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jondean31

is SA the Most overrated game in history?

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Beato_dim

'Overrated' isn't the right word here, it basically means "You all like this game, wel, YOU'RE WRONG!"

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Official General

Firstly straight to the topic, NO.

 

For the greatness that San Andreas has achieved and huge legacy it has left in the history of GTA gaming, it very clearly deserves extremely high level of praise it gets. It is fine for others to have the opinion that SA is not that great or is not their favourite GTA - it will not be everyone's cup of tea, and the game is certainly not flawless either. But to try and downplay the mass appeal and legendary status of SA to those who love and praise it is a futile and obnoxious attempt to rain on the game's parade. If SA was not that great, people would not still be talking about now like they do after 15 years since it was first released in 2004 - and even so, why should it bother those who don't think it's great ? You don't like it, then leave it alone, simple, I really don't get the need to discuss such topics about SA like this in such detail at this stage. What SA has done for GTA is set in stone and nothing can change that, whether you hate it or not, it's pointless. 

 

 

On 4/22/2019 at 8:01 AM, TheSantader25 said:

Why would you be hoping otherwise though if they do it right. Do you have a problem with San Fierro and LV if they're done right?

 

In the end "setting" is a matter of preference. There are rumors that they want to do VC and LC together and that has me worried too because they have used LC way too much. 

 

I myself wish for Las Venturas and a new city like San Diego. Maybe throw in a bit of Mexico in there too. 

I would love a modern version of LV and SF added to the map if done well in V. I would love a new VC too, just without LC though, more a south Florida rea.

 

On 4/22/2019 at 10:53 AM, Beato_dim said:

'Overrated' isn't the right word here, it basically means "You all like this game, wel, YOU'RE WRONG!"

100 agreed. 

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darksats

How can anyone say it is overrated? Its the best gta game ever. i see some people hating cj so that they hate the entire game. these people will say gta san andreas is the best gta ever if the protagonist was niko bellic. Gta v and 4 are the most overrated games. vice city is also a little bit overrated.

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Vladistar_895

San Andreas physics and graphics are overrated(worse than Vice City),also has a lot of bugs and unrealistic moments;but it's a great game and far from being THE MOST OVERRATED game(CJ is a little underdeveloped).

The mose overrated game is GTA V,which tries to be a combination of IV graphics and physics,SA copy missions,gameplay and customisation;but fails to do it correctly.

The Online is even worse,unrealistic but boring,which only goal is to make you pay for Shark Cards(Red Dead Online is the same trash)

 

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57 minutes ago, darksats said:

How can anyone say it is overrated? Its the best gta game ever. i see some people hating cj so that they hate the entire game. these people will say gta san andreas is the best gta ever if the protagonist was niko bellic. Gta v and 4 are the most overrated games. vice city is also a little bit overrated.

Well, that's your opinion! IMO San Andreas is overrated because I don't like gangster stories and the story, to me, seems a bit too unrealistic and over the top in some scenarios (since when a 2 bit gangster can fly a jet like the Hydra?)... And a character like Niko would have been even more inadeguate for the craziness that San Andreas offers, so I surely wouldn't have liked it more. GTA IV (especially after its launch) and GTA V (mainly because of GTA Online) have been crticized a lot in the past, actually I think they're a bit underrated. Vice City could be overrated for you, but today still it's hard to find a game that manages to bring all the vibe of a past decade. With that said, I want to clarify that San Andreas is a great game (it's GTA after all 😃) but, unfortunately for it, Vice City and IV managed to take more my attention.

And again, this is just my opinion. 

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BAT SOLDIER
On 6/13/2019 at 7:52 PM, Vladistar_895 said:

San Andreas physics and graphics are overrated(worse than Vice City),also has a lot of bugs and unrealistic moments;

 

Not true, GTA SA has got better physics and graphics than GTA VC, it even has better graphics than GTA IV which is really amazing for 2004 game. GTA IV and GTA V have got way more bugs and terrible AI. And GTA SA has got unrealistic moments because it's not supposed to be realistic, it's supposed to be fun and over the top, GTA games are supposed to be unrealistic like Saints Row.

