Ok, so I have been playing allot of GTA IV lately, and I have been a fan of most of them, but something seems lacking. I bought and finished Saints Row shortly after it came out and I loved it! I always thought the newest GTA would blow it away, but man, I am a little dissapointed in GTA.
Here are some of my complaints about GTA:
1) How come you can't purchase properties like in Vice City? I am about 70 missions in and you can't buy any property, you are stuck with what they give you. I think they only have 4 available.
2) Why couldn't GTA take a note from Saints Row and allow you to customize your cars? Saints Row did a great job of that.
3) Why no plane or attack chopper in GTA IV? I know you had to open the Apache in Vice City, but the M.A.S.H helicopter with the chain gun was opened sooner! Is their a point where a helicopter is opened, like the Blackhawk the SWAT guys are in?
4) No customization of your character with the exception of a few clothes? Saints Row had an awesome character build and clothing options. The options in GTA IV suck.
Those are just a few. Am I missing somethng? Yeah, the mini games (darts, bowling, etc) were fun for the first 5 minutes, but they lost their appeal very quickly. Even the side missions in GTA IV are kinda boring.
I hate to say it, but if this next Saints Row is done right, it will blow GTA out of the water!