L.A. Noire details
|Formats:||18 PS3, Xbox 360|
|Collections:||May - Games, May New Release|
|Rental release:||20 May 2011|
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Nice Face, shame about the legs.By TheOrs (200 reviews) from Southampton , 31 May 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]Whilst it is very pretty to look at, and the facial animations are the best I've ever seen, the game is let down by repitition. a lot of the missions involve going to crime scene, finding evidence, drive evidence somewhere, question someone, solve case, repeat, and it all moves along at a bit of a snails pace. I found myself struggling to hold any interest after about 5 missions.
There are some side missions, but these only really seem to be chasing down random criminals and they don't have too much of an impact on the story, if any. Driving sections are a bit dull, with the heavy spongey handling you'd expect from any GTA title, and I was just expecting a bit more of a game rather than just some nice graphics.
A bit of a missed opportunity really, or it may be I'm so used to playing an anti-hero in games like GTA, Red Dead, Prototype and Assassins Creed, that playing on the right side of the law doesn't seem to give you the same freedom to do what you want.
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Bad gameBy Ajxbox2013 (3 reviews) , 14 Jun 2013If u want a mainstream boring version of grand theft auto thing get this, it really bored me, didn't even bother finishing it played it until disk 2 then sent it bk, the driving in it is stupidly bad and it's a shame because the graphics r really good but the game play is poor and all u can do is pick up clues and look around the house of victims for 30 minutes until u find a clue that makes u go to another house, it's sh*teeee don't get it!!
Too repetitiveBy a customer , 06 Jun 2013The games great up until around half way through. Up until then it's fun, and i can really admire it. However, it soon gets boring and repetitive having to drive around a lot and investigate in the same method. I didn't get through until the end there's 21 cases, i only managed to get to like 14 cases i got bored on the 12/13th. The graphics are amazing, especially the mouth animations, although i do wish they could of made more effort with how the clothes animate and such.
An Amazing Game!By Harris1987 (22 reviews) , 09 May 2013RockStar strikes again with yet another spectacular game. This 1940's Film Noire style emerges you into cat and mouse style chases with serial killers, arsonists and the occasional nut job. Mixed with action and investigation, L. A. Noire creates a new style of gameplay.
Not that great at allBy Muzzler (8 reviews) from Limavady , 17 Apr 2013This game is good fun for the first few hours but it becomes very repetitive and also has a terrible ending so be warned. I played it against the advice of all my friends and i am the only one who has seen it through to the end and i wouldn't recommend it.
Great, but not without it's serious problems.By a customer , 11 Apr 2013As always, Rock Star is on form. One of the best looking and most memorising games they've made yet. The motion capture is state of the art and makes the game feel way more real than you would expect. There are a few problems, some of them can be quite frustrating. Others almost ruined the game. The story is a mix of original investigations and James Elroy rip off's (i. e. The Black Dahlia, LA Confidential) which wouldn't be a problem if they changed the endings but if you've read any of the books or have seen the films, a lot of the main story is going to be ruined for you. The worst problem is by far the glitches in the gameplay. These are most prominent in the chase scenes. For instance, after you have stopped a suspect, he will not arrest him. Just stand there and shout 'stop, police'. This is amusing for about two minutes, then it's annoying. This is not that common but it means you must restart the whole investigation (1 Hour +) because you can neither finish nor fail the mission. (There is no quicksave). Another problem is the misleading way in which evidence is presented. In an interview with a suspect, he will commonly challenge you to prove your accusation. You might choose the evidence that makes total sense or use another persons testimony, but that wont work. You have to choose the evidence that the game thinks makes sense. One other problem, though small is actually VERY annoying. the classic cars that you can find disappear after cut scenes (of which there are many) this means that there is absolutely no point in finding them, because they disappear so quickly. If you have found a car and are involved in a chase, you will immediately switch back to the stock car, which is slow and ugly. Having said this, the game is an excellent example of storytelling. Complex, challenging and a decent length (10 Hours +) you won't be disappointed, just be prepared to invest some time in redoing missions and shouting at your TV when suspects vanish into thin air and get clipped to walls. Platform - Xbox 360 (not played on PS3 or PC)