Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy: The Definitive Edition is here and.. things have changed.
Is The Definitive Edition worth having? Yes. I’m well into Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’s remaster and I’m having a blast. It may not be as pretty as Saints Row The Third but there’s still so much to do and, with three complete cities, it’s a huge game. Except.. there’s something off about the characters.
The character models haven’t just been upscaled, they’ve been totally recreated and in some cases they’re a shadow of their former selves. Big Smoke, for example, has an angle where he’s got Bugs Bunny’s buck teeth. The internet has noticed, to no-one’s great surprise, and one Twitter user in particular, potato, has started collecting comparisons between the old and new characters.
On top of that, other players have joined the thread, sharing their own screenshots and they’re really something. My absolute favourite has to be Candy Suxxx whose proportions, not the ones you’re thinking of, are really off. Granted, she was never meant to be a playable character but I keep imagining her roaming around town, tipping over cars and yelling “SUXXX SMASH!”
What the FUCK pic.twitter.com/1tPeUAsdB7
— potad (@VinePotato) November 10, 2021
There’s also been a major change to “Old Reece”, one of San Andreas’s barber. Previously he looked a little like Morgan Freeman, complete with grey hair but now he’s just a generic looking guy.
There are a lot of things to love about the original 3D Grand Theft Auto trilogy, and these changes haven’t killed the game for me. But if you played and adored the trilogy first time round you may find these changes jarring.