History Videogame / GrandTheftAuto

23rd Jul '17 1:08:04 PM OldSchoolGamer1203
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** The cutscenes in ''Vice City'' seem to assume that you are always wearing the default outfit. For example, the first time you meet Big Mitch Baker he tells you "You don't look like the law, so that's bought you a minute," ''even if you are wearing the police uniform''. The exceptions are the boat yard purchase the last Cut scenes, which assume you're wearing the Mr. Vercetti suit.

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** The cutscenes in ''Vice City'' seem to assume that you are always wearing the default outfit. For example, the first time you meet Big Mitch Baker he tells you "You don't look like the law, so that's bought you a minute," ''even if you are wearing the police uniform''. The exceptions are the boat yard purchase cutscene and the last Cut scenes, final cutscene, which assume you're wearing the Mr. Vercetti suit.
23rd Jul '17 1:06:01 PM OldSchoolGamer1203
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** The cutscenes in ''Vice City'' seem to assume that you are always wearing the default outfit. For example, the first time you meet Big Mitch Baker he tells you "You don't look like the law, so that's bought you a minute," ''even if you are wearing the police uniform''. The exception is the last Cut scene, which assumes you're wearing the Mr. Vercetti suit.

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** The cutscenes in ''Vice City'' seem to assume that you are always wearing the default outfit. For example, the first time you meet Big Mitch Baker he tells you "You don't look like the law, so that's bought you a minute," ''even if you are wearing the police uniform''. The exception is exceptions are the boat yard purchase the last Cut scene, scenes, which assumes assume you're wearing the Mr. Vercetti suit.
22nd Jul '17 2:06:16 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* UniversalDriversLicense: Mostly averted in ''III'', where the only vehicles available were automobiles and boats (and one plane that Claude can't get in the air[[note]]can, but requires extreme skill[[/note]]). Played straight, however, in ''Vice City'', ''San Andreas'' and ''Liberty City Stories'', where you had common thugs/mobsters hijacking airplanes, helicopters, motorcycles, and even [[spoiler:''jetpacks'']]. Somewhat justified in ''Vice City Stories'' and ''IV'', where the protagonists have military experience and have probably learned how to fly helicopters. Also somewhat justified in ''San Andreas'' as far as aircraft; pilot training is a later-game mandatory mission. Also justified by the fact that you have to gain skill with various vehicles before you can drive them competently.
** Heh, well in the real world no, the average military member doesn't just have "learn to pilot a helicopter" as part of their military requirements. Its a very specalized skill (and almost always an officer specialty, Vic and Niko were enlisted). However this being the world of GTA...

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* UniversalDriversLicense: UniversalDriversLicense:
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Mostly averted in ''III'', where the only vehicles available were automobiles and boats (and one plane that Claude can't get in the air[[note]]can, but requires extreme skill[[/note]]). skill[[/note]]).
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Played straight, however, in ''Vice City'', ''San Andreas'' and ''Liberty City Stories'', where you had common thugs/mobsters hijacking airplanes, helicopters, motorcycles, and even [[spoiler:''jetpacks'']]. [[spoiler:''jetpacks'']].
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Somewhat justified in ''Vice City Stories'' and ''IV'', where the protagonists have military experience and have probably learned how to fly helicopters. Also somewhat justified in ''San Andreas'' as far as aircraft; pilot training is a later-game mandatory mission. Also justified by the fact that you have to gain skill with various vehicles before you can drive them competently.
** Heh, well Also justified in ''V'' to in a few cases, as Trevor was trained (though not licensed) by the real world no, Canadian Air Force, explaining his ability to fly planes and helicopters, and Michael was a yacht owner, which justifies his ability to drive boats.
* UpToEleven: The ''GTA'' universe is basically RealLife America taken UpToEleven. The laziness, greed, selfishness, superficiality, prejudice, politicization, drug use, and obsession with sex, violence, brand names, status symbols, celebrities, pop culture, money, and fame are amplified for
the average military member doesn't just have "learn to pilot a helicopter" as part sake of their military requirements. Its a very specalized skill (and almost always an officer specialty, Vic satire and Niko were enlisted). However this being the world of GTA...social commentary.
13th Jul '17 12:28:27 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* JapanTakesOverTheWorld: Zaibatsu is a recurring name in the GTA series, which is kind of like an American company naming itself "NGO". They were the de facto rulers of Anywhere City in ''[=GTA2=]'', controlling everything from the army to its power resources. The crimp in the U.S. economy is starting to be felt in ''Vice City'', with radio adverts guilting people for purchasing "cheaper, more efficient" Maibatsu cars instead of shoddier American-made ones. ''Grand Theft Auto 3'' poked fun at oversized [=SUVs=] with the Maibatsu Monstrosity, a small monster truck marketed toward insecure, middle-aged men and soccer moms who misplace their cars in parking lots.

