Talk:Grand Theft Auto World
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With regards to this edit, I think the Liberty City in GTA IV is totally diffent to the one in GTA III and GTA LCS. This is not just an upgrade (like GTA3>LCS, or VC>VCS), it is a totally new city. It is certainly based on the same thing (New York City) and undoubtedly contains a lot of references to the past, but I am struggling to justify saying it is merely "different". That makes me think of perhaps a new area to the city and new buildings etc. What we actually have is a totally different map, made from scratch, new district names (Algonquin etc) and what appears to be no physical connection to the old Liberty City. Xenon (?) 18:57, 8 June 2007 (BST)
- Yes, but i believe that Rockstar already confirmed that this is the same Liberty City. George 03:54, 9 June 2007 (BST)
"It's not the full city, it's an approximation thereof. We make a city that feels like the real thing, but is perfectly tuned for gameplay in the broadest sense. The world is not designed to be a video game. We are trying to make a video game that feels like the world, but still plays like a video game. The design of the city and the missions that unfold within it are designed hand-in-hand and complement each other perfectly. Everything in this world is here for a reason, where it is directly tied to gameplay or simply there to create atmosphere."
"[New York City] is an environment we felt had never been done to the level we were envisioning it in a video game. From looking at all of the locations, this was the one that really stood out to us, and really had that impact. It has all of these iconic things that you couldn't put into a game before."
Those two quotes from Dan Houser talk about making a new city from scratch. There is nothing to suggest that GTA IV is simply an upgraded Liberty City - all the areas of the city are totally new and different, there's the new layout, new buildings, different bridges, even a different scale of the city. If it were Portland Island, Staunton Island and Shoreside Vale, then yes it would be the same city. But Broker, Algonquin, Dukes, Bohan and Alderney is nothing to do with the GTA III Liberty City. Xenon (?) 08:13, 9 June 2007 (BST)
Ok, so i've just had an edit war with Chris who says that Post lapsarian means post period, which i know can also mean "The fall of man", and lapsarian sounds greek, but i'm not sure if it is, anyways first off, morgan did say IN Post lapsarian, Greece so there still is the possibility that a Post lapsarian, Greece exists in the GTA World, i don't care if you take out the mention of Mexico though. And for the record, i know that a Post lapsarian, Greece and a Scotland, England do not exist in real-life. George 13:18, 20 June 2007 (BST)
- OK, don't really wanna argue over this much longer so I'll just say what I've found. I just checked google maps for both places and it didn't find either. And yes I do unserstand what you're saying is that they could exist in the GTA world but no they don't, I'll explain why. And also it's been transcribed wrong as it should be post-lapsarian (the opposite of pre-lapsarian).
- "The term "pre-lapsarian" refers to the state of sinlessness of humanity prior to the lapse, or fall."
So... post-lapsarian refers to when humanity realised there was a difference between right and wrong. Or something like that, I didn't read too deep into it, but you get the idea.
- So the k-Chat dialogue is referring to a time when Greece started to become a civilised nation, so I'd would imagine he's talking about the sort of pictures you see of ancient Greece in history books and such.
- --Chris 13:59, 20 June 2007 (BST)
Whats the problem
I really don't see why this page has to be protected, me and Chris already got over this situation. George 01:40, 21 June 2007 (BST)
I'm not complaining, i was just wondering. Alright George 02:51, 21 June 2007 (BST)
What kind of example George 08:32, 21 June 2007 (BST)
Nevermind. George 12:19, 21 June 2007 (BST)
Having looked at this article, I do not believe it should be a featured article. There are better articles on here than this one. The descriptions for each of the cities are inadequate and for the Liberty City entry, for example, little is mentioned about the actual renditions of the city. It's just a broad description covering three renditions. The mentioned locations needs expanding also. I also believe that references should be added, at the very least for the mentioned locations section. A-Dust 11:51, 26 August 2008 (UTC)