I'd like to say that i enjoyed the game for what it was but it could have been so much more. If your looking for action and are expecting anything along the lines of GTA or Red Dead this is probably not the game for you.
Side Missions get old . You are most likely to go on a call that ends in you killing someone followed by your character standing by a Hurst with a sullen look on his face.
Main story The main story is great , it will pull you in and is the only reason i was able to make it through whole game. Its main feature involves looking for clues and interviewing people. It is an unique feature but can get repetitive.
Driving in the 1940's Driving is kind of a hassle. If you want to explore and take in 1947 then you may love it . However only real point of it in this game is to get to the side missions.I let my partner drive every chance i got and am very thankful that they added such a wonderful feature.
How it could have been so much better.
-Larger verity in side missions.
-Not always having to kill almost everything.I think i got to tackle two people in the main story.Games with choices are fun.
- If you could be slightly corrupt. I know this game is based on you being a certain type of character , the good guy ,but it would have opened so many more doors.
-Give an incentive to drive a purpose . Random crime on the street and not a call you can choose to go to. Remember in Red Dead Redemption when would walk out of a bar and three or four guys on horses would be causing a ruckus, you were able to do something about that, there was an interaction there. ------------------ You should rent this game but only for the story and its main feature. Do not go into it expecting anymore than that or you will be disappointed .
I had fun with it but am glad i did not go out and buy it.
posted by jt2593 (SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL) Jun 6, 2011
Member since Oct 2010
I have been looking forward to this game since i read the cover issue about it for Game Informer. This game did not disappoint me one bit. I enjoyed feeling like an investigator. linking pieces of evidence that were out of place to murders or even drug trafficing. Though this game follows a formula throughout the whole game and some of the things become repetitive, like chasing down suspects or the car chases(the chases felt slow to me but i will let it slide because of the year the game takes place in) it still had a story and gameplay like no other. But quite a bit of this game is realistic in the sense of how the buildings look and how the cars function. Might I add I was happy to see Rockstar improve the driving for this game it made it that more enjoyable. Over all I must say anyone who has ever had a childhood dream of being a detective, this game is a MUST play for that kid still in you.