From the PlanetXbox360.com feature review:
"Imagine this: an open world crime-thriller game where you play as a single protagonist that gets wrapped up between the law and a bunch of criminals. Wouldn't that be something? All facetiousness aside, I'm an open world gaming enthusiast. I think they give players a fun way to explore different cities (whether real or fantasy) and occasionally some pretty interesting stories to explore them with. The original gig for this game was to simply be True Crime: Hong Kong and act as a relaunch of the franchise. The relaunch has still more or less happened, only under a new publisher and a new title."