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December 19th, 2011, 16:24
Yeah, I tried it.
I like it as an immersive adventure game. It's more like an interactive movie where you "go through the motions" and let the experience take you in. The atmosphere is quite fantastic, really. Don't expect much in the way of meaningful gameplay and you won't be disappointed. Sure, there is some "detective" gameplay - and the illusion of you being the one doing the investigation is relatively convincing at first. But if you look behind the curtain, it's pretty obvious that it's not designed as a mental challenge - but as an "experience".
Certainly DON'T expect a gameplay layer ala GTA because it's got a city to roam free in. It's pretty much 100% linear and the exploration aspect is all but meaningless - except to soak up the atmosphere.
But what it does, it does well - and I recommend it on that basis.