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Anticipation runs high for Rockstar Games' 'L.A. Noire'

USAToday: The company that built its reputation around Grand Theft Auto's gangsters earned a new set of spurs last year with the Old West adventure Red Dead Redemption. Having won several awards already, the game is also the winner of the first Game Hunters Game of the Year award.

Now another period piece, L.A. Noire, is among the year's most anticipated games. A crime thriller set in late 1940s Los Angeles, Noire uses new MotionScan technology for more realistic animation.

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Darkfiber2645d ago

I'll start anticipating the game when they actually show how the damn thing PLAYS. I can't believe anyone would pre-order this game based on cutscenes alone, just because the "real faces" look good. Of course they look good, THEY ARE REAL FACES. If the developers actually animated them by themselves THEN it would be impressive. Anyone can just video record some dude's face and put it into a game...it doesn't show anything about how talented the virtually unknown developer is, and the fact that they are too scared to show any gameplay when the game is coming out in a month and a half has to raise some flags. There's probably a reason they are trying to get as much hype up without actually showing the game.

aviator1892645d ago

I agree, man. I can't wait to see how the gameplay is as well.

FrankMcSpank2645d ago

I saw some new screens in either this Feb's Gamepro or EGM at the store. It looks really good. It looks like we will be able to do some real investigation on crime scenes. This will be violent, and dark. I will assume this game will go out with a bigger bang than RDR.

Azianphil882645d ago

you make a great point about the gameplay

The_Nameless_One2645d ago

I hear you on that. EVeryone seems to to drool over it and hype the living $hit out of it yet so far we haven't seen a single gameplay footage.

I know I am taking a long shot on this but I bet it will play EXACTLY the same as all other rockstar games.

El_Colombiano2645d ago

Rockstar isn't making this game.

smh

Quagmire2645d ago (Edited 2645d ago )

I know. ITS TEAM BONDI, PEOPLE! R* is only publishing it, not making it. And also this:

"The company that built its reputation around Grand Theft Auto's gangsters earned a new set of spurs last year with the Old West adventure Red Dead Redemption"

...is so wrong.

Read Dead was made by Rockstar San Diego, the creators of the original RDR, and also the Midnight Club series. Rockstar North, the creators of GTA series, while having some contribution to RDR (maybe multiplayer? not sure ho much contribution), did not make RDR.

Game Journalism at its finest... -_-

The_Nameless_One2645d ago (Edited 2645d ago )

It's Red Dead.

And although it is made by a different team all rockstar games follow the same formula as GTA.

Mmmkay2645d ago

of course they are. publishers always make their own games. Team Bondi had nothing to do with this.
at least that's what all the disagrees look like...

Kon2645d ago

So far they don't released any gameplay. This is pissing me off.

b163o12645d ago

Excellent point, I haven't seen ANY [email protected] Also R* is just publishers ^__^

VenomProject2645d ago (Edited 2645d ago )

I for one have faith in Rockstar as publishers.

Looking at the in-game scenes is enough for me. I'm sure the gameplay will be top notch. I've always wanted to play a game as the film noir detective.

Darkfiber2645d ago

I agree, the concept of the game is really cool but I would NEVER buy a game without seeing gameplay of it...that's like buying a house without taking a look at the inside first.