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Old 04-11-06, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Xander
Eh, I felt that San Andreas got to be TOO big. The parts where you had to go from Las Venturas back to the beginning area were annoying because it takes like 15 minutes to drive it. Although, I loved the town of Las Venturas to death. All the parodies of the Vegas hotels were great.

That said, Vice City is by far my favorite. Big map but not gigantic. Best atmosphere, best storyline and best soundtrack BY FAR.
Hey.. look.. He's alive..

I agree on Vice City.. but it got bonus points for the awesome 80's soundtrack and that Miami Vice feel to it. GTA3 was fun.
Old 04-11-06, 04:41 PM
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I liked San Andreas the best. Huge map, tons to do, never gets boring.

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Old 04-11-06, 05:09 PM
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I only played III and Vice City, but I felt that Vice City was the best...except for that damn rc helicopter mission...I came close to throwing the disc out the window a few times.
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Originally Posted by Trout
I only played III and Vice City, but I felt that Vice City was the best...except for that damn rc helicopter mission...I came close to throwing the disc out the window a few times.
I think you mean the RC Baron mission, where you have to fly around San Fierro with the RC biplane and shoot delivery vehicles. The RC copter wargame/escort mission was a piece of cake.

They fixed the RC Baron mission when they re-released the game. I played through SA a second time when I got the special edition version and this mission was MUCH more manageable - I beat it on the second try with fuel to spare
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the trilogy is $20 so there is no reason not to have all three.
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Originally Posted by NC-36
I think you mean the RC Baron mission, where you have to fly around San Fierro with the RC biplane and shoot delivery vehicles. The RC copter wargame/escort mission was a piece of cake.
Since he hasn't even played SA, i highly doubt he is talking about that one.
I know the one he is talking about and it wasn't a peice of cake for me, i can definately relate to his frustration.
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Let's not forget that San Andreas has David Cross in it.
Old 04-12-06, 12:35 PM
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Vice City is the best nothing can beat the Miame Vice vibe.
Old 04-12-06, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Baron Of Hell
the trilogy is $20 so there is no reason not to have all three.
$20? Where are you seeing that?

I see only $40 for the XBOX trilogy version. Not bad, but not $20.
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The Trilogy is $40 new at Amazon, and $30 used at EBgames.com.

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I prefer the 80's atmosphere of Vice City to the one in San Andreas, but I prefer the scope of SA, as well as it's tweaks in game play, such as finally being able to swim (which isn't that cool in and of itself, but it also means that you don't automatically die as soon as you hit the water--something that's incredibly annoying in the previous games).

So, another vote for SA, but VC is right up there, too.
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Originally Posted by NC-36
I think you mean the RC Baron mission, where you have to fly around San Fierro with the RC biplane and shoot delivery vehicles. The RC copter wargame/escort mission was a piece of cake.
The one I meant was the one where you had to fly the RC helicopter into a construction building and drop off explosives within a certain ammount of time.
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Originally Posted by Trout
The one I meant was the one where you had to fly the RC helicopter into a construction building and drop off explosives within a certain ammount of time.
Oh yeah, I remember that one.

It was much easier when I realized I could fly over and kill the guards first, then start the timer when I picked up the first bomb. Dropping them in the cleared-out building was much easier
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Vice City
Old 04-12-06, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Xander
Eh, I felt that San Andreas got to be TOO big. The parts where you had to go from Las Venturas back to the beginning area were annoying because it takes like 15 minutes to drive it. Although, I loved the town of Las Venturas to death. All the parodies of the Vegas hotels were great.

That said, Vice City is by far my favorite. Big map but not gigantic. Best atmosphere, best storyline and best soundtrack BY FAR.

Exactly. I felt there was almost too much happening. I really didn't even get into "Vegas" in San Andreas, because of the stupid flying lessons. I wish there was a way to bypass the flying all together, it was never really a strong point for any of the games.

I enjoyed VC much more.

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Originally Posted by jon-w9
Exactly. I felt there was almost too much happening. I really didn't even get into "Vegas" in San Andreas, because of the stupid flying lessons. I wish there was a way to bypass the flying all together, it was never really a strong point for any of the games.

I enjoyed VC much more.
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Originally Posted by PJsig08
$20? Where are you seeing that?

I see only $40 for the XBOX trilogy version. Not bad, but not $20.
I might have been dreaming it. I thought I saw it at best buy for that price.
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I have a soft spot for 3, but I liked VC the most. I couldn't get into SA for some reason.
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I would say III. That game changed it all!
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I bought San Andreas when it came first came out and I still haven't finished it. I just don't connect with the thug theme. I really liked III because you were pretty much a nobody. My favorite is Vice City though, you just can't beat the sound track and atmosphere.
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Originally Posted by Absolute Zero
I just don't connect with the thug theme.
It is laid on a little thick in the beginning of the game, but there's a whole lot less of the "thug" stuff once you get out of the first city.
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San Andreas is enjoyable, but too much like The Sims. Having to eat pisses you off in the end.

In my opinion, GTAIII is the most well-rounded of all the games - although it's the most linear, and the targeting system isn't fabulous, it came closest to creating a living, breathing city, which is what the designers wanted (I think the fact that you start off in a city with an industrial feel helps). The atmosphere is brilliant.

Vice City is also very, very good. It's a lot more tongue-in-cheek, with references to the 80s like you'd expect, and flouncy Hawaiian shirts everywhere. The missions are more varied, and there's the element of choosing where you want to go by buying properties. Helicopters are a great addition too.

If you want to get just one, get Vice City, because it's truly an enormous game, and will last you for a good while. If you want two, get III as well, because it's a more atmospheric game, and Chatterbox FM (the phone-in radio station) is the best station out of all the games.
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I love playing all three of them, in fact I've had my playstation 2 since Febuary of 02 and there still the only games I really play, Vice city is my favorite but the thing I enjoy about san andreas is that it's the closest I'll get to being in the inner city since I'm a big coward.
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