Originally Posted by silentcorp
Loved the game on my PS2, I think the iOS port is really well done..... but even then the game just doesn't fit this format very well.
The aiming is terrible and basically game breaking. On a mission where you need to kill a specific target? Nah, you are gonna randomly lock onto someone else and have the cops after you right away instead.
Timing based mission? Those times clearly were not changed from the PS2 game and most are next to impossible to complete without countless retries.
The insane amount of on screen buttons doesn't help anything either, I swear at times (namely when you are pressing two at once) they aren't responsive either. I'll be turning in a sharp turn, and braking. The braking will continue but half way through a turn the unit loses track of my steering finger and sends me careening straight into a building.
Even if the controls were perfect (waaaaay too many buttons to be considered a "clean" port in my world) the game itself is sooooo very dated. No GPS, no car collections, no increase in stats/progression, brutal mission death penalties, lack of a decent check-point system ect ect.
I think the Ganstar games are just "ok" but they are more playable on the iOS for me personally. Even though they are just a shell of what GTAIII offers the mechanics they ape are more "modern" and just more fun.
I do have to agree with each and every one of these points, with the one exception that I love this port, I think it turned out amazing even with all of those faults. But with that in mind I really hope the extreme success of this port makes rockstar decide to make a game specifically for iPhone, as if they have it in mind right out the gate, I think they could take the appstore by storm considering how expansive they make their games in comparrison to even their own mobile specific games.