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Domand

What does San Andreas do better then other GTA Games?

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Domand

Pretty much as said, what do you think this game has or did better then any other GTA Game in the series?

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xXPinguXx

Too much things that how it did better. But some stuff in the game were worst then other GTA games.

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Domand

That was gonna the original topic but I didn’t want to seem like I was hating on the game in its own section. So I kinda decided to do it the other way around.

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xXPinguXx

That was gonna the original topic but I didn’t want to seem like I was hating on the game in its own section. So I kinda decided to do it the other way around.

Nah, it's ok dude.

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xXPinguXx

<< it is not necessary to do a Quote of such a huge posti. Edit down to essentials: lil weasel >>

tbh, i didn't really like the jetpack that much. It was just slow and you couldn't really do anything other than shooting from it with your own guns. Edited by xXPinguXx

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CoolMods

Everything, really.

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Jack Lupino

-Huge number of interesting side missions

 

-Extra abilities like climbing walls and walking while crouching

 

-Exclusive weapons and gadgets not present in any other gta

(camera,jetpack,parachute,spray cans,thermal goggles,fire extinguishers and Umbrella)

And what impressive is you can

use all of this at your will without mission.

 

-Minigames at bars,ability to gamble in casinos and shooting range competitions

 

-Hidden secrets in a huge map.

I have played San Andreas and completed it thrice but still find new things in the game.

This game is just awesome!

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0223998743

Almost everything, literally. I also prefer the ambience and vibes even if the game is graphically outdated.

Edited by anthony

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Hot Pursuit

EDIT << new topic moved to existing topic of same nature >>

1. More thing to do
2. Jetpack
3. Huge map
4. Amazing gameplay variety
5. 100+ varied mission
6. Planes
7. Car customization
8. Player customization

Edited by lil weasel
merged topics

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LongLiveJojo

Well, your second point is invalid. GTA 5 has a jetpack.

 

Oh my, I am dumb. I did not see the fact you put GTA IV. I thought it was GTA V.

 

Anyway ignore my point above, GTA San Andreas also featured multiple cities.

Edited by LongLiveJojo

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Evil empire

It's the only episode where you can explore 3 big cities plus large wilderness areas which gives an incomparable feeling of freedom.

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Alex Chilton

The map...

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ArmyRaidFail404

Honestly all of the radio commericals. Going into Ammu-Nation and just listening to:

 

"We got a special on hand grenades. And if you're too fat and lazy to throw them, check out our grenade launchers! Pop it in, pull the trigger and BOOM! You've blown a hole in something!"

 

 

 

And you know, the side missions were pretty cool.

Edited by ArmyRaidFail404

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Liam187

I loved buying properties and I loved gambling.

 

I wish GTA V put these two things into the game.

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Official General

On a technical level regarding features, variety, size and gameplay content, this is the best GTA in the series in my opinion.

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Wingate167

There were a lot of things to do compared to 3, Vice City and the later games as it went into the HD era. The minigames, missions, dating, schools, gym, it was like the Sims crossed with Grand Theft Auto.

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Lioshenka

Okay, so going to reply first before reading the comments, and probably edit later after reading them:

 

  • Countryside. Best countryside ever. extremely diverse, yet carefully planned so that the change in landscape is gradient or natural. Every area has got very distinctive features representative of this type of landscape. Sometimes I just drive or walk around and listen to the ambient sounds. R* didn't overdo it with wild animals, yet there are birds and insects present. The sunsets and spectacular - I have watched them countless times from atop Chiliad, near Pine Creek, in San Fierro over the hills or over the bay, in Tierra Robada, on Verdant Bluffs, over the dam.
  • Driving physics. Although GTA 5 did pretty good, SA is still ahead. GTA 5 suffers slightly from GTA 4's boat-like feel.
  • Exiting and navigating the menu, loading. Starting a new SA game takes, what - 10 seconds? I hate having to wait for the menu to animate or to blend in/out which is the trend with modern games.
  • Jetpack. The unbeatable joy of exploring the map or an essential tool for taking picturesque screenshots and making map mods.
  • Following up from the first point - amazing range of missions, from mountain cycling to cross country quad bike races to sports car races to cargo train missions.
  • Hilarious. Older GTAs were generally quite good at that, but SA combines radio jokes, map Easter eggs, character dialogs, missions - it all comes together without being over the top.
  • Myths. One of the best things about the game. I quite easily spent around 10% of my time playing looking for them (10% of 12 years is A LOT).

ADDED

Okay, I should have just quoted Am Shaegar. He said pretty much all the same things.

 

To add to my list:

  • Buying properties
  • No stupid phone

 

LongLiveJojo - jetpack in GTA 5? Really? Where? I've had the game for a few years, still haven't found it. Edited by Lioshenka

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0223998743

Jetpack in GTA 5, 4 years later, in Online only. Right, f*ck this game, Cockstar motherf*ckers.

 

@topic

 

True wilderness area.

 

The feeling of being lost and alone when you venture in the wilderness is real.

 

Forest are forest, lot of huge trees and vast areas in isolated location.

 

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Desert are also isolated and vast, away from population and highways.

