Grand Theft Auto. A game *so* popular, you even have Will Self
mentioning it in conversation on Vic and Bob's 'Shooting Stars'.
Finally, the very first *blatant* rip-off of GTA (The Getaway isn't
anything like GTA really, so we won't count that), is coming for all
next-gen formats and it's called True Crime - Streets of LA.
Developed by Luxoflux - the same brains who gave us Vigilante 8 - TCSOLA
blends multiple genres into a single film-like game. The action on offer
includes shoot-outs, pursuits, car chases and hand-to-hand combat,
whilst you try and take out the mob.
Funnily enough, players are also allowed to explore a living re-creation
of Los Angeles, with all tourist attractions and well-known landmarks
Yep. Absolutely *nothing* like Grand Theft Auto. Below is the full cast
list, which is in no-way an attempt to one-up GTA's genius hiring of Ray
Liotta's vocal talents. Enjoy until we have more...
Christopher Walken (Pulp Fiction, The Prophecy, Dead Zone)
Gary Oldman (Bram Stoker's Dracula, Leon The Professional, True Romance)
Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Species, Donnie Brasco)
Russell Wong (Romeo Must Die, The Tracker)
Michelle Rodriguez (Fast and the Furious, Resident Evil: The Movie)
Ron Perlman (City of the Lost Children, Blade II)
CCH Pounder (Demon Knight, Face Off)
Mako (Conan The Barbarian, the voice of Aku in Samurai Jack!!)
James Hong (Revenge of the Nerds II, the voice of Dr Chew in Bladerunner)
Keone Young (Black Rain, Alien Nation, the voice of Kuzo in The Mark of Kri)