I cut work early to get home n play.
Got 1/2 way through the intro to story mode and was flooded w/ MP join requests, ignored them, finished intro and checked my friends list.
24 of 25(currently online) friends playing GTA4, 11 MP join requests.
Hopped into MP and played about 4 hours...... mad fun!!!
That said, Im not sure MP has enough legs to Score a 10 on its own, and I dont know how a game can score a 10 without a near perfect online.
That said, GTA4 is really more about story mode, so if it is the shit like its supposed to be, I think that more than can make up for the online not being a standalone 10 easilly.
That said, dont get me wrong, MP was absolute fun and quite often amazing, spectacular. I just dont see much depth to it to keep that will scratch my multiplayer itch over other MP games once Ive finished the story mode. Which is not a super knock on GTA4 here, online mode is no question always been secondary to the main game, as a secondary option it is very impressive, I just dont see it being a long term option (at least in this version).
Ill be jumping on Story mode more tonight, and reserve overall judgment more till I get a little into that atleast.