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Submitted by cyborg 1390d ago | opinion piece

L.A Noire- Trailer Analysis – Spectacular Facial Animations and more

Gamersmint: L.A Noire's first in-game footage trailer was finally revealed today. Much to our surprise the former Playstation 3 exclusive looks fantastic, at least in this trailer which the developers claims to have entirely created from in-game footage. (L.A. Noire, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Rashid Sayed  +   1390d ago
Is this a ps3 exclusive?
cyborg  +   1390d ago
No, it was
Now it's coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360 since Sony made a deal with Rockstar which made Agent a PS3 exclusive and this went multi. Atleast that's what a little birdie told me
Red_Orange_Juice  +   1390d ago
True, I think Sony did good, you can't go wrong with Agent makers Rockstar North.
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cmrbe  +   1390d ago
Yes
With what Rockstar learned from RDR and L.A Noire. I can't imagine what they will do with The Agent especially with the big boys at Rockstar North developing it. Plus exclusivity to PS3 and Sony support. This is why i am most excited about The Agent.
vsr  +   1390d ago
This game give a PS3 boost because It WAS a exclusive
But real game is AGENT. It will be the next GTA (R*North)
gigaware  +   1390d ago
You should read the details or google it before asking such a strange question. Console listings are right under the description lol

Impressive tech in this game.
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ico92  +   1390d ago
i've got a feeling the story is gonna be a landmark, however am i the only person bothered by how similar it looks to Mafia 2
Quagmire  +   1390d ago
Why, just cause its set in the same time period? Of course its gonna look similar, I dont see you complaining about how similar Heavy Rain and GTA is considering theyre set in the same time period.
TheBlackSmoke  +   1390d ago
"I dont see you complaining about how similar Heavy Rain and GTA is"

err...wut?
showtimefolks  +   1390d ago
no sony made a great deal
they get this game plus get an exclusive game

agent we know nothing about but that its under devolpment from the same people who make GTA and taht sounds awsome

this game is made by the guy who made getaway series a good but never great but hopefully with LA:N he finally has the tech to make a awsome game

don't disagree with me only stating the facts getaway1-2 were good game but not on teh same level as some other games in its gener
ico92  +   1390d ago
one thing that the getaway had that not allot of games have even to this day, was the realism in its story, its probably the best written story in gaming history, seriously im talking about movie quality, and the voice acting was incredible, most video game characters sound like cartoons these guys sounded like actual people, the story was really incredible.

the games only problem was its design
Dark-Cloud  +   1390d ago
yep :)
getaway was kool and still remember few things about it , but it's not better then san andreas ... but i get dispointed when they cancle the game in the ps3 :( , i still remember the pictures befor they cancle it , i remember it had a great graphics !! it's befor ps3 released ...
JasonPC360PS3Wii  +   1390d ago
Agent won't be out untill 2014 and by then it will probably be cancelled or multiplatform. Just look at LA Noire it was once exclusive and now it's gone multi.
raztad  +   1390d ago
@^^^ This comment is full of hopes.
Imperator  +   1390d ago
Whatever makes you sleep at night :D
prongs123  +   1390d ago
This is
the best facial effect I have seen in a long time, maybe ever. I am excited all right. Rockstar can make a stellar game right here.
showtimefolks  +   1390d ago
i agree
i think the tech that's being used for this game is really expensive but if this succeed than we will see other big devs use the same tech
theIMP  +   1390d ago
It was expensive to develop the tech behind it, once they have the tech in place it can potentially be used to make the development of game cheaper, and cut down on the time it takes to develop a game. Unless I misunderstood, they set up cameras to capture actors from every angle and join all the footage together to get the model for the game. The actors aren’t just getting their motions captured to animate a 3-D model, they ARE the in-game model. I think It is amazing tech and has the potential to change the way they make games. Of course I have not seen it in action and therefore could be wrong, but from all I've gathered and what I've read, it's ground breaking.
N311V  +   1390d ago
I agree but rockstar is only publishing, team bondi are developing.
showtimefolks  +   1390d ago
no there are people from RS who
are involved it was in gameinformer most people on taht team are from RS since many of getaway series people are still working for sony

