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Creasy_Bear

Vice City vs. San Andreas

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SonOfLiberty

I'm interested. Do people prefer San Andreas for the simple reason of more features? That's the most common reason I always see. People seem to like GTA III, and Vice City because they were well put together.

 

I bet if San Andreas had none of that, it wouldn't be anywhere near as popular.

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Ronnyboy

That's there selling point, besides most cars in VC look way better than SA's

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devilrock28

I would probably choose Vice City. But, San Andreas is definately a brighter place than Liberty City in GTA III.

 

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rap1800

I think GTA IV is the best orly.gif

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ManWithRedHair
I think GTA IV is the best orly.gif

Were talking about VC and SA.Anyway i L-O-V-E-D Vice city,all the sports cars,and the part i loved best was the buisnesses

you can own icon14.gifbiggrin.gif

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MadForce7

Of the two I think Vice City is much better. VC has a better story, setting and soundtrack. SA is good but its too big and that makes it less fun and difficult to explore various places

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xNamexTakenx

I would have to go with SA. I played VC first, and I thought that was the best GTA. However, when I played SA, I was amazed! It's so awesome! I like it way better. I can't list everything - there's just so much that is better. But, that doesn't mean I don't like VC.

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sammya

love vice city, me and a mate did a vid on this for what game is better for stunts.

 

here is the vice city one:

 

vice city vs san andreas 1 (vice city)

 

 

and here is the san andreas one

vice city vs san andreas 2 (san andreas)

 

 

 

so fun =)

 

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gtamodder

I have to go with SA. Because i used to like VC Better, but on my old PC San Andreas lagged. But on my new its much faster and i enjoy it more.

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Tommy Dickfingers

From my point of view, Vice City was obviously the game I played first, it is also my favourite game of all time.

However, San Andreas comes a very close second, with the 360 scrolling, the swimming, the climbing, the large map and diverse setting.

 

I have extremely fond memories of Vice City, mainly because of the storyline, sunny ambience and excellent music.

 

Vice City wins for me. Not because San Andreas was not very good, but only because Vice City was the best game ever produced*.

 

* = my opinion. Please don't reply disagreeing with me, this is MY OPINION.

 

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tristam509

I like them both a lot. Personally I think the SA engine is better. I like the way the game plays and the new features. VCS didn't really integrate the two well in my opinion. I am not sure if that was done independently of SA. I liked the gang tags, snapshots, and horseshoes instead of packages. The ability to wear all sorts of clothes was cool. The girlfriends sideline could be vastly improved. I did like all the food places and having to stop for clucking bell. SA didn't go overboard with helicopter and air missions like VCS did. In my opinion VCS was the hardest GTA ever and that extra difficulty didn't make it more fun. The radio was screwed up when they started dropping F bombs. Not that the language offends me it just wasn't the GTA double entrende and parody stuff that they usually do. Anyway, this is about SA versus San Andreas.

 

Why I like VC better? Believe it or not it is because there are questions like was it Vic who died in the opening. Why is Vic talking like a Cuban when Lance doesn't nor does Vic in VCS. Why does Sonny have coke and money after the hit if it was Diaz who set it up. Who is the guy who ordered the hit on the drugs and that Tommy works for? The story line is more subtle and I believe better. No OG Locs who you want to whack but they let him go. No CJ stealing Mad Doggs stuff then helping him out. It is obvious from drive by that Big Smoke is working with the Ballas in SA. It is so obvious that Smoke and Ryder aren't on the up and up with the grove. I was surprised when Lance turned.

 

I am playing VC again to pay more attention to the story and see if there are some hints to open questions. I think part of it too is just my age. The radio stations are almost all awesome, to me. I can listen to Flash, Wave, or even Emotion. There were only a couple of radio stations in SA and VCS I liked. The chat stations are very funny. SA was good at that too but not as good. There is something about the game that takes me back to middle school and playing with an atari or even a C64. Even the opening with the old computer screen and the prompt to press play on the tape brings you back to that time.

 

SA was very good and I may go back and try for 100% even though I got burnt out losing the street races. I didn't want to spend hours redoing a slightly updated the Vice City dirt ring mission either. The one with all the stunt jumps in it. I think the features in SA are better and it plays better but VC has a much better atomsphere. The story line is a big part of it but so is the music and the chat stations. Putting GW as a corrupt congressman in 1986 was kind of funny. I am refering to Alex Shrub whose wife is Laura. There are just a lot of references and jokes I didn't get the first time because I was concentrating more on go here and do this than what was being said.

