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jondean31

is SA the Most overrated game in history?

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Pooyan Cyrus

It`s actually quite hard to compare 3D era to HD.

You might as well just said that it`s just your own opinion on SA and you`re entitled to say that you dont`t like it but saying that it`s the poorest GTA game, well that`s a bit out of order.

It`s like with me and GTA 3, i don`t like GTA 3, as a matter of fact i hate it but that doesn`t mean it`s actualy a bad game. That i don`t like it it`s just my own opinion.

I hope you know what i mean.

 

The best selling GTA games;

1.) V

2.) IV

3.) SA

I know it's hard but IV fanboys do it. They're boasting about IV and saying SA was pure sh*t everywhere in the internet.

Where did I say I don't like SA? I've always said it was best 3d game of franchise.

Also the sells aren't a proof to say it's overrated. It deserved this amount of sales.

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AnDReJ98

VCS and LCS are underrated, agreed with you Vance, they sold very little compared to other GTAs, especially VCS, which is better than LCS in my opinion. I think if R* didn't release them as Sonny exclusive, they would have far more better sales. Simply, because game wouldn't be only on PS2 and PSP, it would be on PC & Xbox too what would make more people know about it, and more people buy it. However, i still think it wouldn't have bigger sales than even III (17 million), but it surely would have sold more than it did now.

 

As for EFLC, maybe people haven't been interested in it, since many of them were disappointed with IV, i don't know. And yes, they are quite interesting. My favorite GTA from that 'category' is VCS. I enjoyed it more than IV & V though, i still rank IV first, V and then VCS.

 

Keep in mind that VC and SA weren't main entry, still they sold far more than these listed up.

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MrVance

@anDReJ98, finally someone who likes VCS :rol: , all they ever do is bashing about , i told someone already VCS was very popular in our part of the world.

Some of us just don`t give a sh*t about game`s rating, we buy it and play it, then we decide if it`s good or not by ourselves. And it was a very good game, terribly underrated just because it`s smaller title, that word "stories" f*cked all up i guess and people care only about big, main titles only. I`ve played it on PS2 of course.

VCS had some completely new side missions which differed from those classic boring vigilantes and paramedics and stuff like that. Air rescue, beach patrol, air copter, empire missions etc..something new and diferent. I`ve been sick of all the same bs paramedics, firefighter and vigilante in every GTA game so this game brought something new to me.

As for LCS, the game overall wasn`t as good as VCS (IMO) but the main storyline was quite interesting.

I`ve never played ELC yet so i can`t tell but i will buy it very soon. I was happy with IV tough.

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DonMichaelCorleone

GTA V IS THE MOST OVERRATED GAME IN THE HISTORY.

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MrVance

GTA V IS THE MOST OVERRATED GAME IN THE HISTORY.

You know how it is, people always fall on big, popular titles. And GTA V sounds and reads so spectacular, even that roman "V" looks so bombastic. :rol:

Altough IMO V is a good game, i don`t have many complains on it but i still think that people who follow some game based on how popular and how good the selling of it was, are immature. Personally i don`t give a f*ck about game`s selling, rating or it`s popularity. I don`t praise it even an inch more just because it has a good rating. I decide whether is good or bad when i play it. I saw it already in VCS`s case, totaly unfairly underrated game but yet so quite decent GTA game. And some GTA gamers just rate VCS as bad game, because they are shallow and if some f*cking magazine says it wasn`t sold as good as 3, VC and SA than it has to be bad game for their thick minds.

I mean wtf, no game rating or selling copies will ever make me interested in some game if it`s not fiting my personal taste.

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SAVILLAIN

GTA SA is everything GTA V wish it was.. rockstar struggling hard with GTA V Online just alone

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Kafonix

1) GTA San Andreas

2) GTA V

3) GTA IV

4) Nothing, didn't like the others, haven't played VC though

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DRFT571

Uh no

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SAVILLAIN

as I said in a GTAV thread title " do you still play GTAV ?" I posted that I walked up a mountain and saw breathtaking views....

 

breathtaking views to make me vomit!

 

I mean seriously what the hell happend to rockstar? they posting newswire " hipster " pictures and having contest with glitchers

 

when they made GTA SA they knew it would be their best one just what the hell are they gonna add in GTAV? hmm lets see

 

Monster Truck? then whats next Go-Kart? it seems like thats the route they want to take... GTAV has this " I want to be like GTA SA! I want to be accepted! " feel

 

But no rockstar.. you will never be as great as you once was in GTA SA

 

accept that! your not fooling anyone!

 

Overrated?... pshh.....dont sleep...

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lil weasel

What about "Farm Ville"?

