Episodes from Liberty City Review
Great characters and excellent missions ensure that these episodes are well worth checking out.
The Ballad of Gay Tony is in contrast a much more light-hearted romp through Liberty City. Tony and Luis will have to deal with problem after problem caused by both of them when they go rogue. Together they can get themselves out of trouble but only if Tony can compose himself enough to walk. The characters in this second episode certainly seemed a lot funnier, with many racist and sexist comments thrown in for good measure.
Luis will be taking flight in some helicopter missions and come plummeting back down with a parachute handy. Disappointingly the helicopter controls with the mouse are atrocious and you will need to resort to using just the keyboard or a 360 controller. The parachuting is quite entertaining and various challenges across the city will have you landing on a moving vehicle or through air targets. New weapons in Ballad are also much better than those in Lost, a shotgun with explosive rounds makes light work of vehicles and sticky bombs are very handy when in a vehicle.
The second episode does aid in making the Lost and the Damned a more concluded story and there are many mission crossovers from GTA 4 that feature characters like Niko and Brucie. It also includes a great feature of being able to instantly replay a mission once you have completed the story. The phone will be used to access the missions and you are transported to their starting location with full health and armor. One of the GFW Live achievements involves scoring highly on these missions which are rated on completion time, accuracy and headshots among things. Favourite missions can be easily replayed numerous times but replaying any mission also brings to attention the depth in the dialogue. When you replay missions much of the dialogue can be swapped out with similar themed, but sometimes very different, conversations. This makes replaying the missions a lot more enjoyable when a new joke is heard.
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