Reviews and Problems with Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
14 May 2006
Excerpt: So, I’m standing at this counter right, just trying to get food. The loser scum behind the counters got a real attitude with me, and tells me to come back later while he sits on his ass. I turn around, really pissed off at this point right, and I pull out my Kruger. I lay holes in him, and everyone else in the mall. That’ll show them. The neat thing is that I actually did that.
Excerpt: I doubt there are many gamers out there that have not heard about Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, especially after its amazingly successful debut on the Playstation 2. As many people expected, Rockstar Games have ported Grand Theft Auto: Vice City to the PC. Now after months of waiting, Vice City is finally here. Was it worth the wait? Vice City is set in the mid-1980's, in a Floridian metropolis that most closely resembles the neon-and-pastel world of Miami Vice.
Excerpt: We recently reviewed the videogame version of the Spongebob Squarepants Movie . While that game isn't a classic, it does a fine job of recreating the movie and providing some fun, simple gameplay for its target audience: Children. Robots, the videogame version of the recently released movie, is fighting for that same audience, but it has an entirely different plan of action that is unlikely to make it all that popular.
Summary: Parents need to know that this game features all manner of violence, drug use, and foul language. Kids who play this game will be able to steal cars, kill a prostitute after having sex with her, shoot cops, and sell drugs. While clever pop culture references to the 1980s make the game creative and appealing, the graphic nature of its storyline makes it shocking.
Excerpt: According to ESRB , this game contains: Blood and Gore, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Violence Parents must keep this game as far away from kids as possible. Dont believe the hype that this is a mature crime drama, but the part about it being violent, bloody and demoralizing is true. Sex and cocaine use is suggested, and while the graphics are crude, so are the deaths you are able to enact on innocent (and not-so-innocent) people.
Excerpt: Sigmund Freud argues that all living things are governed by two basic instincts: the life instinct called Eros or the death instinct called Thanatos. Eros is the energy that tries to build social ties, fueled by the body, which floods the mind. Thanatos destroys ties and is the wish for destruction and death. All social activity can be reduced to complex forms and interaction of these two instincts.
Excerpt: As they did last year with Grand Theft Auto 3, Rockstar Games has ported the massive Playstation 2 hit Grand Theft Auto: Vice City to the PC. And as before, the PC version sports better graphics, new mouse controls, MP3 playback, custom skins, and the ability to do quick replays. This time around, though, Rockstar has put more effort into tuning performance than they did with GTA3.
Excerpt: I have to admit, I’ve been holding back from reviewing Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for quite a while now. Not because the game was impossible to get into, not because the title isn’t readily accessible, but because I wanted to bypass a large amount of the hype and fervor surrounding the game to get down to the most fundamental point of the review. I’m not talking about the on-going debate of whether or not this is the best game ever made.