Sure the graphics are better but they are not good. I hate the new way games are making their games in term of graphics. They look pretty much the same except people have a Gaussian blur (google it) around them, making them all look like Jesus. But I've never bough any single GTA game because of graphics. What intrigues me most about the games are their intricate (or not so intricate, i.e. San Andreas) storylines, gameplay and replay value. But what stinks is that to have GTAIV I'll need a PS3 ... hehe.