2. GTA 4 will take roughly 100 hours to finish.
That's if you take your time, mind, and answer the phone when it rings. I'm told that it's hard to distinguish between main and side missions in GTA 4 because it's not as clear cut as in past games. From my hands-on time with the game, Niko's phone rang off the hook. I got calls from woman bugging me for dates (story of my life), Russian crime lords offering me money in exchange for murder (once again, story of my life) and Eastern European relatives asking for drink buddies (one more time, story of my life). If you want to play GTA 4 properly, and get the most out of the experience, expect an epic of extreme proportions.
1. There will be no sex mini-game, hidden or otherwise, in GTA 4.
Pull your pants up, you read right. I've been assured by Rockstar that GTA 4 won't have any "Hot Coffee" style hidden sex mini-games buried deep within its code. Sure, you can take women back to your place, or even their place if you're feeling frisky, but the game won't show anything. Instead, it'll cut straight to the morning after. Disappointed? For shame. Use the Internet instead.
I will tell you this: if a woman calls you up asking for some Niko love and you accept, (turning women down causes Niko to make an awkward excuse about being busy) the main map displays a number of dating hotspots, from which you need to decide where to take the target of your affection. Thing is, you need to find the right venue for the right woman - they all have their own tastes, and won't take too kindly to certain bars or clubs. Get it right though, and, we'll, you can start thinking about taking things to another level.
GTA 4 will be released on Xbox 360 and PS3 on April 29 2008.