|QUOTE (Funktipus @ Jun 8 2010, 08:15)|
| Give me GTA III's dark, gritty, urban setting(and sense of danger) over VC's pretty-to-look at but bland setting any day.|
GTA III LC with PS3 graphics would look just as sweet as GTA IV LC.
In what way is it bland? IMO the gangs in GTA III's Liberty City are the only thing that make it seem alive. Regular peds are almost mindless shells. Atleast in Vice City they were given a bit more life.
The sense of danger is far greater in GTA III, but that's because it was based on modern NYC, and other East Coast cities. It only made sense. In saying that I thought it was more annoying than anything, because sometimes I just like to explore in peace. Not to be attacked by gangs every 5 minutes. It's even worse at the end of the game when every gang in the game wants Claude dead. Very frustrating when you just want to do stunt jumps, hidden packages etc.
Vice City's laid back atmosphere is more appealing to me, but it still retains a sense of danger. Walking through Little Haiti is near suicide, so not all of Vice City is glitz, and glamor.