Sorry if a thread about this has already been made before, but I just wanted to say that I bought this game last night & it is pretty good.
I don't like the fact that no matter how I play it, I'm always forced to go to the next mission, but the game is still fun.
I'm a GTA-type gamer. The only non-GTA type of game I play is NBA 2K11, but I recently started getting bored of it, so I wanted to see if there are any new GTA games out. Note: I'm obviously not a big time gamer because I don't know crap about which new games have been released recently.
I read about Saints Row, Scarface, The Mafia, and another game called Red Dead Redemption, which I borrowed from an in-law when it was first released but it just didn't appeal to me, to be honest.
I decided to check out The Mafia. Anybody have thoughts on this game? I know it's a year old, but hell, I was about to start a new data in GTA IV before I decided that I know the story too well to find it as entertaining as I used to.
ALso, does anybody know of any other games that are currently out that have a GTA-like feel to them?
I know L.A Noire is coming out tomorrow, but I don't like to buy games when they first come out because of how pricey they are. I wait until the price falls a good $10-$20 before I spend money on it. Also, I read a bunch of reviews before even considering the purchase.
I was personally not a big fan. Some of the same complaints you have. It's an open world, like GTA, but since they only let you do the active mission, and there's not a ton of side stuff to do, it was just to linear (I'm having a similar gripe with LA Noir right now).
Saints Row is really exactly what you should be going for. It's pretty much GTA just arcaded out a bit so it's more rediculous.