History YMMV / GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories

17th Jul '17 4:45:27 PM Frankencastle
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** "High Wire". Picking up a few cargo containers of the backs of slow-moving trucks with a sky crane isn't too hard, even with the wonky helicopter controls. However, once you have to fly all the way over to the other island and pick up Diego's small, fast-moving car while he's being chased by armed bikers, those chopper controls will make you want to tear your hair out.

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** "High Wire". Picking up a few cargo containers of the backs of slow-moving trucks Ok, let's talk about High Wire now. You're basically pulling an EscortMission with cocaine crates using a sky crane isn't too hard, even with huge magnet on the wonky bottom of a helicopter controls. However, once for the first two thirds, and it seems like everything's normal, but then you hear this: "HELP! THE BIKERS ARE ON ME, I CAN'T GET THEM OFF!" and you must go after a moving car that has bikers constantly shooting at it with Sub-Machine Guns, making it move around erratically, in turn causing FakeDifficulty as you're attempting to drive down and collect the car. The [[SarcasmMode BEST PART of this]], you may ask? The car has an HP meter of sorts, and if the bikers hit it enough times(read:about 15 or so streams of bullets), it'll blow up and you'll have to fly all the way start over to the other island and pick up Diego's small, fast-moving car while he's being chased by armed bikers, those chopper controls will make you want to tear your hair out.from THE VERY BEGINNING OF THE MISSION. Have fun.


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** "Jive Drive", which must wholly be blamed on the PSP's lack of a second analog stick. After a hair-raising drive to an abandoned lot, being shot at all the way there (thankfully this isn't terrible as your car has decent armor), you must survive a gauntlet of fire on you and your brother. Lance is useless with a gun and if he dies, WHOOPS, start over. The fact that you can't get a clear look around you with the PSP's limited control scheme is the main reason you will fail this mission.
** "Unfriendly Competition" is a MAJOR DifficultySpike compared to missions before it, it's not too hard until you get to the swimming pool, which is absolutely crawling with enemies and has very little cover, making it insanely hard to kill all the enemies without getting killed yourself, and if you somehow survive you have to chase down and kill the last two guys using a quad-bike, which is very awkward to control and it's hard to drive and aim at the enemies at the same time.
** The ATV race in "When Funday Comes" is anything BUT fun. To better elaborate, you have to win a quadbike race around the trailer park against some rednecks. Which SHOULD be easy except that the quadbike handles fucking horribly!


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** Louise herself tends to fall into this. Thanks in large part to her status as a DamselScrappy.
20th Nov '16 7:16:18 PM waters20
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* TheScrappy: Lance, [[TheLoad BIG TIME]]. Even more so than in ''Vice City''.

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* TheScrappy: TheScrappy
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Lance, [[TheLoad BIG TIME]]. Even more so than in ''Vice City''.City''.
** Marty J. Williams is even more disliked by many fans due to how he abuses Louise and even threatens to ''beat down their baby child''.
27th Sep '16 10:59:08 PM IvanovTroping97
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** If you thought picking up cargo containers and a gang car with a helicopter in "High Wire" was bad, you haven't seen "White Lies" yet. You have to follow Lance's helicopter in a hovercraft and collect cocaine that drops from his helicopter. This is easier said than done, considering that the hovercraft handles horribly.
22nd Sep '16 9:58:25 PM IvanovTroping97
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** In one of the earlier missions, "Cholo Victory", there's Phil Cassidy's EpicFail when he tries to drive his pickup truck.
-->'''Phil:''' Let's go, YEEEE-HAAAAAR!!
-->''(Phil crashes into a wall)''
-->'''Victor:''' Maybe ''I'' should drive, man.
-->'''Phil:''' Damn stick shift!
15th Aug '16 10:02:19 AM longWriter
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** One of the final missions, "Light My Pyre". The mission begins with a highly annoying car chase that wouldn't be so bad, except you have to escort [[TheLoad Lance]], who is riding a motorcycle and seems to enjoy [[StopHelpingMe getting in your way (sometimes, even in your line of fire) and getting himself killed, which is a Game Over.]] Then, you have to fight through a small army of heavily armed, respawning goons to get around the back of a building and through a door. THEN, you have to fight [[spoiler: Armando Mendez]], who is wielding a flamethrower. If that weren't enough, you're forced to fight him in a disorienting top-down perspective -- not to mention, his goons storm in and fight you, as if a man setting you on fire with a flamethrower wasn't enough. (This part is made almost laughably easy [[GameBreaker if you have a minigun with you]], but if you don't...) And if you die? Back to the beginning. And if you do finish it? You find that [[spoiler: Louise, the woman you went through all this hell to save, is dead.]] [[SarcasmMode What fun!]]

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** One of the final missions, "Light My Pyre". The mission begins with a highly annoying car chase that wouldn't be so bad, except you have to escort [[TheLoad Lance]], who is riding a motorcycle and seems to enjoy [[StopHelpingMe [[AnnoyingVideoGameHelper getting in your way (sometimes, even in your line of fire) and getting himself killed, which is a Game Over.]] Then, you have to fight through a small army of heavily armed, respawning goons to get around the back of a building and through a door. THEN, you have to fight [[spoiler: Armando Mendez]], who is wielding a flamethrower. If that weren't enough, you're forced to fight him in a disorienting top-down perspective -- not to mention, his goons storm in and fight you, as if a man setting you on fire with a flamethrower wasn't enough. (This part is made almost laughably easy [[GameBreaker if you have a minigun with you]], but if you don't...) And if you die? Back to the beginning. And if you do finish it? You find that [[spoiler: Louise, the woman you went through all this hell to save, is dead.]] [[SarcasmMode What fun!]]
16th Jul '16 10:45:12 PM waters20
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* TheScrappy: Lance, [[TheLoad BIG TIME]].

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* TheScrappy: Lance, [[TheLoad BIG TIME]]. Even more so than in ''Vice City''.
29th Jun '16 4:40:54 AM Bauglir100
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* HarsherInHindsight: The White Stallionz mission, where the Vance brothers have a shootout with a gang of homosexual bikers in a bar. Then in 2016 (ten years after VCS was released), a mass shooting occurred at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

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* HarsherInHindsight: The "The Bum Deal", aka the White Stallionz mission, where involves the Vance brothers have having a shootout with a gang of homosexual bikers in a bar. Then in 2016 (ten years after VCS was released), a mass shooting occurred at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
29th Jun '16 12:42:44 AM Bauglir100
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* HarsherInHindsight: The White Stallionz mission, where the Vance brothers have a shootout with a gang of homosexual bikers in a bar. Then in 2016 (ten years after VCS was released), a mass shooting occurred at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
7th Feb '16 9:56:17 PM IvanovTroping97
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-->'''Dealer''': Holy shit! Get him, girls! ''(runs away while all [[ThisIsGonnaSuck his girls aim all the guns at Vic]])''

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-->'''Dealer''': Holy shit! Get him, girls! ''(runs away while all [[ThisIsGonnaSuck his girls aim all the their guns at Vic]])''
7th Feb '16 9:39:46 AM IvanovTroping97
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** The whole opening cutscene of "Turn on, Tune in, Bug out".
-->'''Lance''': (whispering) Keep your voice down!
-->'''Victor''': No. You can barely tie your own shoelaces and ''you tellin' me how to behave?''
-->'''Lance''': [[SuddenlyShouting WILL YOU SHUT UP, YOU STUPID GORILLA?!]] [[NoIndoorVoice THE PLACE IS BUGGED! THE DEA IS ONTO US!]] HAPPY NOW?!
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