Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories

  • Incredible, living world on the PSP. Help your handheld pump its graphics muscle!
  • Take the PS2 hit on the road and discover new life in old friends.
  • All new missions, cars, buildings and weapons.
  • Explore a gloriously open-ended world where each action could impact who you know and where you go.
  • Engrossing stories and life-like characters; hallmarks of the Grand Theft Auto Series.

Rockstar Games Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (PSP)Vice City, 1984. Opportunity abounds in a city emerging from the swamps, its growth fueled by the violent power struggle in a lucrative drugs trade. Construction is everywhere as a shining metropolis rises from foundations of crime and betrayal. As a soldier, Vic Vance has always protected his dysfunctional family, his country, himself. One bad decision later and that job is about to get much harder. Kicked out onto the streets of a city to

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  1. 75 of 77 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Vice City Stories: What a story!, November 1, 2006
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    Dmitry Kristal (Brooklyn, NY United States) -
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    = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories (Video Game)

    As in my other video game reviews, you will find absolutely no spoilers here, so read on.

    Rockstar once again have outdone themselves with their long-awaited title, but it was worth the wait! So, let's cut to the chase:

    Graphics:

    Awesome! This time around, you will actually tell a difference between night and day. When the night falls, you will see beautiful street lights and store signs all around you, resembling a Miami night filled with lights.

    Controls:

    Great news! If you played Liberty City Stories, you already know the controls, as they are unchanged. So keep playing where you left off, instead off spending hours learning the controls.

    Gameplay:

    What can I say...this time around, Rockstar took all the best features from previous titles and combined them here and then added some more. There is so much to do, but I will not spoil it, but believe me, you will be busy for a while. Here is a brief overview of some features:

    Swimming: Don't worry about falling into water and dying by accident, just swim back to the shore!

    Cops using motorcycles(this wasn't implemented in original Vice City game)

    New Vehicles: Rockstar listened and included the most vehicles into a title than ever before, including water and flying vehicles.

    Weapons: new weapons implemented, including a silencer add-on.

    Annoyances Removed: When arrested or wasted, you can now pay a bit more to get your weapons back.

    Revenues from your businesses/empires are deposited into your pocket right away at the end of the day! No more waiting a day and running to " $ " icon to get your payouts.

    Sounds:

    This is why this game is such a great value: You get 105 different 80's songs from various radio stations, which is about 25%-50% more radio songs than previous averages. Once again, you will be treated for sexually-oriented humor on radio shows and hilarious commercials. If you are a fan of a radio as much as you are of a game itself, you will not be dissapointed!

    Bottom Line: If you are a GTA fan, you will love it. If you aren't, you will learn to love it. This could arguably be Rockstar's best title of the series.

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  2. 42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Hours of Fun and a Familiar Setting, I Love It, November 1, 2006
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    This review is from: Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories (Video Game)

    Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories is an enjoyable video game. If you don't have a Sony PSP and you are a fan of the Grand Theft Auto Series, you may want to pick up a PSP to play this game. Vice City Stories is an extension of the 2002 hit game Grand Theft Auto Vice City. The game takes place two years before the original Vice City with different lead characters. This time around you will be playing as Victor Vance. Vance is a military man, frustrated with his career looking to make a little extra cash. Surprisingly it's his supervisor Martinez who hooks him into making a little cash on the side via crime.

    If you played and enjoyed Grand Theft Auto Vice City, you should like this game. Afterall, there is no place like home. The map is not identical to the first game but it's very similar. Some of the businesses you remember from the PS2 game have not yet been built but there are a lot of new businesses and the roads are slightly different in some area. There is also much more time spent on the military base near the airport, as your first save house is Vic's barracks on the base. For this game you start out on what is known as the second island. When driving along you hear the familiar message about bridges closed. Road blocks block access to the other island, but you can access Starfish Island from the beginning of the game.

    The first few missions are simple enough. The main character Vic can swim for a short amount of time and the first mission has him swimming to shore and then delivering a package. The next mission you will be paying a visit to Phil Cassidy (a character from Grand Theft Auto Vice City), and helping him with some problem some people.

    Rockstar Games did not push the Grand Theft Auto series further with Vice City Stories, so don't look for a lot of new features that didn't appear in San Andreas, the most recent game in the series. GTA Vice City Stories is basically a new adventure in a familiar setting.

    The game looks gorgeous and quite cinematic on the PSP system. The soundtrack is awesome with all of the previous stations returning and a few new ones. The vehicle handling is awesome. I had a few issues with targeting as far as shooting but I got better with that. Playing the game you rely on the left analog pad a lot. On the PSP the pad is not raised off of the system. This caused my thumb to get sore a lot quicker than it ever did than when I played a game on the PS2.

    Overall, GTA Vice City Stories is everything you loved about GTA Vice City in a portable system with a great soundtrack and a new storyline. I had absolutely no complaints with the game. I love the free roaming that GTA Vice City Stories provided in no time I was wandering around finding hidden body armor. I will say that the game is much better than Liberty City Stories, a lot of improvements have been made. This game will provide you with hours of fun.

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  3. Gregory John Ranzoni "r_to_the_z" Reply April 5, 2013 at 12:48 pm
    11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    In over his head in the 80s, January 2, 2007
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    Gregory John Ranzoni "r_to_the_z" (Albany, Oregon United States) -
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    = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories (Video Game)

    Rock star could be credited with saving the PSP from the same fate that took the Sega Saturn and Dreamcast. Their hand held expansions of GTA 3 and Vice City push the portable media platform to its limits. With about sixty story missions and about three dozen side ones like empire building(the money earn from empire building gets dump directly into your account) and finding equine stunts and races. The player get to meet the germen transsexual Reni who DJ for Flashback FM in Liberty City, and Phil Collins makes an appearances as Phil Collins, and Gary Busey and Philip Thomas reprises his role as Phil Cassidy.

    The Player takes the roll of Vic Vance, Lance Vance's older (brother who is killed off screen in Vice City) two years before Tommy Vercetti Comes in to the picture. Kicked out of the army for helping a crooked NCO Vic Vance has to swallow his pride and, along with his impulsive brother Lance, have to step in the back stabbing underworld of crime to support their family.

    The game play is mirror to Liberty City's Stories, go from safe house to job, do the job go back to safe house, do a little exploring, not that there's anything wrong with it, the missions are fun and with the money from empire building money collected automatically, the player has access to choice weapons early in the game, easy to find Hidden packages, (In this game their balloons that you have to pop) help to build your arsenal without buying anything, and the cuts scenes are fun to watch. You get new vehicles like jet skies and hovercrafts.

    There are some great characterizations in it too. Lance proves to be even more of a moron( one might think it was his stupidity that got Vic killed) , Vic tries to honey up to Phil Cassidy's younger sister. But the Character of Vic seems inconsistent. He comes off as a man who doesn't want to go that far deep but keeps going; he starts off as a honorable soldier and just degrades into a murderous street thug, all the time is he seem to know that he is doing the wrong thing. The pervious characters like Claude, Tommy and CJ are all career criminals, they didn't start out as productive member of society, they where pushers and pychos and OGs.

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