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Is This The Worst Game of the GTA 3 Era?


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Is this the worst game in the GTA 3 Era? (3, VC, SA, A, LCS, VCS)  

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  1. 1. Is this the worst game in the GTA 3 Era? (3, VC, SA, A, LCS, VCS)

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Mikhail2k18

Problem is it's too short they should of added weekly DLC missions with leaderboards or expanded storage to Dual Layer UMD,

An airport but no flyable planes or helicopters :blink: like above it was such a step backwards after SA.

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Algonquin Assassin

No. That award goes to Vice City Stories. Hands down.

 

Liberty City Stories blew everybody away upon release. A fully 3D Grand Theft Auto experience on a handheld device was unfathomable at the time.

 

Of all the 3D-era entries into the series, Vice City Stories was the only one that brought nothing new to the table, and was simply more of the same.

 

I know this is a pretty old post, but I had to chuckle at the notion that VCS brought nothing new. Empire building? melee grappling?

 

Other than being the first handheld GTA I could never get into LCS. Even Liberty City lost its gritty edge from GTA III. It's not really a terrible game, but like San Andreas and GTA V I just don't care for it as much as some of the other games.

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Jack Lupino

GTA LCS could have been so much better if they made helicopters like maverick and hunter flyable without glitch,swimming ability,climbing the ledges,new areas like upstate liberty etc.

I know it was limited by psp hardware but if VCS can do these on same platform so should LCS.

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universetwisters

...bought all the tracks they couldn't afford during VC's development....

[citation needed]

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Na.

 

I adore LCS, the true Mafia GTA, I love its characters narrative & general humour.

 

VCS with its forgettable characters bland atmosphere & moralist whiner Vic was the worst IMO.

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Na.

 

I adore LCS, the true Mafia GTA, I love its characters narrative & general humour.

 

VCS with its forgettable characters bland atmosphere & moralist whiner Vic was the worst IMO.

GTA VCS is not the worst. It brought new fighting mechanics and merged the gang warfare of San Andreas and Businesses of GTA VC and made it worth buying, of course it also had glitches but they dont affect much. About Vic, even the game implied that during the last mission by Martinez. He said "Vic, you're trying to be the good guy in a bad man's game!" Sure Martinez is a treacherous bastard for some, but for some others he is just a criminal like the others, trying to save himself from threats such as Vic, notice how he made more aggressive moves after he was in danger by the Mendez, Diaz, Gonzalez of course, showing that he was a bastard just when he cut the connections with Vic and then, he requested help again. The story wasn't bad and characters were good to keep you entertained,Armando Mendez talking in a philanthropist way,and Lance over estimating himself and ending up hurt, making missions more challenging.In GTA VCS, you can recruit gang members, in LCS, even after "Making Toni" you can't. Only story missions affect Turf wars in LCS. You might think I'm just a guy obsessed with GTA VCS who has got no idea about LCS, but I've played both games and completed them more than once.

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It's either Advance if we count it as that, or GTA III itself. Just because III is the first game in the universe doesn't make it a good one. It has many flaws and the story isn't as good as people praise it for. All the story was about was Claude minding his own business and mindlessly running errands while getting f*cked over in the process. He had no goal until the very end of the game.

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I can see why people would think this game (and VCS to the same degree) would be considered the worst, but that could be because:

 

i) not many people consider GTA Advance a part of the 3D universe, although it technically is.

ii) not as many people played GTA Advance in comparison.

 

I can also see it because everything which is offered as a criticism could be counter-argued as to why they're innovative. These titles were released after SA, which is widely considered to be the best game of the 3D era by many and is fit to bursting with content. Put side by side, neither LCS nor VCS deliver the same scale of gameplay. This is in part due to the hardware limitations of the PSP, and also because they're limited by setting. We're revisiting the same city, but we have a new plot and timescale to work with. By itself, this is an interesting concept and not something we'd seen from the franchise before so I can see both sides when I hear "well, they're just the same game". Sure, it's the same environment, but having a city we're already familiar with being used to tell an entirely new story is great. If you take LCS (and again, VCS) at face value, they're enjoyable games. They might well be the worst games, but that's not to say they're inherently bad. I personally have never played GTA Advance so it wouldn't be fair for me to come right out and say they're at least better than that. In truth, I enjoyed both LCS and VCS, but I do consider them the worst titles I've played.

 

I think context is important, and at the end of the day, opinions are wild. Somebody is bound to enjoy VCS more than SA. We aren't going to change anybody's mind there, especially when all the criticisms of the PSP titles can be seen as positives too.