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Beato_dim
42 minutes ago, BAT SOLDIER said:

it even has better graphics than GTA IV which is really amazing for 2004 game

Erm? Please elaborate. And note that 'better artstyle' or 'better colour palette' (first is debatable, second I actually agree) <> 'better graphics'

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BAT SOLDIER
43 minutes ago, Beato_dim said:

Erm? Please elaborate. And note that 'better artstyle' or 'better colour palette' (first is debatable, second I actually agree) <> 'better graphics'

It has better graphics because it has better colors and effects, also some textures in GTA SA look better than in GTA IV.

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Eternal Moonshine

I prefer GTA SA art style over IV's but let's face it. IV is way ahead of SA in terms of tech involved. With that said i still think that SA is the best GTA game to date. The gameplay can be clunky by today's standards but who cares. It doesn't bother me that much. When it comes to GTA V I'd say it's almost a tie but SA is still leading by a tiny bit. But that's just my opinion

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On 4/22/2019 at 2:53 AM, Beato_dim said:

'Overrated' isn't the right word here, it basically means "You all like this game, wel, YOU'RE WRONG!"

Not exactly. 'Overrated' means that it gets far more credit beyond it's deserving accolades. In this game's case, people tend to overestimate the game to a point where they think everything about it is 100% perfect while completely ignoring it's flaws. Not the MOST overrated in history, but still pretty overrated.

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BAT SOLDIER
2 hours ago, Eternal Moonshine said:

I prefer GTA SA art style over IV's but let's face it. IV is way ahead of SA in terms of tech involved. With that said i still think that SA is the best GTA game to date. The gameplay can be clunky by today's standards but who cares. It doesn't bother me that much. When it comes to GTA V I'd say it's almost a tie but SA is still leading by a tiny bit. But that's just my opinion

You are kidding right? GTA IV is a complete downgrade compared to GTA SA. The only thing in which GTA IV is better than GTA SA are physics, and that's it. GTA SA is better in every other way.

50 minutes ago, watersgta3 said:

Not exactly. 'Overrated' means that it gets far more credit beyond it's deserving accolades. In this game's case, people tend to overestimate the game to a point where they think everything about it is 100% perfect while completely ignoring it's flaws. Not the MOST overrated in history, but still pretty overrated.

The game is perfect though. The only flaw that GTA SA has are old graphics and that's it, everything else is perfect about the game.

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GTA San Andreas is the greatest game of all time! There isn't a single flaw in the game whatsoever! It's 100% perfect! The ghetto theme is way better than that boring ass Mafia bullsh*t or that boring ass Miami 80s! Everyone knows the 80s are lame! The 90s are WAAAAY better than the 80s! The storyline was also 100% perfect! There isn't a single flaw in the story! It was 100% impeccable! Also, CJ is the greatest, manliest, toughest, deepest character of the whole series! He can work out and get buff and master every fighting style! He'll beat every protagonist in a fight with one punch! f*ck anyone who disagrees with me! CJ is also way better personality wise than everyone else. He's a very honest man who is actually 100% human compared to the heartless fa**ots Tommy and Claude and unlike those two lame pieces of stale white bread, CJ actually cares about friends and family, and at least he was actually nice to Rosenberg in the game and not treat him like sh*t for no reason. CJ is both the toughest character and the deepest character of the whole series. Greatest protagonist of all time! Games like Vice City have nothing on San Andreas at all. GTA 3 especially have nothing on this game! This game is a perfect 10/10! Anyone who disagrees have no taste in games! Nobody should ever hate this game! f*ck anybody who disagree with me that San Andreas is the most perfect game ever!

 

 

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If you're too obtuse to figure this out now, I'm only mocking the fanboys who praise the living sh*t out of this game as if it's a gift from the Gods. I like San Andreas, but it's not a perfect game! Aside from the features and huge map, it really isn't much different from the other games of the series.

