True Crime 2011: Was it destined for failure?

CVG - Oh True Crime, we hardly knew you. Okay, that's not strictly true.

True Crime: Streets of LA debuted in 2003, when Activision decided it wanted a piece of Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto flavoured pie.

It was a serviceable open-world action title with a really annoying and occasionally offensive main character. It scored decent reviews and faded into the background, quickly forgotten by all but a handful of people.

Fast forward to 2005 and True Crime hit the streets of New York City. Still green with GTA-envy, it earned middling review scores and stumbled into a packed retail highway where it was promptly run over by other higher-profile titles.

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Yi-Long3812d ago

... if you wanted an action-sandbox game with an asian crime-story set in an asian city, you were probably looking forward to this.

Personally, I LOVE sandbox games like GTA, Assassin's Creed, RDR, etc... and I absolutely LOVE Hong Kong (been there a bunch of summers now and it's amazing!)...

... but from everything I saw from the screenshots, videos and info in interviews, it looked to me they were half-assing it by focussing ONLY/MAINLY on Hong Kong Island (and Tsim Sha Tsui/Kowloon), and it just didn't really look or feel like the REAL Hong Kong either. It looked like a Hollywood-made Chinatown.

So while you'd think I would be the target-demographic for a game like this, I wasn't very excited about anything they've shown.

Rockstar did an amazing job converting New York's look and 'vibe' to Liberty City. This developerment team didn't do the same for Hong kong, sadly.

Legionaire20053811d ago

nobody wanted it so yeah to answer your question lol

e-p-ayeaH3811d ago (Edited 3811d ago )

True Crime Hong Kong was destined to be completed like any other game is being worked on right now, the critics and personal opinions about it come when its complete.

Im starting to think that prick Bobby Dikhead canceled TC:Hong Kong because the devs wanted more time to work on it (which means losing more money in Activison standards)and for that they flushed all that work down the toilet (literaly)

teedogg803811d ago

Too bad. The game looked like it could have been pretty good to me.

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