Maybe it's a music or celebrity voice actor license thing. Might be some deal where they can only use that music if it's put up digitally(thus why only GTA 3 exists on ipad since most of its music isn't big name bands)
For the record, I would love a GTA HD collection and a double pack of Bully and Warriors or something.
Characters and storyline are related and you aren't winning any points talking about the storyline of the series anyways. Everything related to the cannon of the games is ripped off of movies that give syfy channel movies a run in the shitty b or c rate movie department. Not once have I played a gta game for story.
As for gameplay nope. VC had more interesting things gampleay or minigames than SA. everythnig in SA was kind of casual shit people tear in to Wii for in it's simplicity. Not only that I couldn't stand the collecathon nature of the once you beat the main parts.
I made the addon comments to show the disdain I have for SA. Out of all the main gtas on a console or pc it's the only one I refuse to fully complete or even attempt too.