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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2)

Postby Wutai on Sun Apr 03, 2005 2:44 am

Okay, my cousin rented this and brought it over. (I wouldn't be allowed to rent it.) This review is only based on the first few missions, so it may get better or worse.

Storyline

The plot isn't as deep as something you'd find in a Final Fantasy, but for such an action based game, it's pretty good. CJ (the main character) moved away from where he was raised to get away from gang life. After his mother is killed, CJ returns home where he is re-united with his friends, and is framed for murder. The story reminds me alot of a movie.

Storyline 7/10


Gameplay

Gameplay... ...where to begin?
I've played all of the other GTA games for PS2 and this is by FAR the best.
Oddly enough, San Andreas is very much like an RPG.
You can level up skills such as max stamina, muscle, BMX skill, and lung capacity. The many vehicles are great. They range from a tractor to a BMX bike, and you can even hi-jack a train. There are so many other things that I don't have time to mention.

Gameplay 10/10 ( 3000/10 )


Graphics

Many people have been complaining about the graphics of this game, but I think they are great. Of course they are a tiny bit blocky because of the PS2's limitations. Small slowdowns happen every few minutes, but don't disrupt gameplay. Small effects add a nice touch to the game. When you are in a hot and sunny place, the screen will slightly blur, and the environment will have an orange tint. Also, when you start going really fast in a car the surrounding environment will be all blurry.

If you are dissapointed by the game's graphics, you should just wait until the Xbox and PC releases.

Graphics 7/10


Sound

When I started walking down the street, I expected to be hearing the same NPC chatter over and over again. Amazingly enough, I never heard the same NPC sound effect more than once. All of the weapons sound as they should, as do all the vehicles.
As for the music, I really didn't care for it (luckily it only plays in vehicles), but if rap is your thing, then you'll enjoy it. Be prepared for massive F-word spewage.

Sound 7/10


Overall

This is a great game - probably the best for the PS2 last year.

I recommend you buy it... ...NOW!!!

If you are like me and your parents won't let you get it, just get your 17 year-old cousin with his driver's license to buy it for you.

Overall 10/10
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Postby FredDibnah on Sun Apr 03, 2005 9:56 pm

A 7/10 for story? Please explain that to me.


It's not deep, it's not thought provoking, and it's not original. His mother died. Wow! He's back to get revenge. Double Wow! This has to be one of the most overhyped stories since FF6. I personally would have given it a 3/10.
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Postby Wutai on Mon Apr 04, 2005 4:41 pm

I'm not saying that it's great, I'm just saying that it's good for such a mindlessly violent game.
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Re: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2)

Postby ibly31 on Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:06 pm

I really liked it, when I played it at my friends house. I think that all of the GTA series games should be played for their free-roam parts, not the story mode.

Also, the huge library of cheats for it is amazing! You can make cars flyable, and you can have whatever weapons you want.
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Postby acerookie1 on Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:57 pm

FredDibnah wrote:A 7/10 for story? Please explain that to me.


It's not deep, it's not thought provoking, and it's not original. His mother died. Wow! He's back to get revenge. Double Wow! This has to be one of the most overhyped stories since FF6. I personally would have given it a 3/10.


have u ever bought gta for thier story?
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Re: Re:

Postby Ginto8 on Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:51 am

acerookie1 wrote:
FredDibnah wrote:A 7/10 for story? Please explain that to me.


It's not deep, it's not thought provoking, and it's not original. His mother died. Wow! He's back to get revenge. Double Wow! This has to be one of the most overhyped stories since FF6. I personally would have given it a 3/10.


have u ever bought gta for thier story?

damn... necro'ing a necro? that's crazy.
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Re: Re:

Postby dandymcgee on Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:18 am

Ginto8 wrote:
acerookie1 wrote:
FredDibnah wrote:A 7/10 for story? Please explain that to me.


It's not deep, it's not thought provoking, and it's not original. His mother died. Wow! He's back to get revenge. Double Wow! This has to be one of the most overhyped stories since FF6. I personally would have given it a 3/10.


have u ever bought gta for thier story?

damn... necro'ing a necro? that's crazy.

Jesus christ man, let the poor thing rest in peace.
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Re: Re:

Postby JaxDragon on Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:10 pm

dandymcgee wrote:
Ginto8 wrote:
acerookie1 wrote:
FredDibnah wrote:A 7/10 for story? Please explain that to me.


It's not deep, it's not thought provoking, and it's not original. His mother died. Wow! He's back to get revenge. Double Wow! This has to be one of the most overhyped stories since FF6. I personally would have given it a 3/10.


have u ever bought gta for thier story?

damn... necro'ing a necro? that's crazy.

Jesus christ man, let the poor thing rest in peace.

How ironic


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Re: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2)

Postby Ginto8 on Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:09 pm

anyway... :lock: :lock: :lock: :lock: :lock: :lock: :lock:
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Re: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2)

Postby acerookie1 on Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:15 pm

ok.... did anyone else love this game becuase of the mods?
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