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.
Excerpt: "...floating heads and a dragon! True crime also tries too hard to be like GTA and the similaritys are obvious. The final fight in the game is the last boss and this can acctually be a challenge unlike the rest of the game. ---SHOULD I BUY???--- I would not recommend this game to anyone as the second True Crime: New York City is acctually a very good game and is much more worth buying. True crime streets of LA is an average game with average graphics ...
Pros: Cheap, Custom soundtracks option, decent game
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.
Excerpt: "...the reasons for this. Unfortunately True crime lacks this. Also most of the main missions you find yourself killing as many people as you can. There are a few stealth missions but these do not feel like anything special. The game can be finished very quickly if somebody goes and completes the main missions. The phrase given to this game that "you dont have to play a mission twice" is true. However if you fail a lot of missions the game finishes ...
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.