History YMMV / GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas

8th Feb '16 5:53:11 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: Considered by many fans as the best GTA game in term of fun gameplay.

** And then when ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' is out, most players felt V was a return to the feel of SA. While some said the fact that the map doesn't seem as big as SA (Rock Star insists all their previous games could fit comfortably on it, however), but GTA V become a MagnumOpus of it's own due to it's own new features, ultimately averting this trope.
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** And then when ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' is out, most players felt V was a return to the feel of SA. While some said the fact that the map doesn't seem as big as SA (Rock Star insists all their previous games could fit comfortably on it, however), but GTA V become a MagnumOpus masterpiece of it's own due to it's own new features, ultimately averting this trope.
5th Feb '16 12:06:39 PM lukenzzo
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* InternetBackdraft: This happened when Rockstar updated the Steam release of ''San Andreas''. Although it finally brought native compatibility with Xbox 360 and other [=XInput=] controllers, it removed songs that had expired licenses, as well as accidentally removing the 1920 by 1080 resolution option (which was later restored in another update). This also made fans worried about the future of digital distribution, while those with CD copies were likely clenching onto their disks.
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* InternetBackdraft: This happened when Rockstar updated the Steam release of ''San Andreas''. Although it finally brought native compatibility with Xbox 360 and other [=XInput=] controllers, it removed songs that had expired licenses, as well as accidentally removing the 1920 by 1080 resolution option (which was later restored in another update). This also made fans worried about the future of digital distribution, while those with CD disc copies were likely clenching onto their disks.
23rd Jan '16 9:30:24 PM stuffedninja
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* MostWonderfulSound: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EDsu8UBL-g The "mission passed" sound]].
7th Jan '16 8:25:59 AM SolidSonicTH
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* PortingDisaster: For the game's tenth anniversary, Rockstar removed the Xbox port from the Xbox 360 store and released a "HD remaster"... that was actually a port of the ''mobile'' version. Even ignoring the graphical and framerate issues that come from this kind of port, the audio randomly cuts out during cutscenes and starting missions will occasionally hardlock the system.
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* PortingDisaster: For the game's tenth anniversary, Rockstar removed the Xbox port from the Xbox 360 store and released a "HD remaster"... that was actually a port of the ''mobile'' version. Even ignoring the graphical and framerate issues that come from this kind of port, the audio randomly cuts out during cutscenes and starting missions will occasionally hardlock the system. The [=PlayStation=] 3 also has this version.
24th Dec '15 7:49:24 AM Phoenixion
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*** Also, Tenpenny's "I got my eye on you" line is a bit hilarious given Jackson's Nick Fury also likes saying similar lines.
2nd Nov '15 11:13:46 PM imalamp
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* MemeticBadass: Carl ''CJ'' Johnson is by far the poster boy for the franchise (only rivaled and possibly surpassed by the GTA V trio). After all, he canonically breached [[Expy Area 69]]'s defenses in order to steal a jetpack, using it without previous instructions, then flying out of the base to give it to a 'hippie'. He's also capable of stealing various vehicles from the military forces, own half the state of San Andreas and [[spoiler:completely anhilating the drug empire in Los Santos/San Fierro]]. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
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* MemeticBadass: Carl ''CJ'' Johnson is by far the poster boy for the franchise (only rivaled and possibly surpassed by the GTA V trio). After all, he canonically breached [[Expy [[{{Expy}} Area 69]]'s defenses in order to steal a jetpack, using it without previous instructions, then flying out of the base to give it to a 'hippie'. He's also capable of stealing various vehicles from the military forces, own half the state of San Andreas and [[spoiler:completely anhilating the drug empire in Los Santos/San Fierro]]. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
2nd Nov '15 11:05:39 PM imalamp
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* MemeticBadass: Carl ''CJ'' Johnson is by far the poster boy for the franchise (only rivaled and possibly surpassed by the GTA V trio). After all, he canonically breached the [[Expy Area 69]] 's defenses in order to steal a jetpack, using it without previous instructions, then flying out of the base to give it to a 'hippie'. He's also capable of stealing various vehicles from the military forces, own half the state of San Andreas and [[spoiler:completely anhilating the drug empire in Los Santos/San Fierro]]. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
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* MemeticBadass: Carl ''CJ'' Johnson is by far the poster boy for the franchise (only rivaled and possibly surpassed by the GTA V trio). After all, he canonically breached the [[Expy Area 69]] 's 69]]'s defenses in order to steal a jetpack, using it without previous instructions, then flying out of the base to give it to a 'hippie'. He's also capable of stealing various vehicles from the military forces, own half the state of San Andreas and [[spoiler:completely anhilating the drug empire in Los Santos/San Fierro]]. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
29th Oct '15 5:54:21 PM nombretomado
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** "Life's a Beach", early on. You have to impress a girl by dancing on the beach (read: playing a button-timing mini-game). Since this game pre-dated ''GuitarHero'' (though notably came after ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution''), the concept of [=HDTV=] lag hadn't really hit the public consciousness yet. A lot of early adopters couldn't beat that mission. History repeated itself when the "Remastered" version was unwinnable for some, but thankfully since then a [[GoodBadBug Good Bad Bug]] was discovered [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2s9SSRTDIE that allows it to be skipped.]]
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** "Life's a Beach", early on. You have to impress a girl by dancing on the beach (read: playing a button-timing mini-game). Since this game pre-dated ''GuitarHero'' ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' (though notably came after ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution''), the concept of [=HDTV=] lag hadn't really hit the public consciousness yet. A lot of early adopters couldn't beat that mission. History repeated itself when the "Remastered" version was unwinnable for some, but thankfully since then a [[GoodBadBug Good Bad Bug]] was discovered [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2s9SSRTDIE that allows it to be skipped.]]
4th Sep '15 5:42:41 AM cricri3007
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i don't think a character can be both a base breaker and a scrappy.
** Some fans tend to criticise the fact that CJ is whiny at times and isn't as {{badass}} as his predecessors, Claude (''GTA III'') and Tommy Vercetti (''Vice City''). Most fans like him though. ** The major problem fingered with CJ is cut-scene/gameplay dissonance. Claude is, at best, amoral and Tommy is a complete psycho, whereas CJ is depicted as having fundamentally good motivations and just 'doin it fo da hood.' Which somehow doesn't gel with the fact you just ran over a few old women and beat police officers to death with a dildo. *** A bigger problem with CJ is that even if the player doesn't go on random massacres in the sandbox, many of the missions have CJ deciding to kill a bunch of innocent people for no good reason. SequenceBreaking aside, there is no way for CJ to be even close to the person he considers himself to be. That what makes him annoying to a lot of people (intentional though it may be).

