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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:33 PM Edited by Nova69_7, 05 February 2010 - 09:37 PM.

I know many of us are speculating about the next GTA game (that's obviously why there is a whole forum section on this website...) and where it will be set / what it will be called etc etc etc. Most of us desparately want it to be set in Vice City - including myself - and for it to be set in the same universe as GTA4, allowing the potential for a crossover or two. However, I can think of several reasons why we might just be dissapointed come the announcement day. Don't hurt me, please!

1:) With GTA4, we were all surprised to learn we would be returning to Liberty City...or at least playing in a re-designed version of our old stomping ground. What made this easy for RockStar to do was simply the name 'Grand Theft Auto 4', as they had never released a main title whose name included 'Liberty City'. If you do not count 'Liberty City Stories' of course, as that was originally a PSP game I'm sure you all know. The last time we visited Liberty City (in a main game at least...and please don't count CJ's one mission trip in this lol!), the name of the title was GTA III. Therefore it was easy for RockStar to say "we are going back there and doing it all again." The very next game in the series was of course: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, meaning they have already released a game with 'Vice City' in the title. Assuming this is where they are taking us this next time, what exactly would RockStar call it? I can only think of 'GTA4: Vice City' which is pretty much the same name as before. Purely from a marketing point of view, this might be bad for business as no doubt the names of the two titles would be mixed up by anyone with less than half a brain. Unless they can think of a really snazzy alternate name for a game in which we return to Vice City, (and please feel free to offer up some suggestions in your replies) I simply just cannot see this happening I'm afraid.

2:) Let's be honest, RockStar likes to keep us all on our toes don't they?! Like I said above we were all surprised to learn GTA4 was set in Liberty City once more, and that got most of us assuming they would take the same route as before and go: Liberty > Vice > San Andreas. That is exactly the reason why I think they will surprise us again by saying "yeah that's what we wanted you to think, well actually this next game is gunna be set in Angola!" or something like that. OK, maybe not Angola but you get my drift.

I have looked at the poster on the back of the 'Episodes from Liberty City' game-guide which shows a broken love heart and the slogan: It's Over, Liberty City! Next stop: and what looks to be a part of the poster ripped off to reveal what looks like a sunny skyline. This would again hint at a sunny location for the next game like: oh, I dunno...Vice City?! I might be sceptical but I think that's again there to throw us all off the scent and get us all to think the obvious. What do you guys think?

By the way let me just point out once again that I am one of the many fans who would LOVE another, bigger, better bash at a Vice City game. I wasn't dissing it as a potential location, I was just pointing out my opinion! Long Live GTA!!!

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:50 PM

how old are you? just curious

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:52 PM

QUOTE (grope_4_that_date @ Feb 2 2010, 22:50)
how old are you? just curious

Umm...I'm 23.

You needed to know that because...?

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:07 PM

I think you make a fair point.
People say R* have a sequence in their games. Since when?

Order of cities (including add-ons):
LC SA VC LONDON LONDON ANYWHERE LC VC SA LC LC VC LC LC LC LC

I don't see any sequence to be honest.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:00 AM

Vice City was only cool because it was in the 80s, nowadays it would just be boring. I'd like San Andreas, but it still feels a little early. They should release the next San Andreas when it would be the most epic. I want London too, just because there a so many movies they could build it off of. People here who knock London are just ignorant saying it has no crime or whatever dumb reason they bring up. Other than that I can't think of any other cities that would be good to play grand theft auto in.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:04 AM

QUOTE (d0mm2k8 @ Feb 2 2010, 23:07)
I think you make a fair point.
People say R* have a sequence in their games. Since when?

Order of cities (including add-ons):
LC SA VC LONDON LONDON ANYWHERE LC VC SA LC LC VC LC LC LC LC

I don't see any sequence to be honest.

THERE IS a sequence, and has been since GTA1

GTA1: LC>VC>SA

GTA 2: Anywhere city

3 cannon : LC>VC>SA

But the important one however is...

Stories cannon LC>VC


To the OP, I'm not trying to be a douche or anything, but you don't give any actually good reasons. If yuo found maybe some in-game or word-of-mouth hints, it would be fine, but nothing in this post is actually good reasons for thinking it won't be VC. Really, it's up in the air at this point. I WANT it to be in VC, and think there has been good hints, but really, until we see a trailer or announcment, all we can do is speculate.

