I still remember when Vice City came out. I didn't have a PC and had to play at my friends place. The game was just so surreal. Then came San Andreas and i had a PS2 at home. I wonder if games can ever make me feel like that again.
GTA 3 to me is still the biggest game ever out. When everyone played it they were mind blown. Just the small dynamics like the weather changing or when you walk next to someone with your baseball bat out they'd back off and stuff. It was just an insane game at the time. From the overhead view to that, just ridiculous. "My hands are all messed up, so you better drive brotha".
Vice City was good but I got the Getaway at the same Christmas and for some reason I was more interested in it. The Getaway had a crazy storyline which really got you into it so I was a bit more captivated and didnt play too much of Vice City at the time. I never completed it until ages after it came out because I didnt know you had to go to the strip club a certain amount of times to "complete" it, which gives you the Lance Vance and Sonny kill missions at the end. I'm not an animated porn loving wierdo so I didnt go in that much lol.