** Carl "CJ" Johnson: *** According to some fans. These fans tend to criticise the fact that CJ is whiny at times and isn't as {{badass}} as his predecessors, Claude (''GTA III'') and Tommy Vercetti (''Vice City''). Most fans like him though. *** The major problem fingered with CJ is cut-scene/gameplay dissonance. Claude is, at best, amoral and Tommy is a complete psycho, whereas CJ is depicted as having fundamentally good motivations and just 'doin it fo da hood.' Which somehow doesn't gel with the fact you just ran over a few old women and beat police officers to death with a dildo. *** A bigger problem with CJ is that even if the player doesn't go on random massacres in the sandbox, many of the missions have CJ deciding to kill a bunch of innocent people for no good reason. SequenceBreaking aside, there is no way for CJ to be even close to the person he considers himself to be. That what makes him annoying to a lot of people (intentional though it may be).
18th Aug '15 2:32:06 PM morenohijazo
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** The game would occasionally spawn aircraft that had a flight plan going straight into the ground, assuming the player was at certain parts of the game world (the tops of a rural mountain). The dev team discovered this bug when the game was being tested ''and decided not to fix it''. ** This bug has been seen in the middle of a crowded intersection, which destroyed several cars and killed many people. Assuredly, worth the price of admission as the bug was not known of at that time. ** There is another bug in this game where, in some 2-player situations, player 2 can decapitate player 1 (with the sword) and player 1 will respawn headless with blood spurting out of their neck. ** A cool visual glitch can be triggered while riding the Mountain Bike. Mash the X button while holding the Square button and watch as CJ's limbs stretch, twist, and bend in all sorts of uncanny ways. Do it enough and he'll even start to ''melt into the ground''. ** While riding a bicycle, it's possible to climb up inclines at angles just shy of ''straight vertical'' by repeatedly mashing the accelerate button. ** If you play the [=PS2=] version of the game with a tool like [=HDLoader=], the delay between spawning vehicles drops to almost nothing. This is mostly harmless, as the same amount of vehicles spawn, just sooner; however, it interacts badly with the buggy highway driver AI, which results in VERY BIG pileups if you approach certain intersections in Las Venturas on foot, or occasionally spontaneously on some highways with no provocation whatsoever. A well-placed grenade in this situation can set off a neverending chain of explosions that is continually fed by the rapidly-spawning vehicles adding to the pileup as cars are destroyed. ** Several "ghost" vehicles are in the game. These tend to be due to odd spawn conditions within the game itself, the most famous being the Ghost Cars in the hills of the Back-O-Beyond. They spawn at the top of a hill and roll slowly down, heavily damaged and completely driverless. Others include a "ghost hovercraft" at Bayside and another "ghost" car at Mt. Chiliad, even though that one has a driver. They don't do anything particularly useful, other than give you some transportation, but they are definitely [[AccidentalNightmareFuel creepy]]. *** And on occasion, dangerous if you don't see it coming. Nothing like an empty car slamming into yours just inches from your face... ** Using the jetpack and some careful maneuvering, you can get into some rooms and other areas that are normally contained only within cutscenes, as detailed [[http://lparchive.org/Grand-Theft-Auto-San-Andreas-(Screenshot)/Update%2092d/ here]]

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* PlayerPunch: Madd Dogg, a famous Los Santos rapper whose rhyme book you steal, murdered his guards, and murdered his manager just to make OG Loc happy. After the Grove Street Family goes to shit, OG Loc rises to fame and can be heard bragging on the radio that he is a hardcore gangster rapper (he still sucks and is still a total wuss when you confront him later). Later on, you see Madd Dogg in Las Venturas attempting to commit suicide because he is a nobody after his career went down the drain. The punch comes from that you were the one responsible for his downfall and Madd Dogg doesn't even know about it. Luckily, you can save him and bring him back to his feet, but Madd Dogg never finds out the truth.

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* WTHCostumingDepartment: The player can take over this role. Utterly serious cutscenes can have the protagonist standing around in any number of insane outfits. The possibilities are in the hundreds, such as: boxers only, a Groucho Marx face mask and tuxedo pants, or even a gimp suit. This last, in a business meeting with his sister.
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