History VideoGame / GrandTheftAutoViceCity

28th Dec '17 12:49:28 PM Kervinle2500
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''Vice City'' would gain international release, and is distributed in Japan by ''Creator/Capcom''.



* {{Bowdlerization}}: Later copies of the game remove dialogue that refers to the Haitian and Cuban gangs by their nationalities, after some Haitian groups believed that the game induced "ethnic violence" among them.

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* {{Bowdlerization}}: {{Bowdlerization}}:
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Later copies of the game remove dialogue that refers to the Haitian and Cuban gangs by their nationalities, after some Haitian groups believed that the game induced "ethnic violence" among them.them.
** The Japanese versions (edited by Rockstar themselves) heavily tones down the violence involving decapitation and bodies don't bleed out when you use a rocket launcher.
** Several scenes in the Japanese version removes Ken's drug use, so when you see any scenes where he would use it, it would cut that scene to Tommy entering the room.
** Every nudity scenes involving Mercedes are completely cut. This also, confusingly enough, affects Diaz's photos involving her to kittens and flowers. Huh?


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* RegionalBonus: The Japanese version has two different alternate costumes, Tache and Wild. Tashe has him wear a black outfit and a PornStache and the Wild Skin gives him blond hair and red shirt. Dataminers have found them in the Android versions, but cannot be supported. Damn.
7th Dec '17 9:03:24 AM Odacon_Spy
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* DamnYouMuscleMemory: When you first use an RC helicopter, with default PC controls. Normally, WASD controls movment in relation to the ground. The helicopter instead has W and S control height, with Num9 and Num 6 controlling forward and backwards movement - ground movement is therefore split across the keyboard. This can be rebound if desired.

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* DamnYouMuscleMemory: When you first use an RC helicopter, with default PC controls. Normally, WASD controls movment in relation to the ground. The helicopter instead has W and S control height, with Num9 Num 9 and Num 6 controlling forward and backwards movement - ground movement is therefore split across the keyboard. This can be rebound if desired.
4th Dec '17 6:00:31 AM Crino37
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A year after ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' tore up the gaming world, Rockstar Games topped it with the sequel, ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City''.

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A year after ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' tore up the gaming world, Rockstar Games topped it with the sequel, next title in the franchise, ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City''.



* GaidenGame: Vice City (as well San Andreas and the other games until GTA IV, which rebooted the series) is not a sequel to GTA III, but a side story to it. The reason for Vice City becoming this is most likely because it was initially planned to be an Expansion Pack to GTA III, with early game magazines announcements calling it "Grand Theft Auto III: Vice City".

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* GaidenGame: Vice City (as well San Andreas and the other future games until GTA IV, which rebooted the series) is not really a sequel to GTA III, but a side story to it. The reason for Vice City becoming this is most likely because it was initially planned to be an Expansion Pack to GTA III, with early game magazines announcements calling it "Grand Theft Auto III: Vice City".
3rd Dec '17 7:45:23 AM Crino37
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** In the mission "The Party", Mercedes introduces several of the guests to Tommy, most of them will give missions to him later in the game.
3rd Dec '17 7:42:41 AM Crino37
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* DemotedToExtra: During the mission "The Party", all the characters that Mercedes introduce to Tommy will either give him missions and/or have a role in the plot later, the only exception is Pastor Richards, who is never seen again. It is implied that he would have been more proeminent in the storyline, but his voice actor died during the game production.



* GaidenGame: Vice City (as well San Andreas and the other games until GTA IV, which rebooted the series) is not a sequel to GTA III, but a side story to it. The reason for Vice City becoming this is most likely because it was initially planned to be an Expansion Pack to GTA III instead of a Stand-Alone game, with early game magazines announcements calling it "Grand Theft Auto III: Vice City".

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* GaidenGame: Vice City (as well San Andreas and the other games until GTA IV, which rebooted the series) is not a sequel to GTA III, but a side story to it. The reason for Vice City becoming this is most likely because it was initially planned to be an Expansion Pack to GTA III instead of a Stand-Alone game, III, with early game magazines announcements calling it "Grand Theft Auto III: Vice City".



* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: During the mission "The Party", all the characters that Mercedes introduce to Tommy will either give him missions and/or have a role in the plot later, the only exception is Pastor Richards, who is never seen again. It is implied that he would have been more proeminent in the storyline, but his voice actor died during the game production.
3rd Dec '17 7:35:04 AM Crino37
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** In the mission "The Party", Mercedes introduces several of the guests to Tommy, most of them will give missions to him later in the game.
* GaidenGame: Vice City (as well San Andreas and the other games until GTA IV, which rebooted the series) is not a sequel to GTA III, but a side story to it. The reason for Vice City becoming this is most likely because it was initially planned to be an Expansion Pack to GTA III instead of a Stand-Alone game, with early game magazines announcements calling it "Grand Theft Auto III: Vice City".


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* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: During the mission "The Party", all the characters that Mercedes introduce to Tommy will either give him missions and/or have a role in the plot later, the only exception is Pastor Richards, who is never seen again. It is implied that he would have been more proeminent in the storyline, but his voice actor died during the game production.
7th Nov '17 1:56:59 AM DLMaximum1
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* FlagBikini: Candy Suxxx wears a US flag bikini.

