Originally Posted by LeadBelly86
The manic and often psychotic possibilities of free roam? Not sure like.
On the whole GTA IV was a lot grittier and serious in its storyline than that of its predecessors.
Yeah, and I'd imagine the next one will be more serious too, but the thing is with GTAIV is that you were always reminded that you were in a satirical game thanks to the street signs, radio stations etc. Plus, while you could (and did) kill civilians in GTA, it's not the point of the game.
WaW had real war footage in between missions - the intent was to make it as realistic as possible.
I've just watched that airport mission in full - imo it crosses a fairly massive line. It's just gratuitous. Looks fun mind