History YMMV / GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas

24th Feb '17 2:27:10 PM Peridonyx
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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, [[spoiler: which is why fans were disappointed that the latter became a traitor and didn't get a proper death scene]].

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* EnsembleDarkHorse: EnsembleDarkHorse:
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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. game.
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Woozie and Ryder also have a lot of fans, [[spoiler: which [[spoiler:which is why fans were disappointed that the latter became a traitor and didn't get a proper death scene]].scene]].
** Big Smoke, for being both BigFun and a FountainOfMemes. [[spoiler:Bonus points for his AlasPoorVillain death post-FaceHeelTurn.]]
24th Feb '17 2:25:06 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 Cane is a LethalJokeWeapon variation. Not only does it combine the speed of the katana Katana with the reach of the pool cue, Pool Cue, but the game considers it a gift Gift instead of an actual weapon Weapon -- meaning that your melee slot Melee Slot is still free for an AwesomeButImpractical delight such as the chainsaw.Chainsaw.



** One of the opening missions, "Sweet & Kendl", can arguably be this. You're on a bike and have to outrun a rather annoying car full of Ballas that specifically target you rather than any of your friends. And yes, said Ballas have submachine guns -- '''''while you haven't even had a chance to get any weapons or armor of your own yet''''' (unless you invoke GameplayAndStorySegregation and look for some before you get to CJ's house the first time). While not that hard, it can be a bit jarring this early on.

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** One of the opening missions, "Sweet & Kendl", Kendl," can arguably be this. You're on a bike and have to outrun a rather annoying rather-annoying car full of Ballas that specifically target you rather than any of your friends. only. And yes, said Ballas have submachine guns Submachine Guns -- '''''while you haven't even had a chance to get any weapons or armor Weapons and/or Armor of your own yet''''' (unless you invoke GameplayAndStorySegregation and look for some before you get to CJ's house home the first time). While not that hard, it can be a bit jarring this early on.
23rd Feb '17 11:40:42 PM Heartlesswithaheart
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** Is Sweet a {{Jerkass}} who ran his brother out of town, blaming him for his little brother's death, and disrespects said brother for trying to get his family out of the ghetto, and deserves everything he gets, or a stand-up guy who cares deeply about his home, family and friends, and wants to get everything back to what it was in the [[GloryDays good old days]] and ends up in a deep pile of crap he didn't deserve because of it?

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** Is Sweet a {{Jerkass}} who ran his brother out of town, blaming him for his little brother's death, and disrespects said brother for trying to get his family out of the ghetto, ghetto instead of acknowledging that the glory days are long gone [[spoiler:and is ungrateful for CJ both getting him out of jail and making something of himself instead of staying in Grove]] and deserves everything he gets, or a stand-up guy who cares deeply about his home, family and friends, and wants to get everything back to what it was in the [[GloryDays good old days]] and ends up in a deep pile of crap he didn't deserve because of it?
25th Jan '17 5:58:42 AM Chabal2
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* EarWorm: [[StylisticSuck OG Loc's]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoJb35OeHQA "It's Loc Baby".]] Say OH-GEEEE!

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[[StylisticSuck OG Loc's]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoJb35OeHQA "It's Loc Baby".]] Say OH-GEEEE!OH-GEEEE!
** The bumblebee arcade game music, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1BJUJ44CyU Ready 2 Bumble]].
23rd Jan '17 5:17:26 AM RezaMaulana98
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGajN6mUoZQ Ryder nigga!]][[note]]During "Sweet & Kendl", after you reach the checkpoint at Grove Street, Ryder can be seen riding his bike around the cul-de-sac and doing wheelies while Big Smoke and Sweet talk to Carl during the cutscene. One of his lines during the cutscene is "I got them mother fuckers though, showed them nigga whose gangster. Ryder nigga." The "Ryder nigga" part became a popular meme on San Andreas WebVideo/YoutubePoop videos.[[/note]]
18th Dec '16 10:54:34 AM Heartlesswithaheart
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* ThatOneAchievement: Serial Offender, which requires you to get busted 50 times. Not only is this a ViolationOfCommonSense because you lose your weapons and some of your money, but it's extremely unlikely to get through normal play unless you're really, really bad. To make it worse, the game starts having ''significant'' frame drops after getting busted enough times, regardless of the version you're playing on. It's recommended that you get this out of the way immediately after starting and only then.
12th Dec '16 10:52:45 AM leloucas
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** And then when ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' is out, returning players has a return of the feel of GTA San Andreas, despite the fact that the map doesn't seem as big as GTA San Andreas (as it only features Los Santos although bigger and more true to life), and then GTA V become a masterpiece of it's own due to it's own new features, surpassing said Tough Act to Follow.

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** And then when ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' is out, returning players has a return of the feel of GTA San Andreas, despite the fact that the map doesn't seem as big as GTA San Andreas (as it only features Los Santos although bigger and more true to life), and then GTA V [[SubvertedTrope become a masterpiece of it's own own]] due to it's own new features, surpassing said Tough Act to Follow.Follow ([[DoubleSubverted at least until]] HypeBacklash arrived).
4th Dec '16 4:56:32 PM mkmlp
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%%* CrazyAwesome: '''The Truth''' and Maccer. Must be seen (and heard) to be believed.

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%%* * CrazyAwesome: '''The Truth''' is crazy stoned old man, who just happens to have found on RPG and Maccer. Must be seen (and heard) to be believed.a couple flame throwers.



