Posté le : 22 février
This game was awesome during the seemingly Tutorial. Everything seemed smart and clueful. But a few missions into the detective game and I am frustrated by trying to get a perfect case in an bull**** rigged question and answer system. In this 'case', I refer to the Ambassador's stolen car The consul's car
When talking to a witness, you get 3 choices of answers: Truth; Doubt; Lie.
But in this certain case, I doubt the witnessess are telling the truth, and I have no proof he and she are lieing, so I choose doubt. My guy blows his top and calls the witnesses liars, and the game tells me I failed to choose correctly. So I restart the case many times. Finally I chose that the witness is telling the Truth
. My guy calmly tells the witness he is lyeing
, and the witness confesses and gives more evidence. Game tells me I chose correctly this time. WTF!?!?! This is bull****!!! The two answers are backwards, but are scripted as if it were correct.
This kept happening during this certain case, and I have to wonder if the rest of the cases are also scripted to mess with the player instead of acting correctly. Its so frustrating to be told you are wrong when you were correct, and slapped on the wrist for it, until you answer incorrectly and are rewarded for it.
The fun parts though are the action scenes if you are driving a squad car. You stop for a bank robbery and kill all the bank robbers in 40 seconds. Then you wish there were 10 more bank robbers so you felt it was a challenge. Most of the time there seemed to be 4 bank robbers, but then there were 5 or 6 the last time, so I hope that my level increases the difficulty of the action scenes.
On the downfall, most of the action scenes are incredibly easy. I assume its because I learned the controls really well, but I hope they get incredibly difficult.
The worst part was running the case again forces you to re-live the entire storyline times X. There is no scene skipping, EVER! I looked on the RockStar page and someone asked for a kb key to press to skip scenes and they said backspace, and this was also shown in the control options. But backspace does not work! So... replay 25 minutes of scene footage to get to the part where you ask 3 questions to a witness again. Aaarrgghh!! Now this is frustrating.
I wish it told me what I was going to say before I chose an option. Like:
Truth: I bet you know more than you are letting on.
Doubt: You know you are lieing, tell me the truth!
Lie: You're lieing! I have proof you did it in the lounge with the candlestick!
but... it doesn't. You have to play 25 minutes to see what you are going to say during a questioning.
- Citizens look too much alike. I question one citizen, and in the next case there is another citizen who looks exactly like the previous citizen. I don't get it... in a small town, or a big city, all main characters should look unique. At least change their clothes and their hair.
- Backwards choices.
- Catching bad guys not involved in your case does not lead to opening new cases against them.
- Unlock cars by stealing them. Can't buy them.
- No money system. Except for some sort of city damages that doesn't seem to affect you.
- Easy action missions.
- Can't skip scenes.
- Can't skip chatting.
- No reason to explore the world if its not involved in your own mission.
- Can't use your gun, unless the game makes you take it out. And its not wise to use your gun even when the game forces you to take it out.
- Can't pull your fists out, unless the game makes you.
- Your guy yells at people on his own. You aren't controlling him. Its a movie, not a game.
- Mini-map does not rotate. No options for the mini-map.
- Large map takes 2 seconds to load, and 3 clicks to get back to game, which is 8 seconds. This is frustrating since there is no GPS. You are likely to drive into a long tunnel, instead of going towards your destination.
- As you play, you realize there is less and less of a reason to explore anything unless it is literally handed to you. (Marked for inspection at the scene by a previous officer.) (Look for shining objects, cause if its not shining then its not ever important.)
- Many items to inspect are blocked by other items to inspect, making it hard to inspect even if you know that it is there to inspect. a missing flag on an argentinian ambassador's car is blocked by a missing license plate. This type of clue blocking happens in many cases.
- Can't look at your watch in game.
- Can't tell what date it is. But many records of the date when someone signed something.
- Feeling you are smart when you catch someone in a lie. (If the game feels like being truthful.)
- Open world.
- Environment feels real, where there are loads of things to look at, but seldom does anything belong to the case you are working on. You get used to this, and stop looking at things that don't belong to any case ever.
- Game is set before finger printing, and everyone grabs a gun and fingers the crap out of it no matter what.
- Game shows how a police officer can walk right into anyone's house if they are invited inside for a different reason, then beat up the citizen and search his house for any reason what-so-ever. No need for warrants when police are invited inside.
- 70+ cars to unlock.
- Fun (but easy) action missions.
- No GPS guidance, because you are in the 1940's.
All in all... I feel to answer what you want to answer, you need a walk-through. But this goes against playing the game and sleuthing! Why not just watch a youtube video of this game instead?
If the game had a second tutorial on how to think like the developers thought that investigators should interogate citizens, then this game could have been a ton of fun and a shining star. Otherwise, you are left with writers trying to outsmart a player through cheap tricks. And by tricks I mean: thinking you Doubt someone, so you say Truth so that you "Doubt".