I was very happy that Episodes from Liberty City was released yesterday. There are two games on the disc; The Lost and Damned & The Ballad of Gay Tony. They were released for the XBOX last year as separate games. Yesterday they were bundled together for release on the Playstation 3 (PS3).
When I got home from Best Buy, I put the disc in the PS3 and waited while the game installed. Finally after about 20 minutes, it gave me the option to play either TLaD or TBoGT. I chose TBoGT. I watched the opening sequence, which started with the big bank heist that Niko and Packie pulled off in GTA IV. The main character in TBoGT, Luis, was in the wrong place at the wrong time, a customer at the bank. It then shows Luis answering questions about the robbery, then afterwards he starts walking down the street. One cut scene shows Niko driving a car while Luis crosses the street. Which I have to wonder why they were still so close to the bank.
I’ve only played 3 missions so far and I’m watching all the cut scenes. I always do when play a game for the first time. So far, throughout the cut scenes, various characters from GTA IV are shown, which I think is cool.
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Today I played The Lost and Damned. Again, I saw Niko walking down the sidewalk in a cut scene. I like the motorcycle gang theme. Kinda reminds me of the show ‘Sons of Anarchy’. And I’m a motorcyclist myself.
I’ve only played one mission so far and raced one race. Failed miserably on that. I’ll give it another go tomorrow.