History VideoGame / GrandTheftAutoIV

6th Apr '18 8:37:07 PM nombretomado
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** The mood juxtaposition is even more notable at the end of the final cutscene for a game about the emptiness of the idea about UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream and of revenge with the camera panning up the backside of the [[Art/StatueOfLiberty Statue of Happiness]] facing towards Liberty City, which wouldn't be so funny if the statue wasn't holding up a [[HotCoffeeMinigame steaming hot beverage]] that represented all the amusing controversy [[Franchise/GrandTheftAuto the series]] has stirred up. [[note]] Even more funny is that the alleged coffee is held up by [[TakeThat a statue whose face bears a striking resemblance to one of ]][[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas Grand Theft Auto San Andreas's]] [[UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton more noteworthy detractors]], though the face isn't shown noticeably the cutscene.[[/note]]

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** The mood juxtaposition is even more notable at the end of the final cutscene for a game about the emptiness of the idea about UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream and of revenge with the camera panning up the backside of the [[Art/StatueOfLiberty Statue of Happiness]] facing towards Liberty City, which wouldn't be so funny if the statue wasn't holding up a [[HotCoffeeMinigame steaming hot beverage]] that represented all the amusing controversy [[Franchise/GrandTheftAuto [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto the series]] has stirred up. [[note]] Even more funny is that the alleged coffee is held up by [[TakeThat a statue whose face bears a striking resemblance to one of ]][[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas Grand Theft Auto San Andreas's]] [[UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton more noteworthy detractors]], though the face isn't shown noticeably the cutscene.[[/note]]
31st Mar '18 11:13:25 PM nombretomado
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* RichBitch: Alex Chilton, who is a clear TakeThat at [[SexAndTheCity Carrie Bradshaw]]. Not to mention [[Creator/ParisHilton Cloe Parker]] and Gracie Ancelotti (while her name is a swipe at Creator/ParisHilton).

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* RichBitch: Alex Chilton, who is a clear TakeThat at [[SexAndTheCity [[Series/SexAndTheCity Carrie Bradshaw]]. Not to mention [[Creator/ParisHilton Cloe Parker]] and Gracie Ancelotti (while her name is a swipe at Creator/ParisHilton).
23rd Mar '18 3:29:25 AM 4444jdm
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* DarkerAndEdgier: May seem hard to do, but ''IV'' was a definite shift away from the more lighthearted predecessors; the CrapsackWorld goes from being PlayedForLaughs to PlayedForDrama. Even on the radio, the humor is much more toned down, and the actual missions themselves seem to involve almost no laughing moments. Even the radio satire is a lot less funny and more outright stating what is wrong with America. It seems like Rockstar just picked targets and let 'em have it with both barrels.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: May seem hard to do, but ''IV'' was a definite shift away from the more lighthearted predecessors; the CrapsackWorld goes from being PlayedForLaughs to PlayedForDrama. Even on the radio, the humor is much more toned down, and the actual missions themselves seem to involve almost no laughing moments. Even the radio satire is a lot less funny and more outright stating what is wrong with America. It seems like Rockstar just picked targets and let 'em have it with both barrels. And to add an insult, [[spoiler:you lose one of the important supporting characters before the finale starts]], making ''[[FourIsDeath IV]]'' the darkest game in the entire series.
14th Mar '18 1:56:06 PM TheSaddleman
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** Rockstar Games even went so far as to provide a feature to the GTA IV website, allowing people to explore the city in the same style as Google Street View.
8th Mar '18 2:08:41 AM TheNerevarine
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* ForeignCussWord: Having a foreigner as a protagonist, Niko swears in Serbian at certain points during the story. Albanian and Russian gangsters do it too during combat and its possible to bump into Brazilian civilians that will insult you in Portuguese if you bump into them.