 

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BAT SOLDIER
9 hours ago, muvdafucupouttahere said:

GTA San Andreas is the greatest game of all time! There isn't a single flaw in the game whatsoever! It's 100% perfect! The ghetto theme is way better than that boring ass Mafia bullsh*t or that boring ass Miami 80s! Everyone knows the 80s are lame! The 90s are WAAAAY better than the 80s! The storyline was also 100% perfect! There isn't a single flaw in the story! It was 100% impeccable! Also, CJ is the greatest, manliest, toughest, deepest character of the whole series! He can work out and get buff and master every fighting style! He'll beat every protagonist in a fight with one punch! f*ck anyone who disagrees with me! CJ is also way better personality wise than everyone else. He's a very honest man who is actually 100% human compared to the heartless fa**ots Tommy and Claude and unlike those two lame pieces of stale white bread, CJ actually cares about friends and family, and at least he was actually nice to Rosenberg in the game and not treat him like sh*t for no reason. CJ is both the toughest character and the deepest character of the whole series. Greatest protagonist of all time! Games like Vice City have nothing on San Andreas at all. GTA 3 especially have nothing on this game! This game is a perfect 10/10! Anyone who disagrees have no taste in games! Nobody should ever hate this game! f*ck anybody who disagree with me that San Andreas is the most perfect game ever!

 

 

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If you're too obtuse to figure this out now, I'm only mocking the fanboys who praise the living sh*t out of this game as if it's a gift from the Gods. I like San Andreas, but it's not a perfect game! Aside from the features and huge map, it really isn't much different from the other games of the series.

 

You are right, GTA SA is the best game ever and it's the peak of GTA series. GTA games went downhill after GTA SA.

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Max.pain

Seems like some people dislike the game for being what it is. One of my friends once told me that he doesn't like it because it's not gta4. strange how they're not accepting how an improvement this game was

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11 minutes ago, Max.pain said:

Seems like some people dislike the game for being what it is. One of my friends once told me that he doesn't like it because it's not gta4. strange how they're not accepting how an improvement this game was

That's something new to hear, honestly. I usually see it the other way around.

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Official General
22 hours ago, muvdafucupouttahere said:

GTA San Andreas is the greatest game of all time! There isn't a single flaw in the game whatsoever! It's 100% perfect! The ghetto theme is way better than that boring ass Mafia bullsh*t or that boring ass Miami 80s! Everyone knows the 80s are lame! The 90s are WAAAAY better than the 80s! The storyline was also 100% perfect! There isn't a single flaw in the story! It was 100% impeccable! Also, CJ is the greatest, manliest, toughest, deepest character of the whole series! He can work out and get buff and master every fighting style! He'll beat every protagonist in a fight with one punch! f*ck anyone who disagrees with me! CJ is also way better personality wise than everyone else. He's a very honest man who is actually 100% human compared to the heartless fa**ots Tommy and Claude and unlike those two lame pieces of stale white bread, CJ actually cares about friends and family, and at least he was actually nice to Rosenberg in the game and not treat him like sh*t for no reason. CJ is both the toughest character and the deepest character of the whole series. Greatest protagonist of all time! Games like Vice City have nothing on San Andreas at all. GTA 3 especially have nothing on this game! This game is a perfect 10/10! Anyone who disagrees have no taste in games! Nobody should ever hate this game! f*ck anybody who disagree with me that San Andreas is the most perfect game ever!

 

 

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If you're too obtuse to figure this out now, I'm only mocking the fanboys who praise the living sh*t out of this game as if it's a gift from the Gods. I like San Andreas, but it's not a perfect game! Aside from the features and huge map, it really isn't much different from the other games of the series.

 

You don't need to be mocking anyone or causing mischief over this matter. If you don't think SA is anything special or you don't like it, it's fine, simply state your reasons or counter-arguments and leave it there. I really don't understand the need for all that noise and negativity over who likes or don't like a video game. 