 

The GTA series would make some great movies.

 

 

 

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creeepers

i pick VC cause of the weapon sounds of SA.

 

"wtf? the sound of the colt is as same as the tec 9. wth?"

 

second would be its radio of course

third is the graphics (yes, how fps (not first person shooter, frames per second) killing SA was lol)

4th is the colorfulnesss of ol' VC

 

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Killer.Khan

VC by a mile. The 80's were the best decade of all tme, plain and simple. VC had that vibe to it that made it special. The characters (storyline) in VC have WAY more of a personallity in VC then they do in SA. VC is full of excitment, and SA is...just...kinda...well...Bland.

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YourNeighborhoodKiller

Vice City all the way.

 

But I have to say, SA wasn't bad at all.

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DarthTemplar
I like them both a lot. Personally I think the SA engine is better. I like the way the game plays and the new features. VCS didn't really integrate the two well in my opinion. I am not sure if that was done independently of SA. I liked the gang tags, snapshots, and horseshoes instead of packages. The ability to wear all sorts of clothes was cool. The girlfriends sideline could be vastly improved. I did like all the food places and having to stop for clucking bell. SA didn't go overboard with helicopter and air missions like VCS did. In my opinion VCS was the hardest GTA ever and that extra difficulty didn't make it more fun. The radio was screwed up when they started dropping F bombs. Not that the language offends me it just wasn't the GTA double entrende and parody stuff that they usually do. Anyway, this is about SA versus San Andreas.

 

 

GTA San Andreas used an increadably advanced GTA3 engine. No wonder it took a two year gap from GTA VC (2002) to San Andreas (2004 I believe). But GTA4 is going to improve it

 

 

The GTA series would make some great movies.

 

A movie cannot capture the essence, the sandboxness, the effect missions have on you. There are currently rumor's circulating about there being a GTA movie being published by rockstar. From what I heard it is getting negative criticisms.

 

But in all reality it would matter on the director, writers and casting. Since it is entirely based on the director's approach to the movie. It's just like if Valve wanted to create a Half-Life movie they would need a very kickass director

 

Anyway for my answer to the thread's question I would have to stay undecided. Since SA slightly ruined it for me since it took the gangster approach way to far. (Hot coffee mod, Gang banging,) Along with the great number of curse words. There was a curse word in every cut scene. With Vice city it was rare and well placed. But Vice City looks very primitive to me now compared to Vice city.

 

VCS did have smaller health. But it took me an easier time to complete the main missions mainly since I liked what Victor Vance looked like in his "Hood" clothing

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gtamodder

Hard choice for me. VC Has great graphics, missions, characters, cars, textures, and some more fun stuff.

 

But with san andreas there are so many things you can do, but it doesn't seem to run as fast as vice city, and the city is huge, but some annoying things like if you fall in water, it takes time to get back.

 

So i would have to say Vice City.

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16 Roses

But Vice City looks very primitive to me now compared to Vice city.

 

Hehe tounge.gif what?

 

I think I'd have to go with San Andreas, I just think that it was a major step forward, with more missions, different types of missions, the inclusion of planes, more bikes, a huge map etc. Don't get me wrong, I loved Vice City and GTA III, but I've always felt that Rockstar have always made improvements on the series, so it doesn't make sense (to me) that Vice could be better.

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Gouveia
i pick VC cause of the weapon sounds of SA.

 

"wtf? the sound of the colt is as same as the tec 9. wth?"

 

second would be its radio of course

third is the graphics (yes, how fps (not first person shooter, frames per second) killing SA was lol)

4th is the colorfulnesss of ol' VC

Agreed. icon14.gif

 

Also, the guy said "if valve made a movie about half life". It's in production I think.

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gtadude1

Somewhere between the gangbanging and working for a CIA opperative while running a casino, SA managed to become ridiculous. But I guess that can be a good thing, because the game had no limits... there wasn't anything you couldn't do in SA.

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theg33kboy
OK, all the guys I talk to about VC always say San Andreas is much better. I don't see it. Sure, SA is much bigger, better and more expansive but I say that doesn't make it a better game. It's the mood and the characters. I felt at home in Vice when i first settled down because it's kindov bright and cheery and you can get all this really cool stuff early on like sports cars, weapons and stuff like that. In SA i felt like I was in a very boring dark colourless hell. I'm not denying that SA is a good game at all, I love it, I just don't like people telling me more features make a better game.

