Team Bondi's L.A. Noire started development way back in 2004 but little of the game has been shown. A batch of images where released a while back and today brings you a fresh batch of images which are in game screenshots.
Sort of like Mafia. I'm curious as to see what Rockstar has in store for the gaming community in the form of Agent. It'll be nice to see what being able to take advantage of exclusivity can bring about, especially from a studio whose multiplatform games have been known to favor the 360 on a technical level.
I'm also curious about Agent, i'm just patiently waiting... E3 can't come soon enough :-)
lost a lot of interest in this game when it went multiplat
But why would you lose interest in a game because it's going to be on more than one platform? This game looks amazing, and the new take on motion capture they're doing looks pretty awesome. Plus, I love the fact that it's going to be set in the 1940s and it's going to be all murder-mystery-tastic. I think that it's never a bad thing that more people can have the chance to experience something great. I mean, I would understand if GTA IV or RDR were inferior on the PS3 because of bad porting, like Bayonetta or something, but they weren't. They're both pretty amazing looking. Rockstar can actually handle multi platform games, so what's the problem?
I haven't lost interest myself, but I think where people who have are coming from is the approach to multiplatform games is different, both versions usually suffer, and the developer has to cater to the lowest common denominator, meaning the 360, which has considerably less space to offer with the DVD9, no standard HDD to work with, and is arguably a less powerful machine. So what it comes down to is while the game may turn out great, it loses a certain amount of potential when going multiplatform. Generally, exclusives, regardless of the console they're on, are far better than multiplatforms. But I'm sure you already knew that. Edit: I agree about the 1940s film noir setting, it looks very cool. It's nice to see a sandbox game with a little style. I'm really rooting for this game, but I'm cautiously optimistic.
Sounds to me like you all are just angry over RDR and are screaming "Agent" so you can feel better.
ugh... graphics are so horrible. so outdated!
"especially from a studio whose multiplatform games have been known to favor the 360 on a technical level." You do realize LA Noire is using a completely different engine, and being developed by team bondi, not inside Rockstar. Everything we've seen from rockstar this gen has been on RAGE, LA Noire doesn't use it.
What is the difference between this game and Mafia 2? From the looks of things it seems Mafia 2 has the edge so far.
la noire has you trying to solve a series of murders like in heavy rain. (or so it appears) i know i'm getting mafia2 on day one (preordered) but i'll wait on la noire.
I'm sorry but I just can't imagine Rock Star making an adventure game like Heavy Rain. That just isn't their thing, unless its a murder mystery like Heavy Rain in an open world.
I think Heavy Rain is a bad comparison. To my understand, LA Noire puts you in a role of a kind of detective. It will still no doubt be an open world kind of game I think but you're a detective trying to solve murders. Only Heavy Rain comparison I could make is you maybe having activities like Norman Jayden with of course, tech that is much older than his trying to put together clues etc. Whereas in Mafia II, it's not that open-world and a very scripted linear type game where you are...in the mafia killing your way to the top. Only real comparison between these two games I see is the time setting. On a side note: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_r... daaaaaaaaaaamn, someone got messed up bad!
Its only being published by Rockstar its being developed by Team Bondi
Heavy Rain meets L.A. Confidential? @Fanboi - I don't think this will play anything like Mafia 2.
that's a pretty good description of the game. i'm more for mafia2 just because playing a gangster is more interesting to me than solving a murder mystery la noire. rockstar/bondi needs to start giving us some gameplay videos or some kind of info.
This is team bondi we are talking about. They make open world games. I doubt and hope that it's nothing like Heavy Rain. While i enjoyed that game, I'm looking for a fresh experience.
I'd be more into Mafia 2 too! Police detectives gunning down random people in the streets will probably not happen or be a mechanic of the game. Sometimes, in open-world games, between missions, I like to gun down random people in the streets! This is my biggest gripe with superhero open-world games!
I get what you are trying to say DaTruth. It's nice to have as much freedom as possible in open world games. But to be honest in GTAIV and RDR I honestly didn't bother with killing random pedestrians in my free time so I wouldn't really mind not being able to do so in LA Noire. I hated how in True Crime if you went on a rampage, killing lots of pedestrians you would simply get demoted to being a uniformed cop.
