New Game Based on Law & Order: Criminal Intent

by Darius Kazemi on October 17, 2005

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So I have to admit: I watch a lot of Law & Order. While it’s mostly because I happen to be sitting with my girlfriend, who enjoys the shows far more than I do, there’s one exception. I absolutely love Law & Order: Criminal Intent. And that’s for one reason only: Det. Robert Goren, played by Vincent D’Onofrio, is the most creepy, intelligent character on TV.

As a result of this, I’m really psyched that there’s going to be a game based on the series where you get to play Det. Goren. There’s an interesting parallel here between my gaming habits and my TV viewing habits. I’ve never played any of the other Law & Order games, because frankly they all looked like uninteresting budget adventure games. But I’m psyched to play CI based on the strength of the main character. Likewise, I’m never really interested in watching Law & Order on TV, because they look like cookie cutter police procedurals. But I go out of my way to watch CI because I love the main character.

Give me a character I truly love (and of course, don’t mess up the writing), and I will follow that character across media. It worked for me with Hannibal Lecter (read the books, saw the movies), and it is working with Robert Goren.


Craig Perko October 17, 2005 at 8:33 pm

Behold the true strength of solid IP!

Bradley Momberger October 18, 2005 at 2:20 pm

In Darius Kazemi’s war on crappy games, the worst offenders are pursued by the critics of the Major Turd Squad. These are their stories

*dum dum*

(I’m not saying CI is going to be a bad game. It just inspired me to twist the intro voiceover)

Darius Kazemi October 18, 2005 at 2:22 pm

Mostly, I just want them to release a button I can press and make my computer go *dum dum*.

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