RockStar definitely knows how to make great games. I thought the car was going to take out that pedestrian, it looked that close.
Yes, GTA4 is the only game I can recall that got perfect 10/10 reviews, e.g. from Gamespot. Rockstar has had their share of difficulties (the book “Jacked” gives a good history), but the end products are pretty much as good as it gets for my taste (and no, not because of the violence).
I bought an XBox360 a few months back, mostly because GTA5 is coming out soon for consoles only, apparently. It came with the game “Skyrim” which also gets rave reviews. I agree its pretty good, but the realism of the graphics is not at the GTA4 level. “Lovely art design capped by some beautiful, atmospheric touches” (Gamespot, 9/10). Yes. Super-realism? No.
Maybe I should put together an “outake” video (like Pixar does for their animations !?!). I could show what happened when the car landed. The pedestrian made it, even though it turns out to be hard to steer an airborne car. But otherwise ... (Hint: I had to get another car.)