I'm sure there are many of us who have played/owned Vice City for ages now, and probably remember those sweet days very well. I thought we could all gather up in this topic and discuss the nostalgic aspects of the game.
Here are some of my best (or at least most epic) memories. Bear in mind, I was an innocent kid back then, who really didn't care about the story and didn't understand any two-minded jokes in the radio ads.
1. I was really scared of the chefs in the second mission. I even developed a small fear of yellow blips because I thought they might indicate chefs trying to kill me. Nowadays I find this quite funny in particular.
2. I often liked to go to the pier next to the lighthouse and just punch people to make them run in fear into the water. If they fought back, I tried to do an epic finisher by kicking them straight into the water.
3. I laughed hysterically at some death animations resulting from Tommy's kicks, particularly that where he kicks a lying body a bit forward, or the one where he kicks a person a short distance away, they hold their crotch and fall down dead.
4. Whenever the radio was on, I listened to Emotion. It brings back some of the great memories, it's the only radio station in the world of GTA besides Chatterbox that I have heard from beginning to end... countless times. My favorite song was "I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight". The best nostalgia comes from "Crockett's Theme" however.
5. Me and my friend once discovered a "ghost car" at the Leaf Links bridge. At nighttime, when looking at the bridge from near the golf club entrance, it clearly looked like there was a car on the bridge, but as we went closer, it had "disappeared". In reality it was just the blockades that somehow resembled a car.
6. I received a ton of cheat codes from my friend and uncle, and had countless amounts of fun with them, particularly the different skins and gun cheats. Unfortunately I was stupid enough to save with the "Bikini women with guns" cheat on, turning the Vercetti gang into chicks who wouldn't attack any rival gang members - for the rest of the game.
7. Sometimes I just gathered a large wanted level and held my ground at the lighthouse. My friend showed me that, pointing it out as an excellent "hideout". He also showed another, namely the rock formations in the beach that later turned out to be the setting for the RC Bandit Race.
8. I was massively disappointed due to the inability to enter Greasy Choppers. Even before I got to the west island, I was immediately hoping to get there at some point, and possibly play pool. Not until San Andreas though...
9. Another thing, the manual was extremely cool, particularly because it was in Finnish. Not like the ones for LCS and the titles after that, which were in English even for us. Having the manual in my native language really made everything easy to understand and get accustomed to. Too bad some of the features listed weren't actually in-game features, such as shark attacks... And it was also a shame they got rid of the cool-looking beta police cars that appeared in one of the manual's pics. Oh, and the map also had some locations marked in my language, further helping with navigation, although I'm pretty sure I knew even back then what "lighthouse" or "mall" meant.
There we go, now it's your turn!
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22 Oct 2013 - 23:30