GTA Chinatown Wars

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  1. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    Anyone seen the new info in the new Nintendo Power? If anyone wants I could upload some scans. It looks pretty cool, I really like the cell shaded graphics.
     
  2. Chone macrumors 65816

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    What's the gameplay like? classic GTA or some kind of gimmick? (I know they said open-ended but that doesn't mean it's necessarily classic GTA).

    Some scans would be nice though :eek: I'm really curious to see how they made GTA work on the archaic DS.
     
  3. JackAxe macrumors 68000

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    It's an isometric view.

    I would also like to see some scans. If they can match Zelda:pH's quality, that would be good.

    Here's the DStails;

    - Cell-shaded graphics/polygons - black borders
    - It’s a “real” GTA game - There’s sandbox gameplay, a totally open world, narrative
    - Going to be rated M (This means you'll have to enter your age to play.)
    - Camera angle is isometric (Phantom Hourglass?)
    - good touch-screen implementation - “tasteful” minigames, streamlining interface
    - UI based on a PDA - hub for email, contacts, map, music player, GPS, stat-tracking
    - finger-sized icons
    - missions designed for shorter periods of play, arcade quality
    - Control pad = aim, R button = auto target
    - subtle autosteer
    - if you fail a mission, you can jump back to the action sequence
    - Weapons include chain gun, flamethrower
    - good portion of Liberty City is modeled in the game (different routes than console games)
    - Load times aren’t an issue
    - lots of pedestrians, cars, etc on screen
    - Wanted system - objective is to disable police cars any way possible
    - Weather effects (real-time), 24-hour day/night cycle
    - A ton of radio stations - more instrumental than vocal
    - Wi-Fi and multiplayer support isn’t being discussed, but can upload stats to Rockstar Social Club website through Wi-Fi


    At least this isn't an Assassin creed DS, that means it has a chance of getting my money.

    Watch them port this version to the Wii. Oo

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  4. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    Details here.

    Screenies and artwork here

    Doesn't seem to look that great. Mediocre graphics. I think I'll stick to my PSP for GTA-on-the-go and DS for more interactive games. But that's just me :p
     
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    I like the look of it. XIII was one of my favourite games graphically. Super.
     
  6. Dagless macrumors Core

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    That's a bit isometric, Phantom Hourglass wasn't iso.

    Dunno if I'll get this. I love the series but 4 was disappointing and the other handheld games aren't too good on the control front. Wheel see. As far as GTA goes its all down to the gameplay so I hope this one manages to capture the glory days of GTA3 and sons.
     
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    Funny, I wrote this; "(This means you'll have to enter your age to play.)," but not the rest of the comments. I grabbed the details from a guy's blog.

    Just clearing that up in case you thought it was me. You're not the only one here that does pixel art. ;)

    <]=)
     
  9. spyker3292 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I hope the city map is pretty close to that of GTA4. It would be cool to know how to get around and recognize stuff :D.
     
  10. JackAxe macrumors 68000

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    I hope that closing the DS's lid will crush pedestrians. :eek:

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    I hopes it isn't iso pixel art, jebus I hate that style! But if it's anything other than iso then I salute you :)
     
  12. spyker3292 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So did anyone look at my scans... :p. Some nice screenies in it.
     
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    I'm not a fan of the iso style that seems to be popular with city builders, but some styles I don't mind. I like side scrollers the best, then Zelda's approach.

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  15. Chone macrumors 65816

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    I like how they capitalized on the DS strengths and understood its weaknesses, the game looks nice and polished and not some half-assed game, trying to be like its console brother a-la Assasin's Creed DS.
     
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    Yeah, it seems as if they really put some effort into this version.

    I like developers that enjoy working with in constraints and don't see it as a limitation, but more of like a kid with only so many Lego blocks -- if that make sense? I hope that when they started on the DS version, it wasn't only because of the user base, but because they wanted a challenge.

    I recall UbiSoft stating Assassin's Creed couldn't be made on a Wii, then turning around and announcing the DS version. Hypocrites!

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  17. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    Anyone else looking forward to this?

    I think it looks really good, and I cant believe it isnt being pushed a lot more.

    To fit all this on a tiny cartridge seems amazing, and from the video's on youtube, they seem to have pulled it off!

    For people in UK check out www.play.com

    its £17.99 delievered

    Not long to wait now! :)
     
  18. capoeirista macrumors 6502

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    Yep really looking forward to this. GTA1 was my favourite (many a lecture missed by playing it) and I <3 my DS so this (if it's good) could well be the perfect game for me...
     
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    Cheers! Play pulls it off again :)
     
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    :eek: you dirty.........


    oh wait ;)
     
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    I can't wait for this game! I'm expecting this to be the last great game for the DS - I haven't bought a DS game since Ninja Gaiden. I'm going to pick this one up, beat it, and then sell the DS / Ninja Gaiden / GTA combo on eBay :D
     
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    What about the recent Castlevania, how could you have passed it up? :eek:
     
  23. capoeirista macrumors 6502

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    Henry Hatsworth - (super, super excited for this).

    Super Mario RPG 3

    are the two that spring to mind...


    There's still a few great games to come out yet! :D
     
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    Oh btw - check out Ninja Gaiden for DS. I really had a great time with this game. One of the most innovative and fun games I ever played on my DS. Well, I'm a sucker for Advance Wars, so after that :D.

    Meh - I don't feel like owning a DS for Hatsworth. Mario RPG won't be bad, actually will probably be pretty good, but I beat the last two. I think i'm over them... i CANT WAIT for Chinatown Wars, but then my DS is going to straight to eBay. Hoping the new iPhone has even better graphics... or that sony comes out with a UMD-less PSP.
     

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