I got my GTA4 this morning after waiting 40 minutes in line at the GameStop. I had 5 hours of fun with it. I cant even put down the controller and go to bed but I had to do so cuz I gotta work tonight.
The PS3 version even let me use the sixaxis to fly the helicopter, pull wheelies and stoppies on bikes, play bowling and darts without using the analog sticks. Flying the helicopter on the sixaxis is pretty damn hard enough with the sixaxis tilt on so im using analog sticks to fly it instead like I usually do in VC and SA.
So far my experience with GTA4 is pretty good
Even the new 6 star system is more a challenge because you cant just slip in the Pay n Spray without being caught by cop. Plus the cops are tougher bastards than VC and SA.
I recommend y'all set the cellphone to vibrate so you dont miss any important messages from the other characters. you can find the vibrate in the Options menu.