This week in Zero Punctuation, Yahtzee reviews Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition.
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Ooh, you want to be very careful about declaring any release of anything to be the “definitive” version. Partly because I think that’s a subjective thing. There will be people out there for whom their “definitive” experience of watching The Crying Game was at three in the morning blitzed out on mescalin with both feet immersed in buckets of wallpaper paste. And as for removing previous versions of the thing from sale, well, let me tell you a cautionary fable about a proud little man named George Lucas who decided that no one had any need for any version of the original Star Wars trilogy that didn’t have added Loony Toons sound effects and CG as dated as Sean Connery’s relationship advice, and now George Lucas has to sit there and plaster on a smile as the Disney corporation peels the skin off his life’s work and stretches it so thin it would disappoint a Marmite enthusiast. And now Rockstar have brought out quote “definitive” versions of what we might as well think of as the first three GTA games, GTA3, Vice City and San Andreas, and for this all previous versions have now vanished from availability, hope you weren’t invested in any of them or wanted to use that one San Andreas mod that Hillary Clinton burst all her capillaries over.