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ThatBenGuy

How Would You Rate GTA VC Now?

How Would You Rate GTA VC Now?  

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  1. 1. How Would You Rate GTA VC Now?



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Vercettis

It's really difficult for me to rate fairly tbh. I gave it a 10 in the poll, but I'm unsure of the actual number from an objective standpoint. Someone itt gave a pros and cons list, so I think I'll do that:

PROS
- Great voice acting, all things considered. I'm not normally a fan of celebrity 'voice actors', but Ray Liotta really made Tommy what he was. William Fichtner was awesome as Rosenberg, Tom Sizemore (Sonny Forelli) really added something a little different as a don, Philip Michael Thomas was great as Lance Vance and did a good job giving him chemistry with Tommy. I loved the ladies too, despite what little we got of them! Mercedes had some unused phone calls to Tommy and Fairuza Balk nailed the humour aspects of it. Jenna Jameson gave Candy Suxxx a really cute, likable charm.

- On the topic of characters: I really enjoyed Tommy's development, along with the development of the game's overall feel. The first half of the game feels totally different from the second half, and in a good way.

- It's pretty difficult, which I like. It drives me f*cking nutso sometimes, but the first time I beat this game without any cheats was a satisfaction I haven't experienced in a while because of its difficulty.

- The atmosphere is incredible. It's one of those games that you can just drive around listening to music and taking in the scenery/colours. It's very rare for a game with such limited/aged graphics to be able to still hold up like that.

- It's still really funny and quotable lol

 

CONS

- The pacing in some of the scenes is so whack. Audio sometimes overlaps and you get a sort of 'buggy' feeling with a lot of the scenes.

- No swimming. My god, it was annoying then and it's still annoying, even now. Especially with how sparkly and pretty they made the water! It would have been fun to just swim around. There's a beach ffs lmao

- Don't get me started on that car hunt. It's so grindy and annoying. I'm glad I completed it back in the day, but you won't find me wasting time on that ever again.

- The treatment of Haitians was bad then and is bad now. Auntie Poulet having a Jamaican accent is pretty ridiculous too.

- As someone who loooooooooooves exploring, not being able to go into 99% of the buildings has always sucked for me. G-Spotlight was one of my favourite missions as a kid LOL because we got to go through an office and into an elevator and stuff. I thought it was neat for that reason alone.

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parvez

i will give 11/10

 

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Official General

For the unforgettably great and explosively fun experience I had with Vice City when I first played it back in 2003, I still give it a solid 9/10. Nothing can take away the way the game amazed me at that time. 

 

Im currently playing VC again after so many years (last played it in 2006), but this time with mods. I’m still enjoying playing it, but I must say I agree with others on here that have earlier stated that it has not aged well compared to San Andreas. I still get a bit peeved off that VC’s map could have been much bigger. However we need to not forget that this game is very, very old by modern gaming standards, so I will not harp on about how dated it feels, it’s still VC and it is still legendary for what it achieved. 

 

There is one change though - VC now my second favourite GTA of all behind time, as it used to be my first. Since playing SA again in recent years, SA is now my number one GTA, and it used to be my second most favourite. 

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Max.pain

9/10 a game of quality but i don’t like it.

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Algonquin Assassin
On 9/30/2019 at 12:40 PM, Official General said:

I still get a bit peeved off that VC’s map could have been much bigger. 

I have to wonder do people only say the map should've been bigger because it's something they actually felt playing the game for the first time or is it because of being spoiled by games like San Andreas, GTA V etc which of course have way bigger maps with evolving technology? 

 

I mean yeah it's easy to say Vice City's map should've been bigger looking back in hindsight, but playing the game for the first time in 2002 or whatever surely wouldn't have provoked those feelings? I'm actually playing Vice City on my PS4 atm and its map size isn't a bother. It still has a wonderful atmosphere and some of the most iconic landmarks in the series which are more important than physical geography size. 

 

For me Vice City's map is severely underrated and only bettered by GTA IV. 

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Official General
9 minutes ago, SonOfLiberty said:

I have to wonder do people only say the map should've been bigger because it's something they actually felt playing the game for the first time or is it because of being spoiled by games like San Andreas, GTA V etc which of course have way bigger maps with evolving technology? 

