Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2)

What do you get when you cross a hooker with a hammer?  This game.  Simply put, this is the best Grand Theft Auto I have played.  The music is awesome, the gameplay is tight, and it is fun to play.  The weapons are unique and each has a purpose.

The story is quite good.  You are a gangster, Tommy Vercetti, in the interesting times for Vice City.  Things are new and the world is just spiraling down.  Which is good news for you, there is always a job to do. The missions are good.  They have a lot of variety.

The only gripe I have about this game is the way mission failures work.  If you fail a mission, you don't start back at the mission.  So if you end up really far away from the mission, you have to travel back to it if you fail.  It is often annoying when the police come out of nowhere and just grab your car door and you lose a mission.  You try to get away but the window to get away is far too short.

This game was fun.  Probably the best GTA game I've played.  Sure I haven't played many sandbox games but this was one that I spent quite a bit of time with.  The feeling of the times is captured in this game, it feels like Scarface and that is what Rockstar was going for.

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