History YMMV / GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas

25th Aug '16 2:51:14 AM waters20
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* EnsembleDarkHorse: Mike Toreno. Helped by the fact that he's played by ''James Woods'', and gets some of the best delivered lines in the whole game. Woozie and Ryder also have a lot of fans.

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* EnsembleDarkHorse: Mike Toreno. Helped by the fact that he's played by ''James Woods'', and gets some of the best delivered lines in the whole game. Woozie and Ryder also have a lot of fans.fans, [[spoiler: which is why fans were disappointed that the latter became a traitor and didn't get a proper death scene]].
19th Aug '16 6:08:56 PM Redmess
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* ThatOneBoss: Hunting down and killing Pulaski. When you start the mission, the car you came in (assuming you came to the starting point by car) will usually have vanished. Pulaski drives a Buffalo, a very fast and durable sports car, while you're stuck with a weird looking off road car that handles like crap. To even get Pulaski to get out of his car, you have to wreck it by either making it flip over via ramming or pumping it full of lead with a drive-by. Even when Pulaski finally bails, he shoots you with a friggin' '''Desert Eagle''', the most powerful handgun in the game which can knock you down. If he knocks you down with it, he'll keep shooting at you until you're dead. Oh, and his health is sky high, requiring a lot of firepower to take him down. Although it is possible to run him over or use explosives, usually your car is near a total wreck by then and Pulaski's gun can bring it to a near total explosion, forcing you to bail. The chase can be made a lot simpler, however, by shooting out the tires on Pulaski's car before you approach him.

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* ThatOneBoss: Hunting down and killing Pulaski. When you start the mission, the car you came in (assuming you came to the starting point by car) will usually have vanished. Pulaski drives a Buffalo, a very fast and durable sports car, while you're stuck with a weird looking off road car that handles like crap. To even get Pulaski to get out of his car, you have to wreck it by either making it flip over via ramming or pumping it full of lead with a drive-by. Even when Pulaski finally bails, he shoots you with a friggin' '''Desert Eagle''', the most powerful handgun in the game which can knock you down. If he knocks you down with it, he'll keep shooting at you until you're dead. Oh, and his health is sky high, requiring a lot of firepower to take him down. Although it is possible to run him over or use explosives, usually your car is near a total wreck by then and Pulaski's gun can bring it to a near total explosion, forcing you to bail. The chase can be made a lot simpler, however, by shooting out the tires on Pulaski's car before you approach him.he can get in, or by arriving with a jetpack.
19th Aug '16 6:03:31 PM Redmess
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* ThatOneBoss: Hunting down and killing Pulaski. When you start the mission, the car you came in (assuming you came to the starting point by car) will usually have vanished. Pulaski drives a Buffalo, a very fast and durable sports car, while you're stuck with a weird looking off road car that handles like crap. To even get Pulaski to get out of his car, you have to wreck it by either making it flip over via ramming or pumping it full of lead with a drive-by. Even when Pulaski finally bails, he shoots you with a friggin' '''Desert Eagle''', the most powerful handgun in the game which can knock you down. If he knocks you down with it, he'll keep shooting at you until you're dead. Oh, and his health is sky high, requiring a lot of firepower to take him down. Although it is possible to run him over or use explosives, usually your car is near a total wreck by then and Pulaski's gun can bring it to a near total explosion, forcing you to bail.

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* ThatOneBoss: Hunting down and killing Pulaski. When you start the mission, the car you came in (assuming you came to the starting point by car) will usually have vanished. Pulaski drives a Buffalo, a very fast and durable sports car, while you're stuck with a weird looking off road car that handles like crap. To even get Pulaski to get out of his car, you have to wreck it by either making it flip over via ramming or pumping it full of lead with a drive-by. Even when Pulaski finally bails, he shoots you with a friggin' '''Desert Eagle''', the most powerful handgun in the game which can knock you down. If he knocks you down with it, he'll keep shooting at you until you're dead. Oh, and his health is sky high, requiring a lot of firepower to take him down. Although it is possible to run him over or use explosives, usually your car is near a total wreck by then and Pulaski's gun can bring it to a near total explosion, forcing you to bail. The chase can be made a lot simpler, however, by shooting out the tires on Pulaski's car before you approach him.
19th Aug '16 2:25:43 AM waters20
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** There's also Big Bear and B-Dup, two other characters who were part of the Grove Street Families who would've been perfect as supporting characters who provide missions in the beginning of the game. It isn't helped by the fact that B-Dup is voiced by rapper The Game.
** Emmet could've been a great supporting character as well.
15th Aug '16 10:00:53 AM longWriter
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* AnnoyingVideoGameHelper: The game features this in the San Fierro series of missions. Every once in a while, one of the villains sends minions on drug runs from San Fierro to Los Santos, and you are able to intercept them and steal their money. It wouldn't be so bad except that when it happens, the phone rings, CJ automatically answers it, and the following conversation [[MemeticMutation has become ingrained in many a player's head]]:
-->'''CJ:''' Hey Cesar. The yay leavin' San Fierro, right?\\
'''Cesar:''' Right, but they're using ''bikes'', CJ, and they go ''cross-country''!
** You can then choose to either go after them or not, and given how far away you have to drive to get them, a lot of players don't find the monetary award worth it, so these calls become especially annoying.
** Toreno's idea of helping C.J. get his brother back is sending him (C.J.) on insanely suicidal missions.



