History YMMV / GrandTheftAutoIV

15th Apr '16 4:30:30 PM neander7hal
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** [[{{Chessmaster}} U.L. Paper]] associating homosexuality with the in-universe FBI, if [[ClintEastwood Clint Eastwood]]'s [[Film/JEdgar portrayal]] of the most famous Director of the FBI is to be believed.[[note]]Not to imply that the film was the first to propose the theory that J. Edgar Hoover was gay.[[/note]]

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** [[{{Chessmaster}} U.L. Paper]] associating homosexuality with the in-universe FBI, if [[ClintEastwood Clint Eastwood]]'s [[Film/JEdgar portrayal]] depiction]] of the most famous Director of the FBI is to be believed.[[note]]Not to imply that the film was the first to propose the theory that J. Edgar Hoover was gay.[[/note]]



* HypeBacklash: Lots of critics gave it perfect scores (including the infamous 10/10 from IGN, whose last perfect score was ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''). Months later when the hype died down, some fans began criticizing the game for [[MisaimedRealism among]] [[ScrappyMechanic other]] [[PortingDisaster things]], being too much of a departure from the previous games in the series

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** The fact that the game has *an entire station* devoted to reggaeton. This one is hilarious because of how much the music industry has tried to forget about the "reggaeton bubble," but it also illustrates just how long the development process can take. Reggaeton was enormous on US airwaves in 2005 and 2006 when Rockstar licensed its music, but it was a different story by the time the game came out. Rockstar picked the wrong horse there.
* HypeBacklash: Lots of critics gave it perfect scores (including the infamous 10/10 from IGN, whose last perfect score was ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''). Months later when the hype died down, some fans began criticizing the game for [[MisaimedRealism among]] [[ScrappyMechanic other]] [[PortingDisaster things]], being too much of a departure from the previous games in the seriesseries.
8th Mar '16 7:18:17 AM EuroBurro
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** Jim Fitzgerald's lines in "No Way on the Subway" have become infamous for their poor delivery. This can be partly explained since Jim was originally just a bit character appearing in that one mission, instead of the fully-fledged character we got to see in "The Lost and Damned".


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** The boat-like driving has been a common gripe fans have had about this game, though this borders on BrokenBase, since there are a section of players who are okay with the driving controls.
** The bike controls is almost universally considered to be one of the games weakest points, even for experienced players. Thankfully Rockstar fixed this for the biker-themed ''The Lost and Damned'' DLC.
8th Feb '16 9:15:10 PM Happy_Skies
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* BestLevelEver: "Three Leaf Clover," the bank heist mission based on ''Film/Heat''. The mission was so well received that ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' was built around several heist missions.

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* BestLevelEver: "Three Leaf Clover," the bank heist mission based on ''Film/Heat''.''Film/{{Heat}}''. The mission was so well received that ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' was built around several heist missions.
8th Feb '16 9:14:24 PM Happy_Skies
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* BestLevelEver: "Three Leaf Clover," the bank heist mission based on ''Film/TheHeat''. The mission was so well received that ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' was built around several heist missions.

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* BestLevelEver: "Three Leaf Clover," the bank heist mission based on ''Film/TheHeat''.''Film/Heat''. The mission was so well received that ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' was built around several heist missions.
5th Feb '16 11:39:03 PM ChrisDV
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* BestLevelEver: "Three Leaf Clover," the bank heist mission based on ''Film/TheHeat''. The mission was so well received that ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' was built around several heist missions.



* GoodBadBugs: The "Swingset of Doom" is a child's playground in Broker that has some wonky physics. Many Website/YouTube videos show players slowly driving cars into it, only for them to instantly explode or be flung half the length of the city. Another one, probably the funniest in the game, occurs when you take a friend or girl out for a date. When you return, park in the lit up area so that the passenger door is blocked. Your friend will politely thank you for taking them bowling, then ''punch Niko in the jaw'' and climb out the driver's door over his prone body.

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The "Swingset of Doom" is a child's playground in Broker that has some wonky physics. Many Website/YouTube videos show players slowly driving cars into it, only for them to instantly explode or be flung half the length of the city. Another one, probably the funniest in the game, occurs when you take a friend or girl out for a date. When you return, park in the lit up area so that the passenger door is blocked. Your friend will politely thank you for taking them bowling, then ''punch Niko in the jaw'' and climb out the driver's door over his prone body.
1st Feb '16 7:20:24 PM CalicoJackRackham
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** There exists a bug that if you try to his someone with a rocket launcher directly, the rocket will bounce off and hit something else, or bounce off the ground depending on the angle. With great timing and luck, you can hit a soldier sitting on the side of the Annihilator helicopter, bounce the rocket off him, and take out the other chopper that appears when you have more than two stars. Difficult to do, but hilarious and awesome if done right.
1st Feb '16 9:19:35 AM BenMitchell90
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* LoveItOrHateIt: Easily the Marmite of the series, as there are probably just as many people who consider it one of the best games (if not ''the'' best) of the series as there are people who consider it the worst. Many of the game's features, from the driving mechanics to the friendship system to the story and tone, have proven divisive.
8th Jan '16 5:34:21 PM valbuenaversion360
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* SoOkayItsAverage: Many today usually find the game to be not that bad, but it is arguably considered to be the weakest of the ''Grand Theft Auto'' games.

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* SoOkayItsAverage: Many today usually find the game to be not that bad, but a number of fans consider it is arguably considered to be the weakest of the ''Grand Theft Auto'' games.
8th Jan '16 5:28:03 PM valbuenaversion360
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8th Jan '16 5:26:09 PM valbuenaversion360
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