While I love that social commentary edge in the GTA
series, I'm worried that flavour is going to creep into MP3
and smother one of the most unique aspects of the series.
The clips of TV shows and scraps of comics you found in the MP
games could be funny. It was hard not to laugh at the outrageousness of Address Unknown
or the overly hard-boiled action of Dick Justice
. But as fun as they were, they were meant to provide insight into Max's situation – not just provide comic relief.
My fears may be unfounded, but I'd hate to see MP3
stuffed with GTA4
-style satire and bereft of the meta-fictional play Sam Lake lent to the originals. To me that self-awareness is one of the staples of the series and it would be a shame to watch Rockstar mess it up.
I don't know if Rockstar can top what Remedy did in the final moments of MP2
. I'm sure the gameplay will be great, the graphics spectacular, and heck, even the multiplayer looks interesting. But when it comes to an emotional pay-off, it will be a tall order to even compare with that legendary ending.
I hope Houser and Rockstar pull it off. It would be nice to have a new perfectly crafted line to haunt me into the next decade.
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