History VideoGame / GrandTheftAutoViceCity

22nd Aug '17 11:14:10 PM Kadorhal
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* NoodleIncident: Tommy's 'Harwood Butcher' incident.
** Oddly, there is nothing at all in Harwood besides the radio station. (And the pier, which was demolished between ''Liberty City Stories'' and ''GTAIII''.) Although it could be that the place was differently populated in the 70's when the incident happened.

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* NoodleIncident: Tommy's 'Harwood Butcher' incident. \n** We're only made privy to three facts: 1) he was sent to kill one man; 2) that one man turned out to be eleven; 3) he got arrested and put away for fifteen years for murdering them all. Oddly, there is nothing at all in Harwood besides the radio station. (And station (and the pier, which was demolished between ''Liberty City Stories'' and ''GTAIII''.) ''GTAIII''). Although it could be that the place was differently populated in the early 70's when the incident happened.



* {{Retcon}}: Phil Cassidy loses his arm in a different way than he claims to have in ''III'', and he couldn't have been ''that drunk''. Not a "hard" Ret Con since Cassidy is shown as being a military fanatic who would turn an embarrassing story into another aspect of his fantasy.

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* {{Retcon}}: Phil Cassidy loses his arm in a different way than he claims to have in ''III'', and he couldn't have been ''that drunk''. Not a "hard" Ret Con retcon since Cassidy is shown as being a military fanatic who would turn an embarrassing story into another aspect of his fantasy.



--> '''Barry''': My mother understood I was special! She made me wear a bonnet as a child. And when I demanded to go to school naked, she was fine with it! After social services moved me, she would still write to me. I still remember when she kissed me goodbye.
--> '''Maurice''': But Barry, earlier you said you ''discovered'' Naturism, taking your clothes off, whatever it is in Germany.
--> '''Barry''': I know, but I lie a lot. Uh, I got a lot of personal issues. Look at me! Please, Maurice! I need a hug!

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--> '''Barry''': -->'''Barry''': My mother understood I was special! She made me wear a bonnet as a child. And when I demanded to go to school naked, she was fine with it! After social services moved me, she would still write to me. I still remember when she kissed me goodbye.
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goodbye.\\
'''Maurice''': But Barry, earlier you said you ''discovered'' Naturism, taking your clothes off, whatever it is in Germany.
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Germany.\\
'''Barry''': I know, but I lie a lot. Uh, I got a lot of personal issues. Look at me! Please, Maurice! I need a hug!



* SuperDrowningSkills: Vice City, based off of Miami, is a very tropical place. So, of course, it's surrounded by water. Not being able to swim ''really'' sucks. Especially since it gets in the way of being able to enjoy the ocean and the boats properly. The manual [[{{Handwave}} handwaves]] this as being the result of shark infestation, but this isn't shown in game.

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* SuperDrowningSkills: Vice City, based off of Miami, is a very tropical place. So, of course, it's surrounded by water. Not being able to swim ''really'' sucks. Especially since it gets in the way of being able to enjoy the ocean and the boats properly. The manual [[{{Handwave}} handwaves]] {{handwave}}s this as being the result of shark infestation, but this isn't shown in game.
22nd Aug '17 9:26:18 PM Kadorhal
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Since ''Vice City'' takes place in 1986, Rockstar did its best to capture the look and feel of that time -- or, at least, [[HollywoodHistory how it looked in]] ''MiamiVice''. It helps that the game had [[AwesomeMusic a killer '80s soundtrack]] to go with it.

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Since ''Vice City'' takes place in 1986, Rockstar did its best to capture the look and feel of that time -- or, at least, [[HollywoodHistory how it looked in]] ''MiamiVice''.looked]] in ''Series/MiamiVice''. It helps that the game had [[AwesomeMusic a killer '80s soundtrack]] to go with it.
17th Aug '17 11:50:43 PM DivineDeath
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* MagikarpPower: Taxis are what you'd expect: [[JackOfAllStats average and unspectacular all around]]. They're alright in a pinch, but there are plenty of better options. But once you complete 100 fares, all taxis gain hydraulics and the ability to jump, which make them great for pulling off stunts and arguably one of the best police-evading vehicles in the game. And they're ''everywhere''!
26th Jul '17 3:54:30 PM CynicalBastardo
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* EasyLevelTrick: "Four Iron" involves killing a rival of Avery's while he's out playing golf. Unfortunately, entering the golf club means checking in all your guns. Steal a boat instead and snipe him from in front of where he's practicing his driving.
22nd Jul '17 3:51:03 AM Meyers07TheTroper
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* TooSlow: If you're too leisurely in chasing Diaz's traitorous employee on the rooftop, the youth will shout, "Too slow, grandad!" before leaping into his car.

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* TooSlow: If you're too leisurely in chasing Diaz's traitorous employee on the rooftop, the youth will shout, "Too slow, grandad!" before shooting explosive barrels on your way and then leaping into his car.
24th Jun '17 5:08:33 PM jm9101983
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* LighterAndSofter: While the game isn't lighter itself, the story is very optimistic and fun, plenty of references of movies of TheEighties and despite Tommy's rather [[AxCrazy unpleasant personalty]], he does seem to generally care about his friends. Not to mention a fairly happy ending. It's also literally lighter, taking place in the brightly colored Miami analog during summer, in contrast with ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII's'' dingy, wintertime New York analog which is more serious.

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* LighterAndSofter: While the game isn't lighter itself, the story is very optimistic and fun, plenty of references of movies of TheEighties and despite Tommy's rather [[AxCrazy unpleasant personalty]], he does seem to generally care about his friends. Not to mention a fairly happy ending. It's also literally lighter, taking place in the brightly colored Miami analog during summer, in contrast with ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII's'' dingy, wintertime autumn New York City analog which is more serious.
24th Apr '17 12:10:23 PM shokoshu
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* DudeLooksLikeALady: Discussed in-universe in Love Fist's song "Dangerous Bastard": "Is it true you like our curls? Do you think we look like girls?"
4th Feb '17 9:01:04 AM zachmartinez
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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: In the mission ''G-Spotlight,'' Tommy rides a motorcycle into and elevator to get to a higher level. The other passengers on the elevator don't take any notice.
27th Jan '17 1:42:34 AM v-n-n-n-n
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** A shirt that says [[FunTShirt "I Completed Vice City and All I Got Was This Lousy T-shirt"]] unlocked as a reward for HundredPercentCompletion.

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** A shirt that says [[FunTShirt "I Completed Vice City and All I Got Was This Lousy T-shirt"]] unlocked [[AndYourRewardIsClothes as a reward reward]] for HundredPercentCompletion.
31st Dec '16 1:02:21 PM Yalsaris63
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* TheMafia: The Forelli Crime Family, of which Sonny Forelli is TheDon of, with Tommy being a Capo of at the start of the game.

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* TheMafia: The Forelli Crime Family, of which Sonny Forelli is TheDon of, with Tommy being a Capo of at the start of the game. Tommy himself starts his own organization after [[spoiler: he kills Diaz and takes over his mansion.]]
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