Am I the only one...


Am I the only one that thinks The Getaway is far superior to Grand Theft "ooh, look, prostitutes and explosions" Auto? For one, it doesn't insult our intelligence. Secondly, it's fun...I got extremely bored in a very short amount of time with Vice City.

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I think they are better then each other in different ways. They are both good i mean for once there has been a game that has an insight into English life. And to fans in America and Canada etc who have never been to England, i don't know about all the gangster part but the DC Carter thing is pretty real compared to the real Metropolitan Police. (that is the London Police Department to people who don't know)

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Vice City's gameplay is more varied but the Getaway is much more realistic and grittier. The storylines puts you on the edge from the start and has the look and feel of a movie or TV drama. Top game even 3 years on.

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I got bored of GTA Vice City within an hour but i played Getaway right through. Its the best game i have ever played. Thats not to say it isnt frustrating though.

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I would probably rank Vice City and The Getaway both within my top 5 games of all time, but obviously for very different reasons. I have always really liked games that are more realistic, so The Getaway always intrigued me from the first preview I ever saw of it. Vice City, on the other hand, portrayed a decade that I have always really thought was interesting(and yes, I realize that Vice City is very over the top in its depiction of the 80's) and the music just kicks ass.

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San Andreas beats em all, but Getaway is damn great too. I'm playing black monday as we speak :D

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right dude GTA VC was outstanding while GTA SA sucked, ppl like it because you have quite a lot of things to do, however te story sucks!!

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No....I wouldn't say that. I'm no GTA fan...but Vice City was great. I'm baffled how anyone could get bored playing that game. There were some crappy missions, but every game has that, including Getaway. But Vice has the music, FAR SUPERIOR Car handling and a lot more weapons to boot. I spent so much time not even doing missions...just driving around and playing Vigilante...which I've become addicted to. The others, like Taxi and Ambulance were fun to play around with as well. You can't do that with Getaway, cuz Free Roam is dreadfully boring. There's nothing to do.

Obviously Sony agrees, cuz I notice similar things were added to Black Monday, like racing and taxi driver.

What Getaway DOES excel at, is the graphics dept..and VA. Serously...they put our Voice Actors to shame. Best I ever heard in a game. The story was quite gripping as well. I really felt for Mark and what he was forced to do. Who wouldn't, when worried that refusal would cost your child's life. It was superbly done. It's a shame that they didn't excel so much in the GAMEPLAY dept. The game would've kicked a lot more ass, if they did. I didn't mind the health thing...but no map and relying on turn signals was friggin dumb! If your taillights got smashed..you were screwed and most likely would end up failing the mission and have to start over, cuz you'd have just seconds to get another vehicle. The car handling was stiff and frustrating, coming to a crawl for everything you hit, including the idiotic pedestrians who would run into the street, in front of your car!


But I loved the story and the characters. All well done. Playing as Nick was a nice, Resident Evil kind of touch. I like getting the other side of the story, to see what happened before both chars interact. I was disappointed that they weren't in the sequel. I have to say, this was the one game, that made me feel like I was playing a movie. It was nice to play an Adult themed game, that wasn't forced or corny. The language gave it a realistic, gritty feel. I love the accents, so it definitely helped to make it more enjoyable. I also hate rap, so being able to shoot the record player, to make the damn music stop, was a damn funny nice touch. I wish they did more stuff like that.

It was nice to see Sony correct a lot of gameplay mistakes for the Getaway 2, making it better, but the story or chars weren't as interesting. Still...I own both games and definitely enjoy them.... save a level here and there. Can't wait for the next installment.

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i just love playin getaway for all da smashin. me mum has a laguna so its a bit fun smashin it up but thats lil me bein a gurl :)

*frankie*

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Mark Hammond...... where does he go.

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I really like the shooting in The getaway and i like vc, though i do like the getaway better. Is BM good? I have not played it yet and was thinking about buying it.

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i like getaway but they need some new features like owning properties entering some of londons famous landmarks and maybe a boat u can drive and i notcied u cant jump in getaway they need that and better fighting system

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I agree with wayne. The main reason I love the Getaway series is that it takes place in London, if it took place in the US, I wouldn't buy the game.

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yes darren i also like the london feel too

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Im sure people in the us would love the getaway because if it takes place in your own country it just dosent feel right. You would know its unrealistic and would never happen thats why m glad I live in aussie. No games set here and I dunno if what happens in these games is what really happens over there lol. Thats why I love it.

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I absoloutely loved both of the Getaway games buted hated GTA 3 and GTA Vice City. I don't mind San Andreas but The Getaway's hooked me from day one.

I'm your age...only younger.

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I played the Getaway. Fun game. Then i played Vice City. Okay game. Then I played San Andreas. AMAZING GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

San Andreas has TONS of stuff you can do in it! For the Getaway, the only real meaning to play it was for the missions. Great. Now what after the missions? Vice city was nearly the same thing.

San Andreas had airplanes, helicopters, boats, fast cars, and motorcycles to drive. Getaway had cars. (BORING!). VC only had Helicopters, that kiss ass sea plane, and cars.

The Getaway was a great game, dont get me wrong! But I like those free roaming games that have you hooked for hours. San Andreas does that for me. Getaway not so much. VC kinda.



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