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* JapanTakesOverTheWorld: Zaibatsu is a recurring name in the GTA series, which is kind of like an American company naming itself "NGO". They "NGO".
** In ''[=GTA2=]'', they were given a {{cyberpunk}} MegaCorp flair befitting the game's TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture setting. The Zaibatsu Corporation
were the de facto rulers of Anywhere City in ''[=GTA2=]'', City, controlling everything from the army to its power resources. resources.
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The crimp in the U.S. economy is starting 3D-era games, meanwhile, renamed them ''M''aibatsu (which also works as a portmanteau of Mitsubishi and Daihatsu) and used them to be felt in parody real-life fears of this trope. In ''Vice City'', they are starting to put a crimp on the US economy, with radio adverts guilting from the [[MadeInCountryX Buy American Coalition]] guilt-tripping people for purchasing "cheaper, more efficient" Maibatsu cars instead of shoddier American-made ones. ''Grand Theft Auto 3'' ''III'' poked fun at [[HummerDinger oversized [=SUVs=] SUVs]] with the Maibatsu Monstrosity, a small monster truck marketed toward insecure, middle-aged men and soccer moms who misplace their cars in parking lots.
13th Jul '17 12:18:28 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* IdiosyncraticCoverArt: The cover for each game from ''III'' onwards (discounting ''IV''[='=]s expansions) has been a collage of various characters and scenes from each game, drawn in a comic-book style. Typical features include a helicopter in the top-left corner (''Chinatown Wars'' excluded) and a MsFanservice woman who, more often than not, [[LadyNotAppearingInThisGame doesn't appear in-game]].



* JustAGangster: GTA has a running conflict between gangsters who broaden their horizons and go into other areas, and those who want to stick to what they're good at:
** VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity has Tommy Vercetti who was a mob hitman who wants to make a transition into legitimate business, while his mob bosses back in Liberty City wanted him to remain as a gangster. Lance Vance is likewise not as competent in civilian endeavors, so [[spoiler:they turn on Tommy and Tommy ends up killing them both and in the PlayableEpilogue is a druglord and property-owner though we never quite learn if he ever went completely legit]].
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' has CJ fleeing the 'Hood of Los Santos to carjacking in Liberty City, and be regarded as a ProdigalHero by the Grove Street Families who have decayed even more after his departure. CJ sees no hope in the old community-oriented gang represented by his elder brother Sweet, because they don't make enough money and can't compete with the drug dealing Ballas gangs but Sweet is unwilling or incapable to do anything else. His friends, Big Smoke and Ryder, also agree but [[spoiler:they betray Sweet and CJ and go into the drug business, leaving Sweet imprisoned and CJ forced by the BigBad and circumstances to work as a freelance mercenary]] doing jobs for the Triads, the US Government and eventually becoming a legitimate entertainment mogul with business interests across the state. Indeed when he [[spoiler:reunites with Sweet, he brings up his legitimate success as Madd Dogg's manager and as a stakeholder in a Las Venturas casino, but Sweet insists that they deal with the Hood first. So CJ out of love for Sweet he returns to his gangster ways to reclaim the hood, purge the Ballas and Sweet and at the end "fixing to hit the block, and see what's up"]].
** VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV and its two expansion pack also explores it. Niko Bellic laments that it's unlikely he'll ever be anything more than a hitman and thug, since it's all he's ever known. In [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIVTheBalladOfGayTony The Ballad of Gay Tony]], Luiz actually likes being a club manager and dislikes doing gangster work even if he is good at it. The most tragic case is [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIVTheLostAndDamned The Lost and Damned]], the Lost MC club are stuck in a timewarp of TheFifties and are little more than thugs for other gangs. The one time Johnny Klebitz tries to fix things, he ends up destroying the club.
** VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV has Michael who is an ex-gangster bored by StepfordSuburbia, while Franklin is a ghetto hood who, like CJ, wants to move up the crime ladder and work for bigger scores. Trevor however is entirely comfortable being a gangster and wouldn't dream of being anything else.

