"Rockstar is one of the premiere storytellers in the video game industry. Last year they delivered an epic western tale with Red Dead Redemption. This year they have given us the long delayed but not forgotten Noir crime story LA Noire."
It is nice to see Rockstar branching out slightly, regardless of the outcome.
i'm absolutely loving this game.
I'm loving it too.. Loving some of the unique gameplay! & the direction of the plot(s).
I bought it yesterday and I was utterly engrossed for about 5 hours straight ( seemed more like 20 minutes )! Honestly the best £31 I have spent in a long time!
I havent even played this game yet but I knew it would be awesome from the start. Everyone should buy this game.
This is a misconception. The main developers on this game were Team Bondi. Rockstar had a little input, but this isn't a full fledge game of theirs. So lets give credit where credit is due. Excellent job Team Bondi.
exactly i'm afraid people arent giving Team Bondi their due. to me imo they've created a masterpiece here, and this with Heavy Rain to me are the most unique games i've played this gen.
It's a very interesting game. I'm enjoying the narrative and the character development is simply awesome. The way you play the game (choosing truth,doubt or lie) is going to depend very much on how you perceive people in general. I'm pushing doubt or lie often because I believe that every one is lying or has something to hide, which may not always be the case and I end up getting some questions wrong during each case. Still, very good & deep game.
Now the 360 has FMV garbage too. Pass! Rockstar just punks out junk.
@GunShotEddy Mate Stop Talking Throught Your Ass. This game is great, really enjoying it.....its not one of those games you could spend hours and hours on in one go but the time that you do spend playing it for is great fun
Says the guy with the Rock Band avatar. You go play your recycled garbage while we all try something new and different. God forbid people can have opinions of their own.
Fun game! what else matters?
That it doesn't give me aids is a good start.
Definitely not for everyone...and I've only started and I can imagine it getting a lot tougher, but an amazing idea, seemingly well executed.
An excellent game exactly what I was hoping for... even better when you turn off the indicators for evidence and try not to use intuition points. Graphics are not the best especially on the head, the hair seems so flat and blurred on some characters... But they ain't the worse and isn't a gamebreaker by any means and the facial motions makes up for that. But best of all... you can get some other schmuck to drive you around to your destination.
Their mouths bother me the most.
I like the fact that your partner can drive you to your destination, however.. I don't like that it skips all the way there. I wish it was like the taxi in GTA4. Where I could tell my partner to just drive, speed up, and then skip it if I wanna. Cause, you tell your partner that you needa take a look at your notes, but can't. That would be a perfect time for a break to go over what you have already found ..
It's my favorite game in a long time. They've nailed conversation in video games. Characters react like a real-life (or at the very least: movie) person would. Never in a game has your own instinct played such a huge role, this; if not from definition plaguing it, would be the finest role-playing* game ever. But because you don't create your own character, it's not. *What is role-playing in a non-game context? Playing the role of someone else. Many games actually form this definition, but in L.A. Noire it's a character that's essentially me, my choices come with some form of punishment. Actual gameplay is thoughtful, and polished. Investigating a crime scene requires you to actually deduce and play out the scene (if you want to be most successful) and if you play it out right in your head, it's more rewarding than any other game. It's nice to see games that make you use the noggin' instead of just aimlessly running around. Portal 2 and L.A. Noire in the same year, feel like I'm being spoiled. Embarrassing write-up? Well, admitedly yes, but I've never really felt the need to express my feelings for a game this much. It's just that good.
Thanks to you i'm getting this game right now at my GameStop. Never really plan on buying it, but i know i do. Don't want to miss out the experience. I am getting the ps3 version heard it was the lead version.
Raendom, couldn't agree more with what you've said. However, there were some parts where I had been allowed to make a certain decision for myself, story could've turned out, DRASTICALLY different. For instance, I would've liked the choice to either go for and/or avoid a certain German Songstress. Because ... you know how she affected the story ...
dang just cut my finger with a razor knife and I should be "aaarghhh!" F-king hell!
Is that a quote from the game or did you just feel like sharing?
Team Bondi did an excellent job on this game. Rockstar did an excellent job putting their name on it and thus affecting sales. This is not a Rockstar game. It doesn't feel like a Rockstar game, it doesn't look like a Rockstar game, but it sure is great. Don't expect anything "Rockstar" about this game or you'll be disappointed.
Agreed, everyone is acting like this is a Rockstar game but it's not. Team Bondi has been working on this for years.
The game isn't a game changer, the GTA gameplay elements stump the games story. There's no choice and consequence. After playing heavy rain l.a noire is still leaps behind in storytelling and variety. The facial capture is a technology changer though.
Oh you mean the story-telling mechanic where the game actually lies to you then says BUT OH LOOK! HEY! GOOD STORY! Heavy Rain was good, but LA Noire executes on a more interesting level. Better voice acting, faces, a little action and combat..better atmosphere. In terms of choice...That does not make or break a good stroy. Every great book, great movie you have not been able to chose what happens.
Heavy rain achives emotion in the player. L.A noire dosnt. For that alone it's not as good. In the interrogations there's choice but no consequence. It's been explained time and time again, you can't make great story's off gameplay mechanics , and that's what l.a noire relys on. Heavy rain has a language which can be used for anything and any story.
I agree with you. Enjoying L.A. Noire a lot but I was expecting more of a Heavy Rain experience in regards to story. I think the main difference is that Heavy Rain is a crime thriller that really stirred your emotions, people that you cared about were in grave danger and if they died that was it, no replaying the mission to get it right. L.A. Noire is a great game with some novil mechanics, so far for me it is lacking in story however. I feel little connection to the protagonist which in return results in little emotional investment, what L.A. Noire needs to take it from a great game to an excellent game of the year contender.
One of the best games I've ever played. Made me think, just like Portal 2. Dealt with a lot of heavy moral issues. Took me a little over 19 hours to beat.
the pace is slow but you can get hypnotized watching the actors talking and having their lips move with what they are saying...I am liking this ghame though.
So far my mind has been blown by La Noire love the game.
Its ok,can get very repetitive could have been alot better,i feel like the missions are all the same go to A and find clues then go to suspect and question him,I'd suggest watching some youtube videos of the gameplay before shelling out your money on this one as it's definetely not for everyone just my opinion
Haven't been so into a game quite like this. So different and amazing!
OK!, so the Corporate Types who create propaganda, want to know how i feel about this game? lol. I DID NOT BUY IT. ......Why?....cuz its a GTA Clone wannabe, that glamorizes the Mafia, thats Linear at its core, and Non-Linear just a little. I don't like the Mafia, their Devils and Crooks in Real Life, and would NEVER support them. Its a Darling to the INDUSTRY, cuz its cookie cutter made, like a TV Series or Hollywood Script/Movie, lol. I see through the Propaganda, and will not play along. Plus i DON'T want to play a Digital Hollywood Movie, Hollywood puts out CRAP with the same actors in different movies, F___K! that. No Soup For YOU!!!!
Not trolling. Honest thoughts about this game since buying it. Boring.I read it how to pick the right choices like candy on a stick.. it was just to easy to pick the right choices. the endless cutscenes.. the slow pace.. can i go to sleep yet.. lets collect a bunch of shit.. for what.. just like the past 2 rock star games.. red dead and gta4.. collect all that shit for what.. nothing.. there is no sense of accomplishment like you got from the original gta games. Its a game thats fresh.. but not really new.. all i got to say is.. i played this shit back int he 80s.. where on earth is carmen sandiago.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.