My hands ache from playing Carmageddon too much.
Fun, but phones just aren't good for a lot of gaming. San Andreas is a wee bit complex to play for a touchscreen, I'd wager.
While copies of the latest version of Grand Theft Auto V are flying off the shelves, Rockstar isn’t sitting on its laurels. It's announced it will bring the much-loved San Andreas 2004 version to phones and fondleslabs. "Encompassing Los Santos, San Fierro, Las Venturas and everything in between, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas …
GTA San Andreas was the best GTA. It had all the elements of an expansive world with lots to do while still keeping the game fun. I think it's because they didn't try to put too much 'realism' into the game. I tried GTA IV but I didn't last long with it because I just didn't find it that much fun.
That said, I can't see how playing games like this on a touchscreen would work. There's just too many controls to try and include. The best touchscreen games I've played have simple control systems - Badlands being a classic example.
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Well, on IOS - both phone and tablet, GTA III is 688MB, Vice City 1.1GB, so I'd expect SA to weigh in at somewhere around 2-3GB - a standard pc deployment was around 4.5GB and they can probably do some funky optimisation to reduce that.
Blackberry bashing. Can't wait until the secure android run time engine is officially released to put an end to these Blackberry jabs. Its available now but not officially. Everything that runs on android will then run on Blackberry (except SECURELY !!!) So to the editors, enjoy your last few days of poking fun. Maybe I should post it running on my Z30
Shame they didn't bother to remaster the graphics for the recent PS3 release, though perhaps they should use the team converting the games to mobile for their GTAV iFruit app, which despite being pretty simple (apart from a tamagotchi style interaction with the dog, the rest is all menus), requires a dual core 1.4GHz, which rules out even some brand new devices...
Any chance of adding support for proper controllers to remap the buttons?
GTA3 is fun to play on my Android convertible tablet, especially when I plug the PS3 controller in.
However, the buttons are mapped all over the place. The triangle, for example, which usually gets into the car, is used for shooting...
I tried playing it on touchscreen, just no. Horrible experience.