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* JustAGangster: GTA ''GTA'' has a running conflict between gangsters who broaden their horizons and go into other areas, and those who want to stick to what they're good at:
** VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'' has Tommy Vercetti Vercetti, who was a mob hitman who wants to make a transition into legitimate business, while his mob bosses back in Liberty City wanted him to remain as a gangster. Lance Vance is likewise not as competent in civilian endeavors, so [[spoiler:they turn on Tommy and Tommy ends up killing them both. In the PlayableEpilogue, he is both a drug lord and in the PlayableEpilogue is a druglord and property-owner business owner, though we never quite learn if he ever went completely legit]].
legit.]]
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' has CJ fleeing the 'Hood of Los Santos to carjacking in Liberty City, and comes to be regarded as a ProdigalHero by the Grove Street Families Families, who have decayed even more after his departure. CJ sees no hope in the old community-oriented gang represented by his elder brother Sweet, because they don't make enough money and can't compete with the drug dealing Ballas gangs gangs, but Sweet is unwilling or incapable to do anything else. His friends, friends Big Smoke and Ryder, Ryder also agree agree, but [[spoiler:they betray Sweet and CJ and go into the drug business, leaving Sweet imprisoned and CJ forced by the BigBad and circumstances to work as a freelance mercenary]] doing jobs for the Triads, the US Government Government, and eventually becoming a legitimate entertainment mogul with business interests across the state. Indeed Indeed, when he [[spoiler:reunites with Sweet, he brings up his legitimate success as Madd Dogg's manager and as a stakeholder in a Las Venturas casino, but Sweet insists that they deal with the Hood first. So CJ CJ, out of love for Sweet he Sweet, returns to his gangster ways to reclaim the hood, purge the Ballas and Sweet Sweet, and at the end "fixing to hit the block, and see what's up"]].
up."]]
** VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' and its two expansion pack also explores it. Niko Bellic laments that it's unlikely he'll ever be anything more than a hitman and thug, since it's all he's ever known. In [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIVTheBalladOfGayTony ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIVTheBalladOfGayTony The Ballad of Gay Tony]], Luiz Tony]]'', Luis actually likes being a club manager and dislikes doing gangster work work, even if he is good at it. The most tragic case is [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIVTheLostAndDamned ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIVTheLostAndDamned The Lost and Damned]], the Damned]]''. The Lost MC club are stuck in a timewarp of TheFifties '50s and '60s biker tropes, and are little more than hired thugs for other gangs. gangs while the Angels of Death have managed to build a legitimate criminal empire. The one time Johnny Klebitz tries to fix things, he ends up destroying the club.
club, and from what we see of them in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', they've gone nowhere but down since then.
** VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' has Michael Michael, who is an ex-gangster bored by StepfordSuburbia, while Franklin is and Franklin, a ghetto hood {{gang banger|s}} who, like CJ, wants to move up the crime ladder and work for bigger scores. Trevor however Trevor, however, is entirely comfortable being a gangster gangster, and wouldn't dream of being anything else.



* LadyNotAppearingInThisGame: The covers of ''III'', ''Vice City'', ''San Andreas'', and ''ChinatownWars.''
** In ''Chinatown Wars''' case, the girl on the cover ''does'' appear in the game. [[spoiler: She just dies like five minutes after she first appears.]]
** ''IV'' had the lollipop girl, and ''V'' looks to keep the tradition with the smartphone-and-peace-sign bikini girl.

