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Posted 06 November 2013 - 07:42 PM

GTA III had the perfect blend of simplicity and originality. The replay value is beyond it's time. I truly believe the reason why GTA V has little replay value is because it's simply TOO VAST (In comparison).

 

Even people who havn't taken advantage of the money glitch in GTA V don't find themselves replaying it after a week or so. It seems like there is always something lacking with the Online compatibilty. Something as simple as an "Insane Stunt Bonus" lacks the flak that GTA III once had, and still does. I'm playing it now.

 

The graphics never impressed me as much as the gameplay when it came to sitting down and devoting valuble time to media. What reason do we have to walk into endless alley-ways (GTA V) just to figure out: "Wait this game is not only too big to explore, but there aren't any hidden packages anyway"! It seems like R* challenged themselves to see how much the 360 could handle. As oppose to following things that worked in the past. It's an overwhelming game (GTA V).

 

When we picked up Vice City for the first time, what was the immediate effect? Maybe it was nostalgia. Maybe it was the voice acting, the music. It could have been a number of things that made us love the game. But it sure wasn't the graphics. We felt like we were playing a game. No matter how we felt about it at the time. When it boils down to it, PLAYING A GAME is what we want to do. We don't want to pop real life into our 360. We want to escape it.

 

Somewhere along the line Rockstar decided to devote THEIR time in making a game (GTA IV & V) that was the most realistic pastime on the market. The ball was in their court, and they dribbled it to their own liking. Or the publics liking. Either way, there isn't any reason to challenge themselves in making a game the "feels" like real life. It's such a realistic game (GTA V) its actually boring.

 

Making the game look pristine doesn't always make it a better game.

 

 

 

Thoughts?

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:19 PM

Money in GTA III is useless, At 100% you get around 7,5 mil- 8 mil of cash. You can't spend cash expect from visiting a pay'n'spray which is also useless because 6 bribes are placed in our hideouts to escape the army and LCPD.

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 11:31 AM Edited by gtarelatedusername2, 07 November 2013 - 11:32 AM.

I've actually thought about playing GTA 3 again recently, but IMO it's not better than GTA 5. Nostalgia has a funny way of blurring out the bad aspects of a given game/movie/whatever, though on the flip side, newer isn't always better.

 

Agreed that GTA 5 might be a bit too big for its own good, but GTA 3 felt so tiny to me, and Shoreside Vale felt like it was only half done. The characters were memorable enough, but not necessarily interesting. Too wooden and one-dimensional for my tastes. Actually, the same could be said for several apsects of the game. Most of the buildings looked the same, and you couldn't really interact with anything or anyone beyond listening to one liners from NPCs, which got old after a while since there were only so many different ones. Like the above poster said, money was pretty much useless, since it was so easy to come by, yet there was almost nothing you could actually spend it on besides rocket launchers and trips to the Pay n' Spray. Couldn't mod cars either, and the weapon selection, while somewhat varied, felt limited even back then.

 

On the plus side, there were many different types of missions, which is where I feel GTA V is lacking.

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 12:22 AM

Dat M-16 firing sound.

 

 

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 01:56 AM

Dat M-16 firing sound.

 

 

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 02:46 PM

 

Dat M-16 firing sound.

 

 

;_;

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You still haven't answered my question.

 

Why did you report me for insulting you? Are you really that sensitive?

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 12:13 AM

Gta 3 was a great game for its time, but gta 5 is muuuch better.

Mooooore features and better game play, to compare each other isn't even worth it.

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 01:02 PM Edited by Filip454, 10 November 2013 - 01:03 PM.

Thoughts?

 

 

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IMO GTA V is bigger and it has more features but there is a big lack of atmosphere that we have IN GTA III.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 09:58 AM

no new gta game can beat original gta3 for me. it just has something. idk. the second r* game have this kind of thing is manhunt.

