The "kick" button and the "jump/vault" button are the same. Locking on to a target activates kicking; if you're not locked on, you jump. It's a reasonable design choice, but of course the control scheme can only be as good as the person using it.
After a couple hours of eschewing random acts of violence, I overheard an obnoxious cell phone conversation and decided the chump needed to be taken down a peg. Imagine his surprise when, in the middle of a pleasant stroll through a little park, Niko Bellic came up behind him and favored him with a barrage of punches and kicks.
But imagine his far greater surprise when Niko suddenly turned away from his prostrate body to the park railing next to them both, vaulted over it, and plummeted to his death on the street 30 feet below. (I'd forgotten about the need to lock on for kicking.) It was absurd and hilarious. So my first death in GTA IV is also my favorite moment so far.
Second favorite moment: taking my first taxi ride and rubbernecking all the way to the destination.
Apr 30 2008, 9:02 am