I loved Vice City and the sequel (Vice Stories). That was just an awesome map with awesome music and some great personalities, plus owning the car place etc. I still play that game once in awhile, San Andreas was good (I liked the pimp out car thing, gang wars) So combo those up and lets have some fun. I played GTA4 through once..once.. never really compelled me to go back or finish pigeons or do much more and yeah the pda friends thing sucked.
The other thing about Vice is there wasnt much competition out there, it was THAT much better than everythign else, not true these days. I will buy it and I will play thorugh it and if they can clone the 2 player co-op of Saints row that would be huge. Nothing better than sharing the mayhem with a buddy. Driving around a convertible while my buddy was doing drive byes was just awesomely fun. Actually Saints row2 was a pretty fun game in co-op mode.