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Creasy_Bear

Vice City vs. San Andreas

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Blind Joe Death

It's hard too pick. The overall 80's atmosphere with Vice City was better but the actual game was better in San Andreas and it hade wider diversity in San Andreas as well witht the Desert and countryside.

 

I'm going too have too go with San Andreas.

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Hrimfaxi

It depends on my mood, really. But I do appreciate Vice City more because I've owned it the longest out of any other GTA game in the series. I appreciate San Andreas too, but goddang; having to regulate eating schedules and exercise CJ was a pain in the ass sometimes.

Both are great games, but with Vice City you can pick up, play and enjoy. With San Andreas, you'll spend hours trying to buff CJ up so you can play with relative ease. Its aggrivating sometimes.

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Riding shotgun

They are both great games. I like SA's gameplay and story better. But VC has me coming back for more each time I play it. And Tommy is arguably the best protagonist of all the GTA games. VC had better music and better atmosphere. SA had a better story and better gameplay and graphics. But in the end, I gotta go with VC. cool.gif

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Werven

Vice city cause of graphics and the scarface 80's feel

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doesntcheatGTA

 

SA is much bigger, better and more expansive

I'm not taking that quote out of context or anything, but you made a post to say that SA is not necessarily better because it is bigger, yet you say in the quote that SA is much bigger and better. That is an oxy moron if ever I have seen one.

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gtalcs

Vice city of course for chirst.i just played san andreas and it sucks.i gonna uninstall it and play my vcs(on PSP) and vc.i like vice city beacuse it has that scarface feeling.mansion is similiar and it rocks. biggrin.gif

hope that gta4 is better than san andreas.

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RockJocetti
SAN ANDREAS 4 LIFE

 

Vice city is so random

 

~Ant OW

Do you even know what random means?

 

San Andreas has a whacky storyline about a lost little boy named CJ, who takes everyones orders, for no reason. CJ moves like a ape, and looks like a ape. Im not being racist, because to me the other characters like sweet were alright.

 

VC ftw!

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james_root

vice city owns icon14.gif tommy,the graphics,atmosphere,graphics,scarface feel,80's it's all great sa is just rap and gangsta sh*t

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IceCreamMan

 

Vice City pwns Gta Sa imo. yin-yang.gif

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Attorney General

I agree that the plot was far superior in Vice City...as were the characters. I just enjoyed all the additions that San Andreas brought us. Including the vast array of helicopters and planes, parachuting, gambling, extensive car modifications and so on.

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badjab

vc hands down, great story, characters, nightclub, music and neon lights

sa is good, i never owned it, but i played it quite a bit and i have to say the best new feature was 2 players.

 

vcs was a great update for vc imo, but the club should have been opened

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ceedj

I started with VC before getting III then SA. I like the "city" to drive around in with III, but the story to me isn't nearly as cohesive as VC/SA. SA is fun because it's so damn big. But VC is the winner, hands down. I grew up in that era, so there are a lot of fond memories when playing that game. The music collection, to me, is the single greatest game soundtrack ever put together, and I feel the two talk stations blow away anything done before or since. There's just something bright and sunny about the game that has a certain appeal as well.

 

Nifty topic. smile.gif

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Trunks2389
Vice City hands down for me. There were some things i would like to have in VC that were in SA. But Vice City has better songs better envirorment, Atmosphere, better Mods, Better Story line, Better game play. So my Vote is Vice City, Hands down. rahkstar2.gif

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ViceCityMamba80

Vice City all the way, bar none. San andreas is ok, gta 3 is good but Vice City owns them all so far.

 

 

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hossroy

i think vicecity was unreal... you can't just kill a drug baron and own his big house, and then buy property's that you have no incoming, in real life hw would be aressted by incomming serviece. in sanandreas was almoast real, becaose i takesanandeas

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travisbatos

san andreas, pretty much better everything except mods. although, GTAIII will always have the best map.

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Jerkov

Vice City. I'm feeling there very good, because I love atmosphere of Miami... And Vice City associate to the one of my favourite films - Scarface. Vice City has also the best music and the best story of all of the GTA parts...

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team17

Hiya

 

I've been playing San Andreas for ages, and I love it., especially the missions for the cars. taking them to the docks... I'm on my second list now..

But, I just got Vice City last week, and after a few problems, I got it working now, and I just love the atmosphere, and the music..

 

But I'm finding it hard to get used to, I dont get much chance to play, for a start, I just think I'll say I like them equally, probably love Vice City more once I've got the hang of it, im a total beginner... wow.gif

 

Julia

 

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EGAMAN

Vice city, since San Andreas seems to be slower paced plus for some reason it lags like a bitch, >.> and yet my comp runs CSS at a lovely 1280x1024 with max settings tounge.gif

 

Plus San Andreas' soundtrack just sucks D=

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BlackMamba47

Allow me to put it this way. In terms of total features, SA was much better than VC. You could literally delve yourself into so many things, you began to lose track of the story (which was a bad thing imho, but was one of the main draws of SA). However, in my personal opinion, VC was the better game, thanks in part to these reasons.

 

-The story of VC was much better than SA. It stayed coherent throughout the entirety of the game. The side missions that branched out from the main plot made sense with the overall theme of the main plot. The voice acting I felt was much better (although no single VC character was as good as Tenpenny, he couldn't support SA as a whole) which in turned allowed the characters to be much more believble (problem I felt in SA was that after Los Santos, the story writing just seemed to be tacked on until we returned to Los Santos, especially in the countryside and desert, although James Woods and the Truth were wonderful).

