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  • narain

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 06:32 AM

This thing baffles me. You spend your time, energy and electricity (couldnt think of anything else) to form a group of 4 people.

Each one is a master in his field. So i guess the robbery will be a cakewalk.

What eventually happens? Tommy has to do the driving from the start of the mission till the end even though there's Hillary, the second best driver in Vice City. WHY? Whats his use then?

Lets move ahead. Tommy risks his life to bust Cam Jones out the prison because he's the best in the business. And what does Cam do? He cant crack a safe without the help of the Manager. So thats 2 waste fellows.

Moving ahead, Phil Cassidy is also the second best shooter in the town. Tommy proves him that he's no kid with the gun. Now what does Phil give in return? He couldnt even stop a person from activating the alarm. So even hes a waste fellow.

Eventually, Tommy is given the responsibility of getting them out from the situation.

So, why the hell were these 3 persons in the gang for? Just to create more obstacles?

But having said that, i still love this game. Now thats what i call a true maniac.

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 08:54 AM

Well yeah. You are Tommy Vercetti. You do take over the whole city by the end of the game. What would you have liked? Something even more unrealistic then? Where Tommy busted the bank all on his own, and this solo effort was the plan from the beginning?

By involving a group of experts, Rockstar got not one, but a whole string of missions out of the story. You have to convince these specialists to do it with you. It makes sense.

How boring would the mission have been if you simply got in the car and had Hillary (the CPU) drive you there? And if Cam (the CPU) could break the combination. And if Phil (the CPU) killed anyone that tried to stop you? There'd be no place for you in the mission at all.

Rockstar aimed to create an enjoyable game, and they did that. Their major intention was not to create a game which is as realistic as life itself.

Lastly, all that's good and well to say in retrospect, but if you were planning a bacnk heist, you would expect your best chance of success would be to have the best in the business on your side, no?

Good to see you still love the game, though. wink.gif

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 08:59 AM

cam is a safe cracker, he found out the safe was a state of the arc 1 so he said it would take a while to crack, unless you just get the code off the manager.

phil is cool tounge.gif

hilary tries to fend off the swat and police but ends up dieing, so who the hell else is gonna drive ay? i think phil or cam ends up getting shot and plus it wouldnt really be much of a getaway if YOU didnt do the driving.

problem solved, yes?

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 08:41 AM

Very much interesting. Great replies.

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 03:43 PM

I liked SAs heist missions better-- (one of the few things I did like better in SA--cut scenes in the planning stages were pretty funny IMO)

I think the idea was to keep you occupied during the mission-- would you have preferred a flawless robbery and a clean get away??

But at least the game gives you some leeway.. after the safe is cracked I ALWAYS kill Cam-- makes it easier to protect Phil since the game is coded so that cam follows you and hillary follows cam--- if you want to keep Phil closer, kill cam before leaving the bank..

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 08:50 PM

This is how the heist went

Tommy Vercetti-held up the customers and employees
Phil Cassady-Held up customers and employees
Cam jones-Cracked the safe
Hillary King-Getaway driver

And this was the climax
Tommy Vercetti-Ended up being getaway driver
Phil Cassady- Survived and got away with Tommy
Cam jones-died or lived, depends on if you helped him or not
Hillary King-Shot dead defending The crew

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 10:05 PM

At least after the mission you can always enter the bank and rob it again. There's money in the office and next to the elevator. You get 4 stars when you go where the money is, shoot your way out and soon there is 5 stars. Hope you remembered good gateaway car. And this time you get all the cash.

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 10:27 PM

well you dont get like 50k or anything like the mission but its still fun
it would be better if you could go to the safe again and get like 10k or something each time that would be cool

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 10:49 PM

Jejeje... this is one of the missions which I hate the most, because the mission doesn't depends on your skills but in luck; most stupid ways to fail the mission: after getting out the taxi, I (Tommy) cross the street, somehow, when I get to the other side I get Mission Failed, Cam is death, so look behind and the stupid got bumped by a car... why in the hell they carry weapons? When you go to see the safe, you get 2 PIG guys, one on the left office (the one where the manager is) and the other guy in the tvs room, so Cam is right behind you and stupidly he just stares while you are trying to kill the PIGs, of course, 2 bullets on Cam and he's dead...
ANY mission where you have to 'take care' of somebody are based on luck, not in your skills...
Like the one where you take the useless prick Lance to bomb the cafe, what you take him for??
And he cries for more money! I should drop him from the chopper the first time!...
Anyway, great game, this kind of things that make me mad/angry, are the things that make me love a game.

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 01:21 AM

This happens me too lot o' time! Just stay close to them! I hate it too when those stupid A.I drivers killed Cam/Phil! Those suicidal people there all over GTA universe (some one can't stand themself biggrin.gif )

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Posted 11 March 2006 - 03:14 PM

I was a bit dissapointed with that mission really, it would have been better if we could kill either cam or phil but not both of them. Hillary is worthless as he should have driven tommy and the gang to the bank then gotten killed defending them instead of tommy driving both to and away.

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