Vice City is An 18
it means that kids can't play and enjoy the game and can't have anything recent to set their standards by for what to expect from a game
i'm 14 and lucky that i could get my greasy little mits on this fantastic game, i love it
and it makes me angry when people say that Vice City is a bad influence,
one of the main concerns of parents about Vice City is the sexual and drug related theming, this is unfounded by people who have not actually played the game and therefore don't know what they are talking about
1)prostitutes, for those of you who don't know you can pick up prostitutes in Vice City, OK OK it's morally incorrect but in terms of content you are likely to see more action on that episode of Sesame Street you taped accidentally last week(elmo knows how to push my buttons!)
2)Drugs, and quite frankly who cares? many programs or movies rated 12 or over have some sort of reference to drug use.
so why make the best game of the PC an 18?
It means that anyone under 18 will find it difficult or impossible to play this game properly and will have to wait another 6 years or so to experience it by which time it will probably not be worth buying since it will be so dated and there will be better stuff out there.
A Damn Shame!
> I dont think GTA is violent. For instance, when you shoot of someones
So shooting off someone's head isn't violent?
it juist disapers and theres a squirt of blood.
> think the 18 rating comes from the fact there is theft and
> prostitues. But the newspapers make it sound so bad, but its nothign
There is a difference between violence and gore. Swearing can be considered violent behaviour if said in an aggressive manner. Whereas all this blood and guts stuff is more gore than violence.
Reasons why the GTA series has always retained an 18 rating:
The aim of the games is to commit crime.
Kicking the crap out of random people, including OAPS.
Hit and Running
And many other gang related crimes.
The ratings aren't there just to spoil the fun of under 18s, they're there to attempt to prevent any minors from copying them or to prevent them from being scared by anything, etc, etc.
too many god bothering politically correct types in this world ...
I remember there a cheat for the first one that made the characters swear more!
And i just loved the cosworth in the first game!
> Vice City is a fully justified 18-rating.
> And you forgot the limb-hacking, ped squishing and chainsaw gutting.
the thing is gta's violence is comical without any real gravitas.ive seen 15+ films that have left me more shocked.now, manhunt is different there is a game that truly deserves the 18 rating.