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Digging out the Sandbox with an Axe

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 30, 2008 by Pvt. Eyes

sandboxWhen Grand Theft Auto III broke onto the scene in 2001, it changed the way that games were played. Its much-heralded “sandbox” approach allowed the player to do anything and, much to the FCC’s concern, everything possible within the gaming world in order to make that dollar. In fact, GamePro, who in 2007 named it the most influential game of all time, sums up its power in the world of gaming:

“After GTA III, everything from Tony Hawk to fighting games, shooters and even the Simpsons franchise went back to the drawing board. No other game in the last 20 years has had more impact than Grand Theft Auto III.”

Hyperbole? Perhaps. But the ripple effect that GTA III had on games was undeniable. It was one of the premier titles for PS2 and it was the number one reason why I purchased the system in late 2001. Continue reading