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Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
For those of you already familiar with the game, let’s quickly discuss the differences between all three versions. The Xbox one has 480p support, but when enabled, the aliasing is out of control. Portions of the environment look so unbelievably jaggy that you’ll wonder if your eyesight is failing you. At times it looks like you’re playing a 3D game without putting on the glasses. But if you can get past that (it isn’t quite as noticeable in standard resolution), the game generally looks great. Loading times on the Xbox don’t seem to be much faster than the PlayStation 2 release, and for some weird reason, a loading message occasionally appears onscreen, even in situations where the load times are supposed to be hidden, like when changing your hairstyle. Control in the Xbox version is sharp, and just like the GTA Double Pack, your vehicle gas and brake controls have been moved to the triggers and made analog. This works well, but the flight controls, which have also been remapped to fit on the Xbox controller, are a little weird.
The PC version comes on DVD only and is packaged with a fully bound book that serves as the manual. It’s definitely some of the coolest PC game packaging around. This version also has the potential to be the best-looking version of the game by a long shot. Support for higher resolutions makes the textures and characters look sharper and much better than either of the console versions. There’s a draw distance slider that, when turned all the way up, almost totally eliminates the draw-in and fogging that’s become synonymous with the series. Your Grove Street home looks much more like a run-down South Central neighborhood when you can see more of its surroundings. But all this graphical quality is offset by some serious problems with the sound. Testing on three different machines that exceed the recommended system specs got us three results. On one machine, we didn’t experience any audio glitches. On another, the audio simply cut out a lot, leaving you to drive around with only music to keep you company. It’s tough to play when you can’t hear your mission descriptions. On the third machine, loading up a save game caused a loud grating noise–which sounded like the bike-riding audio mixed with a helicopter–to scream out from the middle of the Grove. We had to hop in a car and drive away from the area to make the noises stop. Also, the cutscenes occasionally desynched from the audio, making the lip movement appear to be way off.
Control in the PC version is full of options. You can decide to hook up a dual analog gamepad so that you can play it just like the console versions, or you can instead opt for mouse-and-keyboard control. Either method works, though we had several cases where the game would simply stop responding to any mouse input until we alt-tabbed out of the game, moved the mouse, and then jumped back in. This isn’t exactly the sort of thing you want to have happen in the middle of a shoot-out. Mouse control also removes the lock-on aspect of the targeting, giving you easy access to manual targeting. The refined control the mouse gives you seems like an unfair advantage at times, because it’s very easy to rack up one-shot kills by aiming for the head. If you have a smooth mouse hand, even the roughest firefights are really basic…provided the mouse doesn’t die on you.
A great part of the PC version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the possiblity to modify it: Rockstar claims to have left important game data files unlocked and in text files as opposed to hard-coding them in the game. Although Rockstar lists “player modifications support” as a feature, it’s safe to assume that Rockstar will not be providing any game editors with the game, and we can expect to be able to import additional player skins, probably in the form of clothes. Player models are at the moment split into around 10 different pieces, with two of each for different fitness levels. As such, player skins as seen in GTA Vice City are unlikely, unless we are provided with a custom slot with a single static mesh skin. Bear in mind that this is simply speculation at this point, as nothing solid has been confirmed yet.
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* 256MB of RAM
* 8x DVD-ROM Drive
* 3.6 GB of free space for a minimal install
* 64MB Video Card with DirectX 9 compatible drivers
* DirectX 9 compatible Stereo Sound Card
* Keyboard & Mouse
* 384MB(+) of RAM
* 16x DVD-ROM drive
* 4.7 GB of free space for a full install
* 128MB Video Card with DirectX 9 compatible drivers
* DirectX 9 compatible Surround Sound Card
* Game pad with twin axis analog controls (USB or Joystick Port)
* Keyboard & Mouse
* Save your player stats to a HTML file, which can be put on the internet and shared with others.
* Photos taken with the in-game camera can be exported as .JPG screenshot files.
* Rockstar have claimed the “modding community will be supported.” Specifically in what ways is yet to be seen.
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