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PaddsterG2k3

Vice City vs. IV.

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Male01
11 hours ago, B Dawg said:

IV in every way. VC's soundtrack is horribly overrated.

VCS is better.

 

If you ask me whether I prefer Vice City or San Andreas, my answer is SA-styled Vice City mods for San Andreas.

 

Although I never got to play IV and go bowling with Roman, I respect the game for all of its (better than V's) ways of being realistic, having an immersive atmosphere, and having great gameplay. For me, Vice City is just the step after III but also the step before San Andreas.

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Lioshenka
10 hours ago, Miamivicecity said:

How dare anyone have a different opinion to you. This question has always been hard for me since I love both games almost equally and thery're clearly the best of their eras. 

You're one of the rare ones.

 

Generally opinions are divided if it's SA v VC or SA v IV, but given the overall admiration towards VC and the increasingly bad IV feedback on these forums I assumed the obvious, and wasn't far off if you read through this thread.

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SonOfLiberty
37 minutes ago, Lioshenka said:

You're one of the rare ones.

 

Generally opinions are divided if it's SA v VC or SA v IV, but given the overall admiration towards VC and the increasingly bad IV feedback on these forums I assumed the obvious, and wasn't far off if you read through this thread.

I have read through this thread. In fact most of the replies line up with my opinions funnily enough. Torn between choosing one over the other.

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TheSantader25
32 minutes ago, Lioshenka said:

You're one of the rare ones.

 

Not on this forum he isn't. Countless polls exist outside this forum where IV is drastically beaten by SA, VC and even V. But here things have changed over the past couple of years. 

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Davao
32 minutes ago, Lioshenka said:

You're one of the rare ones.

 

Generally opinions are divided if it's SA v VC or SA v IV, but given the overall admiration towards VC and the increasingly bad IV feedback on these forums I assumed the obvious, and wasn't far off if you read through this thread.

 

I love both.  I prefer IV, but IV doesn't have thing which VC does and vice versa.   I admire both of them.  But I respect people's views and don't go and tell them off by saying IV is better.  I think most of the bad IV feedback are from people that loved SA, and the things that got removed in IV from SA to be honest.

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SonOfLiberty
4 minutes ago, TheSantader25 said:

Not on this forum he isn't. Countless polls exist outside this forum where IV is drastically beaten by SA, VC and even V. But here things have changed over the past couple of years. 

Atleast people here know GTA IV's a great game. Outside is full of casuals who think Red Dead Redemption 2 is boring remember?😉

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TheSantader25
6 minutes ago, Miamivicecity said:

Atleast people here know GTA IV's a great game. Outside is full of casuals who think Red Dead Redemption 2 is boring remember?😉

You really believe that troll woggleman? Outside here we have countless praise threads for RDR2. We have people calling it the game of the generation above the likes of TW3. It's been received far better than IV when it got released back in 08. He only visits the sh*tty resetera forum.

 

I don't think everyone needs an account here to not be considered a "casual" gamer. Specially when you realize how this forum has changed over the years which is completely evident in the poll results in the past couple of years. If there were only a couple of forums were IV was beaten I would say it isn't anything serious but it's beaten by a LARGE margin EVERYWHERE. and voters do bring valid reasons to their choices instead of saying bullsh*t like "HAHAHA IV sucks You can ride a Jetpack in SA HAHAHA" 

 

I said it before that I've been reading some of the old threads and the atmosphere has changed drastically here. I'm surprised to actually even see YOU praise SA in old threads from 2008.

 

IV is a great game though and anyone who thinks otherwise is retarded.

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SonOfLiberty
18 minutes ago, TheSantader25 said:

You really believe that troll woggleman? Outside here we have countless praise threads for RDR2. We have people calling it the game of the generation above the likes of TW3. It's been received far better than IV when it got released back in 08. He only visits the sh*tty resetera forum.

 

I don't think everyone needs an account here to not be considered a "casual" gamer. Specially when you realize how this forum has changed over the years which is completely evident in the poll results in the past couple of years. If there were only a couple of forums were IV was beaten I would say it isn't anything serious but it's beaten by a LARGE margin EVERYWHERE. and voters do bring valid reasons to their choices instead of saying bullsh*t like "HAHAHA IV sucks You can ride a Jetpack in SA HAHAHA" 

 

I said it before that I've been reading some of the old threads and the atmosphere has changed drastically here. I'm surprised to actually even see YOU praise SA in old threads from 2008.