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* FlagBikini: Candy Suxxx wears a US U.S. flag bikini.
7th Nov '17 1:55:22 AM DLMaximum1
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** Tommy, not for nothing he was named "The Hardwood Butcher".

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** Tommy, not for nothing he was named "The Hardwood Harwood Butcher".



* {{Foreshadowing}}: At one point Kent Paul calls Tommy to inform him that he has a bounty on his head, likely a contributing factor to [[spoiler:[[FaceHeelTurn Lance Vance's betrayal]]]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: At one point point, Kent Paul calls Tommy to inform him that he has a bounty on his head, likely a contributing factor to [[spoiler:[[FaceHeelTurn Lance Vance's betrayal]]]].



** The "super cop", a glitched police officer that could catch you literally anywhere, be on a roof, in a car, or even ''in the air''. This could result in an instant arrest if you are missing a door or starting a chopper, though thankfully the guy gets tossed off as long as you've got momentum. A fun game is to find a really secluded area and run around in circles. You can catch the game spawning supercop out of thin air into an area he couldn't have possibly gotten to if you're quick enough.
** There are several ways to get past the {{Broken Bridge}}s early in the game (parking an ambulance on top of a Cheetah using its ramp-like hood and then climbing on top and jumping is a popular method) and there's no penalty unlike every game afterwards until V (SA and IV, for instance, immediately give you a full wanted level for sequence breaking like this). The downside is of course there isn't a whole lot to do on the second island until it's officially opened, but can lead to a few odd out-of-whack sequencing in the storyline.

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** The "super cop", a glitched police officer that could catch you literally anywhere, be on a roof, in a car, or even ''in the air''. This could result in an instant arrest if you are missing a door or starting a chopper, though thankfully the guy gets tossed off as long as you've got momentum. A fun game is to find a really secluded area and run around in circles. You can catch the game spawning a supercop out of thin air into an area he couldn't have possibly gotten to if you're quick enough.
** There are several ways to get past the {{Broken Bridge}}s early in the game (parking an ambulance on top of a Cheetah using its ramp-like hood and then climbing on top and jumping is a popular method) and there's no penalty unlike every game afterwards until V (SA ''V'' (''San Andreas'' and IV, ''IV'', for instance, immediately give you a full wanted level for sequence breaking like this). The downside is of course there isn't a whole lot to do on the second island until it's officially opened, but can lead to a few odd out-of-whack sequencing in the storyline.



** If you hadn't figured out that you need to press the L3 to turn on the ice cream truck's music by the time you attempt to do the "ice cream" selling side mission, you will pull your hair out trying to figure out how to get people to buy your goods. The controller scheme on the pause menu does not show this feature, nor does the game ever tell you this is what you need to do.

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** If you hadn't figured out that you need to press L3 (press down on the L3 left analog stick) to turn on the ice cream truck's music by the time you attempt to do the "ice cream" selling side mission, you will pull your hair out trying to figure out how to get people to buy your goods. The controller scheme on the pause menu does not show this feature, nor does the game ever tell you this is what you need to do.



* MisterSandmanSequence: The opening [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI9jzdWkqO4 loading screen and title sequence]] establish that it's TheEighties. The loading screen simulates a UsefulNotes/{{Commodore64}}, then the title sequence plays a very Miami Vice-esque theme while showing scenes of life in 1980s Miami, big hair, boxy cars, etc. Just in case the atmosphere needs to be reinforced, Michael Jacksons' "Billie Jean" hammers it down.

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* MisterSandmanSequence: The opening [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI9jzdWkqO4 loading screen and title sequence]] establish that it's TheEighties. The loading screen simulates a UsefulNotes/{{Commodore64}}, then the title sequence plays a very Miami Vice-esque theme while showing scenes of life in 1980s Miami, big hair, boxy cars, etc. Just in case the atmosphere needs to be reinforced, Michael Jacksons' Jackson's "Billie Jean" hammers it down.



* PopTheTires: This the first entry that has the option. The police deploy spike strips to slow you down, and it's a great way to make sure mission-critical targets don't get away from you.

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* PopTheTires: This is the first entry that has the option. The police deploy spike strips to slow you down, and it's a great way to make sure mission-critical targets don't get away from you.



* 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.
* TheVamp: Not surprisingly, Candy Suxxx (voiced by famous porn star Jenna Jameson)

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: In the mission ''G-Spotlight,'' "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.
* TheVamp: Not surprisingly, Candy Suxxx (voiced by famous porn star Jenna Jameson)Jameson).



* VillainProtagonist: Tommy Vercetti is arguably the most violent and sociopathic protagonist in the entire [=GTA=] series (at least until the arrival of Trevor Phillips in [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV GTA V]]).

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* VillainProtagonist: Tommy Vercetti is arguably the most violent and sociopathic protagonist in the entire [=GTA=] series (at least until the arrival of Trevor Phillips in [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV GTA V]]).V]]'').
28th Oct '17 8:41:57 AM SkylaNoivern
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* {{Bowdlerization}}: Later copies of the game remove dialogue that refers to the Haitian and Cuban gangs by their nationalities, after some Haitian groups believed that the game induced "ethnic violence" among them.
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.
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