(Also, the tear reveals a small piece of the erupting volcano Viagra parody, not a sunny skyline)

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:11 AM

QUOTE (akavari112 @ Feb 3 2010, 00:00)
Vice City was only cool because it was in the 80s, nowadays it would just be boring. I'd like San Andreas, but it still feels a little early. They should release the next San Andreas when it would be the most epic. I want London too, just because there a so many movies they could build it off of. People here who knock London are just ignorant saying it has no crime or whatever dumb reason they bring up. Other than that I can't think of any other cities that would be good to play grand theft auto in.

Why? In what way would VC be boring in modern times? If you've been to Miami, you would know just how beautiful and interesting it can be. No, it's not crime infested anymore, but neither is NY for that matter (nowadays anyway). And furthermore, Vice City is a FICTIONAL city that is modeled after Miami. They can make it as crime-ridden as they so want.

I will agree however, that it is VERY stupid to just pull stuff out of your ass about London not being a good setting. I think it might be cool eventually, but first I want to see a revival of their signiture cities, then do some branching out.

[Other than that I can't think of any other cities that would be good to play grand theft auto in.]

Carcer City sounds good to me personally.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:19 AM

QUOTE (whyhellothere @ Feb 3 2010, 00:04)
QUOTE (d0mm2k8 @ Feb 2 2010, 23:07)
I think you make a fair point.
People say R* have a sequence in their games. Since when?

Order of cities (including add-ons):
LC SA VC LONDON LONDON ANYWHERE LC VC SA LC LC VC LC LC LC LC

I don't see any sequence to be honest.

THERE IS a sequence, and has been since GTA1

GTA1: LC>VC>SA

GTA 2: Anywhere city

3 cannon : LC>VC>SA

But the important one however is...

Stories cannon LC>VC


To the OP, I'm not trying to be a douche or anything, but you don't give any actually good reasons. If yuo found maybe some in-game or word-of-mouth hints, it would be fine, but nothing in this post is actually good reasons for thinking it won't be VC. Really, it's up in the air at this point. I WANT it to be in VC, and think there has been good hints, but really, until we see a trailer or announcment, all we can do is speculate.

(Also, the tear reveals a small piece of the erupting volcano Viagra parody, not a sunny skyline)

Well said.
I am so with you on that.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:31 AM Edited by Nova69_7, 03 February 2010 - 12:36 AM.

QUOTE (whyhellothere @ Feb 3 2010, 00:04)
THERE IS a sequence, and has been since GTA1

GTA1: LC>VC>SA

GTA 2: Anywhere city

3 cannon : LC>VC>SA

But the important one however is...

Stories cannon LC>VC


To the OP, I'm not trying to be a douche or anything, but you don't give any actually good reasons. If yuo found maybe some in-game or word-of-mouth hints, it would be fine, but nothing in this post is actually good reasons for thinking it won't be VC. Really, it's up in the air at this point. I WANT it to be in VC, and think there has been good hints, but really, until we see a trailer or announcment, all we can do is speculate.

(Also, the tear reveals a small piece of the erupting volcano Viagra parody, not a sunny skyline)

whyhellothere, thanks for replying to the topic, I appreciate your comments.

First of all, in the original Grand Theft Auto I think we actually go to San Andreas before we go to Vice City...after starting off in Liberty of course. I don't know if this is true in American versions of the game but it is the order of the copy I have, I'm sure.

Secondly, I know I haven't given any in-game evidence as to where GTA:neXt will be, I was honestly only speculating as you suggested this is really all we can do at this point. I know I could be way off the mark with my comments and to be honest, I hope I am because a re-designed version of Vice would be amazing it really would! and by the way...I didn't think your comments were in any way douche-like haha!

Finally...the tear in the poster: I honestly thought it resembled a dusk sky-line of a location with a hot climate. That's my interpretation anyway lol! Then again, I can see how it would represent a volcano or a mountain of sorts. In the other thread specifically about this poster someone suggested it looked like Mt. Chiliad and they were certain that means we were headed back to San Andreas!

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:35 AM

^^^hey that was me!!


QUOTE (whyhellothere @ Feb 2 2010, 19:11)
QUOTE (akavari112 @ Feb 3 2010, 00:00)
Vice City was only cool because it was in the 80s, nowadays it would just be boring. I'd like San Andreas, but it still feels a little early. They should release the next San Andreas when it would be the most epic. I want London too, just because there a so many movies they could build it off of. People here who knock London are just ignorant saying it has no crime or whatever dumb reason they bring up. Other than that I can't think of any other cities that would be good to play grand theft auto in.