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Jerome

hell nah! SA is an excellent game for its year, a big map, loads of vehicles, a long and interesting storyline, great voice acting, a lot of odd jobs and passtimes, etc. I think SA perfectly gave us what we expected, at least, what I expected IMO

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HeroBrineR007

GTA VC > GTA SA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

;)

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Osho

GTA SA simply was the first great attempt from Rockstar in creating the most ambitious title of the series.

The first ( and possibly the last one with three cities ) game that actually set foot forward with incredible possibilities and I've no doubt in calling GTA SA; one of the greatest games of the series.

The map itself packs a ton to offer up a truly exciting gameplay while bringing lots of things to the table ( in the series ).

There's a sense of deep satisfaction present in the game for a franchise that boasts a lot of action and adventure. GTA SA easily impressed me for how much we could enjoy playing it.

The lengthy adventure, the sense of progression, by starting early with the neighbourhoods of Los Santos, and enjoying the diversity city has to offer. From here on, the game widens the opportunities that are spread in the rest of the map.

Be it the gang turfs, the relaxing countryside, spooky dense forests and hills, incl. Mount Chiliad!

Gradually, you start moving to SF, and even more deeper by doing everything you need to reach the deserts and LV.

Each city has his own parts to play, missions to enjoy without giving a strong scripted or linear feel to the structure.

Its a perfect adventure that draws me in by letting the player enjoy that freedom and fun as expected by GTA standards, as experienced in their predecessors.

Its not limited by gaming within an engrossing plot, rather widens the scope with more content. It felt like a step up in gaming offered by the series so far!

Something, I honestly find it lacking in HD games, more so missed out on the GRAND factor.

As the first time experience on release, I easily played GTA SA for hours and months without getting bored easily, unlike playing GTA IV that lacked some serious replay value on the level of content and satisfaction seen in GTA SA, thus it got boring fairly quickly.

Though, in comparison to GTA V, it was definitely more engaging and was not a disappointment at all. It just took some time to adapt but its definitely the best HD game so far, if not as great as I expected quite naturally.

The way I see, GTA IV followed the GTA format with quality improvements by using RAGE than the Renderware engine GTA SA supports, while GTA V tried to follow the GTA SA format, but failed to impress me and arouse the kind of craze and deep satisfaction as GTA SA easily did on release.

In the end, GTA SA feels an outstanding offering from Rockstar.

Its pretty stupid to call it an overrated title, that I grew up and had ( and still have ) loads of fun playing it.

Its GTA V, in my opinion, that's easily one of the most overrated game and the first major disappointment of the series. :^:

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HeroBrineR007

I agree with you that the map is awesome for exploring, but the game itself is less fun than GTA VC.

Cause sometimes you want to do a 6 star rampahe and in Vice City you can do that easily.

In San Andreas i die with 5 stars ...

And the missions in San Andreas were purely just Killing or Racing missions.

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mrfilmpjesmaker123

Wut^^ :blink:

 

SA has a great diversity of missions , tagging tags , stealing hydras, casino heist , there's something for everyone.

 

For the 6 star rampage thing you can simply use cheats.

 

And believe me or not , a few days ago when i played SA my mom walked in and said ''that looks real!''.

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Osho

GTA VC is my personal favorite too. But, that's exactly what makes it a 'personal' choice.

Each game separates itself in the department of offering something unique. Each title isn't a sequel of the previous. And, obviously that helps in maintaining the appeal of each game because each title has this unique setting and suitable features and content.

For me, its not about focusing which GTA > GTA, rather I enjoy and play all, but I love GTA VC over all!

Quite simple!

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HeroBrineR007

All GTA's are good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Except IV and V.

Someome should make a mod that uses VC engine (cause the car handling is better in VC) with Los Santos as the starting island and you can fly to Liberty City and Vice City.

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B Dawg

 

GTA V IS THE MOST OVERRATED GAME IN THE HISTORY.

You know how it is, people always fall on big, popular titles. And GTA V sounds and reads so spectacular, even that roman "V" looks so bombastic. :rol:

That's the thing with V. It has marvelous presentation, but everything under it is just, meh. It's subpar to the rest of the series in quality.

It looks so good but it's crap.

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Alex2213

I believe San Andreas is an amazing game but by no means the best in the series.

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GTA-Biker

My top 5 GTA games:

5 GTA TLAD

4 GTA VCS

3 GTA VC

2 GTA 5

1 GTA SA

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SAVILLAIN

What about "Farm Ville"?

 

you mean facebook ville?

 

 

Wut^^ :blink:

 

SA has a great diversity of missions , tagging tags , stealing hydras, casino heist , there's something for everyone.

 

 

which will all be tried to add into GTA V soon or later I mean people were going crazy over cats in one of the next gen GTA V videos

 

psshh....

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lil weasel

 

What about "Farm Ville"?

you mean facebook ville?

 

Yes, I understand it was quite the Fad for Phonies and died quite quickly. Although there are sequels.