 

I mean yeah it's easy to say Vice City's map should've been bigger looking back in hindsight, but playing the game for the first time in 2002 or whatever surely wouldn't have provoked those feelings? I'm actually playing Vice City on my PS4 atm and its map size isn't a bother. It still has a wonderful atmosphere and some of the most iconic landmarks in the series which are more important than physical geography size. 

 

For me Vice City's map is severely underrated and only bettered by GTA IV. 

Nope, I can assure you it was nothing to do with me being spoiled by playing San Andreas.

 

I felt this way about Vice City's map before I even played San Andreas, and before SA was released. The second part of the map was just a bit too small, they could added a good bit more it, just more residential districts and neighbourhoods, not just Little Havana and Little Haiti. The first part of the map was good enough in size, but that second part left me thinking a lot about "what if" or "why didn't they". Nevertheless I still thoroughly enjoyed VC when I first played it and could never get enough of the city's atmosphere and environment, so the experience was still a great and memorable one for me. I'm still playing it modded on my PC right now as we speak. 

 

San Andreas map remains the best in the series for me, followed by GTA IV. VC comes next, because I enjoyed it a lot more than V's, despite it's very small size. 

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Algonquin Assassin
6 minutes ago, Official General said:

Nope, I can assure you it was nothing to do with me being spoiled by playing San Andreas.

 

I felt this way about Vice City's map before I even played San Andreas, and before SA was released. The second part of the map was just a bit too small, they could added a good bit more it, just more residential districts and neighbourhoods, not just Little Havana and Little Haiti. The first part of the map was good enough in size, but that second part left me thinking a lot about "what if" or "why didn't they". Nevertheless I still thoroughly enjoyed VC when I first played it and could never get enough of the city's atmosphere and environment, so the experience was still a great and memorable one for me. I'm still playing it modded on my PC right now as we speak. 

Each to their own, but usually I see it being compared to San Andreras hence I asked the question.😛

 

I agree there could've been things added to it and expanded on, but IMO people linger too much on the "what ifs?" instead of the "what it is". Maybe I just have a different outlook on things, but as long as the map's interesting and creates a good sense of immersion then its physical size is secondary as I've played a lot of games with enormous maps that are as boring as watching dry to explore.

 

I think generally speaking the GTA series strikes a pretty good balance thankfully.

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Official General
2 minutes ago, SonOfLiberty said:

Each to their own, but usually I see it being compared to San Andreras hence I asked the question.😛

 

I agree there could've been things added to it and expanded on, but IMO people linger too much on the "what ifs?" instead of the "what it is". Maybe I just have a different outlook on things, but as long as the map's interesting and creates a good sense of immersion then its physical size is secondary as I've played a lot of games with enormous maps that are as boring as watching dry to explore.

 

I think generally speaking the GTA series strikes a pretty good balance thankfully.

Don't me wrong though, the general design of VC's map had me hooked and addicted to exploring it, I just love the way Rockstar brilliantly re-created an imagined version of Miami, it was and still is a masterpiece. No, I did not linger with those thoughts too long, I still just enjoyed the game. 

 

I can't really enjoy V's map though, that map was just wasted in such a huge way that nothing will sway my opinion on it. 

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Evil empire

Morrowind was released the same year than GTA VC and TES3's map is much bigger with a lot of interesting locations.

 

My main problem with Vice City's map is not the size even if the city sometimes feels like a golden jail but the poorly designed roads network which makes the taxi job fastly boring for example.

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perennial

I already felt the map of Vice City was a bit "off" compared to Liberty City in GTA III even before SA came out, though I really couldn't put my fingers on it. I actually used to think Vice City was physically smaller than 3D Liberty City although that is not the case. The size is not really the issue but rather how the space is utilized and how well the roads are laid out. It is still not a bad map by any means and it captures the 80s atmosphere well but it is my least favorite map of the 3D era titles.

There are still many positives about the map of Vice City which makes it stand out in the 3D universe: the interiors are done well, there are shipwrecks in the seabed and there are active bus routes in the city. I used to roleplay as a bus driver actually, lol.

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LCLegend
On 8/7/2019 at 4:11 PM, perennial said:

9/10. Amazing atmosphere and the best soundtrack in the series. Improvement over GTA III in most ways, but I have always preferred the map of 3D Liberty City and the main story is too short (Rub Out is already the 15th mission if no extras are done).