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* LadyNotAppearingInThisGame: The covers for most games typically feature, as part of their IdiosyncraticCoverArt, a MsFanservice woman who often does not actually appear in-game.
** Averted in
''III'', where the woman in the upper-right square on the cover is Misty, a supporting character in the game's first chapter.
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''Vice City'', City'' and ''San Andreas'', Andreas'' play it fully straight, however. ''Vice City''[='=]s cover has, on the left side, an AmbiguouslyBrown bikini babe holding a martini glass, while in roughly the same spot on ''San Andreas''[='=] cover is a bleached-blonde woman in sunglasses leaning over and ''ChinatownWars.''
licking her lips. Neither appears in their respective games.
** In ''Chinatown Wars''' case, Wars'', the girl woman on the cover ''does'' appear holding a sword is named Ling Shan, and she appears in the game. two missions. [[spoiler: She just dies like five minutes after she first appears.almost immediately in the second one.]]
** ''IV'' had has the lollipop girl, girl. While she doesn't appear in-game, she does get a name, Lola Del Rio, that can be looked up in the LSPD database.
** ''The Lost
and Damned'' has an anonymous BikerBabe situated to the right of Johnny.
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''V'' looks to keep keeps the tradition with the smartphone-and-peace-sign bikini girl.
9th Jul '17 4:20:01 PM Dirtyblue929
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** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' take place in the fictional state of San Andreas.

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** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' take place in the fictional state of San Andreas. ''[=GTAV=]'' also introduces the fictional state of North Yankton and a town called Ludendorff within it.
19th Jun '17 9:11:01 AM CosmicFerret
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Also, an actual ''story'' was implemented, about a thug who escapes from a prison van, and plots revenge against his traitorous partner in crime/ex-girlfriend while establishing himself in the underworld of [[BigApplesauce Liberty City]]. Voice actors were brought in for the first time[[note]]but ironically, [[TheVoiceless not for the main character]][[/note]] -- not just any actors, but respected character actors such as Michael Madsen, Joe Pantoliano, and Creator/MichaelRapaport. The number, variety, and complexity of the missions were raised. The radio stations started using licensed material and send-ups of radio commercials and DJ chatter.

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Also, an actual ''story'' was implemented, about a thug who escapes from a prison van, and plots revenge against his traitorous partner in crime/ex-girlfriend while establishing himself in the underworld of [[BigApplesauce Liberty City]]. Voice actors were brought in for the first time[[note]]but ironically, [[TheVoiceless not for the main character]][[/note]] -- not just any actors, but respected character actors such as Michael Madsen, Joe Pantoliano, Creator/JoePantoliano, and Creator/MichaelRapaport. The number, variety, and complexity of the missions were raised. The radio stations started using licensed material and send-ups of radio commercials and DJ chatter.
9th Jun '17 8:40:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* FictionalProvince:
** Liberty City (the game's stand-in for New York City) is in the fictional state of Liberty.
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' take place in the fictional state of San Andreas.
5th May '17 5:18:45 PM morenohijazo
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* GiganticMoon: There's an EasterEgg where, if you shoot the moon with a sniper rifle, it grows larger and larger until, after 5-6 shots, it reverts to its normal size.

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* GiganticMoon: There's In the 3D era games, there's an EasterEgg where, if you shoot the moon with a sniper rifle, it grows larger and larger until, after 5-6 shots, it reverts to its normal size.
15th Apr '17 4:38:08 PM eroock
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->''Take it to the edge, there's nowhere to hide\\
And call up the boys, let's go for a joyride''

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->''Take
->''"Take
it to the edge, there's nowhere to hide\\
And call up the boys, let's go for a joyride'' joyride."''


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* GiganticMoon: There's an EasterEgg where, if you shoot the moon with a sniper rifle, it grows larger and larger until, after 5-6 shots, it reverts to its normal size.
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