At 11:15 a.m. this morning the nice man from Citylink dropped off my special edition of GTA IV.
Opening the box and gazing in wonderment at the contents (A black metal safe deposit box containing a Duffelbag, soundtrack CD, art book and the game itself) I realised I hadn't been as excited by a game release in a long time. Halo 3 was probably the last one, and that didn't even compare to this.
The excitement and anticipation had not been in vain. It's been years since I've played a game that has been so entertaining, so well put together, so funny - just so damn complete. It's still the same old Grand Theft Auto - the same perfect blend of sandbox and satire, just better.
It would appear that the stupidly high review scores found on metacritic are quite justified - I can see this game occupying me for months.
See you in Liberty City.