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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:11 AM

I grew up playing GTA 3 and Vice City, but never really played San Andreas. The possibility of Rockstar producing Vice City (and/or) San Andreas for iOS was interesting to me. I'd love either one because I enjoy the idea of having GTA on my iPhone 4, but that isnt the point. Which would you guys on this forum, that have way knowledge of Grand Theft Auto prefer for iOS and in general?

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 03:22 AM

Of course San Andreas. It's the best GTA game IMO.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:51 AM

the best gta game:
gta sa
the best gta game mod:
gta iv sa
and the best city in gta:
san andreas and los santos (gta V)

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:55 AM

VC. SA is good, but CJ has nothing on Tommy IMO. Oh and 80s >90s.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:04 AM

Vice City, as far the game itself goes.

San Andreas wins in the modding category, obviously.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 02:23 PM

QUOTE (Miamivicecity @ Tuesday, Jan 10 2012, 11:55)
VC. SA is good, but CJ has nothing on Tommy IMO. Oh and 80s >90s.

^Amen to this.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 03:16 PM

san andreas

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 03:20 PM

It's pointless to compare such a good games like Grand Theft Auto between themselves. Each one has their own atmosphere and story to tell you, which makes a piece from one big story (III ERA).

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:42 PM

Gameplay: San andreas. tons of activities, tons of veichles, tons of shops, clothes, the ability to swim and climb. If Vice city was good, San andreas was GOD

City: San andreas is 3-5 times bigger than Vice city, not to count the hidden interiors. And even the single cities (LS, SF, LV) are better than that flat island in florida.

Protagonist: Tommy vercetti. yes, tommy is a rip off of scarface. And yes, tommy is a terminator (almost) without feelings. But who cares? he's great, funny and Ray liotta makes everything better. CJ is only a "Dumb. San andreas. Moron": powerless, used by everyone, he shows his strenght only few times. and his gangsta attitude hurts me (but that's my problem)

Sound: Vice city. better soundtrack, better sounds (the weapons...my god, the weapons in san andreas are so ugly, they sounds like toys).

Feelings, "vibe" of the game: I do not want to say " '80s > '90s ", but San andreas seems ugly, cold and "unpolished" sometimes, while vice city has a great feeling.

Storyline: vice city. while the section in los santos is very good, after that the game goes insane, and the parade of GTA III/VC characters seems only to exist to make the game longer. too many "guest stars" (from other games). Vice city is great, with a fast-paced story (in the first part), and the innovation of build your empire.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 08:14 PM

VC Storyline and time setting.

SA gameplay and modding pretty much.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:38 PM

GTA SA in all ways: Voice acting, characters, story, size of map, content, fun factor, graphics, music.

GTA VC was weak. It was good, but not worth being a GTA game. GTA SA actually did a good thing to the series. VC was just another random GTA Game. In my way of thinking, GTA SA should of been the true GTA IV. Plus, the GTA SA story was original and cool. While the GTA VC story was really a rip off from scarface.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 05:02 AM Edited by Miamivicecity, 25 January 2012 - 05:09 AM.

QUOTE (ccrogers15 @ Wednesday, Jan 25 2012, 08:38)
GTA SA in all ways: Voice acting, characters, story, size of map, content, fun factor, graphics, music.

GTA VC was weak. It was good, but not worth being a GTA game. GTA SA actually did a good thing to the series. VC was just another random GTA Game. In my way of thinking, GTA SA should of been the true GTA IV. Plus, the GTA SA story was original and cool. While the GTA VC story was really a rip off from scarface.

Not worth being a GTA game? Are you f*cking kidding? Have you ever seen Scarface? While VC drew inspiration from it aswell as Miami Vice and other 80s pop culture it wasn't a copy and paste job of Scarface's plot.

I suppose it was alright for SA to parody Boyz N The Hood, Ocean's 11, Training Day etc then? It's fine if you don't like the game, but think next time before you come across as a brainless SA fanboy.

VC was not just a "random" GTA. Many people adore it and for some it was the closest thing they got to experiencing the 80s. I'll put things into perspective. If it wasn't for the success of VC there would've been no SA, so yes VC done more than you give it credit for.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 05:20 AM

I grew up playing Vice City, however I think that when I finally chance to play GTA SA, it beat Vice City by a landslide. It including so much realism I couldn't possibly imagine that they would put in to a GTA game. GTA SA is the best gang game by far. I was pretty disappointed that GTA IV didn't include the features from GTA San Andreas.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:56 AM

San andreas!!!!!

