Reviews and Problems with Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
1 October 2007
Excerpt: Is it too early to say, "Been there, seen that?" I don't want to rain on the parade, but I'm sure that some folks out there may be leery of the revolution turning into the commodity. From all appearances, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories is a worthy successor to the crown, and I don't just mean the portable crown. I tend to think that if a great game can scale well to the portable, it probably will win a bigger audience.
Summary: Vice City Stories doesn't bring anything particularly new to the series but it does introduce some new features to what is one of the best games of the last five years and this offshoot is one of the best games on the PSP bringing all the addictive and entertaining gameplay with a great original story.
Excerpt: As we take a look back at some of the hot games of 2006 for potential Games of The Year, "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories" is definitely one that comes to mind in the realm of the Playstation Portable handheld. While some may have had their reservations about the title not raising the bar by leaps and bounds for the GTA series, the fact still remains Vice City Stories is arguably one of the hottest titles to hit the PSP.
Excerpt: I am going to be upfront from the start: I am not a Grand Theft Auto fan. I remember playing the game for the first time on the original PlayStation at a friend's house (Grand Theft Auto 2, actually). Nothing like it was ever seen before. An open-city environment where you could deviate from the missions, choose your missions, take sides in the gang wars, run from the cops, kill the cops, hide from the cops, run over pedestrians, carjack vehicles and hijack a tank.
Excerpt: setting. Maybe it's all the 80's glitz, maybe it's the layout of the city, maybe it's the main character, Tommy Vercetti (voiced with nasally panache by Ray Liotta), who was about as good a cross between Now, two years earlier, while Tommy is still in the clink, another tale will be told.
Excerpt: Out of all the Grand Theft Auto games released so far, I've found that many people enjoyed Vice City the most. Maybe it's that hilarious 80s atmosphere, maybe it's the music, and maybe it's the characters, but for whatever reason the middle game in the " GTA3 trilogy" seems to be the fan favorite.
Conclusion: If there was ever one category that Rockstar has mastered in virtually all their games it’s got to be the audio category. Like all their titles Vice City Stories features a fantastic soundtrack. The radio stations features a slew of classic 80s hits from your favorite stars from the time. The DJs are just as hilarious as ever and the commercials will knock you off your chair.
Excerpt: Grand Theft Auto comes back with more variety and more fun than ever. Ok first off I love all GTA games. I have played them since GTA 1 and had every version since, even the Gameboy advance version (and that was pants!). BUT? I am rubbish at them since they became 3D. Don’t get me wrong, they are still amazing, but I just suck at them. I get to a mission I find hard then stop playing.
Pros: Great gameplay, good controls and a good story.
Cons: Bit samey in places, we have done a lot of this before!
Summary: GTA: Vice City Stories is another great title in a superb series. We felt that the deveopers weren't really pushing too many new ideas with this game which is a shame - but they are pushing the technology that's for sure. If you're not tiring of previous games then you'll do well to pick up Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories for your PSP.