Reviews and Problems with True Crime: Streets of L.A.
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True Crime: Streets of LA
2 May 2004
Excerpt: This game is more confused than a hermaphrodite visiting San Francisco a day before gay pride day. Originally thinking this game was going to be like Grand Theft Auto III, I quickly realized that it was just a Grand Theft Auto wannabee. The only part that this gamer mirrors GTA is the driving.
Summary: Inspired by Hong Kong action films, the game lets players assume the role of tough-as-nails detective Nick Kang, bent on settling a personal vendetta with the L.A. underworld. As Kang, players will be able to dispense their own personal brand of justice through automotive combat, a variety of rib...
Excerpt: "True Crime" certainly had a lot of pre-release buzz along with it; hype poisitioned the game as the latest-and-greatest answer to the "Grand Theft Auto" series, complete with a massive, accurate rendering of Los Angeles for players to ride around in.
Excerpt: If it sounds odd, don’t worry, because we’ll go over it in a second. First, let me go over the basic plot of the game itself. Nick Kang is an L.A.P.D. officer whose use of excessive force and other questionable police methods result in numerous suspensions from the force.
Conclusion: Potentially one of the games of the year, TC:SoLA clearly needed more development time to sort out the dialogue, car handling and physics, bugs, glitches and poor controls - or maybe just a QA team that were prepared to tell the coding team what was wrong with it.
Pros: Detailed cars and character models., Shooting stuff and causing destruction is always cool.
Cons: Poor physics, handling, collision detections and AI., Bugs and graphical glitches., Nick cracks painfully bad jokes all the time, but none are as bad as the game itself.
Conclusion: All up, True Crime is a very enjoyable game, even if it is merely a good re-working of the GTA3 classic. Unfortunately in some areas it lacks the polish of the GTA3 experience, which means despite its many high points it will not reach classic status in this gamer's book.
Conclusion: Fazit: Wer tatsächlich vor der Wahl stehen sollte, sich entweder True Crime oder das GTA Bundle zuzulegen, sollte eher bei Rockstars Klassikern zugreifen. In Sachen Witz, Atmosphäre und Abwechslung macht GTA so leicht keiner etwas vor.
Conclusion: La apuesta perfecta de los videojuegos: True Crime: Streets of L.A. combina perfectamente los géneros de acción y conducción, permitiendo a los jugadores conducir, luchar, correr y disparar en cualquier parte del universo que se recrea en el juego.