Gamer's Guide to Life.com, Friday 20th May 2011: L.A. Noire has hit the gaming industry like a ton of bricks, and has been lauded for its single player experience. Andrew Testerman asserts that L.A. Noire is just as good, if not better, when played with multiple people, saying that many of its gameplay elements are conducive to audience participation.
GGTL: "Because L.A. Noire is so inviting, its gameplay lends itself to group participation gaming in a way I’ve never experienced outside the likes of Rock Band and Smash Bros. The game encourages players to be slow, thorough, taking in every scrap of evidence in the hope of catching a suspect in a lie. This turns any casual observer of the game into a first-rate gumshoe, right alongside the person actually holding the controls. “Check the bathroom,” Renee tells me as I peruse a suspect’s house, and - surely enough - after some snooping around, we’re three clues closer to putting the case together."