This article goes in depth into the graphic in-your-face reality of L.A. Noire, and how the game shows the other side of the world that GTA presents. In GTA you kill innocents on a whim, L.A Noire shows the grim reality of those crimes.
L.A. Noire was one of very few games that put weight on me so heavy I needed to stop playing and go enjoy a bit of sunshine. Heavy Rain, Alan Wake and this have all been the games in the current generation to have that sort of an impact on me... but this game especially so. I remember being shocked when seeing the corpse of a victim for the first time, even more the shudder-worthy noises produced when moving the head around to examine it (amplified by my headphones at the time). While L.A. Noire ends weakly, the work all the way up to the end of the Homicide desk is amazing, and I would recommend anyone to at the very least rent the title and experience it.
"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." That quote in the game made me cringe every time I heard it.
I was a bit worried at first. As an RPG fan, I want an open, customizable game. Mafia 2 had me pissed off too. I want the ability to start of lowly and work my way up through a great story. Then, though, i began to play. Its unfortunate that rockstar was involved in the sense that everyone thinks gta or rdr,but when u realize its a Noire game focused on cases and that the rockstar environment helps it toshine, u fall in love. They could never make enough dlc for me...ever. this is one of those rare games that ruins you for future games. Thank goodness there r so many good ones coming. The great news is gta5 will b stunning using this version of the engine. I hope that was the tradeoff for helping team bonding, cuz this tech is stunning.
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