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i m sure many ppl have figured it out that this was a total copy of scarface i mean your at a drug deal and it fucks up and you have to become the new drug ring in vice city. not to metion the mansion wich looks a hell of a lot like tonys mansion and the apartmnt in ocean beach where the blood and chainsaw are in the bathroom. (copy of the deal in scarface where they fuck up and his friend gets sliced with a chainsaw) and the game was set in florida, same as scarface not to mention in the end tommy kills lance and in scarface tony kills manny, and the mansion gets swarmed with guys triing to kill you. even the main characters names tommy tonyInfluence only.
I do alot of comparison work in San Andreas, having lived in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
There is literally hundreds of pieces of influence for SA. Hundreds!
For Vice City, a much smaller game, there are still, quite a few.
Mainly from the time period of the '80's, including store fronts,
prices, and of course all the radio references. Music, slang language, the culture, etc.On the radio alone, there are dozens of 80's technology references.
Even B.J. Thomas, ex-Mambas, who sold Tommy Sunshine Autos, was voiced by Lawrence Taylor,
an NFL star in the 1980's, for the New York Giants....also involved in Coke troubles.Tommy
did not do blow, and he wasn't Cuban, as was Tony Montana.
Although Florida's immigrant Cuban
play one of the most major roles in the game, in the end.Terrain:
Very well laid out, there's not only a real life Little Havana and Little Haiti, as well as
an Ocean Beach Strip, but one gamer resident of Florida swears she knows the Wahington Mall.Mansion
- Yes. Excellant likeness.Malibu Club
- Oddyssey Room club from ScarfaceApartment 3C
- Chainsaw execution, Scarface
Florida Keys - Coke traffic central in the 1980's.
(MANY deals went bad, not just in Scarface)
2 FBI Agents in Cheetah
- Miami Vice TV Series, 1980's.
(You'll need to get 3+ wanted stars to see these funny guys)Lance Vance
voiced by, Miami Vice star Philip Michael Thomas.
The Soire Suit
, identical to Sonny Crockett's suits in Miami Vice, hence the no-socks look.Lance's White Infernus
, very similar, again to the Miami Vice vehicles.
Miami Vice was popular due to the Coke traffic in Florida, 1980's.
Tom Sizemore voiced Sonny Forelli - the name Sonny;
Sonny Crockett, Miami Vice, very slim chance there on that one.
^Don't forget the central bad guys of GTA:III - Colombian Cartel,
which pushed literally TONS of blow through the Florida Keys in the 1980's.Roller Girl
- Boogie Nights (Heather Graham)Avery Carrington
- Voiced by Burt Reynolds, star of Boogie NightsDirector Steve Scott
- Porn director, like above mentioned Reynolds' character.Cherry Poppers owner
, voiced by 80's music talent Debbie Harry of Blondie.Blondie
is also featured in Vice City radio.
To Kamahl: I don't know "Carlito's Way", can you shed light on the influences?
To Flea: I know "Goodfellas" what a great film! Tons of GTA:III references.
3 decades of Mafia Familia, there's so much in that film that influenced R*.Tommy Vercetti
, voiced by Ray Liotta, featured in Goodfellas!
I've posted this link here before, a few times:http://www.gamechronicles.com/features/gtascarface/body.htm
covers the few Scarface references I mentioned, plus more.
A small page, but I am always surprised when others haven't found it.
It's literally the first listing on a Google search for comparing VC to Scarface.