"The awesome performances and great facial capture make every interrogation and investigation a riveting affair." -IGN.com
"L.A. Noire is a unique game with a terrific sense of period atmosphere, absorbing investigation mechanics, and a haunting tale with plenty of moments that would be right at home in a classic film noir."- Gamespot.com
Los Angeles, 1947.
Amid the post-war boom of Hollywood's Golden Age, Cole Phelps is an LAPD detective thrown headfirst into a city drowning in its own success. Corruption is rampant, the drug trade is exploding, and murder rates are at an all-time high. In his fight to climb the ranks and do what's right, Phelps must unravel the truth behind a string of arson attacks, racketeering conspiracies and brutal murders, battling the L.A. underworld and even members of his own department to uncover a secret that could shake the city to its rotten core.
Using groundbreaking new animation technology that captures every nuance of an actor's facial performance in astonishing detail, L.A. Noire is a violent crime thriller that blends breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience. Search for clues, chase down suspects and interrogate witnesses as you struggle to find the truth in a city where everyone has something to hide.
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Two things pop out at you when you first play the game: the time setting and the open world. The environment and city setting is build upon the late 1940s, and you can really see the detail everywhere, from the type of cars, to even the houses. Yes, with Rockstar Studios creating the game, it is an open-world game, allowing you to explore the big city. Even though it may seem like a GTA game, the detective gameplay really does work. From investigating crime scenes to find clues, interrogating witnesses, and arresting the suspected murder. One downside is that during the interrogations, I found it hard for some people to see if they're lying, telling the truth, etc.
The game has some unique features like video face capture that really bring it out in front of other detective games. As with all open-world games these days, the gameplay can get a a bit repetitive, so you might not find yourself finishing it. It's still an enjoyable title that has aged well and is worth buying for $15 or less.
Runs well, Great graphics, works well with a controller, good story, good gameplay, amazing characters. The game controls and plays similarly to GTA games. Best way to describe this game is it plays like GTA and Telltale games. I like the setting and idea of the game. It is really interesting to see how your decisions play out. Very satisfying playing as a detective who interrogates suspects. This game is on sale often at 75%-80% off. $4-5 for this game is really worth it for this AAA title. Definitely pick it up if you enjoy Rockstar/Telltale games.
L.A. Noire is a difficult game, but not when it comes to gameplay, but to your own style. It's not a game for everyone. It is quite repetitive, long, extremely linear, do not have superheroes with powers nor fancy twists. After all, we're in Los Angeles, the 40, the end of the 2nd World War, and we are an Army veteran, now a detective. There's nothing extraordinary about it. In my opinion, this could be the game more "down to earth" distributed by Rockstar. He portrays were very close to Los Angeles at the time, including actual historical sites, some characters who really existed (Howard Hughes, for example), famous police cases (such as the case of the Black Dahlia, so far unresolved, shown in the game with an interesting conclusion), some war dramas, the repudiation of communism, blacks, Japanese, etc. The story of the character (Cole Phelps) is shown for a few cutscenes between cases you solve, getting a bit "choppy" and even accelerated through the last parts, as if to close soon. Anyway, the story is nice, but could have a better development. It has merit for showing a very human protagonist who hits and misses (enough) while trying to end corruption within the police, which, to me, is the most interesting part of the game. I will not talk too much to not give spoiler, but the final scenes of the game are a good representation of corruption in government sectors and how the power of money. It's not a pretty story, much less happy, and that's what this game shines. For those seeking a game with noir atmosphere, dark rooms, smoke, jazz, old-fashioned cars and the investigations can buy without fear.
L.A. Noise is an anomaly in modern gaming. It's a great game with a huge emphasis on story. It has great characters and interesting cases to solve. It progresses at a good pace, and it's set in a beautiful early 20th century New York, and it's wholly interesting throughout. What surprises me though, is how excellent the controls are. They could've easily skimped on them as they're far from the focus. The chase scenes and gun fights that do occur are extremely fun and control like silk. It's amazing that this game was forgotten after its initial hype, as it's an amazing experience.
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