QUOTE (Weasel @ Dec 30 2009, 03:54 PM)
Got some bad news for you.
It's the same program for the PC.
Plus unless you get/have a generic USB GamePad you will have to use the keyboard & mouse together to move and shoot.
The PC has more detail (extra trees, trash, wrecks littering the area). But the game play is pretty much the same.
A good Graphics card will allow you to see farther with a little better detail. Graphic polygons are the same though. (Circles are still a series of straight lines.)
Personaly I didn't like the VC programing, I much prefer the SA for just those reasons (PS2).
But, I imagine you started with VC and I started with SA.
Yeah, I started with VC. I wonder, since GTA II and VC are older than SA, and LCS and VCS being newer than SA, and LCS and VCS have the same controls as III and VC (atleast on PS2), why did they change them back (though I'm glad they did)? Perhaps the majority thought older control setup was better. BTW, how about controls in GTA IV (on PS3)?
Actually the PC arrow-controls for driving are actually better than the left joystic on PS2. On foot it's a bit harder with the camera-angle having to be changed with mouse, but once I got a hold of it it worked fine, going straight by holding the arrow-up and then turning with the mouse which also changed the camera-angle like I wanted it. The hard-part was to change between these two, when exiting a vehicle for instance having to move my hands to grab the mouse takes some time getting used to. And I do like the clearer picture and better detail on PC. The aiming issue could be the same, I don't know yet since I only tested the game briefly and didn't shoot with firearms - I only familiarized myself with the controls. Changing between them, especially from foot to vehicle, if a cop or someone is after me when I get in a vehicle I'd need to hit the accelerator and be gone fast, but since I have to glance at the keyboard to see where the W-key for acceleration is, I get sometimes pulled out of the vehicle - and when cops do that --> "Busted".
But I do believe the controls, changing the camera-angle with mouse, fixes the aiming-issue somewhat too. I know the same thing could be done with using the PS2 left and right joystick at the same time but it's just harder...
One annoying thing though: I played the game for like an hour and it jammed twice, jammed so that I had to kill it from Task Manager. Is saving a game possible on the PC version on the run, or does it have to be made in the safe house? Since having it jammed after completing a mission thus losing all the progress would be extremely annoying.