 

-This is a minor issue, but the gun sounds and muzzle flashes were much, much better in VC. I can vividly remember loading up SA for the first time and shooting the 9mm, and wondering why did the gun sound so week and the muzzle flashes resemble a 6-year olds drawing of the sun. Every single gun in the game sounded weak, and the crappy reversal R* made in terms of the muzzle flashes really got to me. I know its nit picky, but for a game to be based around (for a part of the game at least) gangland warfare in Los Angeles to lack the riveting sound of constant, load gunfire was an absolute shame.

 

-Property buying took a major swing downwards with SA, something truly unfortunate as property buying was one of my favorite parts of VC. Yes you could purchase more homes than in VC, but those homes were nothing more than expensive money sinks and used solely for saves, which they weren't needed for anyways. But more importantly, properties purchased as a way to make money were drastically lowered, and the ones that did make money were accompanied with lackluster side missions that I would assume many players never even attempted; a tragic shame considering the missions associated with money-making properties in VC proved to be some of the most enjoyable ones in the game (The Job, anyone?).

 

-House invasions proved to be a major letdown for me in SA. From reading the pre-release information, I expected the home invasions to be much more in-depth and challenging, and also not require for a particular time of day to be performed. An early screenshot in the May Game Informer in 2004 showed you and another person skulking around a home at night with pistols drawn led me to believe that home invasions would be that interesting as the screenshot, but that was not so.

 

-Early info stated that ragdoll physics would be in the game, but that proved to be untrue, which was a major drain to my excitement after starting the game.

 

-I felt the countryside and desert was wasted space, save for the entertainment of The Truth, Toreno, and Catalina. Put them into one of the cities, and convert the wasted space into urban area, SA would be much better in my opinion

 

I could go into more, but its late, and I'm tired of typing lol

 

 

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Chickstick

To answer your question, I prefer VC, but I like the 3-D GTAs in the order they were released.

 

1. GTA III: Liberty city is the best-designed city and III had a depressing atmosphere that seemed to say "This is the worst city in America" that no other GTA, not even LCS, has repeated.

 

2. VC: The best lead character and the best storyline makes this far superior to SA in my book.

 

3. SA: Still an excellent game, but the hell that is the NRG-500 Challenge lessened my liking for it somewhat...

 

4. LCS: Returns to the best GTA city with a great storyline which finally sees you working for the Leones, my favourite mafia family.

 

5. VCS: Storyline and gameplay were merely okay. Saved however by the Empire Building and Phil Collins!

 

But they're all still miles ahead of any other pony-farming crime games (apart from the Godfather, which is brilliant).

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Fubu

I appreciate that many people likes San Andreas. It's fine. But Vice City is better to me. Atmosphere is great, you'll get that 86's feeling. Weapons, graphics and the style is great. Tommy Vercetti was the best character to put into Vice City. Carl Johnson may be a good character for San Andreas, but i cant stand that ghetto style. In the beginning of Vice City, the main character is already a Liberty City mafioso and you start on the richer side of Vice.

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Ghost glendale fan 4 live

I'm into San Andreas, because of:

+The Easter eggs

 

+The myths

 

+The country side

 

 

And overall because of the size of San andreas and the freedom

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lili_86

I love VICE CITY more than anyone & I can prove it. TOMMY VERCETTI, I LOVE U. I feel great in VC, just like at home in Germany. VC is my town.

I've played SA, it's an ass game.

VC VC VC VC VC VC VC VC VC VC VC VC VC VC VC VC VC VC VC VC.

VICE CITY!!!!!!!! biggrin.gifsmile.gifcolgate.gifcool.gifinlove.gificon14.gificon14.gificon14.gificon14.gif

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fire element

I like both of them. SA is probably my favourite, though. I like the beach/water in VC (looks more real), but hate that I die if I fall into it. That's kind of annoying.

 

VC probably does have better music. I like some of SA's music, too. They're both really good games.

 

It's kind of hard going back and forth because they're pretty different. One seems weird after you're used to playing the other. When I first got SA, I hated it. I don't play VC as much anymore, because I'm used to the way things work in SA.

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BlaZelatiNo

I like them both, vice city was great, the 80's feel, the beach, the graphics are fantastic, great storyline, and Tommy the coolest character in the game, I like vance too but then when he sold tommy out really pist me off, but dat game was awesome.

 

and San Andreas, I love that game cuz it took place on da year i wuz born. lol and CJ he's a cool character, I like SA cuz you can swim on the game, do alot of min games, dress up your player, alot of vehicles, and also character's from the other GTA games are in SA.

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spoonaboy

vc and sa both rock but vc rocks in a whole different style.but i still have to go with sa because im into games with alot of things to do and big maps and lots of variate.i don't like the fact that you cant customize tommy(besides clothes) such as hair cuts and working out.also sa has alot more inviroments and cars.

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badjab

well, i now own and have beaten san andreas, vc is still better imo, because of soundtrack, storyline and lance vance. sadly in every gta someone we like has to die sad.gif

 

if vc came out after s/a with all of s/as features such as the walking while using big weapons and two player, it would be much better than it is.

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fuzzyhair1

vice city is sick. It had such great improvements from LC and the radio is great. The atmosphere is beautiful and there isn't much wasted space as opposed to SA.

 

The storyline is amazing. I like the from rags to ritches italiian style feel better than the gangsta feel.

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spoonaboy

 

and there isn't much wasted space as opposed to SA.

 

yea because a giant beach,an ocean between the two islands and a giant unused airport arent wasted space.

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