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GTA Trilogy Remastered Blog & Media (2021-11-16 01:13 by quiret #88294)

Since the game bundle that is called "Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition" has been out for several days already there has been a buckload of media pushed onto the internet by all kinds of journalists, influencers or technological warriors. It is easy to lose sight of the matter at hand. This is why I want to share good material to assess the developing history behind the recently published titles. Essentially there are two sides: people that hold Rockstar Games accountible + people who generally enjoy the products. I do not want to pick any sides here, especially none that the linked material might be attached to (personal view of the media author, comments attached to the media, etc). But in this topic is what I consider the most thoughtfully arranged media about the games.

A comparison between original game and the trilogy implementation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-6LMu99_6U

GameStar's analysis of the situation (German, caretakingly worded):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH0q97xASvE

Rich Rosado, introduced as Rockstar producer, defends the strategy behind the game's making:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/gaming/interview-how-rockstar-and-grove-street-remastered-all-three-e2-80-98gta-e2-80-99-games/ar-AAQAohi

Heavily opinionated, but thorough + modding comparison:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6KHFRz1WMY

Respectable GTA SA speedrunner takes it on (important for gameplay mechanic details):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lfv1Qo4Yfg

Balanced and informed opinion by a GTA enthusiast:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI3sE249D-o

More material may be posted as time goes on.
(Last Update: 2021-11-18 04:14 by quiret)

Re: GTA Trilogy Remastered Blog & Media (2021-11-23 20:56 by quiret #88313)

Since the bygone release of the game bundle there has been a very diverse public reaction from the media and various internet users about the topic of game quality & performance. A very reasonable by psu.com stood out to me which puts the nail into the wound in a thoughtful way:

https://www.psu.com/news/grand-theft-auto-the-trilogy-the-definitive-editions-latest-patch-1-02-isnt-working-how-rockstar-would-have-hoped/

It does give the strong argument of studio experience and weights it against the publishing of the game bundle. It is difficult situation and we are critizing from a high vantage point.
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Re: GTA Trilogy Remastered Blog & Media (2021-12-01 05:55 by quiret #88341)

I have noticed a visual bug during the Dam and Blast mission in GTA San Andreas where water quads disappear at weird camera angles when looking down after jumping off the plane. It looks like an issue with optimized clipping mathematics still rooting from the PS2 era. But I hope that Rockstar Games does fix such obscurities in their recent set of patches (1.0.3 being released today).

https://www.reddit.com/r/GTATrilogy/comments/r5wwqw/buggy_water_when_jumping_from_plane_during_dam/
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