Rockstar released GTA The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition last week and it hasn’t gone down as well as the company thought it would. Gamers all over the globe have shared their experience across the three games and so far, things aren’t looking good at all. The main issue surrounding online hate revolves around the game’s visuals. So much so that players have often referred to the original games as the better-looking versions. Players have now started sharing their experiences on Metacritic which has brought the game’s user score down to an almost-impossible 0.5,

The 0.5 Metacritic score is based on around 2700 user reviews with most of the scores for those reviews sitting on 0. Around  2500 of the user reviews are 0/10 with major complaints around them all.

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Some user reviews for GTA The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition read as follows:

Rockstar just proved that there’s absolutely no hope left for that company. All talented people have clearly left Rockstar long time ago. Whoever made this remaster have absolutely no talent. Nothing. They didn’t improve any of the main problems of original games, while this was PERFECT opportunity for this. San Andreas was best they could do in 2004. It was revolutionary. Is this remaster best they can do now? Even if they wanted to keep original feel, they failed, because there’s none of it. They removed all the fog and they think that’s okay? Map looks like minecraft now. What the hell? Even GTA 5 doesn’t have that much draw-distance.
No game should have so much draw distance and even then, every game has some fog covered areas, etc. You are not supposed to see EVERYTHING on map. That completely ruins the immersion. By the way San Andreas map is not actually that small, it is pretty big, they just managed to ruin the immersion by removing any atmosphere. In gta 3 and vice city you still can’t climb over anything, still can’t swim. This makes no sense.
You could have just copied San Andreas swimming and climbing animation and add it to 3 and Vice City, but i guess they are not talented enough to do that with 2 years of development time. All they can do is making ugly inconsistent textures and copy pasting same Palm trees all over the maps. Collapse

Users are trashing the game’s visuals and even some of the gameplay elements that are dated. However, the GTA The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition bugs are also a major issue at the moment even though most of them revolve around visual bugs in the game. One visual issue, which was intentionally implemented into the game is the rain.

Players have complained about the rain in GTA: San Andreas. The game seems to use ropy strands of after which run down your screen and make things hard to see. Even worse, when users drive near water, the rain doesn’t show over that portion of the screen. How did this past QA?

But the issues and unhappy gamers don’t end there. Social media is filled with gamers sharing their experiences with GTA The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition. Many of them are in complete shock as to how Rockstar let this game release with the so-called “visual changes” that are found in the game. Here are some of the best ones I could find online.

GTA The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.

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