 

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Tierra_Robada.jpg

Edited by anthony

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NumberNineLarge

1. Customizing

 

2. Boxing in the gym

 

3. Big Smoke's order

 

4. Gambling on horse racing

 

5. Playing pool

 

6. Tagging territories

Edited by NumberNineLarge

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Mocozmo

San Andreas excels in setting, personality and other difficult to quantify aspects. San Andreas FEELS like 1991. The music, the news, the characters, everything.

 

Another thing that made SA great was the variety of things to do. You could make millions of the OTB and go gamble at the casino. Get yourself a jet and dogfight with the army. You could race, break into people's houses or take over gang territory. SA felt full of life where because you only had one life to think about. Gta V feels like a confused mess trying to create the world view of three different people at the same time.

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Official General

The element of danger in the streets.

 

The streets of SA's cities are teeming with all kinds of danger. Gang members and drug dealers ready to shoot at you, random psychos and kunckleheads that will attack with melee weapons or even guns for the slightest altercation or provocation, and street criminals that will carjack you at a moment's notice. Even when robbing homes, you still need to be careful of armed residents that will blast you if they catch you intruding on their property. It makes the need to be armed with a gun VERY essential - at the very least you need to be packing a 9mm pistol to feel very safe while being a criminal in San Andreas.

 

No other GTA can rival SA for this experience at this level. VC offers the same kind of experience, but not on the same level as SA does.

Edited by Official General

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LeBron.

1. The main reason why I love to come back to San Andreas is it's absolute freedom. Whenever I want I can go wherever I want and do whatever I want. The whole map is just a playground for the player, who can do any single thing he desires. That's what defines a great sandbox.

2. Character & car customization - this is self-explanatory. Although it may seem outdated, there's no denying that it was a giant step forward.

3. The world - I mean, how can you go wrong with a map that consists not only of California's two most characteristic cities and their countryside areas, but with a shiny, glamorous parody of Las Vegas to top it off? Combine all that with fantastic design that makes every place seem memorable, and thus you get a map that every gamer will love to revisit for years.

4. Fun missions - surely one might say they were too over the top, but hell, people seem to forget what make us love GTA in first place. We need to have some fun in it. Why would you do another boring kill-and-collect mission when you can burn an entire farm of marijuana? Why would you wipe out another random guy after a chase sequence when you can rob an entire military base in order to steal a jetpack?

5. A variety of weapons and vehicles to choose from - is there any other GTA that lets you steal a hotdog van? Or is there another GTA that lets you beat people to death with flowers? That's right. No comment is needed.

6. Jetpack - yes, it is unrealistic. Yes, it doesn't fit the storyline. Yes, it will cause butthurt from some GTAForums members. But if you just forget about that for a minute, you'll pleased to see how fun it actually is. A radio in it would be even cooler though :D

7. Minigames and activities - playing basketball, video games, buffing up at the gym, completing stadium events, gambling... need I say more?

8. The humour - no matter how much of an iceman you are, you WILL smile for at least a brief moment in the campaign. Guaranteed by Ryder, Inc.

9. Properties to buy - although the fact that a lot of them are just copy and pasted interiors, it's much better to at least have them as an option instead of them not being there at all.

10. Driving physics - I still hold onto my opinion that GTA IV did it better than San Andreas, but that doesn't mean that SA's driving was complete sh*t. It was a perfect fit for the game that is all about fun and freedom.

11. The soundtrack. Every time I turn Radio X and this song comes up it just puts a smile on my face and makes me feel free:

 

 

 

I might expand this post in the future.

Edited by LeBron.

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Evil empire

The fact you can turn the streets into battlefields in 2 times 3 movements with the chain car explosions, the random hurtling police helicopter you destroy in a few seconds that ends exploding in the streets, the angry gangsters getting out of their cars to shoot you makes the gunshots largely more entertaining than in Vice City with a unique and extremely enjoyable experience.

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American Venom

The tri city state map. Whilst generally Im fond of San Andreas the map was/is pretty impressive for the time offering three cities, countryside and desert.

Edited by Algonquin Assassin

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BowlingMaster

100% completion rewards, particularly, the double vehicle strength bonus is really unique to this game. It should have been included in future games. Having Rhyno and Hydra available at CJ's house also makes it easy to access these vehicles instead of going all the way to LV.

Double strength to vehicles the player drives is one of the rewards for Vice City too.

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Evil empire

Except if I'm wrong GTA San Andreas is the only episode featuring so many life-simulation elements like the ability to learn various fighting styles, date girlfriends, practice sports, buy tons of clothes, upgrade the cars etc. Even if these things are bonuses more than central elements they take part to the gaming pleasure and the immersion.

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CoolMods

You can customize your character haircuts/clothes etc. and in GTA VC, GTA III, GTA 4, GTA 5 you can't do that.

Edited by CoolMods

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0223998743

So, I never understood all the whining and complaining about the Green Goo, and other stuff added like the jetpack

I agree; this is two missions and once you did it, it's finish.. Gone! Two f*cking missions on a total of 100..And at least, you get a jetpack, which is fun. Edited by anthony

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BLADE_San_Andreas

The fun open world, there is always something out there we still might not know, and who knows when will we discover everything this game really has to offer

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Evil empire

The ability to explode a vehicle by shooting the fuel tank makes the fights easier and gives the opportunity to kill many enemies in a row without having a powerful weapon. It's a little but useful feature.

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