Originally Posted by chris5977
I haven't played the previous games. I'm thinking about getting it for the PC.
So many games can be looked at in terms of dollars per hour of gameplay, but for me, the GTA games are about hours of gameplay per dollar! FYI, on the PS2 version, my ingame clock says I spent about 93 hours getting to 100% (which of course does not include the many times I needed to reload and retry!).
I have to admit that GTA:VC is a sentimental favorite, between the music and the whole Miami Vice vibe (and some FABULOUS voice actors). Also, playing the earlier games in the series makes the references in the later games funnier.
However, I am psyched to get GTA:SA on the PC too, so I can crank the resolution and gaze on the eye candy. GTA:SA does have a different vibe, but I appreciate the expansions to the GTA:VC gameplay. So much of it is optional customization - if you don't want to get hung up on clothes, haircuts, girlfriends, vehicle mods, etc. you don't have to. Eating is not too much of a chore (and the lines of the fast food workers are hilarious). Swimming, flying planes, parachuting, gambling are all good. The vehicle schools are very cool - lots of mini-missions that also help you to master all the vehicles. I also like that each area (cities and rural areas) have their own distinct look and feel.
So, I love it! It's a ball, and I look forward to running through it again.
(PS: As ever, James Woods rocks! And who can beat the coolest cat ever, Samuel L. Jackson, as a corrupt cop? Love it!)