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Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by antijoke, 8 Oct 2021.

  1. delta0

    Sgarrista

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    Handheld is also great fun for those using the Switch. GTA on the move was one of the reasons I got it for this console.
     
  2. cyclonus10

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    What an absolute dog turd of a release, anybody defending this trash has a serious case of Stockholm syndrome.
     
  3. Fry750

    Wise Guy

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    GTA 3 has crashed a couple of times during missions - bloody annoying as the game mechanics aren't exactly forgiving.

    Other annoyances include:
    • Cars exploding more or less instantly with next to no time to run away
    • Getting into cars is quite specific, i.e. pressing Y near a door isn't guaranteed to open it
    • Graphical artefacts here and there
    • AI is challenging, it's either very stupid or very realistic
    • You can't jump out of a car, you have to stop first
    • Rival gangs shoot the living **** out of you instantly
    Crashing during missions is frustrating though, FH5 has crashed a couple of times too, I think usually during a rewind.

    Game is still fun but it's dated somewhat, lots of QoL improvements in later GTAs. It certainly doesn't feel like a £50 game, I can't imagine VC or SA are any better though I did see a screenshot of SA with absolutely no fog which made it look terrible.
     
    Last edited: 13 Nov 2021
  4. oweneades

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    Only played SA on the series X but fidelity mode is basically unplayable to me (low framerate) and performance mode is a steaming pile of meh (runs better but at this point it just looks like a higher res PS3 “remaster” of a PS2 game.
     
  5. BowdonUK

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    SA on PS5 is pretty dark for me, even with the brightness up to the max.

    Looking around reddit some others are having the same issue.
     
  6. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

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    Rockstar showing their true colours. Shock.
     
  7. delta0

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    Anyone else started getting weird holographic textures in GTA3 when you drive over certain terrains like grass? It only started for me after unlocking the 2nd island.
     
  8. Name

    Mobster

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    Utter garbage. Gonna open a ticket for a refund tomorrow. Its broken and not as described.
     
  9. byeo

    Mobster

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    So glad I stayed away form this, after reading opinions on here and watching Twitch, my decision was an easy one to make.
     
  10. Andr3w

    Capodecina

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    Is that with Sony? How do you request a refund?
     
  11. Name

    Mobster

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    It says you can't get a refund if you've downloaded it UNLESS the game is not in a working state, which it's not. So I'm just gonna go to the support section and email them.
     
  12. BowdonUK

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    So I fixed this by turning the brightness up to the max, and the contrast down to the max. Same works for the xbox version if its dark.
     
  13. darkgen

    Mobster

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    DF have rightly beasted it.
     
  14. TheVoice

    Capodecina

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    There's a 30fps fidelity mode?! That is pathetic.
     
  15. darkgen

    Mobster

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    Mad eh; not even at full 4k either. Boggles the mind.
     
  16. Witcher1980

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    You are better of putting the xbox into dev mode, install an app and play the originals.
     
  17. Ali195

    Wise Guy

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    Sweet mother of God, on the Switch it ran better and in parts looked more consistent in art direction and graphics on...PS2.

    Shocking stuff, Fo76, Cyberpunk & now GTA for worst release ever.
     
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  18. Worthy

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    I thought that was a joke when I first heard it. Pretty shocking, R* are going the same way as Blizzard. :(
     
  19. Plainsong

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    My thoughts exactly.
     
  20. TheVoice

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    It's such a shame. I have really fond memories of each of those games, even down to remembering when my mum text me at college to say GTA3 had arrived at the house, having to wait longer for Vice City because it couldn't be released in SA due to soundtrack licensing, and finally getting to play San Andreas after my exams were done that year.

    This whole release is just a tragic waste of an opportunity. Once you get past the clarity and shine of the graphics, it looks really naff and totally betrays the style and atmosphere of the originals.