This is a game that I never sat down and played on PlayStation 3 but I was always intrigued by the game mechanics. It seemed interesting and the fact that the game is a crime-solving detective game, it sounds like something that would be right up my alley. The truth is, it’s an okay game.
In case you didn’t figure it out by the name but its a Crime-Solving Noire game based in 1940’s Los Angeles. You play as a Detective who is considered a War Hero from World War II. Cole is his name he’s fresh on the force and he’s motivated to move up the rank.
The games main gimmick is when you’re interviewing NPC’s or Non-Playable Characters the characters have impressive facial animations for the Xbox 360 game. You then have to read their facial animation and presume if they’re lying, if they’re telling the truth or if there is doubt. Maybe it’s just me but I had a hard time distinguishing between the three.
This is a game going into it that I had very high hopes for but the more I played it, the more I realized the more I realized that I don’t know about the game. I can’t tell if its a game that didn’t age well or if its a game that wasn’t great, to begin with. I think if I played this game in 2011 I would have a similar view of the game. Its an average game with an interesting gimmick and a story that doesn’t fully come together. If you haven’t played this game, I personally wouldn’t bother.