There's little else to be said about it - it's simply a very, very good game. It's Grand Theft Auto made better yet. The fact that it contains motorcycles was reason enough for me to get more into it than I care to fully divulge.
Speaking of Vice City and bikes, here's my current top three bike-related deaths:
3. Trying to figure out how to pull the longest wheelie and ending up scraping off my entire amount of health and armor along two hundred feet of highway asphalt.
2. While trying to jump the river, missing the ramp and slamming directly into the guardrail, leaving the bike behind and sailing over the water, coming short of the other side by about six inches.
1. Jumping over a large square of water (there's a theme here), deciding to do it again and hitting the jump wrong, causing the bike to burst into flames and sail into the air along with me, exploding as it lands on me in the water.
And here's my personal favorite kill:
While delivering pizzas, I was confronted by a pedestrian loudmouth. Showing off the game to my girlfriend at the time, at her insistance I stepped off my ride and began to hack into her with a meat cleaver to quench the lingering thirst for vengeance. After four or five solid chops, she was still quite alive and fighting back with an astounding degree of vigor. I stepped forward and hacked once more, causing no apparent damage. She stepped back and readied another blow.
Then a car ignored a red light and ran her over.
Gotta love this game. Definitely not for minors, but a great game to just go nuts in to get those primal urges out healthily.
See you next week!