posted by DINGLExBERRY (LAS VEGAS, NV) May 30, 2013
Member since Jun 2012
I am truly puzzled by why it has such a low rating! How can this game have received a 7.6 (basically a C grade)? This game is great, if not the original, new gameplay (talk about an awesome way of incorporating a detective style into a video game), then at least for its story. This is not a grand theft auto set in Al Capone times! Can you free roam? Yes, between missions, but there's not much to do in free roam (there are police calls you can respond to, but that's about it). So what's so great about this game if it doesn't have much to do in free roam? Well, if you'd like to step into the shoes of a detective TRULY investigating crimes rather than playing a cop who only shoots bad guys but doesn't use his brain, then this is a game for you. Search for clues, question people (try to read their face and see if they're lying), find information to lead you to other clues, and ultimately solve a crime (of course with added gun fights and car chases here and there). There's no game out now that you can compare it to; this is as original as it gets.
posted by Grandpa1676 (MCMINNVILLE, OR) Mar 30, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
I grew up in Los Angeles area during the 40's and 50's. A lot of nostalgia with the streets, stores and seeing the Red Cars again. You've had to be from L.A. To appreciate the. Red Cars (Pacific Electric Street Cars). How they depict the traffic and the unruly driving is so typical of how it was. Good storyline and grading on your outcome of the cases.
The only down fall that has been true with all Rock Star games is the controls for driving takes some getting used to. I wish they would put some sensitivity control adjustments to allow users to set for over steering so that you can have better control of the vehicle. Otherwise, a pretty good game. I am definitely going to try to find a copy since gamefly won't sell theirs.