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Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories

January 08, 2006 ・ Blog

At last: I’ve done a new review for Pixelsurgeon:

The depth of the characterisation that represents the souls of the cities in Vice City, San Andreas and GTA 3 isn’t quite here. GTA at heart is a scattershot satire of picture-book greed and amorality in modern America. From the knockabout cartoon of Vice City to the more realistic San Andreas, the satire is frequently very funny, but LCS is much cruder.

At its standout moments, such as catching a sunrise on the rocky cliff next to your mafia boss’ house, or flashing a skid between a cab and a coach in the neon-lit centre of the business district, it looks and feels as good as videogames ever do: bold, heart stopping and self assured.