Reviews and Problems with Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Game Over Online
16 March 2015
Excerpt: Grand Theft Auto III and its sequel, Vice City, delivered the fun to such an extent that revisiting their respective cities sounded like a fabulous idea the minute the credits started rolling.
Excerpt: The 80’s… Sigh… When it was hip to be square. Why didn’t I live my youth back then. To drown in a pool of bad taste. Who doesn’t dream about that. To have a head rush on the music of Nik Kershaw or the crazy over the top version of Depeche Mode. To party down in a green-purple tracksuit.
Excerpt: Things may not be quite as fun as they once were, but each addition to the Grand Theft Auto series still manages to sustain our interest. As the series has been recycling many of its missions since the release of the original game way back in 1997, it’s certainly bordering on the stale side a...
Excerpt: Can Rockstar overcome the failure of Liberty City Stories ? Have they finally created a successful GTA side story?? Will there ever be a Grand Theft Auto game where buildings don't pop in??? Fughettaboutit.
Excerpt: For many people Vice City is the best GTA game to date. While it might not have the scope of the more recent San Andreas, it has atmosphere and style in abundance and remains one of the most entertaining games ever made.
Summary: Forget Liberty City, as the days get longer and the temperature goes up there's only one super violent community you need to think about -- Vice City! Vice City Stories doesn't reinvent the Grand Theft Auto formula, but it is a solid port of a fantastic PSP game.
Conclusion: A crap port of a great game is still a crap port. The good game part helps, yes, but when everything about the way the game plays on the PS2 feels like a rush job, it doesn't really instill a feeling of satisfaction -- if if the game is only $20.