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Things you hate the most about Vice City

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Jack Lupino
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#1

Posted 15 March 2018 - 06:06 PM

We have one for III and SA thought it would be nice to hear people's grievances about this game.
Alright heres mine(some of them maybe controversial)

1. Character customisation-
I hate to travel to places to get a costume.
They should be spawning at safehouses.

2. Too much water-And you can't swim

3. Graphics-I still like gta 3 graphics but just can't stand the poor textures of this game.

4. The car models-Literally worst imo.Some of the cars were made to look worse(banshee) and in general I dont like the design of most vehicles.

I will add more later.
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Posted 15 March 2018 - 07:19 PM

The beach part of Vice Beach probably could have been a bit smaller. Looking at it now, it takes up about half of the entire Vice Beach island, and I feel like it could have been smaller and still felt as huge as it did. Plus, while I'm no expert on how that would relate to space and how much more city they could have given us if the Beach was a little smaller, maybe some areas of the city could have been made bigger. Or there could have been the inclusion of new areas such as the "Gator Keys," which were cut from the game and referenced in some of the removed mission dialogue for an Avery mission that would have taken place there. That would have obviously been based on the Florida Keys, and it would have probably allowed for a little bit of countryside and some small towns on the islands just to add some more diversity to the map.
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Posted 15 March 2018 - 08:40 PM

-Distribution Mission:You literally have to be right beside a Pay & Spray in order to pass this...

-Auntie Poulet Mission's:They don't fit in with the story what so ever imo

-The amount of thing's cut from the game.


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 08:52 PM Edited by CoolMods, 15 March 2018 - 08:52 PM.

That you can't swim and there's a lot of beach area in game and the city is too small.

How ugly they re-designed the banshee. Thank god they returned III Style banshee in SA.

That in the mission The Driver you have to use SENTINEL. Why not Infernus or atleast Sentinel XS?

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Posted 4 weeks ago

I think my biggest annoyance with Vice City, right from day 1 to current day, is the difficulty of the police, even on a simple 2 star wanted level. They would come flying out from every side road and kamikaze straight in to you, and whilst at times it could be fun when just in free-roam, there was many a time it went beyond pure frustration during missions. Vehicles seemed to have very poor health, so a chase would last around 5 minutes before they had rammed you enough to destroy your vehicle.

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Posted 4 weeks ago

I don't have anything in particular, but yes, there are certain aspects that I dislike strongly, like:

1. The story. Is there any? You come to VC, get ambushed, and start running errands just to track down the men behind the ambush, even though it's blatantly obvious very early on in the game. Moreover, the fact that you own assets/properties by having so much easy money, through rewards and other sources of cash in game, yet Tommy tends to avoid every confrontation by agreeing to repay Sonny's debt. I'd have preferred Tommy not giving a damn about Sonny and made up his mind to set out on his way to become the kingpin of VC right from the beginning, just like CJ.
The ambush should have led to an exciting rivalry between the two, instead of this bizarre Claude style errand boy approach for no justifiable reason, which makes the end game finale absolute joke. I didn't get the feeling of a kingpin rather than let down by a lacklustre ending. There are several other inconsistencies and unanswered plot points that are lacking any logic or sense, at all.
The main story is narrated in a very short sequence of events, giving an obvious impression of an expansion pack with a simple mission structure, missing otherwise an in-depth understanding of the situations and the subject of Miami city's criminal background of drugs, etc. Such a waste.
Thankfully, Rockstar corrected several mistakes of VC's storyline and character progression in SA.

2. Lack of swimming feature. Its more useful in VC than any other game in the series, so the absence of this ability really puts the game down.

3. The aggresive cops and the smaller map size that isn't great to engage in any police chases on higher levels
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Posted 4 weeks ago

The cops in VC are a really a cheap piece of cake compared to III; their accuracy is a joke and avoiding being rammed is easy as pie, also they don't even shoot at the roadblocks. You're not even in danger when the army gets out of their tank since they're not even using the M4 but MP5. III cops were way more deadly and you'd die in a fraction of second if in range of the army with the M16.

 

The thing I hate the most about VC is its lack of polish, this is where you see the game has been kinda rushed; typos, graphic bugs...


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Posted 4 weeks ago

The thing I hate the most about VC is its lack of polish, this is where you see the game has been kinda rushed; typos, graphic bugs...

And this, plus a few other problems mentioned in this thread, is probably related to the fact that this came out only a year after GTA III, they basically worked really fast on it and I remember reading an interview with Lazlow where he mentioned that he was asked to come back and help with VC not long after III's release, and his reaction was something like "You're doing another one already?!" I think they still put out an amazing game in the amount of time that they did and given the tight deadlines that they likely faced, but a delay to Spring 2003 probably would have given them more time to polish the game up and fix a few things.