so in a way we are sure this game will be awsome
psb  +   1390d ago
After seeing this
Mafia II looks stale tbh. I want to see more of it.
AKA  +   1390d ago
i don't see the ''spectacular'' in the animations but the history and gameplay looks fresh
and cool and they are saying that the gameplay is fresh and like no other game so i will keep my eyes on it...
Shaman  +   1390d ago
not animations,facial animations that is.And yea,they are spectacular,better than anything out there.
arragionthegreat  +   1390d ago
Don't make Kratos mad ,..he be flipping ,.. m'kay?

They are great,..but I am really not totally blown away either,.
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arragionthegreat  +   1390d ago
So you guys think this shit looks better than Kratos?

Wow,..
You guys crazy ,..
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Nariko-2011  +   1390d ago
Then you my friend
Are not looking
number47  +   1390d ago
kinda simple breakdown... its mainly the 360 audience who thinks its amazing.
PS3 owners have seen heavenly sword, heavy rain, uncharted, MGS4, and multiplatform offerings as far as animation. 360 owners have seen halo, gears, and fable, as well as multiplatform titles..where most of the animation is well.. and the facial animation.. well.. yet haven't been exposed to the visual bars of animation of PS3 tech.

You find most of the 360 fans on the site saying 'spectacular' but its about the state of technology at this point.Its the same thing when you see "JAW DROPPING COD3 screenshots." well it is, from that perspective.

Fun Fact:

No 360 game released has better facial animation than Heavenly Sword. And thats just the first one... move up to Uncharted2 after that.
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kaveti6616  +   1390d ago
you are a sad, strange, little man, and for that you have my pity.
number47  +   1390d ago
As usual, the personal attacks arrive along side the bag of buh's...
*yawn*

No one can name any game that has better facial animation than Heavenly Sword on the 360. Its why this isn't amazing to some, and phenomenal to others. Thats my only point.

Haters..gonna..hate...
Quagmire  +   1390d ago
Toy Story reference FTW!
theIMP  +   1390d ago
An even more fun fact, the tech behind this game has never been seen on any platform before, seeing as how they just developed it for this game. You should read up on it man, it's pretty amazing. I guess it is hard to keep an open mind with your head that far up Sony's ass, but that doesn't change the fact it's never been done before. See I look at it from a gamers perspective, I like new, better, "outside the box" type stuff, from whom ever put's it out. I don't limit myself by misplaced loyalty to a company who cares nothing for me. Really all i'm trying to say is look into man, no need to start the Sony Vs. MS shit in a tread thats has nothing to do with the "Console War".
tordavis  +   1390d ago
Almost right
No game this gen has facial animation as good as Heavenly Sword. Next up would be Mass Effect 2.
thewhoopimen  +   1390d ago
Agreed
I don't see how "superb" the facial animations are. It seems to be a cut above GTA4 but it's nothing like what I saw from Ninja Theory's Heavenly Sword. Its not even quite in the same league as uncharted 2 either. But maybe the best for a sandbox title.
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jetlian  +   1390d ago
same
here the faces are plain too. the overall graphics are low. Also the woman who screams doesn't have the high facial animation
gillri  +   1390d ago
Its Ken Cosgrove from Mad Men!!

awesome! he must have lent his likeness and voice to the game
NoBias  +   1390d ago
What's crazy is that he actually did these mocap recordings before Madmen. About 4 years ago.
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gillri  +   1390d ago
4 years earlier? jeez no wonder the animation is soo good, they have had ages to lip-synch it

dont listen to number47 either, I have had all those games and only Uncharted 2 has as good facial animation as this

