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Engaging with great graphics and storyline
on July 2, 2012
Be a cop in Hollywood in the post-war era: circa 1947. Patrol, Traffic, Arson and Homicide, as you move through the ranks solving cases. You search for clues at crime scenes, interacting with other cops and interviewing suspects and witnesses. You never know who you can trust (cops, witnesses or supposed victims of the crimes...), but over time you gain experience and wisdom.
Figuring out whether or not you're being lied to gets tougher as you move through the game. You start out as a Rookie and work your way up to Detective, but it's not easy. There are plot twists and brutal crimes to solve and interrogations can do you in, but it's the sort of fun you just can't get enough of once you start.
This is a great game that should appeal to a lot of players. Engaging game play that's also visually appealing. Accurate neighborhood recreations, and the facial renderings are particularly good. Time spent on refining this game is evident.
Not being a 'gamer' I found the basic mechanics of just driving a car in this game a bit daunting! Do a search online and you'll find 'tips and tricks' for it. The learning curve for me was steep, but it certainly won't be if you play PC role playing games on a regular basis.
The download of the game via Steam over high speed Internet (18.5 Mbps download speed) went easily, as did installation. The whole thing from start to finish took me about 3 hours to complete.
Overall, it's a lot of fun to be on the streets of LA, but watch your back!