Those lucky bastards over at SPOnG.com got to spend some serious time checking out GTA: San Andreas and they have a 6 page preview of the game up at their site for those who can’t wait to read it. Then went into Rockstar’s London offices intent to be as cynical as they could be about a game as heavily hyped as GTA: San Andreas as they often end up being merely mediocre, but found themselves unable to maintain their poker face:
Within minutes of the demonstration commencing, however, any hope of finding something negative to say was immediately dispelled. SPOnG loved GTA III and Vice City, and this offers everything good about those plus some. Quite frankly, promoting this game must be the easiest job in the world. Rockstar’s PR folk could have slapped us in the face with a kipper, kicked us in the nuts, stolen our dinner money, and cancelled all their advertising and a gushingly positive preview would still be the only one possible. But as it happens, the PR folk were really lovely – not least because it was their hands feeding SPOnG this delicious glimpse of what will surely become one of the biggest selling games of all time.
Needless to say, they’re excited about it. It hits store shelves here in the states on October 25th, but it probably won’t sit there for long.