 

IV is a great game though and anyone who thinks otherwise is retarded.

Of course not. I really couldn't care less if people call Red Dead Redemption 2 boring (Because I know it's brilliant) or whatever outside of this forum just like I don't care if GTA IV loses polls by large margins outside because it means diddly squat to me as a member here.

 

And I agree the forum has changed a lot over the years and it's a good thing. This place was as toxic as the wastelands in Fallout games in 2008. I put myself through that torture back then and have survived to see the forum become a much better place now GTA IV's finally getting the respect it should've had when it released.

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ThatKyloRenGuy

Tough decision but IV. Both games are really good. Here's a little analogy of how I view GTA IV and VC: They are to video games as The Jungle Book and Beowulf are to books. In short, both of them are great classics with overall great casts of characters, content, and well, just about everything!

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El Penguin Bobo

I honestly can't choose, so I'm gonna have to go for both. I love both games equally, they both have great story, great protagonist, great soundtrack, great everything really. But I enjoyed the gameplay in VC a tad bit more, so VC I guess?

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Son of Zeus

Vice City obviously. Very well balanced and never got boring throughout the story. Added a lot of cool stuff to the series. IV was a step back sadly. 

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Arnold Stallone
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When I want a neon lights and sunset covered fantasy where you play as a sociopath with a very strong drive to succeed who gets it all I play Vice City.

When I want a gritty dose of reality where you play as a much more likable guy who is almost depressed that is left disappointed by "the dream" I play IV.

IMO Vice City and IV are the polar opposites of the main GTA franchise but I enjoyed both of them and the characters from those games will probably stick with me for the rest of my life.

Edited by Arnold Stallone

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Grotti Vigilante

I think for me, Vice City takes the win here. Whatever is great about GTA IV is shared with Vice City. Badass and alpha male protagonist? Check. A dark story about revenge? Check. Delightful side characters? Check. An antagonist that doesn’t usually confront you directly until the end but antagonises you through phone calls? Check.

 

What I love about Vice City more though is it’s better soundtrack, which is the best in the series in my not so humble opinion, Tommy is a funnier character (seriously who doesn’t remember some of the stuff he shouted to those badge-wearing fruits?), and it strikes a great balance of light colours and homour with dark tones. IV is more realistic, and it’s story is definitely more down to earth, but Vice City was totally a crime-themed game like GTA should be.

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Davao

The soundtrack in VC is the best in the series.  It feels right for the game and it suits the theme perfectly.

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SonOfLiberty
On 1/11/2019 at 11:41 AM, Davao said:

The soundtrack in VC is the best in the series.  It feels right for the game and it suits the theme perfectly.

I'm not ashamed to admit that Emotion 98.3 is actually my favouritie station in the whole series, but yes Vice City has GTA IV covered here. Though I do find GTA IV's soundtrack somewhat underrated. It has alot of great songs that blend in well with late 00s NYC.

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Grotti Vigilante
33 minutes ago, Miamivicecity said:

I'm not ashamed to admit that Emotion 98.3 is actually my favouritie station in the whole series, but yes Vice City has GTA IV covered here. Though I do find GTA IV's soundtrack somewhat underrated. It has alot of great songs that blend in well with late 00s NYC.

I think I might disagree. Liberty Rock Radio is perhaps the only radio station in GTA IV that I liked. I would say it's probably more of a testament to modern music than GTA IV, because even in GTA V, I only listen to Los Santos Rock Radio and the occasional Non-Stop Pop FM song if it's from an earlier era, usually the 1980s. I think that's why Vice City and Stories did it best for me. Emotion 98.3 though? Nah, I'm more into Flash FM personally. I can't get enough of Gloria by Laura Branigan at the minute! 

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Bryce Montrose
On 1/3/2019 at 9:40 AM, Male01 said:

VCS is better.

 

If you ask me whether I prefer Vice City or San Andreas, my answer is SA-styled Vice City mods for San Andreas.

 

Although I never got to play IV and go bowling with Roman, I respect the game for all of its (better than V's) ways of being realistic, having an immersive atmosphere, and having great gameplay. For me, Vice City is just the step after III but also the step before San Andreas.

