YMMV / True Crime: Streets of L.A.

  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment:
    • Nick has a hard enough time convincing people that he spoke to the legendary "Ancient Wu," he's not even going to try to explain the insanity of fighting a dragon surrounded by lava in an underground maze.
    • If you play through the game for the first time only to get to the bad ending, suddenly having the explanation as to why a bunch of goons with automatic weapons are shooting up a high-rise ala Die Hard jump on a desk and shout GENERAL HAN-YU-KIM OF THE NORTH KOREAN ARMY then throw knives at you feels pretty damn random.
  • Designated Hero: A problem that many critics took with the game upon it's initial release was how seemingly unlikable Nick Wang, comes across at times. Finding his brash, Cowboy Cop personality to be more insufferable than endearing. With Jeff Gertsmann, of Gamespot fame dubbing him "completely unlikeable" and "an unnecessarily cocky jerk."
  • Cliché Storm: Invoked. After all, the game is love letter to Hollywood style Cowboy Cop films so it would only make sense that it borrows just about every trope associated with said films. And makes it all work
  • Funny Moments: Anything that crawls out of Nick's mouth. Being it one-liners or witty comebacks.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Mako voicing a General.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: The aiming function. In theory, you can shoot to wound. In practice, it seems like random chance decides whether a bullet aimed to wound actually will wound or kill.
  • That One Boss: General Kim.