 

also, my dream is to having carcer city and liberty city together in the same setting. they belong to each other with every aspect. with the feeling and everything.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 02:38 AM

GTA III was amazing when it came out. It's even still fun to play now. But saying it's better than GTA V... I just can't agree with that.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 06:49 PM

big map and hd graphs never make a better game.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 03:44 PM

I think GTA III was way better than SA cause of the feeling of it idk i just loved it it was so new and stuff i loved VC for the story IV was crap V awesome cause of the sunsets and planes and the big map i still play III and VC V has more features but gets boring idk III nad V are my favs

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 05:24 PM

I loved gta 3 and played it near the release, but it is no match for gta v. Gta v has much more to offer. I am not going to write why, because it seems obvious.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 12:02 AM Edited by xXGst0395Xx, 24 November 2013 - 12:05 AM.

No GTA game will ever have as much as an impact as III did for me. While it's still alot of fun to play, I can't help but feel it's dated and lacking compared to later games.

 

Besides, GTA V doesn't try to be as realistic as IV did. The world may be realistic, but the gameplay feels more like older GTAs with the vehicle handling and variety of vehicles and weapons. They even seemed to have a more chaotic feel to it, especially with the return of rampages.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 04:39 AM Edited by TonyMontanaCDL, 24 November 2013 - 04:39 AM.

Money is pretty useless in GTA 3 considering how easy it is to make a million bucks in no time and nothing to buy with.

 

 

I am not disagreeing with you. GTA III is still one of the best games ever, I am still playing it all these years later.

 

GTA V was a good game but I think it just lacked the ability to create such chaos and go wild in a controlled environment. I had this same issue with IV. it's just not fun anymore to go on warpaths and collect heavy wanted levels since we have these super deep humanized characters that make it seem unbelievable for them to do so, and graphics over physics. At least slamming your car into something in III didn't warrant flying through the wind shield.

For a game that gives the player the ability to go wild, it felt very restricted. Outside of this, how many times did you collect bad ass cars for the characters only to lose them in cutscenes cause they have to drive the same crappy car all the time?

 

 

I think the true reason that V has little replay value is the same reason from IV. It's a shiny little toy that is great to drool at, but it's not that much fun going back and doing again. It's hard as hell to get money outside of the first and last heist, and the activities fall flat compared to the fun you had with the activities in III/VC/SA/LCS/VCS. Golf and Tennis get old quick, who the hell wants to do Yoda in a video game?

 

 

I would much rather do Vigilante, Pizza Boy, Paramedic, Firefighter, and Taxi than I would doing Yoga, Tennis, Golf, and Triathlon. This was the same problem with IV. It just isn't that fun compared to the old ones. You can only drool at graphics so much until you realize you're not having fun.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 07:10 AM

GTA III is a classic no doubt about it, but if I had to make definite decision I would take GTA V anyday. GTA III's age really shows. I downloaded it off PSN last year and I still have my PS2 copy and while I enjoyed it moderately I couldn't get it like I used to. VC I can because I've always had a soft spot for it. SA isn't as great as it's made out to be.

 

I'll always consider GTA III to be a classic, but is it better than GTA V? Not for me it isn't. I have my criticisms of GTA V also, but I've already completed it more times in 2 months than I have of GTA III in 11 years.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 08:17 AM Edited by Baramos, 24 November 2013 - 08:18 AM.

They're very different games at their core. GTA III has such basic gameplay that there is a lot of freedom in how you approach a mission, whereas in GTA V it is much more scripted. However, that makes GTA V feel more cinematic.

 

It's a bit like the difference between western RPGs and Japanese RPGs--with western RPGs you are usually a nameless cipher that you create yourself and you have almost absolute freedom in where you can go in the game world. You create your own adventure from the unique experiences you have in how you approach things. There are usually multiple branching paths and its up to the player to make the choice. Usually the "setting" is the real star of a western RPG. An example is something like the Elder Scrolls games or Fallout. They are hardly linear, much less cinematic, but can feel more immersive.

 

With Japanese RPGs the emphasis is on actual characters and character developement, storyline, and plot events. Final Fantasy comes most readily to mind, but there are myriad others like Breath of Fire, Grandia, etc. The amount of freedom is very limited, but there is more of a linear plot which can feel more cinematic, like you're playing a big-budget movie. GTA V has way more of these "movie moments" than GTA III.