 

What do you think? confused.gif

I agree man, Vice City is freakin awesome, the city is sooo freakin cool and Tommy is just freaking awesome!!! San andreas is like too many features and it hard to pick which ones u want and it soo freakin laggy and sooo dark. It kinda creepy to play San Andreas too when people started all these myths about leatherface and bigfoots and all these crap. Vice City is just better, i love the mansion!!

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DarthTemplar

But Vice City looks very primitive to me now compared to Vice city.

 

Hehe tounge.gif what?

Whoops he he slight mistake. Sorry about that

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Mr Leone
VC by a mile. The 80's were the best decade of all tme, plain and simple. VC had that vibe to it that made it special. The characters (storyline) in VC have WAY more of a personallity in VC then they do in SA. VC is full of excitment, and SA is...just...kinda...well...Bland.

I'd have to agree that Vice City is miles ahead of San Andreas; don't get me wrong San Andreas is all well and good, but it just doesn't have the same feel to it that Vice has. With out a doubt Vice is the best game I have ever played, it has the perfect setting, characters, storyline, soundtrack and most importantly gameplay. I have more play time on Vice than the rest of my other games combined. I just don't seem to get tried of going on hour long killing sprees while cranking the awsome soundtrack over the surroundsound.

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VercettiVice

Definitely VC. It had the greatest atmosphere out of any GTA game I've played so far.

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chrisisking

I've had this argument a few times before and as it can gone for ever i.e. me explaining why Vice city is better with its story, characters, unique atmosphere and the music I will just say Vice city was the best and probably always will be!?! ....... <----GTAIV may step in here!

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benlg

Vice City all the way. For the reasons mentioned above like storyline, characters and atmosphere. I stopped playing San Andreas halfway through. It had lots of features added to gameplay but also lots of empty space. I cant really explain it but its like there were a ton of things you could do but I didnt want to do any of them or got bored with it after awhile. But with Vice City.. lets just say I just reinstalled it and still playing it 5 years later so that should say something about the fun and addictive gameplay.

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gtamodder
Vice City all the way. For the reasons mentioned above like storyline, characters and atmosphere. I stopped playing San Andreas halfway through. It had lots of features added to gameplay but also lots of empty space. I cant really explain it but its like there were a ton of things you could do but I didnt want to do any of them or got bored with it after awhile. But with Vice City.. lets just say I just reinstalled it and still playing it 5 years later so that should say something about the fun and addictive gameplay.

I 100% agree with you. VC Has very fun things, san andreas just feels gangsta which i don't like really.

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Minigun22
Vice City all the way. For the reasons mentioned above like storyline, characters and atmosphere. I stopped playing San Andreas halfway through. It had lots of features added to gameplay but also lots of empty space. I cant really explain it but its like there were a ton of things you could do but I didnt want to do any of them or got bored with it after awhile. But with Vice City.. lets just say I just reinstalled it and still playing it 5 years later so that should say something about the fun and addictive gameplay.

I 100% agree with you. VC Has very fun things, san andreas just feels gangsta which i don't like really.

Same here.

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M60 FREAK!!!!&#3
OK, all the guys I talk to about VC always say San Andreas is much better. I don't see it. Sure, SA is much bigger, better and more expansive but I say that doesn't make it a better game. It's the mood and the characters. I felt at home in Vice when i first settled down because it's kindov bright and cheery and you can get all this really cool stuff early on like sports cars, weapons and stuff like that. In SA i felt like I was in a very boring dark colourless hell. I'm not denying that SA is a good game at all, I love it, I just don't like people telling me more features make a better game.

 

What do you think? confused.gif

theres no question that vice city would own san andreas any day. it has the best story line the best main characters even tho wuzzie in sa was cool plus i did much like the ghetto storyline but its still a good game but u think they shud have kept on going with vice city 4 the next game R.I.P SONNY FORELLIE U PUNK ASS BASTARD angry.gif TAKE MY MONEY WHY DONT U!

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Flesh-n-Bone

I don't understand how Vice City would ever beat San Andreas. SA has better storyline, better music (Yeah actually, maybe because I'm a rap fan.) better characters much newer stuff. Hood life > Mafia.

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Swiechu

No doubt- Vice City all the way. Better storyline, better gun sounds (and includes my fauvorite UZI 9mm, not micro uzi like SA!), better graphics (SA IMHO looked too much like a cartoon), better main character, and better music. (Even though I usually listen to OLd School Hip Hop &Rap (Run DMC rox!), and in vice city i listened to Flash and fever and enjoyed it)

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