I also really love Vice City mods for GTA SA, and honestly the two cities in Vice City were better than Los Santos, I think Los Santos was very boring city, while San Fierro and Las Venturas are more interesting

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TheSantader25

I personally didn't like IV's soundtrack that much. It was so weird after San Andreas and Vice City. Liberty Rock Radio was decent but nothing special. Vladivostok also fitted in. Journey as well. No songs from Biggie? WTF R*? Overall it didn't capture the east coast theme well enough IMO. While V wasn't still as good as VC/SA I found myself listening to Radio Mirror Park A LOT. It simply fitted so well with the game's atmosphere. I also liked Los Santos Rock Radio(obviously), Vinewood Boulevard radio and West Coast Classics.

 

In the end Music is a matter of taste more than anything but it always seemed like R* went the low budget direction with IV in comparison to VC/SA/V. 

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captain jack sparrow

gta vice city  cause of better story and smooth gameplay,also niko is a pussy compared to tommy,tommy is the best gta protagonist along with cj

comparing gta vice city to gta 4 is like comparing lil wayne or ice cube(in our case gta vice city) to lil pump or tekashi 69(in our case gta 4) (ice cube and lil wayne are cleary much better)

On 10/3/2016 at 4:49 AM, dieseltech20 said:

Neither. I hated VC so much that I just used cheat codes to get through it as quickly as possible. Something about it would make sick while trying to just drive around the map. Just couldn't get into IV. Made it through a few missions and unlocked part of the map before turning it off forever.

what is wrong with you?it's ok to not like 4,bu not liking vc?

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captain jack sparrow
9 minutes ago, captain jack sparrow said:

gta vice city  cause of better story and smooth gameplay,also niko is a pussy compared to tommy,tommy is the best gta protagonist along with cj

comparing gta vice city to gta 4 is like comparing lil wayne or ice cube(in our case gta vice city) to lil pump or tekashi 69(in our case gta 4) (ice cube and lil wayne are cleary much better)

what is wrong with you?it's ok to not like 4,bu not liking vc?

ok obviously the part where i say that "it's ok not to like 4 but vc?"it's a joke

Just now, captain jack sparrow said:

ok obviously the part where i say that "it's ok not to like 4 but vc?"it's a joke

but still vc is far better than 4

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SonOfLiberty
9 hours ago, captain jack sparrow said:

also niko is a pussy compared to tommy

Time to lay off the rum Mr Sparrow. 😉

 

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LCLegend

Both are good games, though I'm going to have to give it to Vice City. great set up and protagonist, great setting, and a wonderful cast of characters and 'empire' system. IV is still great and all but I just like VC more. 

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perennial

A bit unfair to compare GTAs from different eras, but I'll go with GTA IV due to a larger map, deeper story and improved core gameplay mechanics. I love both games though.

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SonOfLiberty
3 hours ago, LCLegend said:

Both are good games, though I'm going to have to give it to Vice City. great set up and protagonist, great setting, and a wonderful cast of characters and 'empire' system. IV is still great and all but I just like VC more. 

As I said a few years back I really believe they're the best of their eras. I have a lot of sentimental attachment to Vice City (probably because it's set in the year I was born). Love Tommy, the setting, music, atmosphere etc. It was so instrumental and influential for the time it got me into 80s culture. On the other hand there's GTA IV which I probably don't need to explain too much why I love it. 😉

 

This (for me atleast) is really like asking me to choose between two of my children. :blush:

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Grotti Vigilante
3 hours ago, SonOfLiberty said:

On the other hand there's GTA IV which I probably don't need to explain too much why I love it. 

Do you? You never really mention it 😜

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ChengizVlad09

" Vice City is twenty four carat gold these days. " Still is, still is..

 

 

Edited by ChengizVlad09

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Damien Scott

Definitely IV. VC is the most overrated GTA game imo.

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Billy Russo

Vice City wins, sorry IV.

 

I'll ALWAYS opt to replay Vice City over IV. I very rarely ever get an urge to replay through IV's story, despite it being a good game. I just find that Vice City is a lot more fun to go through. A lot of it does come to down to nostalgia, but I'll always get more enjoyment out of VC. I don't like Niko as much as Tommy either.

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Max.pain

how about...gta oNlInE?

even though i played it as a kid, i kinda dislike gta vc for some reason idk. gta 4 never gets old, i should just start the game and loading screen song loads me as well.

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