Reviews and Problems with True Crime: Streets of L.A.
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True Crime: Streets of L.A.
The Gamers Temple
19 October 2005
Excerpt: True Crime: Streets of LA will seem instantly familiar to two groups of people: those who’ve played Grand Theft Auto 3 or Vice City, and those who live in Los Angeles. True Crime was definitely inspired by GTA3, as a major component of gameplay is driving and running through the streets of a living city filled with traffic and pedestrians. Instead of a fictional city like Liberty City, though, True Crime takes place in the very real city of Los Angeles.
Conclusion: Wrap-Up: According to the game's publisher, Activision, True Crime is the most impressive game to date. The game does boast some of the most open areas available, but some issues with dated graphics and control issues make this game a value priced star only. For those who have played the PS2 version, the reviewed copy for PC does include five exclusive multiplayer modes—Police Chase, Dojo Master, Street Racing, The Beat and Battle Master.
Excerpt: One of last year's more entertaining games on the consoles was undoubtedly True Crime: The Streets of LA The game combined driving, shooting, and fighting into a crazy Hollywood style action package that provided crazy amounts of excitement. Guns, kung fu, dirty language, slow motion, copious amounts of blood, high-speed car chases� Yep, it's all here.
Excerpt: Have you ever felt that your intelligence was underestimated when you began playing a certain game? Although it may be a slight exaggeration, that’s not far from the feeling I got during the first few hours of True Crime: Streets of LA. You play as Nick Kang, an Asian smartass cop who got dismissed due to excessive violence – or something like that. One day you drop by the police office to have a chat with your old friends, when the boss walks in.
Excerpt: The GTA killer it wasn�t, but True Crime: Streets of Los Angeles was a decent game in its own right, on consoles. Can it make the leap to the hearts of PC gamers who want their action on their desks instead of couches? Luxoflux and Activision sure have made an effort to bring TC to a new breed of gamers with some additional features that the console guys missed out on, such as more music, more firepower and multiplayer(!!) action.
Conclusion: As Spring draws near, we're getting more and more eager to check out the game in action. The newly added features should make all the difference to newbies and those who've already played the console versions. The developers are revamping the game's graphics and doing their best to exploit the capabilities of modern-day PC hardware.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: There is plenty to do and even more to see in True Crime. It's a shooter, fighter, RPG, driving sim all in one. All of these areas are done well to boot. The size of the game will simply astound those that pick up a copy. In the end even with the small problems don't hurt it enough to keep me from recommending the game. It's worth a purchase, just be prepared to adapt to the gameplay.