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** In "Buoys Ahoy", Niko goes off on a rant about how messed up his life in Liberty City has been, mentioning how he has to make some measly money off his dirty work just to survive only for his cousin to waste it all in his gambling addiction. Never mind that by this point this mission takes place very late in the game, Niko has probably amassed quite a fortune with the rewards from all missions all his jobs including the heist from "Three Leaf Clover", there is no way for Roman to take Niko's money for himself - even though he could easily pay off his debts with it.
7th Mar '18 8:30:12 PM TheNerevarine
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* AbusiveParents: Oh boy, where do we even start?
** Both Niko's and Roman's fathers are implied to be an abusive alcoholics during conversations between Niko and his friends.
** Mikahil Faustin is certainly abusive towards his wife Ilyena and is implied to be as well towards their daughter Anna, though he claims that "he spoiled her rotten". While he is certainly an unstable and maniacal individual who orders Niko to kills Anna's boyfriend, it turns out said boyfriend was a pimp trying to turn her into a whore so he might have a point. He still calls her daughter an "out-of-control bitch" because his wife "messed up raising her" and that he doesn't care about his happiness.
** Dwayne's father was an illiterate, violent pimp and a drug dealer who used to beat Dwayne and his mother. When his father died, Dwayne is said to not have felt nothing.
** The late patriarch of the McReary family not only was an abusive alcoholic that beat his children, but is also implied to have molested some of them, since Packie calls him a "sick pervert" and his brother Gerry had their father beaten to a pulp when he caught him trying to molest Packie.
25th Feb '18 4:17:39 PM nombretomado
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''Grand Theft Auto IV'' is the fourth NumberedSequel of the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series and the first one to appear on a [[TheSeventhGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames seventh generation]] console. It was also, thanks to a famous slip-up by Sony over renewing their previous contract with Rockstar for exclusive publishing rights, the first entry to get a simultaneous MultiPlatform release, as well as the first to have downloadable content. The game certainly takes advantage of the new hardware to the fullest - character models are much more realistically detailed and animated, as is just about everything else.

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''Grand Theft Auto IV'' is the fourth NumberedSequel of the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series and the first one to appear on a [[TheSeventhGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames [[UsefulNotes/TheSeventhGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames seventh generation]] console. It was also, thanks to a famous slip-up by Sony over renewing their previous contract with Rockstar for exclusive publishing rights, the first entry to get a simultaneous MultiPlatform release, as well as the first to have downloadable content. The game certainly takes advantage of the new hardware to the fullest - character models are much more realistically detailed and animated, as is just about everything else.
24th Feb '18 1:47:33 PM nombretomado
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** Radio talk show host Richard Bastion is an obvious RushLimbaugh parody, and ''Just or Unjust's'' Judge Grady is based off of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

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** Radio talk show host Richard Bastion is an obvious RushLimbaugh Radio/RushLimbaugh parody, and ''Just or Unjust's'' Judge Grady is based off of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
11th Feb '18 5:00:27 PM nombretomado
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* RichBitch: Alex Chilton, who is a clear TakeThat at [[SexAndTheCity Carrie Bradshaw]]. Not to mention [[Creator/ParisHilton Cloe Parker]] and Gracie Ancelotti (while her name is a swipe at ParisHilton).

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* RichBitch: Alex Chilton, who is a clear TakeThat at [[SexAndTheCity Carrie Bradshaw]]. Not to mention [[Creator/ParisHilton Cloe Parker]] and Gracie Ancelotti (while her name is a swipe at ParisHilton).Creator/ParisHilton).
3rd Feb '18 9:11:12 PM nombretomado
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* TheIrishMob: [[FightingIrish Packie]], [[DrugsAreBad Derrick]], and [[MightAsWellNotBeInPrisonAtAll Gerry]] [=McReary=], as well as their associate [[RedShirt Michael Keane]] are gangsters from a family past its glory days. Their other brother [[OfficerOHara Francis]] is the [[NewYorkCityCops LCPD's]] [[DirtyCop deputy police commissioner]], and distances himself from them to preserve his reputation. Their youngest, [[GirlNextDoor Kate]] turns a blind eye to all of them, and busies herself by taking care of their aging mother, and [[MySisterIsOffLimits going out with Niko]].

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* TheIrishMob: [[FightingIrish Packie]], [[DrugsAreBad Derrick]], and [[MightAsWellNotBeInPrisonAtAll Gerry]] [=McReary=], as well as their associate [[RedShirt Michael Keane]] are gangsters from a family past its glory days. Their other brother [[OfficerOHara Francis]] is the [[NewYorkCityCops [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCityCops LCPD's]] [[DirtyCop deputy police commissioner]], and distances himself from them to preserve his reputation. Their youngest, [[GirlNextDoor Kate]] turns a blind eye to all of them, and busies herself by taking care of their aging mother, and [[MySisterIsOffLimits going out with Niko]].
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