Anyone got the mobile version?

#1 Posted by EvilNiGHTS (1093 posts) -

I've been playing enough of San Andreas recently to know that I'm inevitably going to go back to Vice City at some point. However, I'm on the fence between buying it on Steam and getting the Android version. Assuming control isn't an issue (I have a USB gamepad), does anyone have enough experience with both versions to know if one is better than the other? I'm mainly thinking graphics, but if the mobile version has something in place that takes out some of the monotony of failing and restarting missions that may also swing it.

#2 Posted by andriv (256 posts) -

Extremely short draw distance, dont remember how it was on ps2

#3 Posted by Winternet (8019 posts) -

Wait, there's an Android version of Vice City? Of actual GTA Vice City and not Vice City Stories or a dumb-down version of it?

But, none of that matter, because I can't see for the love of anything that's holy why you would play a video game like Vice City in a phone.

#4 Posted by MonetaryDread (2035 posts) -

The controls on my iphone 5 are better than any console port I have ever played. That said, it is still a console port to the phone so you have to ask yourself if the portability of a cell phone version of Vice City is worth it. Other than controls it is the same game.@andriv said:

Extremely short draw distance, dont remember how it was on ps2

It is the same as PS2, only with a better FPS (I am using an iPhone 5 so that probably has something to do with it)

#5 Posted by EvilNiGHTS (1093 posts) -

Ah, fps might be an issue. I've found with the Steam version of San Andreas that running the game with an unlocked frame rate seems to mess the physics and animations up.

#6 Posted by EvilNiGHTS (1093 posts) -

So I ended up buying both. That was probably dumb.

#7 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2390 posts) -

It's pretty good. Runs very smoothly and the touch controls aren't totally shit. (Though I use my PS3 controller anyway)

#8 Posted by Krushr (54 posts) -

@Turtlebird95: Do you mind detailing how you got it working with your PS3 controller? Thanks!

#9 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2390 posts) -
@Krushr said:

@Turtlebird95: Do you mind detailing how you got it working with your PS3 controller? Thanks!

What device are using? I'm using the Nexus 7 which I Jailbr... erm, Rooted and I downloaded the Sixaxis Controller app. It isn't free but it's totally worth it with the games that support it and emulators. Basically with that app and a file on your computer you pair your PS3 controller and it makes it so you can use it wirelessly. If you don't want to go through that you should be able to pick up an OTG cable and just plug your controller in via USB. 
#10 Posted by Ben_H (3361 posts) -

It runs smoother than on PS2 or Xbox, and it actually controls decently well for a touchscreen game. I think it is a better GTA game for phones than GTA3 because it is much easier. Some of those GTA3 missions were near impossible with touch controls. I've been playing it quite a bit and it seems quite good.

#11 Posted by Krushr (54 posts) -

@Turtlebird95: Looking at using it with my Nexus 7. Thanks for that man, useful stuff to know.

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