What strange times we live in. What was once a marvel of console wizardry is now available to play on your goddamn phone — in glorious hi-res, no less. While this is unquestionably an impressive technical achievement, is anyone actually planning to re-tackle this sprawling game in portable form? Or is CJ's opus as played out as Flavor Flav?
To get the most out of this game, you'll probably need to splurge on a third-party controller such as the Logitech Power Shell. We can't imagine getting much joy out of the touch screen; especially if you're using a smaller iOS device.
Despite being tooled up with peripherals, I'm still struggling to come up with a reason to revisit this PS2 classic. Completing the game once was enough of a slog as it was.
Is Rockstar aiming this mobile version at younger gamers who never experienced the original? Or is it meant to be a nostalgia joyride that you can occasionally dip in and out of?
I find the idea of video game re-releases fascinating. Unlike movies, they don't tend to age terribly well — especially in the post 16-bit era, where graphics and story often supplanted gameplay.
So tell me, who out there is planning to play GTA: San Andreas yet again on their iPad? And do you think relaunching old games on new devices is a good idea? Discuss...