and this has ALOT more dialogue, like 100 times more
maniacmayhem  +   1390d ago
Hopefully...
The dialouge is impressive and witty just like The Big Sleep.
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   1390d ago
just from what this game is showing...
Im thinking the PS3 version will be the best... from a tech standpoint!
Nariko-2011  +   1390d ago
Please don't start...i beg you
What major rockstar game has ever been superior on ps3? Just stop because you're going to be one of the 1st people crying lazy developer when this game pulls a RDR on the ps3 version.
Edit: what am I saying? That before you go running your mouth off about technical superiority, might want to look at the history of multiplatform games, especially those from Rockstar. I have no idea what the DLC has to do with the discussion though. But please, go ahead and tell me what rockstar game so far has been superior on ps3
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IWentBrokeForGaming  +   1390d ago
Actually I still have RDR for my PS3 and NEVER b!tched about it
I've been enjoying the Undead DLC lately... so what are you saying?
Zachmo182  +   1390d ago
I dont understand where you are getting that at. We only seen one video of the game. Then all of a sudden you're saying the PS3 one is superior. Don't you think its a little to early to be saying which console version is better?
Nariko-2011  +   1390d ago
Very very good.
But I set the standard back when HS 1 released...and nobody has beaten me since...this game comes close though
@cmrbe, this is true. Now if only sony would get off their asses and release me again, get santa monica to perfect me and the BEST SELLING FEMALE LEAD GAME OF THIS GENERATION( all on one console too!) would have the greatest sequel ever! Ever!
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cmrbe  +   1390d ago
lol!
true true Nariko. You were even better than Nathan Drake.
Shackdaddy836  +   1390d ago
ZOMG. I want this game!

I love things that are set in that type of time period.

Such an interesting time...
Bass_fisherman  +   1390d ago
Im not hyped for this but i hope it turns out something refreshing
You Noob  +   1390d ago
360 is not confirmed yet.

team bondi said a lot of times about dvd problem.
edit:
@below
Heh, i know, but the platforms changes something like 7 times from the first announce of this game.
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NYC_Gamer  +   1390d ago
but it does say next gen consoles

http://www.teambondi.com/pr...

and on the trailer has both ps3/360
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arragionthegreat  +   1390d ago
well thair is your problem,..

:)))
lololo ... Humor people !!

I am so getting baned for this again,..
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Shevath  +   1390d ago
It's for the PS3 and 360
watch the end of the trailer numbnuts
Japes  +   1390d ago
REALLY!!!
This is what I can't stand. How is it that there is a 1 minute trailer for LA Noire and this guy suggests that it looks better than Heavy Rain already? We really haven't seen anything including known gameplay to anoint this game the new leader in facial tech. Besides it doesn't look better than Heavy Rain from what i saw. Or even God of War 3 , or Uncharted 2 in that is in a response to this comment. I was holding off until I saw more.At least not yet. People talk out of such stupidity its astounding sometimes. REALLY DUDE, REALLY!?!?!
SeraphimBlade  +   1390d ago
... honestly, I'm really not seeing it looking any better than Heavy Rain. I'm not trying to fanboyish, I just wanna see a more lengthy chunk of the game to judge how good it actually looks.

Not that that will affect my decision, I'm definitely checking this game out, if not buying it day one, assuming the gameplay delivers what it has promised.
N311V  +   1390d ago
Can't we just be happy that a multiplat is looking this good!!

Given that this was a PS3 exclusive I'd assume it is the lead platform. Hopefully not another FFXIII where we're seeing PS3 footage and 360 is lacking.
gypsygib  +   1390d ago
Isn't that the guy from Mad Men?
dylandurden  +   1390d ago
It looks kinda meh to me. In all honesty, I've seen better facial animations. Plus, this game is very generic and derivative (it screams similarities with Mafia).
zero_cool  +   1390d ago
The characters facial & body animations still look stiff & not that believable more like ventriloquist dummies they should of done it all with mo cap.
TwistedMetal  +   1390d ago
why dont you x360 only owners just buy a ps3 and you wont have to argue?
I see you guys hypeing and buying things that are completely waste of money like kinect and a second x360. I just want to know why are you no longer a hardcore gamer and like the casual crap now?
DXM1  +   1390d ago
multiplat... not interested. Will be same story.. 360 version better, PS3 version with cut corners.
jalen247  +   1390d ago
Amazing. Definitely better facial animations than Heavy Rain, Uncharted 2, and Heavenly Sword.

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