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Penguin Bob

Why do people call Tommy Vercetti overrated?

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Penguin Bob

Clearly Trevor is overrated. Not saying i don't like him, but Trevor is the overrated one. If you think Tommy is overrated, explain to me why is he overrated to you. I thought he was a GREAT protagonist and he had some kind of heart and he had some funny quotes. :D

 

 

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Jack Lupino

Not my favourite Protag but he was cool.I would like him if he had more lines to say outside of cutscene.

I would say CJ is overrated.

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Penguin Bob

I would like him if he had more lines to say outside of cutscene.

 

He did have some quotes outside of cutscenes. Mostly insults.

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Femme Fatale

Who calls him overrated? The only person who I know calls him that is the PBM who likes feet and little girls.

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watersgta3

Well to be fair, all the protagonists (except for Toni and Vic maybe) are overrated in some ways.

 

Claude is overrated due to the fact that many people treat him as if he was a character on his own when the game he was in was released.

 

Tommy is overrated due to how many people praise how badass he is while also ignoring some of his flaws.

 

CJ is overrated due to how many fans treat him like he's God (just read SA4life's past comments of him) and even act as if he had no moments where he did anything sordid (I'm looking at you, Osho!).

 

My point is that fans tend to overrate the protagonists in many different ways.

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Am Shaegar

Nothing wrong. Fans are free to treat any aspect of the game the way they desire. To admire something about the game [ in this case - Tommy Vercetti ] doesn't automatically mean they are overrating him. It depends on what exactly make fans appreciate or admire Tommy in any form. I like CJ a lot, but I also admire Tommy, Claude, and Trevor. People talking about others overrating a protagonist means nothing to me, when they themselves have no hesitation in overrating or exaggerating something they like.

 

Its good to have different people with different tastes. I don't mind people appreciating Trevor, if they really enjoyed playing him. It doesn't necessarily mean they are overrating him, unless they are using Trevor for some sort of comparison, and objectively compare one or more aspects about him with those protagonists they find or think more overrated than Trevor.

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Evil empire

Like CJ and I suppose many other main characters Tommy has his fan-club but I don't think he's that overrated. Despite being a ruthless-selfish-greedy-unlawful-psychpathic killing-machine he has largely more charism than Claude and his uni-dimensional badass-alpha-male personality serves him right and makes him an agreable character to play although I wouldn't go until saying he's the best main GTA character ever.

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Algonquin Assassin

Tommy might come across a bit cliche (Then again they all do), but what I like about him is his brash, take no sh*t attitude. He's perfect for someone wanting to take over the city to make a name for himself.

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I wouldn't say he's overrated exactly, but I can understand why people would. He's a protagonist of many firsts for the series. Tommy was the first playable character to receive a voice, and a personality at that. The magic of Claude was you could project your own personality onto him through your playing style. Whilst Tommy definitely had his own voice, opinion and morals, you as the player were able to influence this slightly and his demeanour was generic enough that it fit well within the story and setting. You could play it safe, or you could go in all guns blazing. Whatever your tactics, Tommy never really clashed with it.

 

He stood out too. Fresh from the drab and dreary city of Liberty, we saw sunshine, palm trees, lapping waves and one of the loudest Hawaiian shirts seen this side of Vice. He stood dominant in early screenshots, wielding a katana overhead that played with the sunset behind him. It's easy to see why people put so much into this character, and why he's so well revered today. Things took a step backwards with CJ, presenting him in nothing but blue jeans and a white vest (at first) that mirrored his surroundings well, but did little to show off what made him special. Tommy is the quintessential protagonist for many, and it just so happens you play as him in one of the most beloved games of the series.

 

To me? I'm not what you'd call a die-hard Tommy fan but I can see why people would consider him so good as a protagonist.

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Journey_95

Well he is pretty popular & thats enough for people to call him overrated. He is my second favourite protagonist of the series, Ray Liotta did a fantastic job and I don't think Tommy is as "simple" as people say he is.

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ClaudeIzABadAzz

Tommy is the best protagonist the GTA series has ever had. He's a ruthless motherf*cker.

 

If something is there to be taken, Tommy will take it, and not give a f*ck about who he kills on the way.

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jaljax

I wouldn't say he's "overrated"

 

Tommy is the Harwood Butcher & a badass protagonist IMO

 

One of my favorite protagonists in the series as well...

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The Coconut Kid

I wouldn't call Tommy Vercetti overrated as such but I always felt like the game seriously lacked characters who actually challenged him, except for the Mafia in the final missions. I can see why some people describe him as overrated because there were hardly any major villains in the story for him to face off against. The later games were a lot better in this regard. I really liked controlling a protagonist who refused to back down from any situation, but it did leave me eager to see characters who were a bit tougher for him to deal with...

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BowlingMaster

I also don't understand why people say that about him. Maybe they liked Lance Vance and Ken Rosenberg too much and seeing that Tommy is not a friendly guy towards them made them angry at the character. In this aspect, I think Rockstar nailed it. Tommy worked for the Forellis and was in prison, so he knows that LV and KR are just business associates and not homies 4 life. His quotes are also memorable, like "Shut up, sit down, relax", "I guess he's about to get paroled", "Vercetti! Remember the name!" and "I just wanted to piss you off before I kill you".

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Journey_95

I wouldn't call Tommy Vercetti overrated as such but I always felt like the game seriously lacked characters who actually challenged him, except for the Mafia in the final missions. I can see why some people describe him as overrated because there were hardly any major villains in the story for him to face off against. The later games were a lot better in this regard. I really liked controlling a protagonist who refused to back down from any situation, but it did leave me eager to see characters who were a bit tougher for him to deal with...

Maybe but I feel like SA went to the opposite extreme. CJ just takes sh*t from everyone without doing anything. I definitely prefer Tommy's style instead.

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