In this new weekly article, I review a game every week, using a scale I deem appropriate for the game. This week, I review Grand Theft Auto 4: The Lost and the Damned.
Earlier in the week, I decided that I would go to GameStop and look for something to buy. I had $25 burning a hole in my pocket, and the bills would quickly burn off my flesh if I did not dispose of them in the appropriate waste receptacle (otherwise known as GameStop.) The gleaming DLC card of The Lost and the Damned quickly caught my attention. After bringing it home, I entered the code and started up my game. It was then that I activated the nuke of gaming awesomeness.
After a fairly long but well done cut scene, it throws you into the role of Johnny Klebitz, a biker in The Lost motorcycle gang, with his leader having been released from rehab. You start out helping out the gang as acting vice president, but as with most GTA games, everything goes to hell real fast. I won’t spoil it for you, but I assure you it gets interesting. The basic gameplay mechanics are in line with the core game but with a few additions, including an automatic pistol, an assault shotgun, a sawed-off shotgun, and pipe bombs. One of my favorite additions is a little more subtle than a weapon—Rockstar finally listened to the fans and added in a mission checkpoint system. If you die, you no longer have to start a mission from the beginning. Every time there is a short cut scene, there is a checkpoint save. It’s an awesome addition. The game is incredible, but other than the missions and weapons, it doesn’t add a whole lot to the story or the city. Also: there is indeed full frontal male nudity. Uncensored nudity, done within the confines of the story, not just “out there.”
In total, I give this awesome GTA IV add-on a total of 5 censored penises out of 5.