LA Noire is more like mix between Heavy Rain gameplay with mafia settings...it looks very interesting and since its R* i would guess it will be good AAA title.
sorry the graphics isnt that important, but its a really big aspect of the game.. just look at RDR beauty , may be RDR is a 8 game in variation of gameplay but beauty of scenes make it a 10 game and make it fun to run around the open world.. I think they must polish the game, but after many years of development I think the time wont help them anymore.. the really cant make it better.
thats because its gone multiplat lol jks
It looks good, but I'm glad Sony did want this one as their exclusive game from R*.
Looks good, everyone gets to enjoy it.
Uncharted 2 and Heavy Rain are way better.
well assuming this game is open world, id say it looks very good in comparison to uncharted 2 and heavy rain, two mostly linear games
Sorry, but who cares? Character models are not as good, so what? Neither did Resistance, but I enjoyed that game too.
hmm, well i wouldn't say the models look garbage, they do look better than RDR. i think they do lack personality, though. oh well, so how bout that Agent?
Goddamn, you can't go 1 article without someone busting out "The List". Those games you listed are nothing like, and have nothing to do with L.A. Noire. Please go stroke your Sony thang in private and let gamers talk about this article's "subject" PLEASE.
Looks average. all this time and we get this.
it's NOT a PS3 Exclusive.
Yeah, why would we want it to be good!/s
I don't like mafia type games so I'll skip this one.
SRSLY they might as well label this PS3 N4G that's all it is bitter little sony toddlers blabbing and crying about it not being exclusive to there smoke and mirrors POS system how is the agent coming along with no screenshots or artwork what's so ever
yes agent is comming along very well rockstar is using every penny from that timed dlc but hopefully agent gets a trailer so i can personlly laugh at you for being idiotic.
so kindly STFU the only reason it is exclusive btw is because Rockstar promised an exclusive title back in the PS2 days due to the contract they broke with GTA that was suppose to be exclusive till rockstar decided to make it multiplatform believe you me Rockstar isn't doing this because they care there doing it because of the contract they have with sony
This is one of my most anticipated games. I didn't like GTA IV very much, because I expected it to be over the top and silly and fun.. and it didn't really deliver, and I'm not into westerns, so I didn't check out RDR. But, I think that this is one Rockstar game that I'll love. Crime mysteries have always seemed so fascinating to me, and the tone is dark, and you get to try to figure out if people are telling the truth. Woo. I'm excited.
I too did not like GTAIV, and I firmly believed that after playing it the GTA series had died. My faith in Rockstar North and GTA was restored when I played Episodes from Liberty City. Both TLAD and TBOGT have the old over the top missions from past GTAs and I'm pretty damn sure you would love it. I suggest you download it or get a copy as soon as possible. PS: The ballad of Gay Tony has an awesome mission at the top of the Rotterdam tower (Empire State building)
Probably because I don't like "over the top" and silly....I prefer realism. I like my games to be immersive and realistic, even if it's a sci fi or something like that, I want it to basically fool me into the feeling that whatever situation I'm in could be plausible. GTA 4 did that for me and that's why I liked it. That's just me though.
Dan I think you were expecting too much, still great value game
I'll def check out the episodes then. Like, it's not that I hated GTA IV at all, I just thought that Rockstar had lost it's sense of humor and fun. The only things that seemed truly funny in the game were the radio stations and maybe the TV. I was just disappointed. But, LA Noire, I'm not going to be expecting an over the top silly experience, I'm going to be a 1940s popo detective with murders about to solve :] @persistanthug, I like realism when it suits the game. Grand Theft Auto has always been over the top and silly and hilarious.... until GTA IV. While, I admit, Liberty City is an amazing duplication of NYC, and I appreciate that.. there was just no sense of joy that I usually got with the other ones. See, in LA Noire, I'm hoping for a more realistic game. But, when GTA V comes out, if it's like GTA IV.. I'll just give my business to Saints Row and call it a day.
GTA4 was a mid 80's game, so much content was lost when compared to GTA:SA.
i hope we get some gameplay at E3..
I am looking forward to this game. I have seen a trailer in the past and the colours where more toned down. To give it a more '40's film style. I really liked that. But these screen shots seem to be more vibrant colours. I hope they keep the style of the trailer. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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