Why? In what way would VC be boring in modern times? If you've been to Miami, you would know just how beautiful and interesting it can be. No, it's not crime infested anymore, but neither is NY for that matter (nowadays anyway). And furthermore, Vice City is a FICTIONAL city that is modeled after Miami. They can make it as crime-ridden as they so want...

You might have a point there. I remember when IV came out it was supposed to "be if Mayor Gullani had never been elected mayor of NYC," or something to that effect. Would explain the higher crime, and the porno shops in star junction. You could do the same with Miami, it not like it was back in the 80's. So maybe 'amp' it up a bit to remind players of the old times...could work!

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:40 AM

Idk I'm just not feeling Vice City I guess. Without the iconic music and styles it would just be a beautiful but empty setting.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:45 AM

You do know that the music and style of VC was ripped off from Scarface right?

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:54 AM

QUOTE (Spaghetti Cat @ Feb 3 2010, 00:45)
You do know that the music and style of VC was ripped off from Scarface right?

Well pretty much all of the III-era games were pardies of major movies right? Boyz in the Hood was obviously a big inspiration for San Andreas.

With GTA4 I seem to remember reading that one of the writers (I think it was a Houser...) say that GTA4 was overall its own entity and not based on any movies or anything like that. Sure the odd mission was a nod to a movie/TV show such as Weekend at Florian's (Weekend at Bernies for anyone who didn't make the connection...) yet overall very much it's own entity.

A modern-day Vice City game may play out very much like The Fast & The Furious 2. I'm not saying it would parody it but that movie shows that modern-day Miami still has the scope to carry out a pretty damn fine GTA game.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 01:31 AM

He was talking about the music, which was lifted from Scarface, that was my point.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 03:09 AM

In keeping with the ethos of New arrival in a New City and the first thing you do is a couple of diddy missions and then get a bit of space to go exploring...then wouldn't somewhere completely different be more fun. For a dark brooding foreboding city like Liberty you could model it on Moscow: Terrific architecture, amazing Old World layout, built in Mafia, Secret Service and a very...um..uncompromising corrupt Police FORCE.
For a more Sunshiney die-with-a-smile-on-your-face type place you could model Johannesburg. Great contrasting Ultra Modern architecture{post Aparthied} with the Shantytowns {ghettos} with some of the highest crime rate figures in the WORLD...and a Militia style ..erm...Robust Policing policy. Chuck in the occational wild animal {bison, lions, crocs in the lakes/rivers/swimming pools etc} and that would give plenty of fun for everyone

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 03:59 AM

Chances are R* is going to re-do their old cities that they didn't have as vivid, then maybe we'll see a different location.

If you think about it the PS2 LC and VC were practically incomplete cities. They were tiny in size and un-architectural to boot. I think the reason R* re-did LC is because they have the resources and technology now to make a city that actually looks like its real life counterpart. They could do the same to VC, so it's plausible. However I doubt we'll see the return of LC, because there's not much that could be done to change it.

Just to summarize my post:
- PS2 LC nothing like the actual city - redone in IV to look like a real city
- PS2 VC nothing like the actual city - could be redone to look like its counterpart

Besides, R* is making cut-backs right now due to the recession. If they used the VC map they'd already have a blueprint to follow. In that case it makes economical sense for them to re-do.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 04:15 AM

There's no pattern to the cities. It's LC-SA-VC-London-London-Anywhere( New York)-LC-VC-LC-SA-LC-VC-LC-LC-LC-LC. What f*cking pattern is that?

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 04:17 AM

QUOTE (Spaghetti Cat @ Feb 3 2010, 10:45)
You do know that the music and style of VC was ripped off from Scarface right?

You're dead wrong about the music.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 04:26 AM

QUOTE (makeshyft @ Feb 2 2010, 22:17)
QUOTE (Spaghetti Cat @ Feb 3 2010, 10:45)
You do know that the music and style of VC was ripped off from Scarface right?

You're dead wrong about the music.

Yeah, because all the music in Scarface was composed, written, and/or performed by Giorgio Moroder. Flashback FM from GTA III and GTA LCS is more of a rip-off of Scarface music as that station is strictly Giorgio Moroder. I even remember a Scarface mention in GTA III in the last mission (one of the Colombians says something like "one of those Scarface idiots").