I actually felt like VC should have just been an expansion as was intended because it does feel like it often times. Still a great game, it's my second favorite GTA, but that's just how it feels to me sometimes.

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Official General
On 8/8/2019 at 7:52 PM, Vercettis said:

 

- The treatment of Haitians was bad then and is bad now. Auntie Poulet having a Jamaican accent is pretty ridiculous too.

 

Jeez that was so stupid. And for so many years, I thought I was the only one who had thought this !

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ROCKSTAR MANIC

^lol so f*cking true. I knew that wasn't an haitian but a Jamaican accent. I just couldn't put my head around it during those cutscenes.

 

Honestly, I rate VC around a 7. Only because a great story, amazing atmosphere, music and few small good details.

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JareCzech

7/10

I liked the 90s vibe, but I hated some impossible missions. But it was my first GTA I played too except for few hours on GTA 2.

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lolleroz

I used to think it was one of the best GTA games, but looking back, it should've been just a DLC for GTA 3 (which was the first idea behind it as far as I'm aware).

 

1. The map is just tiny and the design is lazy so to say at least, objectively the only cool point behind it are points of interests like malibu, north point mall etc basically all the interiors.

2. The missions are all so easy compared to GTA 3 it doesn't really feel any captivating to play (the only exception being the RC missions for some people, and thats only due to controls)

3. Storyline is just so heavily inspired by Scarface it does not feel unique at all

4. Pretty much nothing to do outside of story missions other than finishing property missions, which is a big dissapointment, they should've had a generic hitman type submission same as vigilante at least.. anything really. Why couldn't they have cool drug deals like scarface game? instead we get to drive around an ice cream van.. yea, ok..

5. the AI is  HORRIBLE and it boggles my mind how could they even release a game at that state. I'm surprised nobody cared about this at the time of release, IMO its just ridiculous for a studio of that volume to allow something like that in the final copy of the game on release, Lance literally gets stuck on every object as he follows you unless you take big turns everywhere you go, etc.

 

I feel like the only thing the game has going for it  is the amazing atmosphere and music, and just the fact it's Miami. Nothing else, once you look beyond that you realize it's very bland and there's nothing to do, but it was similar with GTA 3, though GTA 3 was the first 3d GTA so really it's completely excused no matter what. San Andreas still remains objectively the best and most content single player experience to me, despite the fact I dislike many factors such as the gangsta vibe or main protagonist. It used to be my favorite GTA in the old days but now looking back I think I like 3 even more, at least the map there doesn't feel so tiny. There's just so much more they could've done with Vice City.

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EightyVice

9.9/10! Gameplay and Modding side!. That 0.1% for not being able to swim.

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Guest Billy Russo

9/10.

 

The game is nearly flawless for me. I'm biased in a lot of ways, but even when I played it on PS4, it was still such a blast to play through. The fact I love Scarface makes it infinitely more enjoyable, the music is incredible, Tommy Vercetti is one of the best characters ever introduced and the whole vibe and aesthetic of the game is on point.

 

The reason I wouldn't give it a 10 is because I've always thought the map is pretty underwhelming and rushed, and like with every game it comes with it's flaws. The colours and setting are great, but the map would have been amazing fleshed out more.

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Patrizio
On 10/2/2019 at 6:08 AM, SonOfLiberty said:

I have to wonder do people only say the map should've been bigger because it's something they actually felt playing the game for the first time or is it because of being spoiled by games like San Andreas, GTA V etc which of course have way bigger maps with evolving technology? 

 

I mean yeah it's easy to say Vice City's map should've been bigger looking back in hindsight, but playing the game for the first time in 2002 or whatever surely wouldn't have provoked those feelings? I'm actually playing Vice City on my PS4 atm and its map size isn't a bother. It still has a wonderful atmosphere and some of the most iconic landmarks in the series which are more important than physical geography size. 

 

For me Vice City's map is severely underrated and only bettered by GTA IV. 

As someone who played III before VC I can attest that one of the few, if only, criticisms of VC at the time was its map. It wasn't as good as III's. I felt that the time and still do a bit now. That said, they still did a fantastic job in just one year and VC was such a contrast to III that the atmosphere and storyline made up for a lackluster map. Plus they introduced much more interiors (which I would never have believed at the time that they'd remove in later games) so maybe I am a bit harsh on VC!

