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In many ways, True Crime: Streets of LA is an interactive movie, which is quite appropriate given the level of music and actor talent behind the game. Unfortunately, itís during those cut scenes that the game is at its best. The in-engine rendered cut scenes are extremely well done with character animation meshing well with the voice actorsí delivery.
The fighting engine is simplistic and becomes an exercise of just mashing the attack buttons. You do gain additional combos and grapples, but youíll only be able to put those into use after getting your opponents in a daze, usually after lots of button mashing.
Despite gameplay bordering on being shallow, True Crime is still very worthwhile of your time because of the experience of brings. Itís a Hollywood cop movie where youíre in the driverís seat, and it has the acting to back you up. Besides, where else can you fight crime as Snoop Dogg?
True Crime: Streets of LA delivers the deepest combinaion of high-speed driving, martial arts fighting, and double-fisted shooting ever burned into one game. You are Nick Kang, a bad-ass E.O.D. operative tasked with taking out the merciless Russian and Chinese crime syndicate terrorizing the city of Angels.
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