Reviews and Problems with True Crime: New York City
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True Crime: New York City
The Gamers Temple
7 October 2006
Excerpt: It’s been a little difficult recently to avoid seeing some sort of advertisement for True Crime: New York City. Billboards, posters, busses, and of course television have all been used extensively to push the game, and one can only guess the size of the marketing budget behind it all. Too bad they didn’t spend more of that money on the game’s development, or at least on its testing.
Excerpt: If I haven't driven you away from the game yet, though, let's get back to basics. The game opens up with your token anti-hero gangster, Marcus Reed, unloading some hot lead on those who betrayed him and his father. The detective on the scene, who also happens to be pals with Marcus (a godfather of sorts), let's him walk away from the crime with his dignity in tact, instead of arresting him. Fast forward a few years and Marcus is somehow a rookie cop with the NYPD.
Conclusion: Unless you're dying to drive around in a reasonably well-crafted digital version of New York at 20 frames a second, there's just no reason to force yourself through this storyline. Too many things are broken from the outset, and the rest aren't any fun.
Pros: Decent soundtrack of licensed tunes, You can cruise around in a fairly accurate representation of New York City
Cons: Unsteady frame rate hitches and snags constantly, Voice talent is wasted on horrible dialogue, The game will freeze up every once in a while, Bizarre vehicle physics, Poor collision detection, game-stopping bugs, and the list goes on and on
Excerpt: VRAI CONFLIT. VRAI POUVOIR. BIENVENUE DANS LA JUNGLE URBAINE. BIENVENUE A NEW YORK. Utilisez le pouvoir ultime en tant que flic escroc à New York. Vous êtes Marcus Reed, une ancienne petite frappe des rues devenu policier. Usant et abusant de votre autorité pour chasser le meurtrier de votre...