Wednesday, April 22, 2009

GTA: Chinatown Wars

I've been playing GTA: Chinatown Wars on my Nintendo DS and having a ball.

First up, let me say that just because this is on a Nintendo platform doesn't mean the series has been toned down. No way.

The F-bomb is dropped within the first few minutes, someone you think is being set up as a lasting character and potential love interest is killed off in a shockingly brutal and senseless manner, and you're quickly put to work buying and selling cocaine and other hard drugs.

It's no worse than the typical HBO crime show, but it does catch you unaware because you're experiencing it on the DS.

And like all GTA games, this one has its tongue firmly in its cheek. From humorous banter between the main character and the people he meets, to the scenarios and products around Liberty City, there is stuff here to make you smile.

It will be interesting to see how the game sells. I have a feeling it will be a constant seller, the must have game for "gamer dads" too busy to play GTA on the PS3 or X360, but hankering to experience the fun these games offer.

That's what it is for me.

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