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:32 AM

QUOTE (ccrogers15 @ Tuesday, Jan 24 2012, 21:38)
GTA SA in all ways: Voice acting, characters, story, size of map, content, fun factor, graphics, music.

GTA VC was weak. It was good, but not worth being a GTA game. GTA SA actually did a good thing to the series. VC was just another random GTA Game. In my way of thinking, GTA SA should of been the true GTA IV. Plus, the GTA SA story was original and cool. While the GTA VC story was really a rip off from scarface.

If SA was released in '08 instead of IV, it would have been laughed at. Take off the nostalgia goggles, SA isn't as good as you would like to think.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:43 PM

San Andreas wins for me

+ SA has much more possibilities than VC
+ SA gameplay is much more fun than VC
+ SA missions are cooler and more spectacular than VC (for example Black Project)
+ SA modifications are better than VC
+ SA has more vehicles than VC
+ SA has gang wars

- VC has a more GTA feeling than SA
- In VC you can buy company's, in SA only safehouses and Wang Cars
- VC has more humor than SA

This is my opinion offcoarse, don't forget that.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:13 PM

Alright for me game play wise I like San Andreas more. However Vice City was a real classic and after III it must have been amazing to see a whole new GTA game in Sunny Miami, the storyline was also original and really gripping. Vice city also had the best radio IMO and it was also full of gameplay like boats, seaplanes, lots of stuff to it.m

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:13 PM

Vice City to me, because it had that vibe. SA was good, but the characters seemed dull and the same, while they all had different characteristics in VC. The characters were all unique but the story wasn't that pleasing for me, I liked how San Andreas panned out, but I think they lacked the characteristics to all characters.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:01 AM

The majority of people are going to say San Andreas - everyone arse licks that game, and the amount of obsessed little fanboys it has is ridiculous.

But Vice City for me, whilst San Andreas on a whole is clearly the best PS2 game ever because of the content, story, and missions - Vice City is my favourite.

The soundtrack, the vibe, the storyline, Scarface, the whole atmosphere of the game is amazing.
It made me fall in love with the 80's and it's the first GTA game I properly got into, so it'll always be my favourite - and Tommy was clearly the best protagonist in GTA History.

It really annoys me how GTA III and SA have/are getting their little 'remakes' and Vice City hasn't - and in GTA VI if Rockstar skip Vice City, I'm going to really feel cheated. Because they were able to recapture that 80's vibe in 2006 with Vice City Stories, so I would love to see it done again.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:07 AM

Vice City all the way. The storyline was wonderfully written (in contrast to SA's case of ADHD), the characters were great (especially, Tommy, the biggest badass in any GTA game), the game has the best licensed soundtrack of any video game to date, the city is beautiful without an inch of wasted space, and every feature adds to the game.

In this case of Quality over Quantity, Quality wins.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:46 AM

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In this case of Quality over Quantity, Quality wins.


Vice City in a nutshell.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:35 AM

GTA Vice City has a better storyline and a better location, but GTA San Andreas has better gameplay.

Ifthe games were judged by gameplay, I would say GTA San Andreas was better but if it was judged by storyline, location or protagonist, I would say GTA Vice City is better.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:47 AM

QUOTE (MrDanceWithLance @ Monday, Apr 2 2012, 13:35)
GTA Vice City has a better storyline and a better location, but GTA San Andreas has better gameplay.

Ifthe games were judged by gameplay, I would say GTA San Andreas was better but if it was judged by storyline, location or protagonist, I would say GTA Vice City is better.

Personally what I like about VC's gameplay is it's simplistic. I don't have to worry about some nagging girlfriend, going to the gym to beef myself up, attend to my turf as it's being attacked etc.

Just me and the city and nothing else. I've always felt SA complicated things by throwing in elements I never thought would be in a GTA game. I like VC's more "natural" feel to it where I can just chill out and not have to worry about any outside annoyances.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:34 AM

QUOTE (Miamivicecity @ Monday, Apr 2 2012, 04:47)
QUOTE (MrDanceWithLance @ Monday, Apr 2 2012, 13:35)
GTA Vice City has a better storyline and a better location, but GTA San Andreas has better gameplay.