 

A solid 9/10. An era defining game. It put Rockstar on the map. The asset building has never been topped in a subsequent GTA and the chemistry between the characters was fantastic.

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Vice_city_fan

10/10 Best GTA ever!!! Songs,even I know what the pedestrians are talking,missions (Except some of them) and surrounding.

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Eriahslon

9/10 Absolutely amazing and spectacular atmosphere,the AI were very annoying and the cars felt way too wea,alongside the fact of the hundreds of times I died by drowning.

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Patrizio

Just to add to this - VC was the ultimate rags to riches GTA story. SA was kind of similar but not the same extent.

 

The fact that you end up with your own assets and a gang just hasn’t been topped or really, tried again in future GTAs. It’s the only GTA that’s allowed us to actually create our own gang and feel like we run a criminal empire. 

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JackCarter

I'm probably on a short list of people who absolutely despise every single iteration of Liberty City, I don't ever recall actually completing any game set in Liberty City as the map is a boring, bland, snooze fest that I just can't sit through. Despite loving NYC and other games with maps based on or in NYC.. I love the Vice City map, I love the San Andreas maps.

Vice City for me is still a 10 and is still my favorite GTA. Great characters, great map, great memories, great missions, great 1980's Miami vibe. I've put more hours into Vice City stunt jumps alone since it's release than I've got combined total gameplay with 3, LCS, VCS, IV & IVS. 

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Lemoyne outlaw

i gave it a 7. its not a bad game especially for its time. but i feel the story was one of the weakest of the series. and while tommy at least talked. i still did not think he was that great of a protagonist. the other characters are okay. but i just dont think they are as good as san andreas or gta 4 or 5. the map was great. but i feel like it was a bit too small. the gameplay is okay but nothing amazing. i just dont feel like the game was as great as so many people think. i know a lot of people love it and thats good. but i personally dont have that same nostalgia or love for it. i think vice city stories was the better vice city game. better protagonist. better story. better gameplay. it just overall is an improvement to me.

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GreenPeas

Miami retro wave in my heart.

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Limefong

10/10. Best GTA! It's a masterpiece!

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VenusianDream
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8/10

 

Vice City was the first 3D Era game I played, and I vividly remember playing it a lot as a kid. I had also watched Scarface for the first time around then, and I loved the music and the 1980s vibe. I found it hilarious that the game was just a parody of the movie, and despite that the story was still original and was a classic of it's own. 

 

I would give it a 10, but that's only because the game triggers a childhood nostalgia feeling inside of me whenever I play it. Nostalgia aside, I give it a 8. VC does a lot of things right, but there's been better GTA games that have came out since, and it's starting to age.

 

The characters are all pretty memorable, a good chunk of them are voiced by celebrities and gives the game a movie vibe. Tommy is pretty badass, He's Claude 2.0 but he has more of a backstory. Lance is funny and mysteriously cool for the first half of the game, I didn't really like his betrayal. Sonny is an interesting antagonist, we only see him about twice in the game but he makes his presence known to us with his constant phone calls.

 

The gameplay is okay. It's frustrating that Tommy can't swim (he can, but Vice City is surrounded by sharks) and sometimes it feels like he runs a little too fast. The missions were fun, not too hard but still challenging enough. Buying assets and watching the money pile up was enjoyable and made me feel like a real drug baron.

 

The best part about the game, however, is the city itself. Vice City is bright, colorful, and beautiful. It really brings out the 80s aesthetic, with Ocean Beach and it's many hotels and restaurants, the busy Vice Point Mall, and the big rich mansions on Starfish Island. But behind all the beauty and neon lights we can also see the more criminal and gritty parts of the city, like the Cuban/Haitian neighborhoods and the abandoned Prawn Island. The city does have it's flaws though; the layout feels small, the beach is too big, and the East island is more interesting than the West island.

 

I think Vice City Stories improved upon the original Vice City, and I prefer it much more over this one.

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Lock n' Stock

Still my all-time favourite GTA. Love everything about it, the story, the characters, the style, the atmosphere, the soundtrack, the amount of stuff to do. If only the mechanics weren't as outdated as they are...

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KingAJ032304

I really do think it's story is worse than GTA VCS, GTA TLAD, GTA TBOGT, and GTA V

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8,5/10 I have just a few minor issues. Besides that, great game.

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