I believe there wasn't a game like this until now, at least not as hyped. Interrogations are the crucial part of the game and despite some glitches they make it stand out. Challenging and unique. I like them.
Also I simply enjoyed it. It was like I was watching a good movie, not an excellent one, but one that is engaging and keeps you going.
Graphics are good, not excellent, but just the presence of the huge area and many detailed landmarks is due credit to the creators of the game.
Now, despite its uniqueness the game also has its downsides.
I find it bad. Cars are pretty hard to control and honestly it is good that they introduced the ability of skipping driving parts, because I took no enjoyment whatsoever in crashing around. When it comes to crashing, I mean CRASHING. I find it silly on its own that as an LAPD cop you are able to crash around and take no responsibility for it at all, but hey, that's Rockstar and GTA habits for you. It's silly that as a policeman you can basically kill people in hit-and-run situation and disrupt the traffic so easily. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't mind to be able to drive at high speeds (because sensibly in such games it would be stupid to have to obey the traffic rules), but then the driving should be made easier or there should be at least some repercussions.
- Interrogation and storyline glitches
Whilst playing the story mode I have noticed some imperfections during interrogations. In some cases the reactions of people do not match their overall state of mind eg. a girl gets told that her mother is dead, but is able to maintain composure and undergo interrogation by LAPD cops without presence of a parent, how realistic.
Also the Black Dahlia Homicide part of story is very dodgy. I mean how in the world can you investigate five murders, collect stone-hard evidence against your suspects eg. finding matching bloodied rope in the slum or a bloodied knife and scalpel in the locker of a crazed salesperson and then for it to turn out that it was actually a Black Dahlia killer ? If there was a connection between the killer and all the suspects they should have included it in the game and not just throw the evidence around random people linked to the victims.
Also, I'm not the kind of person to enjoy running around a giant map unless it's actually worth something and it seems to me that the only purpose of having FILM REELS with those old noir films is exactly just to make you drive around the city to explore it. Same thing with DIFFERENT HIDDEN VEHICLES which are there for you to find, but there is nothing extra about them. I really think the developers could have come up with something a bit more original than just a way to make you do sight-seeing in order to get the trophy if you desire (and I don't). Just add something more and much more people would be interested in looking into the new cars or the old films.
And personally, I would want the game to be a bit more strict when it comes to pursuits, because too often those street crimes and pursuits end up in the death of the suspect. But again, that's just my opinion and I realise that maybe shooting those criminals adds more to the game somehow, someway.
I think the game was good. I enjoyed the story mode and I think it has a good potential for a sequel if Rockstar decide to create one. After all the story of the characters has not ended with the last scene and it could be continued.