Ifthe games were judged by gameplay, I would say GTA San Andreas was better but if it was judged by storyline, location or protagonist, I would say GTA Vice City is better.

Personally what I like about VC's gameplay is it's simplistic. I don't have to worry about some nagging girlfriend, going to the gym to beef myself up, attend to my turf as it's being attacked etc.

Just me and the city and nothing else. I've always felt SA complicated things by throwing in elements I never thought would be in a GTA game. I like VC's more "natural" feel to it where I can just chill out and not have to worry about any outside annoyances.

Strangely, it is because of these "outside annoyances" that makes people like GTA San Andreas. I never liked the hunger system, but I enjoyed the gang wars and the girlfriends. It pleases me to kick the @$$es of rival gangs. But I hate it how you have to eat once every three days or you die.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:30 PM

QUOTE (bluesboyjr @ Sunday, Apr 1 2012, 00:07)
Vice City all the way. The storyline was wonderfully written (in contrast to SA's case of ADHD), the characters were great (especially, Tommy, the biggest badass in any GTA game), the game has the best licensed soundtrack of any video game to date, the city is beautiful without an inch of wasted space, and every feature adds to the game.

In this case of Quality over Quantity, Quality wins.

Could you elaborate on SA's case of ADHD biggrin.gif ?

I'm somewhere in between. I disliked the actual map of Vice City - the wasted beach for one, which was like 1/4 of the map. However, the story and the atmosphere was second to none. Vice wins here.

SA for features and environment definitley. I loved the countryside and the freeways. Hours of fun. The story got a bit silly halfway through though.

VC: Story and Atmosphere
SA: Environment and Features.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:57 PM

Well I gotta say GTA SA had a really big map and a variety of activities. CJ was an okay protagonist,in my opinion I think he is better then Niko Bellic.

On the other hand,GTA VC had an amazing environment and Tommy Vercetti was so badass.I liked how you had properties you could buy and gain money from it. The missions were really action-packed and I loved them.

Overall,I cant really decide which is better but I guess I'll have to go with GTA SA for the planes,countryside and desert in my opinion.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:00 PM

QUOTE (PaddsterG2k3 @ Thursday, Apr 5 2012, 17:30)
QUOTE (bluesboyjr @ Sunday, Apr 1 2012, 00:07)
Vice City all the way. The storyline was wonderfully written (in contrast to SA's case of ADHD), the characters were great (especially, Tommy, the biggest badass in any GTA game), the game has the best licensed soundtrack of any video game to date, the city is beautiful without an inch of wasted space, and every feature adds to the game.

In this case of Quality over Quantity, Quality wins.

Could you elaborate on SA's case of ADHD biggrin.gif ?

Well, like you said, after you leave Los Santos it all starts getting a bit silly. You start off as a street thug who is being blackmailed by corrupt cops, but then you're helping some nerd defeat his business rival, then you're killing some construction workers for hitting on your sister, then you're blowing up a plane full of aliens for a shady government agent, then you're stealing a jetpack from a secret military base for some hippy you barely know, then you're conducting an over-the-top casino heist. The start and end of the story are among the best in the series, but the middle feels like irrelevant filler.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:08 PM

VC, no doubt

-CJ was f*cking annoying
-SA had too much dead space
-i loved the atmosphere in Vice City
-VC had much better storyline, etc.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:03 AM

SA:
The characters. +50
The vehicles, so many cars and planes. +15
Customization: All of the cothes, and how I could buy upgrades for my car. +30
Weapons. +50
Map. +100
Protag, CJ was actually more realistic than Tommy IMO. 50/50
Overall score: 295 biggrin.gif wow.gif

VC:
Atmosphere. +100
Weapon sounds. +100
The 80s +50

Overall score: 250 smile.gif cry.gif

So in my opinion, SA is better game, I spent litterly hundreds of hours playing this game on PS2. Ahh memories cryani.gif

VC is also a very good game, because I spent around 3+hours on this game with my parents, siblings and friends. Nostalogia blush.gif

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:01 PM

SA was awesome, though Tommy looks more badass.




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