We played for 10 minutes, noticed how sluggish it all was, and put the game back in its box. It'll probably never see the light of day again.
It's an odd case, as a game that represented a snap-shot in time. Brilliant within its first month of release, but almost unplayable now. With so much negative spin around the franchise these days from similarly disappointed GTAIV fans, one analyst reckons its time might be up.
"Has the Grand Theft Auto franchise peaked? Given the strength of GTA IV in 2008, the question may seem misplaced, but our concern is that the very highly rated new GTA content for Xbox as well as PSP and DS did not perform up to expectations in 2009," AmTech analyst Ben Schachter noted.
"Now, we very clearly understand that these do not represent 'true' new GTA titles. However, the fact is that these were compelling titles, attractively priced, and reasonably well-promoted, yet they fell relatively flat."</blockquote>
Are you, valued reader, excited for Grand Theft Auto V?