If you've read my Gears of Who? or What happens in Vegas... posts, then you probably can guess what I think about next Tuesday's big game release, Grand Theft Auto IV, but I suppose I'll go on record by saying: Not interested.
As I mentioned before, Crackdown is as much Grand Theft Auto as I need. I'm not entirely sure what the big deal is about GTA, to be honest. The reason I like Crackdown is that you get to be, for all intents and purposes, a super-hero, able to run faster than a speeding car and leap up tall buildings in a few bounds. The violence isn't my favorite; I definitely have more fun running and jumping than I do beating up gang members. Take the super abilities out of the equation, and I'm afraid I just don't see the point. :shrug:
So, yeah, as far as GTA is concerned, I guess it'll prepare me for the hours of relative loneliness I'll have when Gears 2 is released, as I'm sure I'll be one of the few who isn't playing it next week. Not like I don't have plenty of single-player achievements to earn, anyway; there's still Eternal Sonata and Blue Dragon to finish, the second half of Samurai Warriors to grind through, a couple Rock Band solo tours to complete...*phew*