Fact or Fiction? Volume 1


posted 11/14/2002 by Charlie Sinhaseni
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Cyril Lachel - Staff Writer

Alright, I confess, Vice City is my personal favorite game of the year (thus far). Not because it's the most hyped game of the year, but simply put, it does just about everything right. The story is phenomenal, featuring not just kick butt writing, but a cast of some of the best voice actors in the business. The game is loaded with replay, even after you've finished with the dozens upon dozens of game missions. Each task you take is different from the last, some even setting a new high water mark (that bank heist in unequaled). The game isn't perfect, but it certainly offers more to do than any other game this year. And best of all, everybody I know that has played it, loves something different about the game. It's easy to dislike something that is over-hyped, just look at the backlash against Metal Gear Solid 2, but Vice City manages to deliver.

Cyril's Verdict: Fact

Michael Askounes - Staff Writer

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is nothing less than the most detailed, open-ended game to ever grace a console system since Adventure on the Atari 2600 which now that I think about it wasn't very open-ended at all. The amount of content - be it missions, weapons, vehicles, 80's music, bad guys - in GTA:VC is absolutely staggering; Rockstar North should be proud of the game that they've created, and it's sure to become the milestone that all other games are measured by. For those of us who grew up in the 80's (Flock of Seagulls is in the HIZOUSE!!!), playing GTA: VC was a total nostalgia trip back when Miami Vice, spiked hairdos, and skinny ties were the order of the day. If you can find a better console title than GTA: VC, than I'd sure like to play it!

At least, that what I've heard from the TV commercials... I actually haven't played it yet. But I'm sure it kicks ass!!!

Michael's Verdict: Fiction

Tyler Sager - Staff Writer

It’s not that I don’t think GTAVC is a bad game. I’m sure it’s a great game. But I’m one of those heathen few who have yet to actually play it. Honestly, it’s really not my style of game, and I’ve been a bit busy with so many other titles that I have yet to give it a whirl. I can say it’s a fun game to watch being played, as I’ve spent quite a few hours observing my friends wrecking havoc. And from the amount of work, school, and social engagements that they have set aside over the past few weeks, I’m guessing that there’s an incredible game here.

The best game I’ve played yet this year has to be Kingdom Hearts. I was completely absorbed for the entirety of the game, something that doesn’t happen all that often. And the combination of Disney and Square is something I really couldn’t resist, even if the game didn’t have incredible play. A wonderful game.

Tyler's Verdict: Fiction

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