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Japanese GTA 5 players get a cut down experience

Trousers back, torture gone
Mon Oct 28 2013, 12:53
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JAPANESE GAMERS are playing a slightly different version of Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5) than players in the US and Europe.

Gaming website Kotaku has posted a video that compares the two versions, and we can see that most of the differences relate to Trevor, who is perhaps the most colourful of all the GTA characters.

In the game Trevor performs various acts that can be viewed as unsavoury. In one he tortures a chap, while in another he drops his pants.

In the case of the latter, someone, probably the waggish Japanese censor, has installed a second pair of trousers on the Trevor character. This means that when he flashes his genitals in the UK he only shows off a clean pair of pants in Japan. It doesn't make much sense, but nor does most of Trevor's behaviour.

A bigger difference is seen in the Japanese telling of the torture scene, a part of the game that some people found stretched things too far anyway. In the version seen in the US and the UK Trevor is tasked with selecting an implement with which he must rearrange the bone structure of a man from whom he needs information. In the Japanese version he doesn't, and those gameplay parts are just skipped.

A couple of sex scenes have also been excised from the game. One of these features Trevor, who is also watching TV at the same time, while another happens during one of the paparazzi missions. µ


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