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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:49 AM

QUOTE (bluesboyjr @ Saturday, Apr 7 2012, 00:00)
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.

See what I like about VC is its consistency. SA tries too hard to cram in as much as possible IMO.

It's not that the story is horrific, but it fell apart after LS.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:50 PM Edited by ˸, 10 April 2012 - 02:52 PM.

SA of course, but only if they include support for 4.2.1, otherwise there is no point for me being excited.

Obviously, VC is better than IV in many aspects, but extremely small map, static camera angle, lots of wasted space, small variety of missions and only 2 proper islands is what makes me choose SA.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:15 AM

QUOTE (Hydro_PlayboyX @ Friday, Apr 6 2012, 13:08)
-CJ was f*cking annoying
-SA had too much dead space
-i loved the atmosphere in Vice City
-VC had much better storyline, etc.

I totally agree with you, man. I liked GTA San Andreas's three cities, but everywhere else was mostly bland, wasted space. Also, GTA Vice City had a way better storyline and atmosphere. I seriously don't know why anybody would want to pick CJ as their favourite protagonist. He is so annoying, tries to act cool when he isn't, and he acts like a girl when threatened at gunpoint.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:34 PM

Absolutely love both games but San Andreas is untouchable to me. Better storyline (a lot bigger and more varied), cartoony in the perfect way and not Lego-like which is what I think of VC's graphics, better soundtrack, more features, bigger map and just a lot more to do. Also I prefer CJ to Tommy because he's more realistic and not as cartoony emotionless as Tommy is. While the no remorse thing makes Tommy very appealing to me, it gives his character less dimensions. CJ can always show care for his people, be a heartless bastard and do smart things all at the same time.

I love VC and it's 80s atmosphere, but I'm always down with the west coast hood life over anything else although I also love the mob life.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:53 PM

Any game is better than San Andreas.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:05 PM

QUOTE (ClaudeSpeedRulez @ Monday, Apr 16 2012, 19:53)
No game is better than San Andreas.

I absolutely 100% agree.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:19 AM

San Andreas made me laugh and spent a hundred hours on it

Vice City made me speechless but got quickly bored

The 90s style of SA is what I like. I hate the 80s except the music.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:01 PM Edited by Miamivicecity, 19 April 2012 - 12:05 PM.

QUOTE (ClaudeSpeedRulez @ Tuesday, Apr 17 2012, 05:53)
Any game is better than San Andreas.


Sorry misread post.

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#39

Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:10 PM

Vice City

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:30 PM

I'd hate to say i like one GTA over another but if i had to choose it would be SA. There is so much to do even after you beat the story. The map has a great variety of environments, the soundtrack is brilliant (Well, VC's was amazing too, i will say) and i don't really care if the story is unrealistic because it drew me in and kept me interested loads.

Don't get me wrong though, i LOVE Vice city too, it's an amazing game with a great story and soundtrack, but SA kept me interested much longer.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:58 AM

Vice City in every way. San Andreas was a good game and all but to me it felt to,eh how put this.....corny,and a little cartoonie.Vice City though,aw I love it.I whish I could live there.Just the feeling of standing on the beach watching the sun set...or the veiw of Downtown from Leaf Links just gets me.The sights,the sounds,vechicals,characters,story,weapons, all of it.I just love it!!!!

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:53 PM

San Andreas

Sure, some places may be boring but here are the things i like in SA.
-Storyline(CJ worked his way to earn his brother's freedom,later killing tenpenny, also has a long storyline though)
-A lot of features(Increasing stats, hitman levels, modding cars, girlfriends and selection of clothes, etc.)
-Big Map
-Area 69
-Jetpack
-More vehicles

many more to add in SA.

Vice City
-my first game lol. san andreas was only third lol
memories, good atmosphere, but not that much features as SA has.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 06:08 PM

San Andreas is my favorite

But before all of you Vice City lovers start calling me a fanboy just because I don't like your favorite game suicidal.gif listen to me for a second
I feel the camera angle in Vice City was screwed to hell.
I could control it in GTA 3 but it just got f*cking annoying in Vice City because it was much more messed up.

I almost feel they copied Scarface and Goodfellas (Goodfellas but without the New York Aspect)
You knew from Goodfellas he was gonna get hooked on coke and from both you knew the main character was going to be a member of some Mafia.

And if you say Oh then San Andreas had the right to copy Boyz in The Hood?
San Andreas and Boyz in The Hood only had one thing in common it was during the gang uprisings in LA and if you ask me it was barely even about gang banging at all except for the beginning and end
And I also didn't like how Vice City was such a cramped City yes you all say at least it didn't have wasted space!
They could have expanded Vice a bit more and not have had Wasted space at all! And yes I admit San Andreas could have had a bit less countryside but it just left you with more to explore while Vice City was a Tiny 2-3 Islands I'm not hating on Vice City I just like San Andreas don't get me wrong Vice City was good but I just feel it was Tiny and you could almost tell what was going to happen In San Andreas you could go from a gangbanger to a Casino Owner because you just didn't know what was going to happen!!
I hope you Vice City fanboys aren't pissed because you are high on coke just like Tommy! confused.gif

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 06:59 PM

QUOTE (bluesboyjr @ Sunday, Apr 1 2012, 02:07)
(in contrast to SA's case of ADHD)

Hilarious xD

Vice City. Every day of the week. Versus not just San Andreas, versus everything.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:03 AM

SA is awesome to me. Because of its huge map, coolness of the missions, fascinating gameplay and the features and CJ. VC was good, I still play it, but the environment doesn't fit in my mind. I love all the gang stuff. smile.gif

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:14 AM

QUOTE (phoenix74 @ Sunday, Jul 15 2012, 05:08)
I almost feel they copied Scarface

It's a well known fact when R* made VC they drew a lot of inspiration from Scarface.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:29 AM

QUOTE (Miamivicecity @ Sunday, Jul 15 2012, 14:14)
QUOTE (phoenix74 @ Sunday, Jul 15 2012, 05:08)
I almost feel they copied Scarface

It's a well known fact when R* made VC they drew a lot of inspiration from Scarface.

