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Mini games in GTA

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by anvi, Jun 13, 2019.

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Mini games in GTA

  1. 1) They are fun and a good idea.

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  2. 2) They are a stupid idea. I would never play one.

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  1. anvi Liturgist Village Idiot

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  2. oldbonebrown Savant

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    I'd like them a lot more if they played into the general theme of being a criminal more. For example it would have been brilliant if the dancing in SA had been replaced with a crip walk mini game.
     
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  3. Falksi Arcane

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    For a game like GTA I think they help break things up nicely.

    And optional shit is optional.
     
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    I found them fun.
     
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  5. Machocruz Arcane

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    Good when they were criminal related. Bad because gangstas don't golf
     
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  6. shihonage You see: shelter. Patron

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    They're the only gameplay to be found in GTA.
     
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  7. Master Arbiter

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    They always somehow make me feel like im wasting my time. Cant remember if they were skipable.
     
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  8. Martyr Prophet

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    pool billard and bodybuilding in San Andreas were fun. plus the sports challenges, can remember the one that starts at "Venice" beach, first swimming, then bike race and so on.
    oh and don't forget the horse races in downtown "LA". save, bet your 500 dollars, reload if your horse lost, otherwise you can be a billionaire before you've even done 5 missions.
     
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    Good times
     
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  10. PulsatingBrain Huge and Ever-Growing Patron

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    There was an unskippable mission in one of the PS2 games which involved remote control aeroplanes and it was fucking unbearable. Generally though I like mini-game type activities. The bowling in Yakuza Zero and the karaoke in Sleeping Dogs were great
     
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  11. Martyr Prophet

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    yeah, I think you mean that mission in Vice City, in which you have to fly these mini helicopters into a building under construction, to detonate it?! that mission was a game stopper. absolutely abysmal.
     
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  12. Mustawd Arcane

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    There is a worse one in SA where you fly a remote control airplane. It’s awful.

    But overall I enjoyed the mini games.
     
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  13. Martyr Prophet

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    don't remember that one, I can only remember the "flight school" you have to do before entering Las Venturas. that was awful as well.
    but god damn, all that talking about GTA makes me install GTA San Andreas right now.
     
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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    I've enjoyed most of them in VC and SA, after that it got too realistic to be fun.

    RC stuff was sweet.
     
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  15. Multidirectional Arcane

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    Flying is one of the things I actually enjoy most about GTA. I could do most of those flying missions at first try on repeat runs. Some of the flight school missions in SA do take some retrying though. SA Driving School, now that I had real problems with, good thing it's optional.
     
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  16. Tiospo Novice

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    My favorite ones are mostly from SA, GAMBLING, arcade games, lowrider challenges.
     
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    Gwent was amazing in the Witcher 3. I launched the standalone recently and they've made big changes to it, I'm not sure if I like it yet.

    I think it depends how they implement it. I liked dice poker in the Witcher games, were you had some sort of input, but Dragon Quest 8 had items you could only obtain through slot machine grinding which was pretty bad
     
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  18. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    At least the min-games in titles like GTA use the basic gameplay systems, IIRC. Racing, rampages, driving around looking for shit, whatever. It's mini-games that are randomly thrown in and feel nothing like the normal game that drive me nuts, like Bioshock's pipe game bullshit or whatever that bullshit was in Alpha Protocol that I remember driving me up the wall.
     
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    Wasn't exactly out of place considering it was about redirecting water, if I remember correctly.
     
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  20. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    I'm talking about gameplay, not the setting. I don't think playing pipe game has any place in an FPS, but GTA's shooter rampages take a part of the normal gameplay and twist it a little. Completely different things. I like the latter, hate the former.
     
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    I remember that mission. What a slog. I'm getting PTSD just thinking about it.
     
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  22. anvi Liturgist Village Idiot

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    Gwent was kinda the only thing I enjoyed in Witcher 3.
     
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    That's an entire game within a game.
     
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  24. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    The flying missions are what made me stop playing San Andreas. The KB & M controls were absolutely dreadful.
     
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  25. Mustawd Arcane

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    The dance and low rider mini games are completely divorced from regular GTA gameplay though
     
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