EDIT: Scarface: The World is Yours also has a neat soundtrack. Am I the only one who loves the song "Scarface (Push It To The Limit)"?

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 05:47 AM

I think past sequencing means very little to R* at this point. What they really wanted to do in III was to re-create the original Liberty City in 3-D, something they weren't really able to do because of the technology at the time. They did however, for the most part succeed in transfering both Vice City and San Andreas to 3-D. Houser said that part of the reason they chose Liberty City again for GTA IV was to make the game they wanted to make since III.

GTA III and GTA IV feel like completely different games in different locations, thats why they got away with returning to Liberty City. They just couldn't get away with this for Vice City, because many gamers (including myself) would probably play that game and say "hey this feels way too much like the original". It'd merely be a re-hash of an old game that people have played through repetedly, critics probably wouldn't find the game very satisfying.

R* is most likely looking into locations they haven't done in 3-D yet. They have incredible talent at R* North, why waste it all on a couple of cheesy re-makes?

Besides if history does make a difference, then London would be the next location.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 05:58 AM Edited by Ats., 03 February 2010 - 06:02 AM.

QUOTE (Spaghetti Cat @ Feb 3 2010, 00:45)
You do know that the music and style of VC was ripped off from Scarface right?

Whaat?! Ripped off? bored.gif
It's called 80s music. It's the year 1986 in VC, what do you except?
And style of Vice City wasn't ripped off from Scarface, it was "ripped off" from Miami.

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GTA1: LC>VC>SA

GTA 2: Anywhere city

3 cannon : LC>VC>SA

But the important one however is...

Stories cannon LC>VC


Stories canon isn't separate. It belongs to III canon.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 06:21 AM Edited by makeshyft, 03 February 2010 - 09:37 AM.

QUOTE (CryptReaperDorian @ Feb 3 2010, 14:26)
QUOTE (makeshyft @ Feb 2 2010, 22:17)
QUOTE (Spaghetti Cat @ Feb 3 2010, 10:45)
You do know that the music and style of VC was ripped off from Scarface right?

You're dead wrong about the music.

Yeah, because all the music in Scarface was composed, written, and/or performed by Giorgio Moroder. Flashback FM from GTA III and GTA LCS is more of a rip-off of Scarface music as that station is strictly Giorgio Moroder.

Yep. III used songs exclusively from the Scarface soundtrack (for Flashback FM, anyway), and it was all Moroder for the same station in LCS, too. A lot of the songs you hear in VC can be heard at various points throughout the first season of Miami Vice, but even then, it's a bit of a d-bag statement to say that they were ripped off.

'80s-themed game means '80s music. Deal with it.

Also, while VC might take some cues from Scarface, the game itself is a composite of well-known shows/films from the era. It's not a ripoff of Scarface.

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He was talking about the music, which was lifted from Scarface, that was my point.

Name one song found in Vice City that was also used in Scarface.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:26 PM Edited by WF the Hobgoblin, 03 February 2010 - 12:49 PM.

QUOTE (CryptReaperDorian @ Feb 3 2010, 04:26)
Am I the only one who loves the song "Scarface (Push It To The Limit)"?

No, your not. I love it too, the Scarface soundtrack is awesome.

Gta III took the music from scarface for flashback fm.
Vice City took the general theme and style as well as elements of the story from scarface. It was also inspired by Miami Vice and other movies / tv shows of the 80's, and 80's,Miami in general. The music from VC were hits from the 80's.

Personally I don't see the point in arguing about whether next will be VC or not. None of us know what will be next (unless there's R* employees here). All us VC fanboys can do is hope since theres no real evidence either way, little references to VC here and there don't mean sh*t, but then shouting that it won't be VC next cause you want it to be set in stoke-on-trent, doesn't make it so either.

On another note, I played True Crime streets of LA yesterday and it made realise how much I want to see a new Los Santos.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 05:06 PM

QUOTE (whyhellothere @ Feb 3 2010, 00:04)
THERE IS a sequence, and has been since GTA1

GTA1: LC>VC>SA

GTA 2: Anywhere city

3 cannon : LC>VC>SA

But the important one however is...

Stories cannon LC>VC


In GTA 1, SA came before VC.
And don't you count GTA Advance or the Londons?

Also, as said above, the Stories games are a part of the III 'canon'.
And are you forgetting that every GTA since VCS has been LC?

There is no real pattern.

