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GTA VCS or GTA VC which has the better 80s atmosphere?


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VCS for me. It’s like paradise! The lighting & neons were great & the colors of the sky in different times of the each day was awesome. Although VC is the first GTA game I played, I enjoyed VCS wayyy more

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VC has the atmosphere of Scarface and Miami Vice.

VCS has the atmosphere of National Lampoon's Vacation.

I can't answer which has better atmosphere, but since I love 1980s family genre [?] films and bright atmosphere, I take VCS's.


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I feel that VCS has the better 80's atmosphere: it's warmer-looking, brighter, and has more neon. I think VC is a bit subdued by comparison (like what MrPhillips said, that was the consequence of following GTA III and re-using that particular game's modeling, albeit with different colors).

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People talk here like if Scarface is the only thing that existed in the 80s

I respect people liking scarface vibes but VC gave us the scarface vibe why another GTA game with the same Atmosphere and this is where rockstar's creativity appear and how there's a game for everyone

VCS had better Atmosphere Because of how the city and every place in it represents real environment and people who are affected by it who live in their environment which makes it feel like a real city more than a movie city with people acting like cliche characters

Anyway I still go with VC because I actually like how cliche it was and feels like a movie with people having weird dialogues

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Hell i never felt like there was any difference considering it was a 2 year gap between the two, chronologically I mean. From someone that never experienced anything 80’s ever, both seemed pretty stereotypically 80’s.

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As much as I like Vice City, VCS was perfect with the trails and blur. I just think they should have used a percentage for health instead of a bar like san andreas. And the game itself has the cars a little slower than vice city. The infernus doesnt even sound like the original vice city infernus. But graphically it was better. Jetskis and swimming, empire building. It was the proper Vice City.

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in my opinion, vc's atmosphere was better. vcs was not as colorful as vc. Let's take their first missions. You don't see any neon lights or good themes etc. in vcs. But in vc, you spawn in a very good place. At night, billie jean playing at the seccond you enter the bike or car. Going to the hotel with pink lights all over it. Great 80's theme

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Having played both games, I just love VCS's atmosphere, it is soooooo goood

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On 2/14/2021 at 11:21 PM, Zello said:

VCS except for the cholos who were out of place and made no sense at all.

I'm okay with the Cholos ("Hasta la vista, Cholo!"- Doris the Dominatrix, "Eating Raoul"😁), and due to the real-life Haitian community getting all uncomfortable with the game's representation of them, I think they're a colorful replacement. At least the there's a beginning and end to the gang, even if it may seem a little preposterous.

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