 

*Note: Obviously there have been some pretty high-profile Japanese releases, namely Demon's Souls and Dark Souls, and also Dragon's Dogma, which are much more in the western RPG style. I'm talking in generalities here.


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 05:15 PM

It's very true that nostalgia gives us a blind perspective of things, but I do enjoy both games thoroughly. I got burnt out on V and put it down for a while, but I'm sure that happened at some point with III as well. They are extremely different when you compare and contrast them, so much so that you can see and appreciate how Rockstar developed as a company throughout the years.

 

It's almost unfair to try and say which game is better, because that's like saying an apple is superior to an orange. 


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 07:50 PM

I could never really get into GTA 3 that much. It's probably cuz I was spoiled by playing Vice City and San Andreas first, so when I got around to playing 3 it just felt archaic to me. The aiming is my main gripe with the game. It just feels awkward compared to the other games, plus it is extremely easy to die if you're not careful. I do however, respect that without GTA 3 there wouldn't have been a Vice City or San Andreas, just like I respect that without the top-down GTA's there would be no 3D GTA's.


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Posted 24 September 2014 - 04:44 PM

Is this a joke? I know GTA III was good for it's time, but GTA V beats it in every department.

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 05:06 PM

Why did you bump this?  ^^^^

 

And secondly, even though I only saw this topic now, I absolutely agree.  I love III.  It's not my favorite in the series, but it's up there, along with LCS.  V is actually the least favorite, but it's still a good game.  Glad I own it, but I don't play it often...

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 09:20 AM

Mate u cray cray cuz GTA 5 iz better then 111
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Posted 28 September 2014 - 09:48 AM

GTA SA is the KING of GTA. VC and III are princes. LCS and VCS are ministers in the court. IV, TLaD, TBoGT and V are beggars roaming outside the palace.
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Posted 02 October 2014 - 09:45 AM

What is this nonsense. Seriously? You mad because there is no hidden packages? Dude, i also played gta 3 since it's release but this is nonsense. What you have is nostalgia. Sure, the game was fantastic back in the day, but times change.

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 04:10 AM

GTA IV/EFLC are the KINGs of GTA. VC and III are princes. LCS , VCS and SA are ministers in the court.. V is the beggar begging the beggars roaming outside the palace.

 

Just a little adjusted of truth. ;)

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 04:51 AM

GTA IV/EFLC are the KINGs of GTA. VC and III are princes. LCS , VCS and SA are ministers in the court.. V is the beggar begging the beggars roaming outside the palace.

 
Just a little adjusted of truth. ;)

LMAO. I was expecting something like this.

But WAIT! That's your opinion!

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 05:01 AM

I wouldn't say better than V, there's a difference, V is great but it is modern, III is a classic and is still one hell of a good game, I still play it regularly.

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 01:29 PM

GTA3 is imo better than V. Just because of the atmosphere. And because of the story, it's a lot more understandable, at least you don't run errand for some crappy FIB fags.

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 02:01 PM

GTA3 is imo better than V. Just because of the atmosphere. And because of the story, it's a lot more understandable, at least you don't run errand for some crappy FIB fags.

ugh, these missions were really getting on my nerves, serving 2 ungrateful corrupt douchebags, I was glad I could kill one of 'em in ending C.

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 04:31 PM

GTA III VS GTA V

Pro-III

.Great Story (With Italian Mafia,Yakuza,Triads,Cartels and gangs)

.One of the best maps (It was so cool,LCS had cool map too)

.M-16 VS Truck = M16 in 2 seconds win

.All the gangs hated you (Yeah that's a pro for me,it's,well realistic)

.Rains Money (Altough just for guns and hospital)

Pro V

.Da Graphics

.Best cars (Except Mafia Sentinel.Best car in GTA Series,only loses to Sabre/Buccaner's)

.Cops aren't idiots (Just kidding,but they're good)

.Online (Being full of hackers/modders but cool)

Both cool,but III has nostalgia and V tecnology....

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