Linggo, Setyembre 15, 2013


This is what your Grand Theft Auto V box will look like when it arrives in shops worldwide on September 17th.It retains the grid format of previous games in the series, showcasing major characters and vehicles. Most of the panels contain artwork that was previously released by Rock star over the pasture or so.GTA5 breaks with tradition and gives us three playable protagonists. We can clearly see two of them here: Trevor and Franklin. One of these other characters is probably retired former bank robber Michael. This friendly guy is Franklin’s dog, Chop. And fun fact: Some people have theorized that this girl may have been inspired by Kate Upton. We got a tease of what the cover would look like over the weekend while a graffiti artist painted a mural in New York. Grand Theft Auto 5 is probably the most anticipated game of the year. We will have much more info on the game very soon here at IGN, so stay tuned.

Grand Theft Auto 3 changed the world of video games. No longer were just levels good enough but people wanted to enter a living world. And it was obvious that other companies besides Rock star were more than happy to bring it to them. It was not long before imitations, dubbed GTA Clones, were popping up all over the place. And one of the first ones to receive that title was the True Crime series. But while it took the idea of an open-world, it does many things differently; some make for a better experience while others, not so much.

Unlike GTA, you play from the other side of the law. That’s right, instead of a criminal moving up the crime ladder; you play as a cop, a cop named Nick Kang to be more specific. Nick is a loose cannon cop, wanting to do things his way rather than by the book. Here turns to LA to right his father’s name and seek revenge on those who ruined it. One of the most interesting aspects of True Crime is the open-world itself and that Isa true replication of Los Angeles.

Areas like Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and Santa Monica are yours to explore. The streets are labeled and appear at the top of the screen as you drive through the city. It’s a nice touch that reminds you these are real places. And there are plenty of things to do on the streets. Since you are a cop, you will be driving around when you will hear on your radio about crimes happening in your area, which you can then go to and solve the situation. Depending on how you handle the situation will affect your good cop/ bad cop meter.

You can be a good cop if you subdue the criminals and bring justice, or you can be a bad cop and bring a different kind of justice, enforced by your dual pistols. It’s a nice mechanic but gets wonky. If you accidentally run over a pedestrian, you will receive bad points. So if you are trying to be a good cop that can be derailed by a couple badly timed turns. The game also has a much more robust combat system than GTA. The shooting is flashy, with dives and dual-wielding, it is clear to see the Hong Kong action films influence. But also much time has been spent on the Kung-Fu, with plenty of punches, kicks and finishing moves. Criminals should remember, Nick’s Kung-Fu, is better than theirs. True Crime Streets of LA gets the title of GTA clone. It has everything you could want: a good storyline, which has Christopher Waken in it, enjoyable combat, and great soundtrack to listen to while driving around LA.

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