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True Crime shows itself

True Crime shows itself

Activision released some images of True Crime: Hong Kong, their future attempt at reviving an old franchise that was never really successful. Mix between an open world, a driving game, a third person shooter and a fighting game, the game should be released next Fall on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC.

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Commented on 2010-03-10 10:46:50
is it still a sandbox game?
Commented on 2010-03-10 11:05:01
True Crime... LOL!
Activision... LOL!
Commented on 2010-03-10 12:11:26
The main character is probably dead on the last picture: Notice the smoking gun :-)
Commented on 2010-03-10 13:12:22 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by GangStarr
is it still a sandbox game?
Yes.

I'm liking the asian protagonist, but I feel its going to look extremely out of place when they all start speaking english. Refer to Stranglehold if you don't know what I mean.
Commented on 2010-03-10 13:27:42
i don't have much hope for this seeing as the last ones where complete and utter crap.
Commented on 2010-03-10 13:34:47
yep, the first 2 were comically bad.. TC2 being pretty much broken on the original xbox.

I just hope they get the controls right for the fighting and driving
Commented on 2010-03-10 15:38:36
I prefer Mafia 2
Commented on 2010-03-10 15:41:48
Looks nice visually, but i hope they put some facial expressions in there. Otherwise whats the point?...
Commented on 2010-03-10 16:23:47
i question if it will look like that during the gameplay..especially given it's retaining it's open world
Commented on 2010-03-10 16:35:52
This game rolls over GTA graphically. There is a video over at gametrailers.com that shows it in action. The movements, everything is just smoother and more refined.

A day 1 for me.
Commented on 2010-03-10 16:53:56
damn you're right there is. Looks nice. The fighting looks like it's take out of batman - can only be a good thing.
Commented on 2010-03-10 18:12:23
I remember having a lot of fun with the first game. Wasn't perfect but it did do some cool stuff.

Will keep a eye on this.
Commented on 2010-03-10 19:34:58 In reply to thextreme1
Posted by thextreme1
This game rolls over GTA graphically. There is a video over at gametrailers.com that shows it in action. The movements, everything is just smoother and more refined.

A day 1 for me.
lol, i'm sorry, but no, canned animations do not in anyway look smoother then the euphoria engine.
Commented on 2010-03-10 23:18:54
I would agree that, from the short clip shown, everything about this game's graphics looks better than GTA IV (with the major exceptions of movement animation and physics). The characters just don't look like they have weight and they move like sped up robots. Then again, that vid might not even be gameplay, or the game could look way better by the time it's done. It is WAY too early to tell right now.
Commented on 2010-03-11 00:12:14
hmmm guess they werent supposed to show that footage as it's been pulled from the site
Commented on 2010-03-11 04:42:09 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
lol, i'm sorry, but no, canned animations do not in anyway look smoother then the euphoria engine.
GTA's animation system interfered with movement of the character, in a way that made me give up on the game. They were too over exaggerated, almost as if you are trying to stop a car with a parking break. Just moving forward and back or left and right, you had to wait for the animation to finish. It was maddening, especially if you were trying to precisely do something or be somewhere.

I'll take canned with Havok over Euphoria for anything.
Commented on 2010-03-11 10:33:17 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
hmmm guess they werent supposed to show that footage as it's been pulled from the site
Was looking a bit rough, looking forward to this myself, I'm one of the 7 people in the world who actually really liked True Crime New York on the PS2 (my wife's one of the other 6).
Commented on 2010-03-11 14:04:08
lol.. sadly 7 people is probably not an under estimate. The trouble with New york was that it was far too ambitious for the hardware..so it just came off as broken
Commented on 2010-03-11 14:13:01
and new york is boring... you forgot that part.
Commented on 2010-03-11 19:50:19 In reply to thextreme1
Posted by thextreme1
GTA's animation system interfered with movement of the character, in a way that made me give up on the game. They were too over exaggerated, almost as if you are trying to stop a car with a parking break. Just moving forward and back or left and right, you had to wait for the animation to finish. It was maddening, especially if you were trying to precisely do something or be somewhere.

I'll take canned with Havok over Euphoria for anything.
That is because it is physics based. If you are running, or even walking in real life, you have to plan your steps- you can't just change direction at a moments notice. It's called weight transfer, and is a real way of doing things, which is what the Euphoria engine is all about. It is a different way of doing things in games, but I like it.
Oh yeah, I can't stand New York as a setting either. Although I quess if you want to use a place full of corruption, it certainly delivers there...

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    alimokrane @Sdarts: It hardly looked like a PS2 game to be honest. I liked what I saw of the combat... I just dont understand why this turned out so rubbish in the end... PLatinum let me down :( (35 minutes ago)
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    Sdarts @bleachedsmiles: Thanks for the info! Kinda makes you wonder, though, why North America doesn't release on Fridays as well, seems like the best day of the week. (41 minutes ago)
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    Sdarts @alimokrane: Gamespot gave it a 3. Quite in line with what I thought after watching the game's first footage. Really didn't get how many people got excited for it. Looks like a really bad PS2 game. (43 minutes ago)
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