
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#11 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

ok, whats the most molotov you've assembled in ctw? 13 for mered_sovereign
I've only done it once and I got 10 bottles.

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#12 Posted by nicknees93 (3250 posts) -
I'm waiting to get it because I still haven't beaten Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. But as soon as I finish that game... Chinatown will be visiting my DS.
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#13 Posted by theintrospect79 (2796 posts) -

Yup, best game on DS IMO right now. Have you played Suikoden Tierkreis? It's a great game too.

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#14 Posted by KurodaMurasaki (1670 posts) -

I really really want to like it. I had a bad feeling about GTA 4 for an hour or so, but that subsided quickly. The game is just boring to me. The overall interface just feels drab and more cheap. I will give it more tries after a while so hopefully the same thing happens to me like with GTA 4. Loathing it, then loving it. I just don't see that happening with the similar environments and awkward fighting. I'm glad everyone loves it, I hope the same love will happen to me with time!

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#15 Posted by Darth_Sibbs (4234 posts) -
I really love it. It's what GTAIV should have been, fun wise.
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#16 Posted by intro94 (2623 posts) -

I really really want to like it. I had a bad feeling about GTA 4 for an hour or so, but that subsided quickly. The game is just boring to me. The overall interface just feels drab and more cheap. I will give it more tries after a while so hopefully the same thing happens to me like with GTA 4. Loathing it, then loving it. I just don't see that happening with the similar environments and awkward fighting. I'm glad everyone loves it, I hope the same love will happen to me with time!

KurodaMurasaki

i understand you i bought it.and i never really got to love gt4 but i gave this a bit more of time.By the time i was in 30%(this game is long) i was enjoying it quite a lot.And crazy as it sounds, the gunfights are more practical and dynamic here than the larger consoles to me.

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#17 Posted by -_Cloud_- (1851 posts) -
Yup, it's true. It is a great game. I'm sure most of the DS owners are going to be picking up this game sooner or later.
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#18 Posted by Sgt_Crow (5158 posts) -
Started playing it yesterday and it's amazing. The touch-screen gameplay elements are fun and well executed, the story and characters are good so far and the graphics are pretty nice as well. Missions are fun and the driving/shooting etc. works well. Plus all the small details you can find while just walking or driving around are amazingly fun. :)
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#19 Posted by Johnke (53 posts) -

GTA ChinaTown was SUPERB !! the details, the missions, the stylus usage, everything was perfect !! i really loved to play this game

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#20 Posted by johnnycoolbreez (1105 posts) -

I put it just above GTA IV just because of the ridiculous drug trading you can do in the game. I never expected to see that much on a nintendo console.

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#21 Posted by jprincess88 (46 posts) -

This sounds so great. I can't wait to start playing it!

How many hours of play is it? And are there side missions after you finish the main story?

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#22 Posted by EyeShatteredSky (1510 posts) -

I had high hopes for this game when it's release date drew nigh, and was overjoyed with all the praise it received! But from what I saw it looked kinda flat. I was afraid this was gonna be one of those "I dunno get what all the hype is about" type of games.

But once I popped this sucker in I couldn't put the system down! Rockstar couldn't have done a better job in making an original GTA title exclusively for the DS. All the innovation works so well it almost reminded me of San Andreas's amazing array of things to do. One of the best game's on the handheld market to date!

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#23 Posted by KurodaMurasaki (1670 posts) -

After spending some more time with the game I really like it now. (I knew it would happen!)

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#24 Posted by PS2Dude89 (1747 posts) -

Ok, at first I thought this game looked really stupid and there was no way I was gonna get it. But, my friend had it and I tried it and it was awesome! I couldn't believe how great it was. It deserved all the good/great reviews it got. I could very possibly get it now. I have played all the GTAs and own them all and my favorite was GTA IV on 360. So would all you GTA vets like me reccomend this game for sure?

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#25 Posted by belrock86 (234 posts) -

I haven't tried it yet but want to get it looks great and every review I see rates this game high.

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#26 Posted by Cirah (45 posts) -
i wasn't really too sure about this game until i read this thread. al you guys can't be wrong, so i think i'll be investing in this. I really enjoyed Phantom Hourglass, and Pokemon Diamond (Even though i still haven't finished it). GTA:CW has been rated really high on them all. The game guide doesn't make it appear to have good longevity tho :/
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#27 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25834 posts) -
I was surprised by the overwhelming praise towards this game so I've just ordered it from Amazon. The first DS game I've bought in quite a while.
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#28 Posted by zagert (25 posts) -
i was surprised by how well the game works, shame it can't play deathmatch via Wi-Fi
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#29 Posted by RiotHeart (125 posts) -
I didn't like it at all. I did like GTA1, 2, 3, SA, and 4 though
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#30 Posted by SoNin360 (6689 posts) -
yeah i was SURPRISED as to how good it is. i wasn't expecting too much but it's actually a fully functional complete Grand Theft Auto game. Playing it is easy and doing most of the missions and stuff are, but it's good fun. And profiting from drugs is even kind of addicting :) I could go on but point is... it's a great game and that's all there is to say from me.
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#31 Posted by bigM10231 (11240 posts) -

great i cant wait to play gta chinatown wars

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#32 Posted by osan0 (14884 posts) -

best GTA game ive played since GTA3. it doesent take itself anywhere near as seriously as some other GTAs which is fantastic. the main character is a **** his bosses are psychos and/or idiots and the story is funny and not too intrusive. its also a great protable game...the missions are short and the game is suitable for a quick play as well as long sessions. the GPS is also an absolute godsend. on a technical level it is also an astonishing achievement. how they got it running on the DS i just dont know. but it probably involved masses of assembly and some major additions to the "tips and tricks for DS development" book. kudos to R*. i just hope they see a good return on it. i whole heartedly recommend it to every person who owns a DS and is 18 or over.

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#33 Posted by razzack9 (461 posts) -

I completely love GTA: CW, I havnt been able to put it down since i got it. I could go on and on about how good the game is but I think I really shouldnt and let other people find out for themselves.

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#34 Posted by boostud (1242 posts) -

I've only put about 30 minutes into this game...so far it is great. I just haven't had enough time to really give it an honest review. Hopefully I can get some more time soon!

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#36 Posted by zagert (25 posts) -

so what shacknews say, maths and statistics, etc can be wrong sometimes.

it's not how well it sells, it's how well the game is made.(i.e. silent bomber PS1)

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#37 Posted by intro94 (2623 posts) -
i spent my own cash in this game and im grateful.Look, dont worry about 90k sales(must be 200k at least now), COD had 30k sales first month, now its half a million. A lot of analysts still think in terms of other consoles, but DS games sell slower and for longer than other systems do.At very least, CW will sell a million by its own merits, and probably more,becoming a great succcess(as nintendo themselves are reassured).
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#38 Posted by wetwilli64 (464 posts) -

Agreed.

It is the first GTA i've ever played. I LOVE IT. my friends are close-minded graphics whores that think it's bad just cus its on DS.