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BAT SOLDIER
3 hours ago, Max.pain said:

Seems like some people dislike the game for being what it is. One of my friends once told me that he doesn't like it because it's not gta4. strange how they're not accepting how an improvement this game was.

Really? He thinks GTA IV is better than GTA SA? LMAO GTA IV is dogsh*t compared to GTA SA.

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Big_Smiley
6 hours ago, Official General said:

You don't need to be mocking anyone or causing mischief over this matter. If you don't think SA is anything special or you don't like it, it's fine, simply state your reasons or counter-arguments and leave it there. I really don't understand the need for negativity over who likes or don't like a video game. 

Said the same thing...

 

3 hours ago, BAT SOLDIER said:

Really? He thinks GTA IV is better than GTA SA? LMAO GTA IV is dogsh*t compared to GTA SA.

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Official General
10 hours ago, BAT SOLDIER said:

Really? He thinks GTA IV is better than GTA SA? LMAO GTA IV is dogsh*t compared to GTA SA.

I would not put it like that.

 

I do think SA is better than IV, but IV is still a very good GTA game in it's own right, and it is definitely one of the best in the series (definitely better than V). 

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Algonquin Assassin
1 hour ago, Official General said:

I would not put it like that.

 

I do think SA is better than IV, but IV is still a very good GTA game in it's own right, and it is definitely one of the best in the series (definitely better than V). 

If more people were like you OG this would be a better place. Also what's up with all these "new" accounts that sign up and the first thing they do is bash GTA IV? lol. I've been back for a couple of days and seen atleast 5 or so already. 

 

Butthurt. Butthurt everywhere.

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LCLegend

This isn't the most overrated game ever, but within the Rockstar world? Possibly. Not to say that it's even a bad thing, San Andreas rightly deserves its praise. It pushed the limits of the open world genre, and has one of the best maps in all of gaming. It is the best selling game on the Playstation 2 and rightly so.

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BAT SOLDIER
14 hours ago, Official General said:

I would not put it like that.

 

I do think SA is better than IV, but IV is still a very good GTA game in it's own right, and it is definitely one of the best in the series (definitely better than V). 

True, GTA IV isn't bad, but GTA SA is overall a better game.

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BAT SOLDIER
16 hours ago, SonOfLiberty said:

If more people were like you OG this would be a better place. Also what's up with all these "new" accounts that sign up and the first thing they do is bash GTA IV? lol. I've been back for a couple of days and seen atleast 5 or so already. 

 

Butthurt. Butthurt everywhere.

It's because my comments got a lot of likes which is why people started to say that GTA SA is better. 

13 hours ago, LCLegend said:

This isn't the most overrated game ever, but within the Rockstar world? Possibly. Not to say that it's even a bad thing, San Andreas rightly deserves its praise. It pushed the limits of the open world genre, and has one of the best maps in all of gaming. It is the best selling game on the Playstation 2 and rightly so.

I would say that GTA V is overrated. Has anyone noticed that most of the game fans only care about graphics? That's a big problem in GTA community.

4 minutes ago, BAT SOLDIER said:

It's because my comments got a lot of likes which is why people started to say that GTA SA is better. 

I would say that GTA V is overrated. Has anyone noticed that most of the GTA fans only care about graphics? That's a big problem in GTA community.

 

6 minutes ago, BAT SOLDIER said:

 

 

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m3theboss

Some games truly are overrated. This is due to a dedicated cult fanbase that love the game due to the nostalgia and childhood connection. However many games don't hold up to these days. I'd say Mafia 1, gameplay wise (and even graphics are really bland [repetitive]/bad), is f*cking awful and doesn't hold up (the story is still excellent however). I'd also say SM64 can be beaten by modern platformers. 

 

GTA SA still holds up to this day I feel, same with Need for Speed Most Wanted. The gameplay in GTA 5 isn't even much better to be honest (and it's honestly far easier). That's why I think it still holds up.

