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Great game--a steal for $13!,
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When I saw this game on sale for $13, I couldn't resist! Downloaded with no problems, and while it seems to have issues on a lot of people's computers, it runs just fine on my HP Pavilion dv7. No problems opening the file or playing the game. I have even had all of the options set to "quality" (rather than "performance"), and that hasn't seemed to cause any problems.
Anyway, I am in love with this game. The graphics are beautiful, and there is a lot to look at. The amount of detail in the characters' faces, for instance--I can actually recognize many of the actors that lent their talents, which is really cool. The gameplay is pretty straightforward and foolproof, but at the same time not overly simple. I love the customization for certain aspects of the game, too--at first, I was excited to drive around and see what I could see, but that got old quick. At around that same time, the game let me know that I could make my partner drive if I wanted--great to have the choice.
I really like the way the game runs questioning/interrogation, using each character's facial expressions to imply truth, doubt or lie. I am not 100% accurate at it, especially since each character has their own tells--but that is what I enjoy about it. It presents a fun challenge.
Overall, this game has a lot of options for different kinds of gamers, and gives you a huge amount of game for the money. There are several "run around and find all of the X" tasks that you could do if you wanted, or avoid if they feel tedious. As a Rockstar game, there is of course some GTA-style driving...though with some differences, of course--you are a cop, after all! For gamers like me who like clues and puzzle-solving, the detective work is really the best part. You get to search crime scenes, interrogate witnesses, etc.--and there are different outcomes for the cases depending on how well you can interrogate. The graphics for the game are really incredible--the setting of old LA is a pleasure to look at, from the cars to the clothes to the houses and buildings.
Some tasks do get monotonous and repetitive. For just about every case there is a car/street chase, and for almost every "street crime" case there is some shooting and running and tackling. Not a lot of creative gameplay required there. But for all of its pros, and for the ability to just skip many of these parts, I still give this game an A+! One other con--this is probably not something I will replay any time soon once I finish the game. But you know, for the $13 I paid and the amount of play before completion, that's okay with me!
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Initial post: Jan 21, 2012, 4:43:45 AM PST
Do you have a link for the $13 download??? I can't find it :(
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 2, 2012, 2:10:21 PM PST
It must have only been a promotional or sale price. Sorry!
Posted on Feb 17, 2012, 10:01:56 PM PST
who dresses you says:
Great review == summed up perfectly my feelings about this game. It's buggy, but worth the effort to get it going.My only big regret is I paid full price -- should have waited!
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