I love so many things about this game – the gang-leader story arc, the cool add-ons to this genre (running a gang, territory management), the dark and comic nature – that it’s very disappointing how painful online play is. Online play is buggy, confusing, crashy, and frustrating. I was really looking forward to an awesome sandbox/co-op after playing solo and was left really, really disappointed. In solo mode, however, it’s an excellent diversion, especially if you’ve already finished GTA4 and are longing for more.
Uproariously fun to play through – I keep calling people into the room for “look, you gotta see this” moments. The music and visuals are kickass and the game’s just really clever. This is not just another Lara Croft-type adventure, it really has its own style, feel, depth and unique genius.