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CrimsonFolo

Best of its time for sure. Nothing else felt quite like it at the time and this is the game i heard everyone was playing. Kinda like MW2 back in its release days/prime days. 

 

Story was varied and fun af. Sure some points were exaggerated or stuff but the game wouldn't be iconic as it was without that. It subverts expectations as you have the impression that Carl is a gangster or along those lines then suddenly he partners up with a blind chinese mafia boss (wu zi mu) or he goes into area 51 pretty much to steal a jetpack.

 

The game was just wild and fun like that. 

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ChengizVlad09

Icons cannot be overrated, otherwise they wouldn't be icons, no matter what the 'mortals' might have think. There's no iconic trio better than III, VC and SA. Father, Son and the Holy Spirit of the franchise. 

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1 hour ago, ChengizVlad09 said:

Icons cannot be overrated, otherwise they wouldn't be icons, no matter what the 'mortals' might have think. There's no iconic trio better than III, VC and SA. Father, Son and the Holy Spirit of the franchise. 

My trio consists of IV, SA and VCS 😛

or if being limited to the 3D era, then SA, VCS, LCS

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One particular thing that pisses the hell out of me is when someone is so nonchalant and spits something trivial along the lines of ' nostalgia ' and ' childhood ' or ' memories ' and here I am still playing those games like there's no tomorrow. Never, and I do mean, NEVER, has it occured to me personally " god, how that game was good 15 years ago ". Honestly, one other thing does frequently occur and it's how in the hell is something from SA or III or VC, still better than something from the later titles. San Andreas is one of those games I just can't get enough of. Whether it's just a simple cruise around the map in a favorite car - and there's bunch of them, behaving accordingly to its class, something clearly non existing in newer titles - or drifting on my own made up circuits, or replying the missions that for some reason cannot stale - since they are so goofy and serious at the same time and I can take them from whatever angle I like in that sense - or getting involved in the gang or law enforcement shootouts and chases - breath taking action where that goofy AI wants to demolish you and wipe the floor with you -, simply, in everything that game offers, there is so much action going on that is beautifully done, it's amazing and worth of admiring and most importantly, totally enjoyable. To this day, yeah. Above all else and despite its weaker technical solutions of the time in which it was made, it comes as unfathomable that SA is so freaking good compared to many newer AAA titles. And all that people have to say is " GRapHiCs agEd s0 baDLy ". Ri-dic(k)-ulous and so shallow, even considering the amount injustice R* themselfs imposed upon that title in visual and optimization sense on many platforms. Not to mention the fact that PS2 version has so many visual features clearly more advanced, not just better looking, than anything implemented later on.

 

@B Dawg

 

I like your taste man 😎

 

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Mr Zedd
On 4/4/2014 at 12:27 AM, jondean31 said:

It was good when it was released, however I don't understand why people still enjoy playing it in comparison to the HD games?

I still enjoy playing for a couple reasons..

 

- my pc can't run hd games with integrated graphics chip, and only old games like sa run perfectly fine. The processor is great to even run some modern games but a graphics card is still required to run today's games, and right now, not really interested in upgrading my pc... because read further below

- don't find hd gtas enjoyable compared to san andreas, which is why I am perfectly fine in playing san andreas, and recently, i have started to search forums for the best mods, which makes the game even better

- my ps4 is also having problems in running games, its not in a good condition and the expert who understands this stuff has suggested to either replace it with a second hand machine, or buy a new console. Since I have started modding, I have decided to stick with pc only :p

- the amount of activities, and fun things I find to enjoy in san andreas is something I don't find in hd gtas

- there's more freedom and flexibility in doing many things in this game that I don't get to experience in hd gtas

- doesn't require constant internet connection, which is an annoying problem when i am playing  gta v, due to poor connectivity in my place, especially when the update size is quite big that my ps4 freezes in the middle due to long waits. I bought gta v to play only single player, didn't realise the game will come with so many updates :/

- love the story, and characters

 

that pretty much sums up my reasons for still playing san andreas, so no, its not overrated but the most fun open world i ever played :)

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