** "Tanker Commander". It's actually a fairly simple mission - steal a tanker truck and take it to a man who will buy it. However, you have two guys in a car chasing and shooting at you, the tanker can't take that much damage, and it's quite easy to make too sharp a turn and disconnect the tank, which means mission failure. One can't help but wonder if the reason why "Tanker Commander" is the nearest mission when you first join up with Catalina is so you can get it over with. Of course, this is a lot easier when you remember you can exit the truck without ending the mission and [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim cap the two guys in the car]] [[BoomHeadShot through the windshield]] for a safe and leisurely drive to the destination.

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** "Tanker Commander". It's actually a fairly simple mission - steal a tanker truck and take it to a man who will buy it. However, you have two guys in a car chasing and shooting at you, the tanker can't take that much damage, and it's quite easy to make too sharp a turn and disconnect the tank, which means mission failure. One can't help but wonder if the reason why "Tanker Commander" is the nearest mission when you first join up with Catalina is so you can get it over with. Of course, this is a lot easier when you remember you can exit the truck without ending the mission and [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim cap the two guys in the car]] [[BoomHeadShot through the windshield]] for a safe and leisurely drive to the destination. But even if you do that, the guys chasing you will likely be close to the truck/tank-and sometimes stuck under the tank-and there's a very good chance that destroying their car will cause the tanker to go off. And even if you try to lour them away from the tanker, Catalina will continue to shoot at them and may cause them to blow up by the tanker anyway.
26th Nov '16 1:16:01 PM Meyers07TheTroper
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** Many players found the requirement to feed CJ periodically (or risk losing strength and health) to be rather annoying. It can be especially annoying if you lose track and find yourself starving in the middle of a mission, especially longer ones like the ambulance and taxi minigames.

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** Many players found the requirement to feed CJ periodically (or risk losing strength and health) to be rather annoying. It can be especially annoying if you lose track and find yourself starving in the middle of a mission, especially longer ones like the ambulance and taxi minigames. This has been less likely to appear in the PC version (in fact it doesn't appear at all in regular missions), especially if you fed before starting ambulance and taxi minigames.



** 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 masterpiece 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 returning players felt V was has a return to of the feel of SA. While some said GTA San Andreas, despite 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 San Andreas (as it only features Los Santos although bigger and more true to life), and then GTA V become a masterpiece of it's own due to it's own new features, ultimately averting this trope.surpassing said Tough Act to Follow.
15th Nov '16 7:24:38 PM Meyers07TheTroper
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Cracked GTA San Andreas PC version 1.0 is widely available on torrent or pirate sites because it's the only version that's reliable for modding (the versions after Hot Coffee patched out, including recent remaster on Steam doesn't allow modding where any modification to the files will not allow the game to run, and despite workarounds to allow modding, it's still more prone to crashes when modded than the version 1.0).



* 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; not to mention some songs were cut (due to licensing issues). The UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 also has this version.

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* PortingDisaster: For While the original PC version is critically acclaimed due to the much faster loading and support for custom soundtrack, it missed the color effect and proto-post-processing effects of the PS2 version despite the readme file mentioning "heat haze". The "Frame Limiter" isn't capping on 30fps like the readme suggests, but instead capping on 24fps, making the game choppy even on high end PC released years after the game. Turning it off will make gameplay smoother, but may cause Dynamic Loading Failure in occassions. The complicated control scheme was also criticized too, although simply using a gamepad isn't hard once you got the PS2 controller mapping. The problems inherent in the original PC port (that is still largely played to this day due to true mod support) are largely fixed by the Silent Patch, available [[http://www.gtagarage.com/mods/show.php?id=25368 here]].
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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; not to mention some songs were cut (due to licensing issues). The UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} (replacing the original PC version) also has this version.



** Many players found the requirement to feed CJ periodically (or risk losing strength and health) to be rather annoying. It can be especially annoying if you lose track and find yourself starving in the middle of a mission, especially longer ones like the ambulance sidequest.

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** Many players found the requirement to feed CJ periodically (or risk losing strength and health) to be rather annoying. It can be especially annoying if you lose track and find yourself starving in the middle of a mission, especially longer ones like the ambulance sidequest.and taxi minigames.



** The [[NintendoHard surprisingly difficult]] Ambulance Rescue mini-game.[[note]]Unless you're carrying it out in a small rural town, it's a snap.[[/note]]
** Taxi driving.

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** The [[NintendoHard surprisingly difficult]] Ambulance Rescue mini-game.[[note]]Unless you're carrying it out in Angel Pine, a small rural town, it's a snap.which is very easy due to the patients spawning only in and around the small rural town.[[/note]]
** Taxi driving. Put your favorite EarWorm or AwesomeMusic on your custom music player before attempting for better experience.



*** The PC version "fixed" this mission by simply tripling the amount of fuel you are given. In Version 1 (pre-Hot Coffee), you lose fuel no matter what. In Version 2 (post-Hot Coffee), this was fixed (as in it was a bug in Version 1) so that you only lose fuel when accelerating (which presumably was what it was supposed to do, but was glitched). If you let go of the acceleration button and tilt up, you'll glide without losing fuel or speed. Makes the mission a whole lot easier.

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*** The PC version "fixed" this mission by simply tripling the amount of fuel you are given. In Version 1 (pre-Hot Coffee), you lose fuel no matter what. In Version 2 (post-Hot Coffee), this was fixed (as in it was a bug in Version 1) so that you only lose fuel when accelerating (which presumably was what it was supposed given to do, but was glitched). If you let go of compensate with the acceleration button and tilt up, you'll glide without losing fuel or speed. Makes overcomplicated keyboard + mouse default controller settings, with an average run of the mission a whole lot easier.resulting 1/3 of the fuel left.
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