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PS2: Loved Vice City. What's next?

Old 04-14-03, 06:35 PM
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PS2: Loved Vice City. What's next?

I've lived in Vice City for months now. What title should I be looking forward to next? I have simple tastes ... if you don't shoot anybody ... I'm out. (Well, in truth, I love SSX Tricky and Tiger Woods 2003).

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Old 04-14-03, 09:49 PM
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Did you play Grand Theft Auto III ? I know people who skipped it and only played Vice City. They will not believe me when I tell them I think GTA3 is just as good as GTA:VC.
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Originally posted by NC-36
Did you play Grand Theft Auto III ?
Yep. Know it even better than Vice City. Heh. Guess I could play some more Red Faction II, but it gets tired after awhile.
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Old 04-15-03, 11:15 AM
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I loved GTA VC and shooters too. On some different levels, these games RULE:

Virtua Fighter 4
Burnout 2
Hot Shots Golf 3
Need for Speed: HP2
SOCOM:Navy Seals
Slugfest 2004
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SOCOM is great, especially online.

Have you tried TimeSplitters ?

I like shooters and TimeSplitters (1 and 2) were fun.
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If you liked the racing aspect of GTA:VC I highly recommend Midnight Club 2. It's a lot of fun online.

I heard the Getaway was pretty fun too but I haven't played it much.
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Although its not a shooter, EA's LOTR:TT is pretty good. I played some of Hitman 2 and that seemed to be a tough but good game.
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Old 04-15-03, 12:23 PM
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Originally posted by remjim
Although its not a shooter, EA's LOTR:TT is pretty good. I played some of Hitman 2 and that seemed to be a tough but good game.
I'm out on Hobbits. Hitman 2 has all appearances of being cool, but the gameplay is downright maddening. 'Preciate the suggestions.
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Originally posted by Team Rancid
Virtua Fighter 4
Burnout 2
Hot Shots Golf 3
Need for Speed: HP2
SOCOM:Navy Seals
Slugfest 2004
I found Hot Shots very klunky compared to Tiger Woods 02/03. I agree with the SOCOM recommendations. It's pretty cool! A little too realisitic ... missions taking place at night ... working in teams, etc. But I like the mission-based aspect. Tend to prefer those sort of shooters ... like GoldenEye on N64. Hey, maybe I should dig THAT back up for a round or two.
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Medal of Honor: Frontline.

It is awsome.
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Originally posted by Mopower
Medal of Honor: Frontline.
No doubt! Burned through that in no time at all!
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if you have a friend with an xbox... True Crime Streets of L.A looks sweet as hell
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If you're into "platform" games, try Jak & Daxter and Ratchet & Clank. I hadn't played a platform game in years, but playing R&C at a Best Buy kiosk convinced me to return, and J&D is a lot like R&C in terms of quality and great gameplay.
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Dynasty Warriors4. Fight epic battles in medieval China. It's like being William Wallce in a chinese version of Braveheart. You have bodyguards and both you and your weapons level. You can choose from around 30 different characters with lots of different weapons. It's kind of LOTR but in HUGE battles.
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R&C is awesome. So much fun and you do get to shoot things like crazy (even if there isn't any blood).
I quite enjoyed War of the Monsters, and G. Noel, if you don't like a game that opens like a 50's B-movie and allows you as a giant ape to hurl gasoline trucks at your monster opponent and squash fleeing pedestrians underfoot; well then I guess I don't know you as well as I thought.
BTW : Streets of LA will be multi-platform; though graphics and gameplay might be best on an xbox.
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Ace Combat 4

fighter jet sim leaning toward arcade with loads of missles. truly a blast.
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How is The Getaway? Looks like it is a similar kind of game. I still have a lot of work to do on GTAVC though.
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Originally posted by chess
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Does it do take offs and landings?

I think I may rent War of the Monsters. That looks amusing.

I'm also interested in Getaway's gameplay. Anyone want to chime in? Worst thing about GTA is that it so spoils you!
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Does it do take offs and landings?
You can do take-offs and landings (on ground and on carriers) if you want; however, if you crash, you're allowed to retry the take-off/landing with no penalty or just go ahead and skip it. Sure, it's not realistic, but it's a nice concession to gameplay that I appreciated.
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Originally posted by Static Cling
You can do take-offs and landings (on ground and on carriers) if you want; however, if you crash, you're allowed to retry the take-off/landing with no penalty or just go ahead and skip it. Sure, it's not realistic, but it's a nice concession to gameplay that I appreciated.
i'll just ditto that. most of the time i just skip them, but if you're inclined, they are there. best way to desribe it is that it LOOKS like a flight sim, but plays like an arcade game. hell, i usually play in third person just to watch the air swirls and elevator movements.

such a cool game. once you finish it, you can just pick a mission and jump in...i think the night mission is my favorite.

edited to add: it's a $20 greatest hits title.
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The Getaway is a mess of questionable design decisions that kill the gameplay.

However, if you've spent much time in London, it's fun just to drive around and relive memories. For example, I was able to find my ex-girlfriend's flat and shoot everyone outside.
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However, if you've spent much time in London, it's fun just to drive around and relive memories. For example, I was able to find my ex-girlfriend's flat and shoot everyone outside.
They oughta put that in the advertisements.
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However, if you've spent much time in London, it's fun just to drive around and relive memories. For example, I was able to find my ex-girlfriend's flat and shoot everyone outside.
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Originally posted by Decker
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Yeah! I may actually have to rent that now!
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