damn Vice City is so classic...

#1 Posted by fuzzybunny566 (440 posts) -

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.

#2 Edited by Hizang (8534 posts) -

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.

#3 Posted by mandude (2667 posts) -

@Hizang said:

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...

#4 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6077 posts) -

Well, i think GTA IV went down hill, but anything before it is awesome. There were some awesome missions in Vice City...i remember that crazy Scottish bastard!

#5 Posted by McGhee (6091 posts) -

Yes, I love it and Ray Liotta was awesome.

#6 Posted by Doctorchimp (4063 posts) -

Vice City was incredible. I never expected that sort of polish in a big open game like that. It blew my 12 year old mind.

#7 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Such a great game, IV had such a boring setting and humour in comparison. Hope they pick it up for V otherwise they will be in Saints Row's shadow, after all The Third was incredible.

#8 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

@mandude: But San Andreas has Jetpacks...

@Sooty: I couldn't agree more, I will always say to everybody that GTAIV should have been more like Saints Row The Third, why they took that in a serious direction is beyond me.

#9 Posted by buzz_killington (3532 posts) -

Damned straight. My favorite game of all time.

#10 Posted by mikey87144 (1484 posts) -

GTA IV and San Andreas were objectively better games than Vice City but it remains my favorite one. I beat Vice City 12 times, all on my PC, and would love to replay that again.

#11 Posted by DuskVamp (679 posts) -

Vice City is definitely my favourite GTA. I'd pop it on and just drive around listening to the radio. The setting was brilliant, I was really disappointed with IV.

#12 Posted by Bollard (5026 posts) -

@Hizang said:

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.

Phahahahahaa.

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.

#13 Posted by Death_Unicorn (2826 posts) -

@Doctorchimp said:

Vice City was incredible. I never expected that sort of polish in a big open game like that. It blew my 12 year old mind.

You were a smart twelve year old. My twelve year old mind was killing hookers.

#14 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

Seems pretty much everyone feels Vice City was the best game, and that San Andreas' strength was all the crap they managed to cram into it. GTA4 was severely lacking in fun factor compared to those 2.

#15 Posted by mandude (2667 posts) -

@Hizang: Aye, granted, that is a good point, but not at any point did I ever get the feeling that the whole thing was a parody of gangster violence, so much as a story about gangster violence with some comedy in it.

#16 Posted by Ben_H (3200 posts) -

Vice City has always been my favourite.  It's such a good game.  The music is amazing.

#17 Posted by Winternet (7936 posts) -

GTA: VC is definitely my favorite GTA game. The setting, the characters, the dialogues, the music. Man, what an absolute masterpiece.

#18 Posted by mosespippy (3735 posts) -

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).

#19 Posted by The_Drizzle (624 posts) -

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

#20 Posted by Castiel (2419 posts) -

Yep Vice City is still the best game out of all the GTA games and people who don't like it doesn't deserve to be loved, that includes tested's own Will Smith who doesn't know what the fuck he's talking about.

#21 Posted by mandude (2667 posts) -
@The_Drizzle: Strange. Playing GTA1, that was literally all I did. I wasn't even aware of the missions in the game.
 
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.
#22 Posted by BlastProcessing (901 posts) -

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).

#23 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@The_Drizzle said:

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.

#24 Posted by haffy (673 posts) -

Vice citys considered a classic now? Doesn't even seem that old to me lol.

#25 Posted by YoungFrey (1319 posts) -

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.  

#26 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3031 posts) -

@haffy said:

Vice citys considered a classic now? Doesn't even seem that old to me lol.

It's ten years old about a week ago.

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