History VideoGame / TrueCrimeStreetsOfLA

7th Dec '17 5:07:48 PM nombretomado
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A wide-open sandbox game where you play a Chinese-American cop in L.A., in the vein of irreverent action-comedies such as ''Beverly Hills Cop.'' It is noted for several things: Being immeasurably better than ''DeadToRights'' at the whole "Mix gunplay with martial arts" genre-blending thing, being really funny, and allowing the plot to progress even if you fail every single mission (though failure does prompt many different branchings and will affect how good an ending you reach).

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A wide-open sandbox game where you play a Chinese-American cop in L.A., in the vein of irreverent action-comedies such as ''Beverly Hills Cop.'' It is noted for several things: Being immeasurably better than ''DeadToRights'' ''VideoGame/DeadToRights'' at the whole "Mix gunplay with martial arts" genre-blending thing, being really funny, and allowing the plot to progress even if you fail every single mission (though failure does prompt many different branchings and will affect how good an ending you reach).
19th Nov '17 12:06:27 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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** Those are just the easiest ways to affect the karma meter. Reckless driving is bad, lethal take-downs are bad, property damage is bad, stealing is bad, and in some cases, causing car accidents is bad (but if you find someone that wasn't wearing their seat-belt after a crash, it's a wash). Stopping random crimes is good, and frisking people without cause and finding something illegal is good (What Fourth Amendment?).

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** Those are just the easiest ways to affect the karma meter. Reckless driving is bad, lethal take-downs are bad, property damage is bad, stealing is bad, and in some cases, causing car accidents is bad (but if you find someone that wasn't wearing their seat-belt after a crash, it's a wash). Stopping & while killing a cop is pretty damn bad, shooting that cop (unlike running him over w/ a vehicle) is reprehensible enough to immediately elevate the Karma Meter (if it isn't high enough by then) and alert the cops. Conversely, stopping random crimes is good, and frisking people without cause and finding something illegal is good (What Fourth Amendment?).
18th Nov '17 11:55:12 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* GroinAttack: Nick getting kicked in the balls by a stripper, and later Lola in the Bad Path. Though he recovers quickly to fight them.

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* GroinAttack: Nick getting kicked in the balls by a stripper, and later Lola in the Bad Path. Though Path, though he recovers quickly to fight them.



*ImpersonatingAnOfficer: If you max up the KarmaMeter to alert the SWAT or nearly max it to summon the police, the dispatcher will describe you as this trope.



** Those are just the easiest ways to affect the karma meter. Reckless driving is Bad, lethal takedowns are bad, property damage is bad, stealing is bad, and in some cases, causing car accidents is bad (but if you find someone that wasn't wearing their seatbelt after a crash, it's a wash). Stopping random crimes is good, and frisking people without cause and finding something illegal is good (What Fourth Amendment?).

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** Those are just the easiest ways to affect the karma meter. Reckless driving is Bad, bad, lethal takedowns take-downs are bad, property damage is bad, stealing is bad, and in some cases, causing car accidents is bad (but if you find someone that wasn't wearing their seatbelt seat-belt after a crash, it's a wash). Stopping random crimes is good, and frisking people without cause and finding something illegal is good (What Fourth Amendment?).



* PrecisionFStrike: Demonstrated not by the game but by the protagonist, Nick Kang. For an M-rated game, Nick just says the F-word as much as anyone in a PG-13 movie. He says, "Stay the fuck down!" to a criminal in fighting mode during a sandbox stage among his one-liners. But you can still hear the F-word more frequently in the rest of the game, from the songs in the soundtrack to some of L.A.'s citizens to Snoop Dogg.

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* PrecisionFStrike: Demonstrated not by the game but by the protagonist, Nick Kang. For an M-rated game, Nick just says the F-word as much as anyone in a PG-13 movie. He says, "Stay the fuck down!" to a criminal in fighting mode during a sandbox stage among his one-liners. But you can still hear the F-word more frequently in the rest of the game, from the songs in the soundtrack to some of L.A.'s citizens to Snoop Dogg. But also the dialogue in the cutscenes plays out like a PG-13 film as it's devoid of F-words or really strong language.
2nd Sep '17 2:18:12 PM nombretomado
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* TheCameo: There was a way to play the game as SnoopDogg, complete with unique voice acting by the Dogg himself, and his [[InkSuitActor likeness]].

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* TheCameo: There was a way to play the game as SnoopDogg, Music/SnoopDogg, complete with unique voice acting by the Dogg himself, and his [[InkSuitActor likeness]].
11th Jun '17 10:26:27 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TheMafiya: They appear to be the BigBad of the game. [[NorthKoreansWithNodongs The truth is a bit more complicated than that]].

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* TheMafiya: They appear to be the BigBad of the game. [[NorthKoreansWithNodongs [[UsefulNotes/NorthKoreansWithNodongs The truth is a bit more complicated than that]].
17th May '17 3:16:29 AM TheFarmboy
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* GroinAttack: Nick getting kicked in the balls by a stripper, and later Lola in the Bad Path. Though he recovers quickly to fight them.


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* WhatTheHellHero: If the player fails a mission and then skips it, sometimes Wanda and Rosie will chew out Nick for screwing up.
2nd Mar '17 10:30:19 AM superkeijikun
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* CallingYourAttacks: Nick will sometimes call out the name of his special attacks while executing them.
2nd Mar '17 10:21:29 AM superkeijikun
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* OneHitKO: Played with. If you manage to hit a car you're chasing with a PIT maneuver, it will disable the car immediately.
17th Oct '16 8:08:05 PM SergeantLuke
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It was followed by a sequel, ''[[TrueCrimeNewYorkCity True Crime: New York City]],'' which was not nearly as well-received by critics or fans. A third, DolledUpInstallment formerly known as Black Lotus, later known as a ''True Crime'' game, titled ''True Crime: Hong Kong,'' was in production before being cancelled by Activision in 2012. It was then picked back up by Square-Enix and retitled ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'', and was released in August 2012.

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It was followed by a sequel, ''[[TrueCrimeNewYorkCity True Crime: New York City]],'' which was not nearly as well-received by critics or fans. A third, DolledUpInstallment formerly known as Black Lotus, later known as a ''True Crime'' third game, titled ''True Crime: Hong Kong,'' Kong'', was in production before being cancelled by Activision in 2012. It 2011; though it did eventually see release under publisher SquareEnix, it was then picked back up by no longer a ''True Crime'' game as Square-Enix did not own the license, and retitled ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'', and so it was released under the title ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'' in August 2012.
8th Sep '16 11:26:42 AM YamatoRevolver
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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: In the average ending Nick's brother Cary is killed, causing him to go on a one-man hunt to finish off Rocky and his conspirators.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: In the average ending Nick's [[spoiler:Nick's brother Cary is killed, killed,]] causing him to go on a one-man hunt to finish off Rocky and his conspirators.
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