I see that the GTA DoublePack for XBox is shipping in a couple weeks. Is this just a pure port of the existing games to the XBox? Is there anything new or different about the XBox version?
The one specific thing I’d like to see would be to upgrade the GTA III map to the GTA VC map. I played Vice City first and was completely unable to play GTA III when I tried it later b/c the map just sucked. I got addicted to using the ingame map to navigate - I was able to learn the city from within the game, not by studying the paper map outside the game. If they fixed that in GTA III, I’d buy the double pack just to see GTA III.
Failing that, is there any reason to buy the Doublepack if you already have the games for PS2 or PC?
That’s the spirit. What, were you expecting Rockstar to actually put any effort into fixing a game they’ve made a boatload of cash on? I’d hope that they’d at least fix the savegame corruption and Hyman Condo bugs, but i wouldn’t hold my breath knowing them.
If you want to give GTA3 a spin, you’re better off going with the PC version for the fan-made map graphics. The map’s pretty useful after you install one of those. You’ll still have to get used to not being able to jump out of moving cars though.
It’s a good deal for those that haven’t played it. I made it through a lot of GT2, but barely scratched VC. I am going to pick it up for the convenience.[/quote]
You already have both games? What’s convenient about buying them again? That they’re both on one CD?[/quote]
Not having to install them on my PC again to play is good enough for me. Being able to play on my 29" flat screen TV instead of my 19" monitor is also a bonus. Lastly, I prefer driving with a controller over a keyboard and mouse.
Heh, I almost was dumb enough to buy a gamepad just for GTA3 PC the time it came out ‘to play it the way it’s meant to be played’. I hadn’t tested the game on PS2, thus not knowing how the controls are. Fortunately I could borrow a gamepad (Logitech Wingman) from a friend of mine. The device itself is ok and it has basically as many buttons and sticks as the PS2 gamepad has. However, after playing GTA3 for a few minutes then I unplugged the thing and switched to mouse/keyboard. Which turned out to be way more enjoyable to me. I also have no trouble controlling the cars via keyboard since that’s I played almost any PC racing game before.
The driving is far better on the PS2 but the aiming is far better on the PC. On the PC a lot of the cars experienced what I can only describe as torque oversteer. Turning corners and pressing on the accellerator caused the back end to come out uncontrollably. I think this was mainly due to not being able to choose more than full one direction or full accelleration.
I’d hope that they’d at least fix the savegame corruption and Hyman Condo bugs, but i wouldn’t hold my breath knowing them.
Okay I searched everywhere, but didn’t see any complaints or issues that you are complaining about. I think GTA 3 and VC were some of the most polished error free games I have played, I have not patched either and had no issues. But yeah, lazy developers, knowing them… wtf?