Reviews and Problems with True Crime: Streets of L.A.
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True Crime: Streets of L.A. Reader Review - 6.3
VibratingDonkey, IGN Entertainment
18 August 2004
Conclusion: Ok, that pun is stupid, but it's the truth. At least in some aspects. The action! You fly yout car through chairs, fences, people, trees - =:0 - and pretty much anything else - apart from bushes =:0 - giving chase to grandpa that has stolen some wheels. You can either pop those wheels or do something more fun, aim at the gastank. Now, simply aiming at the gastank won't do much, so pressing the trigger is a good idea.
Summary: When I first go this game I thought It would be brilliant, it is for a while, but then the missions are virtually all the same. And when you go on the rampage and kill a load of people they dont resist or anything - boring. Some of the cheats are excellent though.
Summary: I convinced my self it was going to be fantastic but it turned out to be cheep copy of the GTA series. The missions take a couple of hours to complete and after waiting for months it became obvious that it was not some thing that can compete with GTA. The coolness of the game hides the limited things to do within the city. The city is big but soon seems because all you can do is drive and kill crooks, this sounds fun but believe me it soon gets old.
Summary: I bought this game expecting a gta style game where you shoot anything that moves but i found it was more challenging because you had to try and maintain a "good cop" rating. to start with i also enjoyed the "random crimes" that occured and you could choose to either avoid the area, or intervine and try to arrest the suspect or just plane beat them up until they stop resisting!
Summary: This game is very entertaining, well, until you realise how irritatingly repetitive the storyline is. Even though this game is very repetitive, it is still a very good game to play and one of the things about this game which you don't see very often is that you don't have to complete a mission to continue with the main story. This is a very good thing for all those people who play games, get stuck with a level, and never play the game again.
Summary: Features 3 games in one, driving, shooting, fighting. Great Rap/Hip Pop misique. Branching story line(you might as well restart mission if you fail because game is so short). Why the heck did the makers have to make a huge LA city(240 square miles). It's quality not quantity. GTA Vice City is a much better game because RockStar didn't waste their time making a large city(it's about 90 square miles)and did fun missions.
Summary: Buying this title I expected a GTA beater. Unfortunately I didn't get however the game had elements that were thoroughly enjoyable. The graphics are tremendous and the bustling cities are accurate and fun can be had buy killing innocent civilians or just simply driving through everyday LA life. However the gameplay which at first is exciting dies down and the game can become repetitive.
Summary: The game was good at the beginning but after finishing it there's nothing to do. In GTA 3 and Vice City, there are a lot of sub missions and secrets to be done even after finishing the game. I haven't seen a single building or place where I could go inside of it in TC. The game is buggy and compared to GTA it's not so good at all. I completed TC within 8 hours so it's not a long game and it's boring too at the end.
True Crime will never be anywhere near as good as GTA!
Rick Herring, amazon.co.uk
15 January 2004
Summary: First off I bought this game thinking that I would be getting a contender for GTA. In most of the reviews I have read it seemed that the game was very good. When I got it home and started playing it I could immediately see flaws. Firstly the game has missions that are just drive a while and then beat someone up. There has been no thought put into the storyline, an example of this is how you have to fight monsters and the undead who want to take over the world?!