currently playing through GTA Vice City again, this time on the pc. used to play this for the ps2 constantly from 2002-2004. i totally loved the 80s theme, soundtrack and overall gameplay. it was so much tighter and more fun that GTAIII. i decided a little while ago that i wanted to experience the awesomeness again, but with the better pc graphics and custom soundtrack. i'm still loving the story and with over 300 1980s pop/rock/hair metal mp3s to cycle through, just cruising around Vice City aimlessly is one hell of an awesome time. i knew when i was playing Vice City years ago i'd love it forever, and almost a decade later, i still totally do.
damn Vice City is so classic...
GTA Vice City remains to this day my favourite Vice City.
Vice City's my favourite Vice city too. Nah, I don't think I've played nearly any game more than GTAIII, but once Vice City came out, I must have sunk about a billion hours into that too...It definitely had the best music and setting. I think the series generally fell into decline after that. San Andreas was good, but took itself far too seriously...
GTA Vice City remains to this day my favourite Vice City. It has the best soundtrack and the best city, it was released on the Mac App store late last year, as soon as that bitch goes on sale I'mma picking it up.
But seriously, GTA:VC is definitely my favourite too. Whilst SA might have been "better", nothing can beat VC's atmosphere and setting. IV doesn't even come close.
I've 100% completed Vice City 6 or 7 times. I don't even need the guide anymore. I was thinking about playing it again recently but I have a suspicion that HD remakes will be out on PS3 this year because GTA V will be pushed to 2013 and TakeTwo needs a R* release (not counting Max Payne 3 because no one will buy that).
Vice City was especially good if you ever watched any of Al Pacino's gangster movies, mainly Scarface. The other 2 were forgettable, and SA was just terrible.
I was 12 when that game came out, and I remember thinking of it as the second coming. Playing it today, it's still pretty solid, hopefully Rockstar plans one day to return to Vice City (But still set in the 80s, modern day Miami is boing, just compare the Miami Vice show to the crap Colin Farrel movie).
How were the story line and overall missions in GTAIII, VC, & SA? I might be a minority here but as a teenager all i did was "Left,down,right,up,left,down,right,up,L1,R1,L2,R2". I unfortunately never touched any of the missions
Vice City was pretty cliche but it was still fun and has some good characters, mission wise I thought it was excellent. III is probably the weakest of them all mission and story wise, San Andreas is really good but suffers from having too big a map sometimes.
It added a lot of enjoyable stuff, but I felt it ruined some core things from 3. I thought the driving in 3 was hands down better. And they added a really annoying sunset effect that would utterly blind me every few minutes. And while I enjoy 80s nostalgia, I don't want to revel in it endlessly like I did with 3. Better than San Andreas at least.
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