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Author: Lewis
Posted: March 31, 2009 (04:51 PM)
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I have heard only glowing praise for this. Wish I had a DS.

Also, crazy idiot time: I never knew until this moment that Rockstar had a studio based right here in Leeds. Mad!


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: March 31, 2009 (06:11 PM)
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I, too, have heard that this is the best GTA since it made it's way to the PS2.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: March 31, 2009 (06:17 PM)
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Good review Suskie. Not as fun as some of your other reviews, but it tackles the subject well.


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Author: Suskie
Posted: March 31, 2009 (08:04 PM)
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Well, like I said, I think it's a stretch to say that Chinatown Wars is better than, say, GTA IV, but it's about as well-executed as you'd want it to be on DS. And thanks for the comments Zipp.

Edit: By the way, if any mods feel like making a very minor correction:

The plot, centered around a Chinese fellow named Huang Li who travels to America to investigate his father’s death, is the only unexpected victim.

His name is actually "Huang Lee." I know it's tiny, but it's bugging me.

MODEDIT: fixed'd

Thanks, Zig.


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Author: randxian
Posted: April 01, 2009 (12:01 AM)
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Yeah, good review. Haven't played a GTA game at all. It's not really my cup of tea, but I can at least see the points you make in this review.

I also agree that too many DS games do a terrible job of incorporating the stylus. I haven't played it yet, but I heard that for Zelda DS, you literally use the stylus to control Link instead of the actual control pad. Bad idea. -_-


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Author: Suskie
Posted: April 01, 2009 (12:15 AM)
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I actually reviewed that too. Frankly, I'd lower the score to an 8/10 at this point due to repetition (which I was more forgiving of when I wrote this), but the touch screen controls were pulled off shockingly well -- and, again, actually incorporated as a key element in the game design itself.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: April 01, 2009 (02:03 AM)
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I also reviewed that -- far more fittingly. Actually, the touch controls might have been the most solid thing about that game.


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Author: randxian
Posted: April 01, 2009 (02:40 AM)
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Hm. I would think it would be extremely awkward. Maybe I should pick that game up and see.


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Author: Suskie
Posted: April 01, 2009 (07:41 AM)
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Yeah, it could just be a matter of taste but I forgot to mention that EmP hated the game and actually mentioned that the touch screen control was fine.


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