That's one of the things I loved about it. In a way it sort of parodies Scarface and Miami Vice, at the time when I played it I was only 7 or 8 and didn't understand all the things that my mums boyfriend was laughing at. Now I'm 15 and actually old enough to understand all the mocking that the game does.

I still prefer San Andreas though. It's probably my favourite game of all time beating Ocarina of Time, Need for Speed Most Wanted (waiting for the remake biggrin.gif ) and many others. IMO not even GTA 5 will beat San An.

San Andreas is a game that'll live on forever, in a way that Vice City won't.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:33 AM

QUOTE (lzw3 @ Sunday, Jul 15 2012, 15:29)
San Andreas is a game that'll live on forever, in a way that Vice City won't.

That's harsh. sad.gif

I hope R* return to VC one day. IMO it's underrated in comparison to SA. It seems this forum is a SA lovefest. dontgetit.gif

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:37 AM

QUOTE (Miamivicecity @ Sunday, Jul 15 2012, 14:33)
QUOTE (lzw3 @ Sunday, Jul 15 2012, 15:29)
San Andreas is a game that'll live on forever, in a way that Vice City won't.

That's harsh. sad.gif

I hope R* return to VC one day. IMO it's underrated in comparison to SA. It seems this forum is a SA lovefest. dontgetit.gif

Woah woah woah! Slow down buddy. biggrin.gif I never said Vice City was bad, I still think the game is awesome and nostalgic, but as you said this forum (and other forums) are strongly San Andreas-biased and that's why I said it won't live on. I'd love if it did, i also hope GTA 6 is set in Vice City, and maybe if it is people will finally go back and play Vice City. Because the group of people that do, unfortunately, is very small.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:39 AM

I'm sure we will VC again in VI or VII or whatever.......
IMO, VC is great but SA is better..TO ME.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:39 AM

QUOTE (lzw3 @ Sunday, Jul 15 2012, 15:37)
QUOTE (Miamivicecity @ Sunday, Jul 15 2012, 14:33)
QUOTE (lzw3 @ Sunday, Jul 15 2012, 15:29)
San Andreas is a game that'll live on forever, in a way that Vice City won't.

That's harsh. sad.gif

I hope R* return to VC one day. IMO it's underrated in comparison to SA. It seems this forum is a SA lovefest. dontgetit.gif

Woah woah woah! Slow down buddy. biggrin.gif I never said Vice City was bad, I still think the game is awesome and nostalgic, but as you said this forum (and other forums) are strongly San Andreas-biased and that's why I said it won't live on. I'd love if it did, i also hope GTA 6 is set in Vice City, and maybe if it is people will finally go back and play Vice City. Because the group of people that do, unfortunately, is very small.

I'd love if VC was the GTA to start next gen. Maybe they're saving the best for last? tounge2.gif

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:41 AM

QUOTE (Miamivicecity @ Sunday, Jul 15 2012, 14:39)
I'd love if VC was the GTA to start next gen. Maybe they're saving the best for last? tounge2.gif

Thats you and me both! lol.gif

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:04 PM

It would be very close, but i would say San Andreas

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:49 PM

i feel like if the history was like this, then everybody would be much more happier then now..

2001 - san andreas

2003 - vice city

2004 - gta 3

because i think san andreas would rescue itself with it's features in 2001 with gta3 graphics. while vc stays at the same time place, it could have so much features taken from san andreas, and finally, gta3 could get what it deserved with its amazing story and feeling with the right graphics in 2004..


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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:44 PM

Vice City all the way. Would have been San Andreas if it weren't for the Verdant Meadows string of missions.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:35 PM

QUOTE (Miamivicecity @ Sunday, Jul 15 2012, 04:39)
QUOTE (lzw3 @ Sunday, Jul 15 2012, 15:37)
QUOTE (Miamivicecity @ Sunday, Jul 15 2012, 14:33)
QUOTE (lzw3 @ Sunday, Jul 15 2012, 15:29)
San Andreas is a game that'll live on forever, in a way that Vice City won't.

That's harsh. sad.gif

I hope R* return to VC one day. IMO it's underrated in comparison to SA. It seems this forum is a SA lovefest. dontgetit.gif

Woah woah woah! Slow down buddy. biggrin.gif I never said Vice City was bad, I still think the game is awesome and nostalgic, but as you said this forum (and other forums) are strongly San Andreas-biased and that's why I said it won't live on. I'd love if it did, i also hope GTA 6 is set in Vice City, and maybe if it is people will finally go back and play Vice City. Because the group of people that do, unfortunately, is very small.

I'd love if VC was the GTA to start next gen. Maybe they're saving the best for last? tounge2.gif

I got to agree with that. I would love to see Vice City in HD. But I really don't think that it would be good in the present day as it was back in the 80's.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 09:01 PM

QUOTE (Linki @ Friday, Jan 27 2012, 01:32)
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.

^ True that!




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