Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stores
Vice City, 1984. Opportunity abounds in a city emerging from the swamps,
its growth fuelled by the violent power struggle in a lucrative drugs
trade. Construction is everywhere as a shining metropolis rises from
foundations of crime and betrayal. As a soldier, Vic Vance has always
protected his dysfunctional family, his country, himself. One bad
decision later and that job is about to get much harder. Kicked out onto
the streets of a city torn between glamour and gluttony, Vic is faced
with a stark choice - build an empire or be crushed.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories is a new game in the Grand Theft
Auto series with an entirely new storyline, new missions and gameplay
that brings an unprecedented experience to mobile gaming. Grand Theft
Auto: Vice City Stories features the interactive, open environment of
Vice City with professional voice talent, a diverse soundtrack and high
production values that have become trademarks of this landmark series.
Crime, drugs, car jacking, prostitutes, cops and murder... are the basic
elements of the highly popular Grand Theft Auto series and once again,
those "crazy" guys at Rockstar have come together to release another
exciting and addictive installment of this ground breaking series. This
my friends is GTA: Vice City Stories.
The latest hero or "anti-hero" of the series is Vic Vance whose life is
thrown into turmoil after being dishonorably discharged from the army
for drugs while trying to assist his socio-economic impaired family.
Fortunately for Vic Vance, the streets of Vice City are a mean place,
however if you know the right people (or morally wrong people), these
streets can virtually be a smorgasbord of cash and women.
For those that are unaware of the gaming formulate behind the series,
the concept is simple yet the world is vast, varied and amazingly
entertaining. The player must work their way through a variety of
missions from assisting with drive by shootings, saving drugs from a
burning factory or taking a lady of the night to your boss, these
missions are guaranteed to entertain. Whether you're on foot on within a
vehicle, the gaming world of Vice City Stories is massive and there are
virtually thousands of characters to interact with, hundreds of hidden
items, dozens of secret missions and of course your main storyline that
Vic Vance so valiantly follows.
As with the PlayStation 2 version, the developers have ensured to take
all the best concepts of the previous games (especially Vice City) and
new aspects from other titles into one sturdy game, all in the palm of
your hand with no loss to gameplay, graphics or sound.
The control system of Vice City Stories is perfect and the unlike the
previous installment on the PSP, the control system is more sturdy and adaptable
player. The main control system is the analog stick for movement and the
d-pad to perform a variety of options such as attack, jump, use and run.
Ironically, it's easy to control the vehicles in the game, then the main
character on your foot but it's nothing too major to stress about.
Graphically, Vice City Stories is a visual treat on the PSP that
contains extremely detailed environments, characters and special
effects. Even the draw distance and level-of-detail are almost on par
with the PS2. Although it should be noted that certain sections do
struggle with the framerate, however it is fairly decent throughout the
Those whacky shock jocks and radio stations have also been implemented
onto the PSP version but after a while, repetition does come into play
but considering the amount of audio that has been implemented, the
developers have done a wonderful job.
In conclusion, Vice City Stories is great that I would recommend to
anyone who loves the GTA series and just can't get enough. If you were
scared away by the previous PSP version, the problems have been
addressed and this is one title that should be on your Christmas wish