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There's no pattern to the cities. It's LC-SA-VC-London-London-Anywhere( New York)-LC-VC-LC-SA-LC-VC-LC-LC-LC-LC. What f*cking pattern is that?

Exactly.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 09:53 PM

QUOTE (makeshyft @ Feb 3 2010, 01:21)
QUOTE (CryptReaperDorian @ Feb 3 2010, 14:26)
QUOTE (makeshyft @ Feb 2 2010, 22:17)
QUOTE (Spaghetti Cat @ Feb 3 2010, 10:45)
You do know that the music and style of VC was ripped off from Scarface right?

You're dead wrong about the music.

Yeah, because all the music in Scarface was composed, written, and/or performed by Giorgio Moroder. Flashback FM from GTA III and GTA LCS is more of a rip-off of Scarface music as that station is strictly Giorgio Moroder.

Yep. III used songs exclusively from the Scarface soundtrack (for Flashback FM, anyway), and it was all Moroder for the same station in LCS, too. A lot of the songs you hear in VC can be heard at various points throughout the first season of Miami Vice, but even then, it's a bit of a d-bag statement to say that they were ripped off.

'80s-themed game means '80s music. Deal with it.

Also, while VC might take some cues from Scarface, the game itself is a composite of well-known shows/films from the era. It's not a ripoff of Scarface.

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He was talking about the music, which was lifted from Scarface, that was my point.

Name one song found in Vice City that was also used in Scarface.

Yeah, well...

**checks the intertubes**

...damn!

Yeah I got GTA III and VC mixed up, but they did use a lot of scarface songs. I was thinking of the "push it to the limit" song when I originally posted, but it was a simple mistake. No harm, no foul, moving on...

**continues reading**

d-bag? really? how about copied or "inspired by" if that get's your panties in a knot. BTW I'm agreeing with you on the 80's theme, the statement on style is still true. Sheesh.

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 12:13 AM

d0mm2k8 yeah well pointed out, the last 4 games have all been set in the IV rendition of Liberty City. Personally I'd like the next game wherever it's going to be set (be it Vice City or elsewhere) to have the same set of games as Liberty did: A full game, two add-ons and a hand-held game too.

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 12:23 AM

QUOTE (Ats. @ Feb 3 2010, 05:58)
QUOTE (Spaghetti Cat @ Feb 3 2010, 00:45)
You do know that the music and style of VC was ripped off from Scarface right?

Whaat?! Ripped off? bored.gif
It's called 80s music. It's the year 1986 in VC, what do you except?
And style of Vice City wasn't ripped off from Scarface, it was "ripped off" from Miami.

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GTA1: LC>VC>SA

GTA 2: Anywhere city

3 cannon : LC>VC>SA

But the important one however is...

Stories cannon LC>VC


Stories canon isn't separate. It belongs to III canon.

wasnt the story ripped off of miami vice

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 12:39 AM

QUOTE (retro213 @ Feb 4 2010, 00:23)
wasnt the story ripped off of miami vice

Yes it was. Lance was even voiced by the same dude that played Tubbs in the 80's series of Miami Vice.

Miami Vice has obviously been an inspiration for Vice City since the original GTA.

Basically, that game took inspiration from more than a few shows/movies of the same era it's set in. Scarface & Miami Vice are just two of the few.

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 01:12 AM

QUOTE (Spaghetti Cat @ Feb 4 2010, 07:53)
d-bag? really? how about copied or "inspired by" if that get's your panties in a knot. BTW I'm agreeing with you on the 80's theme, the statement on style is still true. Sheesh.

I was referring to the way you said it. It came across as pretty jerky and all-knowing. Completely unwarranted, considering you were wrong. If it makes any difference, the fact I used 'd-bag' shows I wasn't being entirely serious.

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 02:47 AM

I remember reading somewhere that rockstar only redid liberty city because they didnt capture the whole potential of new york in gta 3.
they liked VC the way it is.
Heres what it wont be:
1.) San Andreas (unless they do san andreas stories)
2.) liberty city (DUH!)
3.) Paris (all the stuff that people think, its Bullsh*t, there is no crime in paris, and everyone speaks french)
4.) Vice City (they said they liked it the way it was)
5.) Anywhere City (Ummm.......that place was crappy, rockstar didnt have any idea so they made it)
6.) Another Episode (r* said there wont be anymore)
7.) San Andreas Stories (there already was one. its called "the introduction" video)
thats it




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