This game is pretty amazing. Right from the start it pulls you into the story of Cole Phelps' life. The game play is good and the ONLY reason it got a 9 from me is the c r a pp y GTA driving physics and controls. Other than that this game will have you up until the wee hours of the morning playing, bloodshot eyes and all. The story line is quite engaging from the get go and will surprise you with a twist that you may not expect. The graphics are insane and the recreation of Los Angeles in 1947 is spot on. Do yourself a favor and set aside a good 4-6 hour chunk of time to play this game; at least on one occasion.
The game guide will greatly assist you with finding collectibles and help in your interrogations throughout the game.
Don't be deterred by the sub-par reviews you may see. This game is not everyone's cup of tea, so to speak, and is not a run and gun game. It is kind of slow for the most part and will get repetitive. There are some gun battles throughout for a bit of action, otherwise most of it is an investigative style game.
Rockstar hit the mark with this one. Already counting the time until a sequel is released.
Only downfall of this game is the game speed, but the 1940's were also a slow time. But overall this is an excellent game. Everyone is just used to a more fast paste game. Red Dead was a boring game to me, all you do is ride on a horse and herd cattle. But if you want a new experience in gaming than this game is for you. I recommend this game to all my friends and about all 8 of them love it. I think most of the people who don't like it, can't solve the case.. Keep getting the wrong questions wrong. But overall go get this game.