Rated 0 out of 10
by minnybones123 AWSOME
ok let me put this straight my dad even thinks i should get this game instead of grand theft auto because come on your on the good side instead of being a freckin drug dealer your a cop
Rated 0 out of 10
by DocRictofen No multi and no Piano gun....mixed feelings
not gonna come here and lie....Im okay with the game being centered on the story...Bondi's done a ton of great work on all aspects insofar as I can tell and it looks like it'll be not just be perfect for but also maybe even demand multiple playthroughs!!!! which I can get behind since I've only been able to bring myself to run through the stories of Rockstar's other games only once.
But on the other hand not being able to get the piano gun ( a very nice looking Thompson) is gonna kinda suck.....but for that I guess I only have myself to blame... Being how I am a power up rewards member but didn't go and preorder soon enough....but that little bit aside I think I'll be able to deal with not having 1 fancy gun
Rated 9 out of 10 by Shizznic It's unique!
Ok so, this is not a average Rockstar game. This is way different. I think that is neat. The attention to detail in this game is relatively important throughout the whole game but in my opinion most things are simple. This game is not for everyone though, truth be told it is repetitive and it is kind of slow but I like detective work. if you don't like paying attention don't get the game because you need to if you want a free roam game look somewhere else. There is an aspect of it here but it's not a true free roam seeing as there is little to do other than your assigned missions. But all of these things I don't care about really. yes, disappointing a bit but the real beef I have with this game is that the story is complete garbage. Your constantly changing departments and partners and the cases are so short that you only get about half an hour of gameplay. These things don't ruin the game for me though because LA Noir is unique and maybe when the price goes down it would be a great buy.
Rated 9 out of 10 by spockprime Great Story, Amazing Graphics
This is one of those games I play once a year or so. I got LA Noire when a friend of mine was giving away a stack of games he didn't play anymore. I wasn't originally interested in it, but it became one of my favorite games fast.The graphics are amazing, especially with the facial movements. I wouldn't say the game has THE best graphics, but I have never seen a video game that had character facial expressions that are this detailed. The story is an engaging "who-done-it" mystery that makes more and more sense the more you play it (again, the reason I've played it several times). The one thing that was... I guess alarming... was the nudity. It just caught me off-guard. But the nudity, it being a crime game, is used to progress the story and not just for the sake of having nudity in a game. That being said, it defiantly has some adult themes, and is not a game for children. All in all, I would defiantly recommend LA Noire to anyone looking for an action game with a heavy story. The one thing that I find most disappointing is the lack of a sequel!
Rated 6 out of 10 by Phoenix319 Repetitive Bad Mechanics
This game is nothing what I wanted. Just wanted solid interrogation mechanics, decent shooting mechanics (yes they sucked), Realistic things a Detective would do (Push for the truth, not oh ok then I screwed up), and a Deep Story.
I got none of that, Interrogations were simple, bad, and didn't make sense. Fail a question in the interrogation and you know you are screwed. Story was as deep as the box it came in. I do like the attention to detail though on evidence but again if you screw up because you got bored of picking up combs and bottles you are screwed. Realistic yes but they should have thought "Maybe we shouldn't put so much useless stuff in the looking for evidence parts."
I don't hate it but I am disappointed with it. The only other guy I know who doesn't agree with me is an employee at Game Stop that said "A good mechanic doesn't blame his tools, you are just bad at the game." after I said the mechanics are sloppy and just bad. I give it 6.5/10 for me but that's just my opinion.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Lazylucasarts Something new
Well I really have to say that this game is a step in a new direction. The graphics on the faces and the animations behind the expressions is almost perfect. You can actually look at a characters face and tell if they are lying or not. That said, you should also know that your entire character progression depends on this. The save system sucks though. You never know when the game is saved and I have had it restart cases because of this when I quit the game and came back. There is no manual save feature so you really just have to guess weather you can safely exit the game or not. I personally like to be able to save my game and exit when I want to, but according to Rockstar I should revolve my life around this game and when I progress a case enough. Kinda early 90s on that little bit there. Also they seem to have created a very large world to play in but there is nothing to do in it that doesn't relate to what case your on. Not really a free roam game, just a really big gameworld.
Rated 7 out of 10 by SwissMiss Good game, but nothing to go crazy over
I haven't played the game all the way through yet, but after the first few cases I've started to realize that there's not much complexity to the game as far as sidequests and other things you can do. The graphics are amazing, yes, the game feels almost like a movie. The sound is magnificent and they really captured the feel of the 40's. But despite all that, just solving mysteries and responding to the occasional dispatch gets boring after a while! I feel as though compared to the incredible amount of things you can do in GTA and also Red Dead Redemption, this is a bit of a letdown. You can pick up as many or as few clues you want, at the end of the day there's minimal skill required to solve cases. In my opinion, the character of Cole Phelps sort of falls flat, as there is little to no chance for you to determine his actions or his characteristics. This makes it hard for the gamer to connect with him. Definitely not a bad game, but I'm not going crazy over this. GTA and RDR are much, much better.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Gyrojojo Game of the Summer
Brendan McNamara, the writer, director and creative head at Team Bondi said that the original memory space was 6 or 7 disks but they've compressed them down to 3 which is still pretty amazing. The motion capture technology they've used in the game will not disappoint. There's also a difficulty setting for gamers that wish to take things a little tougher than the standard neutral feel that R* had always used. I'm anxious to see what rain and night will do to the face of a witness or suspect as they try to spill the beans. L.A. Noire will be the game of the summer with 20+ hours of play and even more with replay value and unlockables. A sandbox game without multiplayer may be a drag to some but the replay value of the game is worth the next play through and so on. What I find interesting about large, engrossing sandbox games is the amount of detail that was put in, the physics of the game engine and zone mechanics. The cause and effect of a crime, and, thankfully, the developers haven't forgotten any of that.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Trolololol Alright...?
This isn't anything special. Sure it's "Groundbreaking technology" with that facial recognition stuff, but personally, after Rockstar made GTA IV it went down-hill. Red Dead? Okay. L.A. Noire? Okay. They're just 'Okay' games. Rockstar just needs to stick to GTA, they are EXTREMELY good at that. GTA IV is a classic, while I don't see this being a classic. No multiplay? C'mon, who DOESN'T make a multiplayer game now? Major let down for me. Oh, lets be a good guy, everyone would love that! Who in the right mind wants to be a good guy and solve puzzles? I'd rather be speeding down a freeway while being chased my the entire police department and slam into innocent bystanders while dropped grenades. GOTY quality? Maybe because heck, they chose RDR as GOTY. Skyrim or MW3 gets my vote for GOTY, and anyone who doesn't see Skyrim being GOTY is just arrogant. EVERY Bethesda game like that wins, EVERYTIME. They have to be doing something right. Rockstar should take notes.