History YMMV / GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas

18th May '17 12:48:40 PM Riley1sCool
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** Even CJ himself to some. The main criticisms being that his personality sometimes changes between missions and he seems to lack both spine and ability to focus in some scenes. (My brother is in jail... But sure, I'll steal you a combine harvester!) In addition, some point out that the massive customization loses some of it's charm as CJ's somewhat high voice remains unchanged.
9th May '17 3:36:39 PM ImSpidey2
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** For free-roamers, the sound of the stunt plane occasionally flying over you.
9th May '17 3:19:20 AM Killerikala
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* {{Wangst}}: CJ sometimes. Every now and then he loses all of his badassery and gets kicked around by anyone the plot demands, and whines about it afterwards. It's a bit hard to root for someone who (even on missions) robs, kills and ruins the lifes of countless innocent civilians and then complains how he has it rough.



* WhatMeasureIsANonBadass: CJ. Because showing compassion for some of your enemies totally doesn't make you a badass, right? His feats are comparable to those of Tommy Vercetti and Niko Bellic, but he also has a tendency to show compassion to those who he wronged. Because, you know, ''considering'' the ramifications of his actions every once in a while makes him a pussy. Some of his cutscenes involve [[CutsceneIncompetence some lack of competence]]. Pushed around by two cops, scolded by his brother or being raped by a psychotic woman make him look bad. The problem is mostly due to ludonarrative dissonance, though, as the compassionate part doesn't really mesh with some of the things he does (For example, slaughtering a building crew and burying their foreman alive because one of them called his sister a hooker.)

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* WhatMeasureIsANonBadass: CJ. Because He does a lot of badass things, but he has a lot of negative traits to balance them out. showing compassion for some those he wronged and considering the ramifications of your enemies totally doesn't make you a badass, right? his actions are good traits, and add to his character. His feats are comparable to those of Tommy Vercetti and Niko Bellic, but he also has a tendency to show compassion to those who he wronged. Because, you know, ''considering'' the ramifications of his actions every once in a while makes him a pussy. Some Bellic. However, some of his cutscenes involve [[CutsceneIncompetence some lack of competence]]. Pushed competence]], as he gets pushed around by two cops, scolded by his brother or being raped by a psychotic woman make him look bad. His lack of spine in some cutscenes can get really annoying to watch, as they sometimes lead to annoying missions that bear no importance to the plot. The problem is mostly due to ludonarrative dissonance, though, as the compassionate part doesn't really mesh with some of the things since one mission he does (For example, slaughtering may be badass, on another he might be complaining about something constantly, and in others he turns into a psychopath (Slaughtering a building crew and burying their foreman alive because one of them called his sister a hooker.)) making him look like a massive hypocrite at times.
9th May '17 2:56:31 AM Killerikala
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* AntiClimaxBoss: While largely averted, there's a few.
** While the mission to reach Ryder is challenging and the chase is kinda cool, we are never given any reason for his betrayal. He's just unceremoniusly killed in a boat explosion, and is barely mentioned again.
** Tenpenny is a justified example. While his accident is the best result for the main characters (Their problem killed himself, and they cant be blamed for it), it's a bit disappointing that we don't get to beat the Smug out of him.
7th May '17 6:24:19 PM Giantsgiants
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* Toreno's Last Flight can be a nasty one. This mission has you chase down Mike Toreno's helicopter onto the freeway and shoot it down with a rocket launcher. Since you can't shoot rockets from vehicles, this means standing in the middle of the freeway with maniac AI traffic barreling towards you. Plus, the initial shootout at the helipad tends to draw police attention, so cops are also thrown into the mix. Good luck.

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* ** Toreno's Last Flight can be a nasty one. This mission has you chase down Mike Toreno's helicopter onto the freeway and shoot it down with a rocket launcher. Since you can't shoot rockets from vehicles, this means standing in the middle of the freeway with maniac AI traffic barreling towards you. Plus, the initial shootout at the helipad tends to draw police attention, so cops are also thrown into the mix. Good luck.
7th May '17 6:24:02 PM Giantsgiants
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* Toreno's Last Flight can be a nasty one. This mission has you chase down Mike Toreno's helicopter onto the freeway and shoot it down with a rocket launcher. Since you can't shoot rockets from vehicles, this means standing in the middle of the freeway with maniac AI traffic barreling towards you. Plus, the initial shootout at the helipad tends to draw police attention, so cops are also thrown into the mix. Good luck.
26th Apr '17 7:22:50 PM CodyPurple
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** The game's theme song (and the "Mission Passed!" theme) itself [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HarUSq8JeU becomes this regarding it's use on]] [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WebOriginal/Vine Vine]], specially with when [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F19rKDzfCI8 turned into]] EarRape. (WARNING! VERY LOUD!)


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* UncannyValley: While the character models has been vastly improved since VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII, but some of the [[http://i.imgur.com/RTv6O7C.png pedestrian models]] [[http://www5.0zz0.com/2014/08/30/11/452487082.jpg look very bizarre]]...
** [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/gta/images/1/16/CJ.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090630012757&path-prefix=pt Carl Johnson's model]] is fairly well detailed, but [[TheCameo Claude]] [[https://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/gtawiki/images/e/ea/Claude-GTASA.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/350?cb=20160110004707 himself looks even worse]] than his appearance in ''III' and his face looks slightly distorted.
13th Apr '17 4:02:02 PM Peridonyx
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* MagnificentBastard: [[spoiler:Mike Toreno]], an undercover government agent who fakes his own death at your hands while infiltrating a drug cartel, only to show up out of nowhere with your brother's life over your head so he can get you to do some of his dirty work for him. Between having eyes and ears everywhere he needs or knows you will be, and talking you out of shooting him without even flinching, he definitely qualifies for the trope.

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* MagnificentBastard: MagnificentBastard:
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[[spoiler:Mike Toreno]], an undercover government agent who fakes his own death at your hands while infiltrating a drug cartel, only to show up out of nowhere with your brother's life over your head so he can get you to do some of his dirty work for him. Between having eyes and ears everywhere he needs or knows you will be, and talking you out of shooting him without even flinching, he definitely qualifies for the trope.trope.
** Carl himself becomes no slouch, either. In addition to his MemeticBadass (see below) actions, he manages to become the Triads' [[TheHeavy Heavy]] and invoke DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu on both the Loco Syndicate [[note]][[spoiler:Toreno]] doesn't have to [[spoiler:fake his own death]] for no reason, after all.[[/note]] and the Leone Family [[note]]Where do you think Salvatore got his {{Paranoiac}} streak in ''[=GTA3=]'' from?[[/note]].
16th Mar '17 6:53:43 PM Peridonyx
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** The Cane is a LethalJokeWeapon variation. Not only does it combine the speed of the Katana with the reach of the Pool Cue, but the game considers it a Gift instead of an actual Weapon -- meaning that your Melee Slot is still free for an AwesomeButImpractical delight such as the Chainsaw.

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** The Cane is a LethalJokeWeapon variation.LethalJokeWeapon-variation. Not only does it combine the speed of the Katana with the reach of the Pool Cue, but the game considers it a Gift instead of an actual Weapon -- meaning that your Melee Slot is still free for an AwesomeButImpractical delight such as the Chainsaw.
14th Mar '17 9:59:49 AM Peridonyx
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* UnintentionallySympathetic: The Ballas during the Mission "Los Sepulcros." CJ and co. attack them in the middle of their funeral for one of their dead homies, thus making it feel like a very un-{{Noble Demon}}ic KickThemWhileTheyAreDown.
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