I'm not trying to start a rumour. I might just be making excuses for why I can't find some LCS locations in GTA3. I'm going to post some images to illustrate my thought process.
I believe that the above 2 images show the same place in Chinatown. The first is from LCS publicity the second is from GTA3 (PS2 version).
Then I saw this image. It seems to show the same street but with different storefronts.
Do you think the 2 LCS pictures are:
a. Different stages of the games production development.
b. Different streets.
c. Something else.
Is it possible that some areas change appearance during the game? I believe there is a feature in True Crime: streets of NY where the look of areas varies depending on their current crimerate.
I doubt that it's like where the districts appearance changes depending on which gang is in control. GTA has become more structured than that. But it is possible that some textures will change during the game to bring them more in line with GTA3. Just a thought.