“ Manufacturer: Nintendo / ESRB Rating: M - (Mature) / ESRB Descriptor: Intense Violence / ESRB Descriptor: Strong Sexual Content / ESRB Descriptor: Use of Drugs / ESRB Descriptor: Strong Language / Control Elements: Gamepad / Control Elements: Joystick / Release Date: Q4, 2005 „
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Those of you reading this review; because like me you like to raid bargain bins and pick up cheap games you missed when they first came around - when you see this old sandbox adventure please reconsider.
True Crime: New York City, sets you playing good cop/bad cop in the old big apple - whilst nothing original it should be pretty fun right? Well apart from the game breaking bugs, incredibly bland scenery, rubbish combat and inconsequential choices; the only fun I can see people having is laughing at the bad dialogue and pretending the main character is Snoop Dog, because if you kinda squint he does look a bit like him.
Sandbox games should be fun and this just isn't. Gamecube was a bit lacking in the sandbox department (and I can't think of an alternative) but there are some wonderful Sandbox games on the other consoles of that generation like Shenmue 2 (Xbox) and Grand Theft Auto (XBOX/PS2) so my advice would be to pick one of these and actually enjoy yourself because you won't with True Crime: New York City.
(Unless you're a partially sighted Snoop Dog enthusiast who hasn't played a game before.)