Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories takes us back into the free roaming, violence driven world of GTA. This time however, instead of a console being porting to a handheld, it's the other way around. Although this does create some issues with some gameplay features and obviously the graphics, most of the rest of the game survives intact.
Similar to Liberty City Stories, Vice City Stories is a prequel to Vice City and delivers a less then stellar story line. Fortunately most don't play GTA for the story anyway, but there are a few other issues to consider.
First, the combat still has a few kinks that can become troublesome such as firing a gun at point blank range, the graphics look like a port from a handheld, and there's little new gameplay wise. However, this gameplay formula has been a huge success for some time so it's hard to argue with tweaking it, but still it is ageing.
So why purchase Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories? For starters, its only $20 which makes sense since it's a port but it also makes a strong case for fans of the series to get a little more action out of a solid, well designed series.