One of the first things you’ll notice in True Crime: New York City is how massive the city is. With over 20 districts to patrol and perform tasks in, it will be a while before you have covered the entire island. Of course, there is a bit of a trade-off since most areas look rather bland and tend to look very similar. So, unless you know NYC like the back of your hand, expect to get lost often.
This blandness stems into the general populace of NYC as well since nearly everyone you run into looks like everyone else. It is a little too much to ask for a massive cast of extras, but variety is always nice.
One the plus side, True Crime: New York City puts together an excellent soundtrack featuring tracks by The Misfits, Danzig, Redman and Blue Oyster Cult. You can even rank songs to make sure you hear more of what you want. The game even manages to put together a notable voice cast featuring Lawrence Fishburne, Mickey Rourke and Christopher Walken. However, like various other aspects of the game, audio is riddled with small problems, namely random skips and cutouts. Also, the voice cast puts in a decent performance that is hampered by a terrible script, due mainly to the excessive (and juvenile) use of profanity. I’m not against a four-letter word every once in a while, but there is a point where it gets ridiculous.