Update: I was unfortunately not aware of Shamus Young's severe criticism of Fallout 3 available here to link in the original piece and I regret that. It dovetails rather nicely with what I've written and it's much better executed than my piece. I strongly recommend anyone...
Ahh, liberty city. A city based on the big apple, new york. A city filled with Triads driving fish trucks, yardies driving lowriders, the mafia driving sentinels, and yazuka driving thier stingers, cant forget the cartel. This is the game that started the whole 3D franchise of GTA. Sure, compared to the GTAs we all play now (SA, or LCS?) Its missing alot. But we shant forget what fun it has given us in the past. I remember seeing that very gta 3 commercial on MTV at three in the morning, I didnt stay up that late, my sister does but she almost never turns the tv off, anyways, when I saw that very commercial about GTA, it inspired me to buy the game, and im glad I saw it, I dont usually watch MTV or comedy central, scince I was only like 11 or 12. WIthout that very moment of life, I wouldnt be writing this review about Grand theft auto. I had no regrets buying this game when I bought it. It was a little hard to beat though scince it was one of my first PS2 games I bought.
Anyways, The gameplay is just the same as the other grand theft autos. Claude had fatigue and it ran out fast as he sprinted. The weapons were awesome too, nice varetty and nice special effects. IM not sure but When I played vice city, I discovered that throwing a moltov in the same place makes the flame much bigger. The explosions of a rocket were weak, graphics wise. The cars were exellent, My personal favorite was the diablo stallion. That car reminded me of the car vin deisel used in the fast and the furious. When I went back and started playing gta 3, I thought to myself about all the things gta 3 lacked. LIke the fact that you can jump out of a moving car, or the fact that there were motorcycles and helicopters.
Overall this game is absolutely perfect, and what GR is saying about aiming, it isnt as frisky, they were just trying to find a negitive for the game so it wouldnt be that perfect ;)
If you have a PSP, I URGE you to buy Liberty city stories.