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#1 Posted by ResidentEvil (13 posts) -
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#2 Posted by spiceninja (3286 posts) -

It's weird, but not being able to fully control the camera when in a vehicle makes it hard for me to go back and play Vice City. So when I feel like going back I almost always go back to San Andreas.

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#3 Posted by Witzig (364 posts) -

No GTA III love? :(

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#4 Edited by ThePhantomnaut (6420 posts) -

IV. 
 
San Andreas was half assed. Vice City though was solid.

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#5 Posted by emergency (1206 posts) -

Man alive, I love Vice City a lot more than San Andreas.

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#6 Posted by Simplexity (1430 posts) -

Enjoyed San Andreas more, it was all about keeping it real, a theme I can relate to.

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#7 Posted by YoungFrey (1363 posts) -

GTA III. Vice City had blinding sunsets and some terribly handling vehicles. It might have had more to do, and a great soundtrack, but the terrible cars made tooling around way less fun. San Andreas had too many RPG elements, I got seriously wrapped around the axle maxing all that out before I progressed the story. So I gave up before it got going. Also 3 had a bad-ass opera station.

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#8 Posted by GreggD (4595 posts) -

Vice City's map is just too boring to be fun. You know what I want? Long, flat straightaways. Yup. Then you have San Andreas, where there's winding mountain trails, the hills of San Fierro and the desert rock formations of Bone County. Also, San Andreas had a more diverse soundtrack, even though I know the 90's were exactly that, for the music industry.

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#9 Posted by buzz_killington (3656 posts) -

San Andreas was too big, and too Sims-like for its own good. Vice City, though, was just perfect. And that soundtrack...

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#10 Posted by AndrewB (7815 posts) -

San Andreas is easily the better game, but my personal preference of tone and setting would be Vice City (but the Vice city characters, specifically Tommy Vercetti, were kinda dumb).

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#11 Posted by TentPole (1856 posts) -

IV

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#12 Edited by GirlsGeneration (153 posts) -

No contest Grand Theft Auto: Vice City automatically win easily! it's my favorite one in the franchise, i'm a really big GTA fan ever since GTA 2 on PC,PS1 i really didn't like San Andreas it was the worst one for me it was just boring i know i'm probably the only one who didn't like San Andreas at all and i'm a bit sad that GTA V is going back to San Andreas = (

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#13 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -

Vice City had a much better story, setting and style.  The whole 80's thing really worked for me.
The scale of San Andreas was ridiculously impressive, especially for its time.  I just don't think it was as good a game.

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#14 Posted by Elyhaym (357 posts) -

Vice City by a wide margin. Better setting, style and characters. Better music as well.

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#15 Posted by cutyoface (581 posts) -

I enjoyed Vice City a lot more. I found the story a lot more interesting.

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#16 Posted by Animasta (14921 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind said:

Vice City had a much better story, setting and style. The whole 80's thing really worked for me.The scale of San Andreas was ridiculously impressive, especially for its time. I just don't think it was as good a game.

better story? it was the GTA 3 story with a protagonist that had a voice :/

San Andreas is clearly the better game, not because of the scale or whatever, but it had much better characters (Toreno, Truth, Smoke, Woozie, CJ), a way better story with better antagonists (Tenpenny has some of the best voice acting I've ever heard), and a jetpack

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#17 Posted by sawtooth (598 posts) -

Bully was great too.

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#18 Posted by jediknight00719 (204 posts) -

I love San Andreas, probably cause i grew up in LA and live in SF now. But it was soo expansive and had everything that i love about the GTA series.

But recently i went back and listened to some of the Vice City soundtrack. The Fever 105 station is by far the best radio station GTA has created and one of the best collection of songs. Period

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#19 Posted by AngelN7 (3001 posts) -

Vice City only lives because of its soundtrack and I get the that vibe is awesome but take that soundtrack out of that game and it has nothing , also San Andreas is a way better game story and gameplay wise.

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#20 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3053 posts) -

Vice City - only GTA game I ever liked enough to bother putting up with the shitty gameplay and terribly generic storytelling.

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#21 Posted by TheGreatGuero (8881 posts) -

I love both, but I hold Vice City closer to my heart. San Andreas made many necessary upgrades, to the point where it made Vice City almost completely obsolete, but if it wasn't for Vice City, perhaps I never would have even played San Andreas. There are a few minor things I'm not crazy about in San Andreas, but it truly was one heck of a game. For me, Vice City is an all-time top 5 favorite video game. San Andreas is possibly also in the top 10.

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#22 Posted by OldGuy (1679 posts) -

III is the genesis.
Vice City has the best licensed music.
San Andreas has the crazy.
Bully has the best original soundtrack.
IV is the best game.

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#23 Edited by buzz_clik (7584 posts) -

I loved loved loved Vice City. Then when it came time to play San Andreas I quickly found I just couldn't be bothered. Maybe it was Open Word Fatigue™ or just that there was something different about the whole experience that my subconscious mind was picking up on. Regardless, I just found the idea of being faced with everything San Andreas was offering to be exhausting.

I always feel a bit guilty for not giving it more of a chance, especially when I hear people talk about it in such glowing terms. But I'm pretty sure I can never go back and give it another shot.

Also, Vice City had a C64-style loading screen.

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#24 Posted by bybeach (6241 posts) -

I loved Vice City, despite the fact I have some trouble with it's themes. I really did not want to do the mission of killing some rich guy's wife. But I related to the main character, and especially the art, times and music(not that one in- game band, though the boobytrapped car mission was absolutely lol..

I know what it says about me, but the gangsta bit put me off in San Andreas, and what I didn't like about Vice city was 10 times worse in GTAS.A. I gave up after they reached San fransisco. Peter fonda is a fucking sell-out.

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#25 Posted by TheAmericanAce (57 posts) -

Remember in Vice City when you could stand on top of a speeding car and shoot people and the police, pretty much was a free ride away :D

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#26 Edited by CptBedlam (4541 posts) -

I going to decide the poll once and for all by showing you this:

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Man, those were the days... good times ...

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#27 Posted by Blak_Knot (48 posts) -

I didn't play Vice City but I had a blast playing San Andreas