And the presentation is definitely comparable, to at least the first PS2 game. The large-console version looks more detailed and clean, but there are few visceral differences other than the smaller screen. I found the graphics somewhat muddy, but there is a slider to adjust brightness in the Options menu which was very helpful. Starting on the opposite side of Vice City may have something to do with the graphics feeling a little less zesty. Those who played the first game will remember that the side of the island that includes Escobar Airport also includes more workaday, blue collar neighborhoods and the drab downtown. With headphones on, all the dialogue and music come through faithfully. GTA: Vice City Stories is long on all the things that made earlier games such a phenom. Cool Vice City, always a great place to visit, is rendered faithfully in all its splendor. Since the flow of the game is different than the original, you will find new landmarks, but it is still fun to see old locations and reminisce. The new characters are laugh-out-loud funny, with some great voice acting and dialogue. The music is a wide sampling of hits but doesn't feel as "big" as in previous games. Maybe I just need to spend more time in my car... You can customize the playlist to some extent, as an added feature.