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Written by  :  Melody (119)
Written on  :  May 09, 2007
Rating  :  4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars

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F***ing Charlie!

The Good

This thing is like a movie. They made it in such a way that there is only the action, only the story on the screen. No indicators, no map, nothing. It's very special, other games haven't done it.

The voices are so fitting! Every character has a special voice. Like Charlie, who has a hoarse voice. The actors are good.

The gameplay is pretty interesting, there are some nice levels, like Charlie's house. There are some very original elements, like the ability to lean on the wall and rest, this is actually pretty realistic, a person surely must restore some health when resting! It's not less realistic than medicines being everywhere just because you need them.

There are some nice details, like for example, when you are hurt, you really look that way, you run very slowly, it looks really like a person who was hurt.

There are more interesting parts, like hiding behind a corner, just press X and you'll stand right near the wall, then you'll be able to suddenly jump out and shoot, and then go back again.

Story is great. First, it is a story-driven game, it is focused on story. More than San Andreas, for example. We want to play this game for the story. We never forget, not for a moment, about it. Why is it good? Because we can really feel what the main character feels. We can understand why he does what he does in the game. We can have compassion for him. Also, there are some unexpected parts, like when that policeman appears for the first time.

Graphics are so good, like a real movie! Also better than "San Andreas".

The Bad

I'm telling you, I hate those traffic jams, I hate, hate, HATE them! And this police... po-li-ce! I hate them! They always arrest me, only because I went in the opposite direction on a one-way street! So what?! The police shoots at me just because I drove in a wrong direction? What kind of a police is that?! And by the way, I hate those one-way streets, too.

You can't see your own health. You just see your blood on your clothes. Sometimes you can't see when you're going to die!

You'll have a partner in some missions. Sometimes I accidentally hit her, and then she begins to beat me till I die! Is she crazy?!

The missions are also too similar, driving, shooting, driving, shooting, they are all the same. And you can't do other things outside of the story, like drive taxis, which was so fun in San Andreas.

The Bottom Line

Because of the story, the game is worth playing. But it's not perfect in gameplay. People who like gameplay more should better play GTA games, but people who care more for story should play "Getaway".