Who is this man?
GTA IV had the best story of any GTA game but was honestly one of the shittiest in terms of gameplay. Outside of story missions, it was boring as fuck.
Every element of the basic gameplay in GTA3/VC/SA is worse than IV. Combat, driving, police ai in chases. There's a reason most people went straight to cheats in the PS2 games.Eh, even the story missions were boring as fuck after the first playthrough.
Start at A - Go to B - Scripted Chase/Tailing a car - Shootout
Technically and Narratively it was a big push forward, but structure/gameplay wise it was kind of a huge step back.
Complaining about srsnss of the plot in IV has more basis than this weak nostalgiafag shit about how the gameplay is worse than the games where cops spawn one at a time 12 feet from you from thin air. Going on a 5 star chase and rampage in the PS2 games is fucking garbage.
And that description of mission structure applies to 85% of the missions in 3/VC/SA too. Every mission that isn't an outright gimmick/tutorial mission is some permutation of that.