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Jesus, it's like a ghost town around here. It makes me sad to see the lack of discussion in this part of the forums.

 

So what made you love III in the first place, describe how you felt when you first played the game and what you still love about it, what sets III apart from the other GTAs?. Lets get some discussion flowing around here, eh?.

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I was heavily addicted to Gta2 at the time. The 3d of it blew me away. I loved how superior it was to the 2d games

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I couldn't tell you why, but it's so much more satisfying to drive down the sidewalk and commit mass vehicular homicide in GTA3 than it is in any other GTA game.

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I think the difference between GTA 3 and VC is that after I was done with 3 it just felt empty. Like you walking in dead city. There is no purpose no more, might as well turn it off. I still play it ocasionally. I like turn cheats on and get away from feds in fast cars because it's fun and there is more open space than in VC. When I completed VC it feels that life is still going on in VC, you know like city said: "I don't give a sh*t that you completed the game, the life must go on!" So it still feels fun to run around and do sh*t, while Liberty just feels dead, empty and depressing. I don't know maybe it's because it's just so glummy all the time in Liberty and sunny in VC.

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Jesus, it's like a ghost town around here. It makes me sad to see the lack of discussion in this part of the forums.

 

So what made you love III in the first place, describe how you felt when you first played the game and what you still love about it, what sets III apart from the other GTAs?. Lets get some discussion flowing around here, eh?.

The irreplaceable,uncopiable atmosphere which even LCS couldn't remake.

 

The characters were astoundingly realistic,and gave the feel like they're actually persons.Tons of areas to find....

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"Stealing, running, fighting, punching, kicking, screaming. This is the way I have chosen to live. I will accept the consequences"

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I was just a huge fan of the series through playing GTA 1, London and GTA 2. Hearing of the first 3D game was excitement enough to buy the game, infact at the time I didn’t do much research on the game I had that much faith it would be that good that I bought it. I wasn’t let down and the rest is history!

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I remember playing GTA3 and was blown away by the freedom.

 

My most memorable(although unfortunate) was when this game was coming out for PC. I remember I was on these forums a lot back then. The game came out, and had probably some of the most bugs I've ever seen in a port. My computer had such a hard time keeping it running good. It would run fine for a while but then bog down. Nowadays, computers can run it no sweat, but I remember the gigantic uproar of people that had trouble playing this on PC.

 

This was back in the Nvidia Ti4200 days.

 

Anybody remember that sh*t?

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Bought GTA3 again yesterday after breaking my copy ages ago, damn this game owns hard.

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Jesus, it's like a ghost town around here. It makes me sad to see the lack of discussion in this part of the forums.

 

So what made you love III in the first place, describe how you felt when you first played the game and what you still love about it, what sets III apart from the other GTAs?. Lets get some discussion flowing around here, eh?.

The irreplaceable,uncopiable atmosphere which even LCS couldn't remake.

 

The characters were astoundingly realistic,and gave the feel like they're actually persons.Tons of areas to find....

I agree about the characters, they all rocked in GTA3 smile.gif !

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I remember playing GTA3 and was blown away by the freedom.

 

My most memorable(although unfortunate) was when this game was coming out for PC. I remember I was on these forums a lot back then. The game came out, and had probably some of the most bugs I've ever seen in a port. My computer had such a hard time keeping it running good. It would run fine for a while but then bog down. Nowadays, computers can run it no sweat, but I remember the gigantic uproar of people that had trouble playing this on PC.

 

This was back in the Nvidia Ti4200 days.

 

Anybody remember that sh*t?

heh, ive had a ti4200 back then and it ran perfectly

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Ceres071706
I think the difference between GTA 3 and VC is that after I was done with 3 it just felt empty. Like you walking in dead city. There is no purpose no more, might as well turn it off. I still play it ocasionally. I like turn cheats on and get away from feds in fast cars because it's fun and there is more open space than in VC. When I completed VC it feels that life is still going on in VC, you know like city said: "I don't give a sh*t that you completed the game, the life must go on!" So it still feels fun to run around and do sh*t, while Liberty just feels dead, empty and depressing. I don't know maybe it's because it's just so glummy all the time in Liberty and sunny in VC.

very well said.. i couldn't agree more..

