Discussion Topic: L.A. Noire - Is It All It Was Cracked Up To Be? is hosting a discussion topic about LA Noire. Two weeks since it's release, has the game lived up to your expectations? What disappointed you? What surprised you? Comments left at will be used in a future article.

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InfiniteJustice2640d ago

LA Noire is great. Very solid game, but it's not at all perfect like some reviews made it out to be. Whether that's due to the R* logo on the box is a different matter.

Had a lot of fun with it while it lasted, but I personally wouldn't stick a 10/10 on it.

rob60212640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )

I still believe there hasn't been a game yet that truly deserves a 10/10. There's always room to improve or things I see they could have done better in even the best games. With that being said LA Noire was a cut above the rest of the pack in the sea of games we have out there. It didn't score as well as red dead, so I'm not calling it overrated - it's very refreshing for someone who plays games all the time to get to play something new and different as well as beautiful.

InfiniteJustice2640d ago

You make a good point, I mean no game can really ever be 'perfect', which is what a 10/10 score insinuates.

But then the argument of personal preference comes into it, in which case there can be no perfect game on any level lol

And I agree, LA Noire is refreshing. It's one of few games that I wouldn't mind watching other people play through, just to see how they react

dragon822640d ago (Edited 2640d ago )

I reserve a 10/10 score for that one game that truly sets itself apart from all the rest. That game that influences the way we play games for generations to come. That game that helps re-define a genre. I can only name a handful of games that fit this mold.

Here are a few games I would give a 10/10:

-The Legend of Zelda
-The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
-The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
-Super Mario 64
-Final Fantasy VII
-Halo CE
-Grand Theft Auto III
-Half-Life 2

CaulkSlap2640d ago

It was good but once you're done there's just nothing to do. Huge beautiful city and nothing to do in it. Should've had some kind of criminal free roam mode.

Pintheshadows2640d ago

I enjoyed it but like Mafia 2 it kind off just ends. Still an 8 or 9 though.

DaleBoyd2640d ago

Yeah, the one downside to linear games is once they are done there is nothing to do but play them through again. Fortunately for L.A Noir the cases can go many different ways so it should be good for at least one more playthrough.

cb4g2640d ago

I personally enjoyed it but also found it to be incosistent story wise. I loved the branching, intelligent storyline that felt straight of the movie 'Chinatown' but the outcome of certain cases took me out of the game.

The homicide cases, in particular, felt as if I was forced to into a charging a suspect even though I felt the evidence was contradictory. That was probably how it was intended, but I would have preferred following my own personal leads and investigating on the side instead of being shoe-horned into an outcome.

Certain plot developments towards the end of the game left me disconnected. I don't want to spoil anything, but I didn't like the Jack Kelso character, so why would I....

Seijoru2640d ago

I hated charging innocent men just because it would please the public but thats the 40s for you.

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