* StopHelpingMe: The game features this in the San Fierro series of missions. Every once in a while, one of the villains sends minions on drug runs from San Fierro to Los Santos, and you are able to intercept them and steal their money. It wouldn't be so bad except that when it happens, the phone rings, CJ automatically answers it, and the following conversation [[MemeticMutation has become ingrained in many a player's head]]:
-->'''CJ:''' Hey Cesar. The yay leavin' San Fierro, right?\\
'''Cesar:''' Right, but they're using ''bikes'', CJ, and they go ''cross-country''!
** You can then choose to either go after them or not, and given how far away you have to drive to get them, a lot of players don't find the monetary award worth it, so these calls become especially annoying.
** Toreno's idea of helping C.J. get his brother back is sending him (C.J.) on insanely suicidal missions.
15th Aug '16 9:35:38 AM longWriter
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** [[StopHelpingMe Hey, Cesar. The yay leavin' San Fierro, right?]] ... Right, but they're using ''bikes'' CJ, and they're going ''cross country''!

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** [[StopHelpingMe [[AnnoyingVideoGameHelper Hey, Cesar. The yay leavin' San Fierro, right?]] ... Right, but they're using ''bikes'' CJ, and they're going ''cross country''!
10th Aug '16 9:18:08 PM waters20
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Ever since Ryder's betrayal, he's been pretty much ignored throughout the rest of the game. CJ doesn't even mentioned Ryder after witnessing the latter and Big Smoke's betrayal and only focuses on Smoke selling him out instead. Then when it's time to kill Ryder, CJ does so without much of a dramatic scene between the two like how Big Smoke's death scene at the end of the game was executed, and Ryder's name is only mentioned once after his demise. The fact that CJ doesn't even tell Sweet about Ryder after informing him of Smoke's betrayal and that Sweet doesn't even ask about Ryder's whereabouts when the former is released from prison certainly didn't help in this case.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: [[spoiler: Ever since Ryder's betrayal, he's been pretty much ignored throughout the rest of the game. CJ doesn't even mentioned Ryder after witnessing the latter and Big Smoke's betrayal and only focuses on Smoke selling him out instead. Then when it's time to kill Ryder, CJ does so without much of a dramatic scene between the two like how Big Smoke's death scene at the end of the game was executed, and Ryder's name is only mentioned once after his demise. The fact that CJ doesn't even tell Sweet about Ryder after informing him of Smoke's betrayal and that Sweet doesn't even ask about Ryder's whereabouts when the former is released from prison certainly didn't help in this case.]]
23rd Jul '16 11:11:14 AM Eagal
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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: Three words--[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Coffee_mod "Hot Coffee" Mod.]]

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* %%* BestKnownForTheFanservice: Three words--[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Coffee_mod "Hot Coffee" Mod.]]
14th Jul '16 4:04:53 PM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: CJ's ''somewhat'' LighterAndSofter personality in comparison to the other protagonist has led to many debates over whether it's a good thing or not.

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: CJ's ''somewhat'' LighterAndSofter personality in comparison to the other protagonist has led to many debates over whether it's a good thing or not.
14th Jul '16 10:55:09 AM waters20
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* DracoInLeatherPants: Catalina can be seen as this to plenty of fans. Some of them tend to overlook her psychotic behavior by pointing out how "nice" she looks, and when they do acknowledge it, they try to pass it off as her having a bad childhood. While the comment about a stepfather mistreating his stepdaughter she mentions at the start of the last mission might provide a hint, there is no evidence whatsoever that this has actually happened to Catalina herself since her childhood is never explained in either of her appearances in the two games she was in. So in other words, she has no revealed excuse for her psychopathic ways.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: Catalina can be seen as this to plenty of fans. Some of them tend to overlook her psychotic behavior by pointing out how "nice" she looks, and when they do acknowledge it, they try to pass it off as her having a bad childhood. While the comment about a stepfather mistreating his stepdaughter she mentions at the start of the last mission might provide a hint, there is no evidence whatsoever that this has actually happened to Catalina herself since her childhood is never explained in either of her appearances in the two games she was in. So in other words, she has no revealed excuse for her psychopathic ways.ways, and none of her arbitrary outbursts are justified at all.
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