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When I first played III I thought to myself, this is better than I thought it was going to be. The graphics look amazing. What I still love about III is the lack of the gross orange sunsets in San Andreas, the peaceful nature of III, the depressing and dank/dreary feel of it, the classicness of the pedestrian chatter and sounds and music, and the city, for how brilliant it is that just makes you love it. Fido is also a great, classic character. He's so calming and he never talks so you can talk with him, instead of having to listen to someone else talk. Even when he fell or drowned, it was also peaceful, and never stressful. I mean, I played VC and SA before I played III (I got III in 2005), and I can still consider it the best game (but I'll say the same thing with VC or SA). What sets III apart from the others is it's subtle, respectable nature. VC and SA especially are not subtle and sometimes, a lot of the times, not respectable. It's just hard to explain, but the game feels like no other GTAs in a way - it feels a lot better. And there's a certain element of unreachableness in III. Everything just comes together in such a tight way. I mean, VC and SA feel commercial. III feels underground. It feels real. It doesn't even feel like a game. It feels so fresh. So many great features were taken out of the GTA series from III, such as running into peds and knocking them over, Fido's running - it actually looked criminal-like, instead of just like a runner, the limbs being able to be blown off, all the music you could hear outside of buildings (yes VC had some, but nothing like III), the ped listening to music that you could hear, and the beautiful draw distance of the game, go to Shoreside Vale and on the top of the green hill and you can see all three islands (NO GTA CAN COMPARE TO THAT VIEW, IN MY OPINION). It's just such GTA, III is Grand Theft Auto, the epitome of Grand Theft Auto.

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The irreplaceable,uncopiable atmosphere which even LCS couldn't remake.

The characters were astoundingly realistic,and gave the feel like they're actually persons.Tons of areas to find....

I agree with the atmosphere thing and I did not know that LCS couldn't copy it.

 

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gta player06

GTA3 had the whole urban atmosphere which just rocked. In my opinion none of other GTA games had managed to recreate it. Don't know about GTA4 because I haven't played in yet. Also, the gangs were superb. Mafia, Cartel, Yakuza. They were the best.

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It's like describing love to a three year old. It's unique from the other games.

 

The atmosphere, the urban feelings, the people, the cars, the characters, the music, the gangs, the storyline, It was all so awesome. The Characters are more realistic in this game than the other games. The Missions aren't so overkill as in SA and VC where you drive around in helicopters and blow up rival gang cars and sh*t like that.

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Flesh-n-Bone

It's special because of it's difference to the other games, when you go to enemy territory you aren't really welcomed without the Mafia blowing up your car, Triads, Cartel and Yardies shooting at your car with Diablos pulling you out of your vehicle (the safe spot lol). The atmosphere was quite dark and depressing which I didn't like but made it special. The music I didn't like at all and the story was great too.

 

VC had the 80's sunny feeling. SA was and will be the best because of the gangsta/west coast theme IMO.

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Claude GTA3

GTA III's greatness cannot be described with words, yeah, it can't...

 

I mean, what lowlife "Gangstuh" can own a casino in a matter of weeks?

 

Be real. I think CJ has a dark secret...

 

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"Stealing, running, fighting, punching, kicking, screaming. This is the way I have chosen to live. I will accept the consequences"

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GTAIII is both expansive in its list of awesome qualities and yet simultaneously beyond words to define how epic it is.

 

First time I played it, I borrowed it from a friend at the time. I was addicted to that game. Everything about it captivated me and to this day I remember every inch of Portland exactly.

 

But if we were to try and explain why it was so good...there's large reasons like the superb music and voice-acting. The realistic and diverse character set you are introduced to.

Then there's the little things like...any of you just walked through Liberty? Something so amazing about just seeing the fairly imposing figure of Cloaude strutting along and looking at the funny bystanders.

 

It doesn't matter what graphictal enhancements come. It doesn't matter what new gameplay features are added. GTA3 has a place in Gaming history and the hearts of gamers that can never be replaced or tarnished.

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GTA III is definitely my fav game of the series. My favorite part of the game is when your character is working for the Mafia. The cars are sweet and seem more genuine than the other cars in the other GTA games. Plus the radio stations are hilarious especially Lazlow on Chatterbox(I gotta get that for my MP3). Out of the current GTAs(III and upwards) "Vice city stories" has to be the worst. Got it last year and still can't be bothered completing it. tounge.gif

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