Ex-PS Fanboy, on 03 April 2012 - 10:14 PM, said:
4. I'm going to have to say 80's Vice City. San Andreas had a great map, especially with the desert and Venturas, But something about Vice City just felt better. I guess Vice City felt more in time, San Andreas could have applied to a number of decades while Vice City actually felt like the 80's.
I guess it wasn't as obvious, because a lot more people know about the 80's culture of America rather than the "gangsta" era of 90's Los Angeles. If you did, you'd instantly know it was the 90s (way people dressed, cars, music) and stuff all gave it away in San Andreas.
Personally I think a lot of people prefer the setting of Vice City because maybe they lived through it or as I said, are more familiar with it. Of course that doesn't apply for everyone, but I believe it applies for some.