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TheFunkyBunch

Most Overrated Game By R* Yes 100% of all time No Not Even Close it was still One of the finest games On the ps2 But it does not hold much Value for me Now Though I Must Admit.

 

 

And that Dubious honor goes to the Last Of Us Or Skyrim.

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mrfilmpjesmaker123

^^Only use capitals where needed please...

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lil weasel

And that Dubious honor goes to the Last Of Us Or Skyrim.

Hardly, SKYRIM surpasses even San Andreas in all points. The only drawbacks are the 'forgetful' AI of the NPC's. Kill the Emperor and after the deed is done no one remarks about it, not even the Imperial Troops. Edited by lil weasel

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Jioyt 123

Woah LW, spoilers. Or is that only for GTA games?

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TheFunkyBunch

 

And that Dubious honor goes to the Last Of Us Or Skyrim.

Hardly, SKYRIM surpasses even San Andreas in all points. The only drawbacks are the 'forgetful' AI of the NPC's. Kill the Emperor and after the deed is done no one remarks about it, not even the Imperial Troops.

 

i Disagree i think its Complete sh*t But Each to Their Own.

^^Only use capitals where needed please...

how About No You Crazy Dutch Bastard i use them whenever i like Ok ?

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|-Dan-|

The title says something,discussion is completely different

 

First,answering the title: No,and I don`t think it`s even close,there are dozens of other games which surpassed SA

Second: The best GTA ?

 

Now this discussion exists since forever...All the GTA`s are great in their own way,and all of them have that something which makes them "better",you can`t choose which GTA is better by the way someone says,it`s all about how you feel it..If someone says GTA VC is the best,and you play it and you dont like it,would it still be the best? Clearly no...Let`s stop the arguments and just agree all..All GTA`s are the best...Am I right?

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Son of Zeus

Gta Sa redefined the idea of FREEDOM and FREEROAM. The huge map, the possibilities..,..well. I don't need to say what type of a game Sa was. Haters will hate, but ignore them. Sa was a MASTERPIECE. R* were afraid V would not sell well. That's why they advertised it so hugely. It's the most overrated game in history. IV is the most overrated in the series.

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Coldfrost

It's almost a crime to call GTA SA overrated. Unfortunally i haven't played GTA V (but looks great, btw..) yet, cuz i don't own a PS3.. However, i've played the others, including GTA IV. So, in my opinion, GTA IV is the only overrated GTA in the series.

 

From what i've played, GTA SA is indeed the best GTA, and this is the opinion of someone who didn't even like the character that much or the "street gangster theme". Actually, my favorite GTA in terms of environment and main character, was GTA VC.

But GTA SA brought a whole new sense of freedom, a whole new gameplay compared to VC and awesome missions, mini-games and the map... It's not just because of the size, it's because it gives us so much variety. You did feel like you're moving in the world. With GTA SA, Rockstar reinvented open world games.

 

Then GTA IV came.. I was waiting for GTA IV for a long time, but when it came, it was a let down. The missions where sooo boring, the map was dark and always the same kind of environment, the main character was just as likable as CJ (did i already mention i didn't like CJ?), you didn't have planes, and that cellphone was the most annoying thing ever.. "cousin do you want to go bowling?" EVERY FIVE MINUTES!!!

Even the story... Everyone talks about the story so much.. I couldn't even finish it, but i've played many missions hopping the game would get any better. So.. unless the story started to get good when i gave up, the truth is that i found everything about that game uninteresting. And don't get me wrong, i do love games with a good story, like the Mafia games, especially the first one.

 

GTA IV is the most overrated GTA ever.... The Saboteur came out in 2009, it's by far superior to IV and people don't even talk about it.

Saints Row TT had a sh*tty story, but the gameplay was also far better than GTA IV.. If Volution wasn't so busy with purple dildos and payed more attention to the storyline and environment, Saints Row TT could even surpass SA.

The shooting and fight system in Mafia 2 where also much better than GTA IV, and even though i didn't like it's story as much as i did Mafia 1, the truth is that i was interested in Mafia 2 story and i DID WANT to find what would happen.

After what rockstar gave us with San Andreas (2004) and Bully (2006), i really was expecting more from IV.

 

Despite all this, many GTA fans where calling IV the best game ever.. and that's why i consider it to be overrated. Even though so many "gta clones" did surpass GTA IV, many people couldn't (some still can't) see that.

 

From the videos i've seen of GTA V, it looks like Rockstar gave another huge step foward (even though i don't quite like the idea of having 3 main characters), and i do believe GTA V might be way better than GTA SA, but i won't be sure till i've tried. Graphics do matter, but it isn't the main thing about a game. I never realised how much better HL1 was compared to HL2 before Black Mesa mod came out. If a mod like that was made for GTA San Andreas, i belive that a lot of new players would preffer SA over other GTA games.

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