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I might say this game was an essential part of my puberty, to me it was likely the best, the one I put in the first place. The story is likely interesting, the features like pedestrians, vehicles, gangs and soundtrack are pretty good.

And something else, if I could fix and add a few things to LCS, it would be this:

After "Munitions Dump" make yardies neutral instead of hostile towards Toni.

Change the Diablos voice to English with Hispanic accent coz in LCS doesn't sound very Hispanic like in GTA 3.

After "Love on the Run", add blue walls around Fort Staunton wrecked buildings with a few entrances (one bigger to let you get the Rhino (100% completion reward)) and pedestrians would walk around safe.

 

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I've just completed the game for the sixth time on original hadware this morning. There are two things that makes LCS much better than VC(S) and SA, those things are called Liberty City and the mob. :p

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My ranking for the 3D era games is;

1. GTA Vice City

2. GTA San Andreas

3. GTA Vice City Stories

4. GTA Liberty City Stories

5. GTA III

6. GTA Advance

So my answer is nah.

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To me? No. I think San Andreas is the worst followed by Advance.

 

@DR:BUSTA No reason to react to a old comment of mine.

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1funeral2many

Not to be that guy but should advanced even count? It seems like the easy option as “worst 3D era game”

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This game is not worst, but most twisted game in GTA history.

Sometimes I asking myself who came with these ideas like blowing city part, bordello full of people, Donald Love eating dead Avery Carrington and list goes on .

That game sometimes gave me a lot shivers .

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In terms of story

Yes it's the worst

Gameplay

It was fun but not interesting but overall good for the psp (nothing compared to VCS sidemissions)

Advance has its reason to look bad

What are you all excepting from a gameboy Advance game?

Atleast advance had a great story

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No 3D GTA ever was bad. I would never consider LCS the worst or even bad. Instead, I would rank it the lowest compared to the other games. Every 3D game is a masterpiece, so we just can't say that LCS is the worst.

 

(Edit: People are talking about Advance being 3D, if Advance is considered 3D, I would say it is the worst)
(Edit 2: I just checked the game sections, and Advance is named in the "Top-down games", I guess we don't count it?)

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6 hours ago, Roham8506 said:

(Edit: People are talking about Advance being 3D, if Advance is considered 3D, I would say it is the worst)
(Edit 2: I just checked the game sections, and Advance is named in the "Top-down games", I guess we don't count it?)

Technically it's both. It has a top-down view but Rockstar still confirms that it is a 3D era GTA.

 

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33 minutes ago, OH76 said:

Technically it's both. It has a top-down view but Rockstar still confirms that it is a 3D era GTA.

 

Oh. If it's 3D, for sure, Advance is the worst.

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Yes; no one cares about GTA Advance in the first place, so if you only consider real games, LCS is garbage in GTA Standards (comparing to Ubisoft Open World, LCS is a masterpiece though), The soundtrack doesn't has one above avreage song besides the Theme song, The story is just Toni sucking Sal's balls, also, i can't for the live of me playing any missions after the 3rd something mission in Staunton of how boring they are, the fact there is no PC port makes stuff worse, cuz playing in the PS2, PSP or Mobile sucks ass, it has less features than VC (The game used has a base for it, so i belive), though slightly more than 3, but 3 had least had a soundtrack, and the Dodo, with is sh*t-fun to pilot around.

Only good thing LCS did to the GTA Franchise was the DSP videos of it.

 

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12 hours ago, Mattineu said:

Yes; no one cares about GTA Advance in the first place, so if you only consider real games, LCS is garbage in GTA Standards (comparing to Ubisoft Open World, LCS is a masterpiece though), The soundtrack doesn't has one above avreage song besides the Theme song, The story is just Toni sucking Sal's balls, also, i can't for the live of me playing any missions after the 3rd something mission in Staunton of how boring they are, the fact there is no PC port makes stuff worse, cuz playing in the PS2, PSP or Mobile sucks ass, it has less features than VC (The game used has a base for it, so i belive), though slightly more than 3, but 3 had least had a soundtrack, and the Dodo, with is sh*t-fun to pilot around.

Only good thing LCS did to the GTA Franchise was the DSP videos of it.

 

Agreed. The only good things about it are the side missions, atmosphere, and theme song.

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This is one of the greatest games of the 3D era. 

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Just now, OH76 said:

I wouldn't call it "the worst in existence" though.

I would

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OT: LCS is a sh*tty game. Worst GTA due to the crappy story, protagonist, characters, gameplay, etc. Thank God Rockstar redeemed themselves with VCS.

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If we're counting the 5 actual 3D games (like how I normally do), then maybe. Counting Advance? Hell no. Advance is the worst in the series.

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