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Posted 4 weeks ago

The mission No Escape? really highlights the unfairness of certain missions. You don't even get a moment to get in the car in safety, instead you've got to escort this useless character through the station and into the street - which by that time is swarming with cops. And as soon as you get in the car, you've getting kamikaze'd left and right by cop cars. It's just relentless, and what bugs me is that the cop outfit should make it easier, shouldn't it? Shouldn't that be the whole point of that particular costume change? But you get a ridiculous wanted level, and the game works it in such a way that you can hardly get into the car without dying.


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Posted 4 weeks ago

Vice city suffers from the typical GTA problem which is that there's nothing to spend your money on. You acquire all these businesses, amass all that wealth, BT there's nothing to spend it on apart from weapons
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Posted 4 weeks ago Edited by Evil empire, 4 weeks ago.

-Some very interesting parts of the story are largely under-exploited like I mentioned in another thread ; Tommy never finds nor even looks for Teal's accomplices Moweesha and Eugene is strange and frustrating, the plan to kill Diaz should last longer, Sonny remains much too passive with Tommy and nothing in the scenario justifies it

 

-Despite being uni-dimensional Tommy's personality has some serious inconsistencies, the fact the so-called badass-alpha-male Tommy pays to get the scumhole shack is the most obvious evidence of it, even the so-called "pussy bitch" Carl Johnson doesn't have any as lame savepoint in San Andreas and doesn't spend/waste any cent to gain access to the Angel Pine caravan. The so-called kingpin Tommy Vercetti personaly taking a client in a taxi or selling drug-filled ice-cream with the risk of being caught don't match his image neither. The fact he never does anything to conquer little Haïti makes Tommy Vercetti look like a pussy bitch compared to CJ and his gangs wars

 

-Tommy falls way too oftenly when he drives a bike and their handling is too rigid

 

-The game lacks of auto races which is a shameful pity since the cars' handling is excellent

 

-Given the quantity of things you find on it and the little part it plays in the scenario the beach is too large given the city's size

 

-The taxi job is largely underpaid compared to GTA 3 and given the distances you need to run, what's more the city's design makes the choice of itineraries is very limited especially since there's oftenly only one large road giving you the chance to receive the speed bonus, another problem is you can't make your car go faster with nitro. All these elements make this job terribly disappointing compared to GTA 3 and even San Andreas. Since Vice City is a very charming place and the excellent cars' handling it's a shameful pity

 

-Since you only play it once, since you can't get any speed bonus or any bonus after serving a certain number of clients the pizza delivery job is very poorly handled

 

-The quantity of side-activities could have been slightly increased by adding a PIMP job and some RC bandit vehicle-destruction jobs

 

-The dildo dodo mission sucks especially since you can't fly again if you land on the ground, this mission would be much funnier if Tommy used a helicopter instead

 

-The bloodring would be more interesting if the player could choose the challenge's length

 

-The paramedic job should have been removed or at least Rockstar should have included a small village where the player can perform it while running little distances like in Angel Pine ; San Andreas

 

-The city streets globally lack of gangsters and there's too little action against them, which is frustrating especially compared to GTA 3 and San Andreas


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#12

Posted 4 weeks ago

 
-The game lacks of auto races which is a shameful pity since the cars' handling is excellent
 

What about the drag races at Sunshine Autos

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Posted 4 weeks ago

 

 
-The game lacks of auto races which is a shameful pity since the cars' handling is excellent
 

What about the drag races at Sunshine Autos

 

Like I wrote, the game should offer much more than 6 races.


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Posted 4 weeks ago

While I would love more races as well since like you wrote the car handling in this game is good, the map is pretty small as it is,and on top of that it consists of like 60% beachside. I mean the VC endurance race alone takes up the whole map, and the other five ones take up sizeable chunks as well. I don't see how they would fit in more races
Again, not trying to argue or anything, just making an observation

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Posted 3 weeks ago Edited by TheOriginalGunslinger, 3 weeks ago.

The "Take The Cannoli" Trophy on PS4...

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Posted 3 weeks ago Edited by The American Army 1775, 3 weeks ago.

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Mainly the mission structor and how they are situated

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Posted 3 weeks ago

You never receive any reward when you make a new record with the helicopter checkpoints.

 

The toy helicopters are much too fragile and too sensitive to the direction changes.


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Posted 3 weeks ago

Tommy always getting hurt when sprinting down the stairs or across a curb.

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Posted 2 weeks ago

The beach.

 

It takes up almost half of the 1st island and is basically empty.


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#21

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have one for III and SA thought it would be nice to hear people's grievances about this game.
Alright heres mine(some of them maybe controversial)

1. Character customisation-
I hate to travel to places to get a costume.
They should be spawning at safehouses.

2. Too much water-And you can't swim

3. Graphics-I still like gta 3 graphics but just can't stand the poor textures of this game.

4. The car models-Literally worst imo.Some of the cars were made to look worse(banshee) and in general I dont like the design of most vehicles.

I will add more later.

Some costumes actually are in safehouses...

 

But anyways, here's ONE thing i hate about Vice City

The goddamn RC helicopter mission. Even though i have done that mission, STILL IT'S SO HARD AND ANNOYING.





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