It takes something special for me to return to a game; considering I actually finish so few of them, having a game I will play more than once is actually a rarity. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is a game I�ve completed on numerous occasions, so returning to it always brings back welcome experience. But why Vice City and not the other games that I�ve managed to finish. Why not Half Life, Grim Fandango, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion or Thief: Deadly Shadows? These are all great games and certainly titles that I�ve returned to on more than one occasion, but Vice City is always my go-to title.
GTA: Vice City is as familiar and comforting as coming home after a long vacation. At a time in my life, where my actually ability to finish a game has become almost laughable and my attention wanders as much as a hyperactive 6 year old at Disney Land, Vice City always pulls me in. Despite being less than a decade old, time has not aged it: like my other constants in life, like The Big Lebowski or DJ Shadow�s Endtroducing
, it still manages to be fresh and hold up after repeated playthroughs, Vice City�s sunny mix of hazy nostalgia and familiar gameplay will always keep me coming back.
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