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LongLiveJojo

Is it worth playing GTA:LCS and GTA: VCS?

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LongLiveJojo

I've never got to play neither of those games and I'm wondering if they're worth for me to complete? 

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Wolff

If you really liked the previous generation GTA's (3, VC and San Andreas) I'd say yes. It's a nice extra to the experience of those games.

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xXPinguXx

As said above, yeah. 

 

I would recommend playing VCS first though.

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mde2
28 minutes ago, xXPinguXx said:

As said above, yeah. 

 

I would recommend playing VCS first though.

Why?

 

40 minutes ago, LongLiveJojo said:

I've never got to play neither of those games and I'm wondering if they're worth for me to complete? 

OP play LCS first and then get mind-blown at how much VCS blows it out of the water.

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xXPinguXx

@mde2 imo, the gameplay is overall is better in VCS. But it's probably a bad idea to play VCS first then OP would probably see LCS as a sh*tty game.

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LongLiveJojo
1 hour ago, Wolff said:

If you really liked the previous generation GTA's (3, VC and San Andreas) I'd say yes. It's a nice extra to the experience of those games.

 

55 minutes ago, mde2 said:

Why?

 

OP play LCS first and then get mind-blown at how much VCS blows it out of the water.

 

40 minutes ago, xXPinguXx said:

@mde2 imo, the gameplay is overall is better in VCS. But it's probably a bad idea to play VCS first then OP would probably see LCS as a sh*tty game.

Alright, I'll give the games ago lol. Should I play the PS2 version or the PSP version? (Mobile is out of the equation). Thanks!

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perennial

LCS on PSP and PS2 are identical in content. VCS has a few more side missions on PS2 than on PSP.

Depends on whether you want to play on the go, or play at home with a better control scheme.

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xXPinguXx

@LongLiveJojo PSP. I'm not sure for VCS, but for LCS, it has an inconsistent frame rate and it was poorly optimized for the PS2. 

 

If you have a controller or gamepad, you can play them on an emulator called PPSSPP.

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perennial

I can recommend PPSSPP. There is a user-made patch too that lets you use the second analog stick. I can confirm it's possible to finish the game with just a keyboard too.

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B Dawg

Hell yeah.

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TheSantader25

VCS is definitely worth it. LCS on the other hand is the only "mediocre" GTA title R* have created IMO. 

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xXPinguXx
42 minutes ago, TheSantader25 said:

VCS is definitely worth it. Advance on the other hand is the only "mediocre" GTA title R* have created IMO. 

FTFY.

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Wolff
1 hour ago, TheSantader25 said:

VCS is definitely worth it. LCS on the other hand is the only "mediocre" GTA title R* have created IMO. 

While I see it is a bit more bareboned than the other GTA's, I thought the story was pretty funny and well done. I'd definitely play that too.

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Journey_95

Sure, pretty solid games overall and they add to the 3D Universe. Used to play them a lot on my PSP, shame they never made a San Andreas stories..

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confederatestatesgta

yes i do recommend playing them. like a lot of people are saying lcs is not that great. but it is not terrible. and you could just use it to kill some time. but vice city stories is amazing. and it has one of the best stories in the whole series in my opinion. a great protagonist and great setting.

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Zello

Play them both.

 

I played LCS first before I played VCS so it has a special place in my heart. VCS though has more features.

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TheSantader25
6 hours ago, xXPinguXx said:

FTFY.

I don't really count the top down games. LCS is still a decent game(6/10) but I think it doesn't have anything to offer if someone has played VC and SA before. VCS though has a couple of new features, good atmosphere and soundtrack to offer. 

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CryptReaperDorian

Both games are worth playing, especially GTA VCS. Especially for franchise completionists. While they're not flawless by any means, both make marked improvements over their preceding sequels. GTA VCS is great in that it's Vice City, has gameplay variety and controls approaching that of GTA SA, and the story has a tiny bit of melodrama that would forecast what would later come from R* with the likes of GTA IV, the Red Dead Redemption games, Max Payne 3, and so on.

 

On 4/15/2019 at 4:32 PM, xXPinguXx said:

FTFY.

GTA Advance wasn't even made by R*, though. Despite that, it was still a pretty solid experience for the hardware it was running on. The GBC ports of the first two games are the real "stinkers" of the franchise. Still bold and commendable attempts, however.

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xXPinguXx
3 hours ago, CryptReaperDorian said:

GTA Advance wasn't even made by R*, though.

Yeah, I realized that hours after I made that post...

 

3 hours ago, CryptReaperDorian said:

Despite that, it was still a pretty solid experience for the hardware it was running on. The GBC ports of the first two games are the real "stinkers" of the franchise. Still bold and commendable attempts, however.

Compared to other GBA games, it's an amazing game, but compared to the games in the series, it's crap. It's not bad, but it's the most mediocre in the series imo....

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mde2
27 minutes ago, xXPinguXx said:

Compared to other GBA games, it's an amazing game, but compared to the games in the series, it's crap. It's not bad, but it's the most mediocre in the series imo....

So if GTA Advance and the GBC ports on their own make GTA Advance the best but GTA Advance is the most mediocre in the series, where does that leave the GBC ports?

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Keano

Absolutely whether it's PSP or PS2, both games are worth playing. Both games actually have some of the best side missions of the series in my opinion and the Criminal Empire theme for VCS is a bunch of fun. 

 

As mentioned above, if you're a fan of the 3D Era, you'll really enjoy them as they add to it. 

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xXPinguXx
1 hour ago, mde2 said:

So if GTA Advance and the GBC ports on their own make GTA Advance the best but GTA Advance is the most mediocre in the series, where does that leave the GBC ports?

Probably good I guess...I don't want to get into a full blown argument about it.

 

I didn't have that much of a good experience with Advance, so I thought it was kinda wack imo.

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StangOne50

Hell yea those games were awesome. Might be a bit of an eyesore after all these years but you should find them very enjoyable once you get used to the outdated graphics.

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mde2
Just now, StangOne50 said:

Hell yea those games were awesome. Might be a bit of an eyesore after all these years but you should find them very enjoyable once you get used to the outdated graphics.

If you emulate them on PPSSPP, there are many graphics settings the emulator has that will make the games look far better.

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Lioshenka

Play them. I haven't yet, but they are GTAs, so you'll probably enjoy them, so why not?

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