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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Best - Game - Ever

 6:46 pm on Oct 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

Don't tell me I'm the only here playing this game.

It's seriously the best game I have ever played in my life.



 7:12 pm on Oct 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

It's out? For XBox? I heard it was hot, are you liking it? Whats the difference between it and Vice City?


 8:52 pm on Oct 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

First off, it's five times the size of Vice City with NO loading time as you drive to different parts of the state. You'll get around a five second delay as a mission loads or you go inside of building. That's it.

You can customize your character CJ (Carl Johnson) by getting haircuts, tatoos, new clothes, and hairstyles. You can also eat now, too. If you eat too much, he gets slow and fat, and too little he gets skinny and weak. You can workout, get better at things like shooting, running and bike riding and learn martial arts at various dojos. You can even learn boxing!

So far I've played basketball, gone a a four person drive-by, broke into a few houses and looted them, and tons of other stuff. You can also skydive, play various casino games (like poker, slots, etc.), play pool and place wagers on the games you play like a hustler, etc.

The graphics are better, the effects are much improved and the radio announces what weather to expect.

Voices in the game include Samuel L Jackson, Chris Penn, David Cross (from Mr. Show), Charlie Murphy, and James Woods.

I don't want top ruin the surprises so far (and I'm less than 10 hours into the game!) The things I listed consists of just a FRACTION of the game I've experienced so far.

I'm over 30, and it's seriously the best video game I've ever played in my life.

I know this may sound like I'm exaggerating, but Vice City pales in comparison. Put it this way, I know two avid GameCube loyalists that are buying PS2s tonight just for San Andreas. (Right now, it's only available exclusively for the PS2.)


 12:04 am on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Anybody know when it will be out for the PC?


 12:21 am on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

I would assume sometime mid-2005. Most likely along with the XBox release.

Here's a web site for one of the fast food chains located throughout San Andreas...


And some others from both San Andreas and GTA3...


<edit>That will be 100 $ for the works.</edit>

[edited by: Macguru at 1:05 am (utc) on Oct. 27, 2004]


 12:22 am on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Heh- 2 more days and I get my import from the UK (Uncensored) :D


 12:50 am on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Oh, please. Posting links to fake sites is against the TOS? Did you even visit the links - who the hell is gonna profit from them? They don't even mention the game they originate from, so you can't say that their purpose is to market the game.

Can I even blow a fart while creating a new discussion on this forum these days?

Sometimes I wish I had an Admin filter.


 12:53 am on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

I agree- there was nothing wrong with those sites. Nothing being sold.


 1:03 am on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Webmasterworld needs a flamer's corner, where we can
get rid of all our frustration. No admins allowed, everything goes, last one without carpal tunnel wins!

Won't happen. Brett can't afford the bandwidth :)


 1:07 am on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Ok, the phony unlinked links where restored into acceptable format.

Click here [webmasterworld.com] for more details.

Now 200 $


 1:18 am on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)


Wait a second, that's just enough to buy a PS2 console and one video game!


Ahhhhhh, now it ALL makes sense.



 1:23 am on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yeah, you could save that much with 'links' linking somewhere. Copy/pasting them took most of the time. ;)


 2:50 am on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

>new clothes, and hairstyles<

I HAVE to get this game.


 3:00 am on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

I can't wait - but over here in Australia, who know's when it'll be out for PC.


 3:17 am on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

And don't forget you can now make you car really cool with spoilers, nitro, new sound system, paint job, artwork etc. Also you can derail trains :D


 5:41 am on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

You can *drive* trains. >:P

Yep... spoilers, sound system, paint jobs, nitro to go faster in races or just whenever, also interiors.

You can jump over fences and such. The new battle system is adapted right from Rockstar's Manhunter title, except that you get better at fighting, kung-fu, whatever because of the mild RPG elements involved with the main character.

You can also pilot jets, swim (sorely missing from the previous titles), grab a parachute and jump off the building you get it at, or get this... steal a plane with the parachute on and jump out in mid-flight.

Graphitti, basketball (yep!), a camera to take pictures whenever you want, and a 2 Player co-op mode.

A 2 Player co-op mode.

A 2 Player co-op mode.

Felt it was worth repeating. :)

Characters from the last two GTAs also show up.


 12:40 pm on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hell ..you could even go for a walk in the country ..or read ...;)

BTW ..I used to do the box pics for these kind of things ..but never play them ..


 2:13 pm on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Playing it right now, just on the first couple of missions. Seems good, I prefer Tommy to CJ though!


 4:25 pm on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

It looks like the next one will have all the tools to make your own character. One of the last things we'll probably see them do with the franchise before #*$!ing it out to the PS3 specs is being able to choose ethnicity, etc.


 6:37 pm on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Just so you guys know: I didn't curse in the above post.

I never knew that the single word description for a man in a pink and purple suit with a feathered hat and cane is considered profanity.

Related phrases you may want to censor should include "James Brown", "Snoop Dog", and "Dennis Rodman".



 10:24 pm on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Agreed. This game is definitely the best ever on the PS2.

I especially like the stats that you need to manage. I was always hoping for some way to increase the character stamina for running faster and longer. The gym idea is great.

I saw a screenshot of the skydiving mission - I'm pumped to try that out. =)


 5:42 pm on Oct 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Something else that isn't mentioned enough is also that the voices are VERY well-acted. Excellent dialogue that doesn't seem forced at all.

I noticed Will Wheaton, Andy Dick, Debbie Mazar and a few other actors in the credits as well as the others I listed in my first post.

Rockstar's really raised the bar on production values and have pretty much pushed the PS2 as far as it can possibly go with this one.

The idea of a PS3 GTA makes me shiver.


 11:22 pm on Oct 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

There is no substitute for actually going skydiving ...


 5:01 am on Oct 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

"The idea of a PS3 GTA makes me shiver."

I actually think a GTA would be a hell of a lot better if they made it for PC originally, then ported it over to consoles.

Consoles are so limited, and thus, the PC gets limited when its changed over.


 3:48 pm on Nov 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

True to the skydiving post.

Also true to the PC statement above. The PS2 is starting to show it's age, but this game definitely pushes it to the limit.

Personally, I think all non-PS2 owners are being haters.

I'll take the mind-boggling depth of gameplay in GTA:SA over something as "graphically enhanced" as HALO any day. I mean, seriously, I've played Sa for over 25 hours now and new game elements are still being introduced (like taking over rival gang territory). It's like the game suddenly adds a whole other layer to it every once in a while. I still can't beleive that they pulled this off in less than two years development time.

Besides, if you play PC (like I mostly do)... games like HALO aren't really anything new. Just a pretty first person shooter with a few cool 2 player hooks to it. It's like the "lite beer" version of Half-Life, Tribes, and Unreal.

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