PC gamers be advised; L.A. Noire PC is locked at 30fps

DSOGaming writes: "Okay, this is ridiculous. We’ve been waiting patiently for Rockstar’s adventure game, L.A. Noire, and although the game is finally out in North America, we found out that an awful limitation has been introduced to its game engine. Like some other console ports, L.A. Noire PC is locked at 30fps. Oh yeah, this atrocious feature that PC gamers hated on games like Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and Overlord 2 is back."

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TurboGamer2264d ago

Wat did you expect from a console port? Sunshine and rainbows? It's because of this crap that people pirate games. Be honest, would you by a half-assed product at $60 a pop? I only buy quality products. Anyway, expect hacks for this problem and the ICEnhancer(since this game uses the same engine as GTA 4).

meetajhu2264d ago (Edited 2264d ago )

Let me explain this. You can run at 60fps but their will be a huge problem with their facial animation system as it was captured at 30fps. That is the reason, not because its console port. And they can't call back the actors again and start over at 60fps facial recording just for PC.

Yi-Long2264d ago

... I might have cared, but for a game like LA Noire it honestly doesn't matter much if it's 30FPS.

Not to me, anyway.

Messatsu2902264d ago

Yea, you just explained what TurboGamer said. It was captured at 30fps because the game was for consoles not pc.

awi59512264d ago

I say thats a lie rockstar is awful at pc ports GTA 4 was a huge mess on pc. Games like deadspace 2 are locked at 30fps also. Console points just suck sometimes.

steve30x2264d ago

It looks much better than GTA 4 though.

Motorola2264d ago

This isnt 60 dollars on PC though smartass.

shockzone2264d ago ShowReplies(1)
LewisDenby2264d ago

However, it's otherwise a fine port, with loads of customisation options and seamless switching between mouse & keyboard and a pad. So stop whinging. There's no discernable difference between 30fps and 60fps in a game like L.A. Noire.

JonahNL2264d ago

I've reviewed L.A. Noire on PC and I've had NO issues at all with the 30 fps lock. The game runs and plays smooth as butter. Running, aiming and shooting works just fine. Don't be an asshat when it comes to framerates. Some games don't require 60(+) frames per second.

papashango2264d ago (Edited 2264d ago )

Well some people can see the difference between 30 and 60 like black and white. Some people cant. you are seriously going to think im a snob but I sold my ps3 and stopped playing 360 because low fps pisses me off. Sorry but 30 fps is just too low for me. Im not even boing to torrent it.

Btw my setup caps at 120fps and its the smoothest most fluid experience you can get. 30 fps becomes almost unplayable when you get used to 120

john22264d ago

True.dat. Once you get above 50-60fps, you simply can't go back to 30fps

Sprud2264d ago

While it's true some games don't require 60 fps for optimal gameplay (and I agree that L.A. Noire is one of them), it's still very disappointing that a PC game is locked at such a low fps.

However, saying 30 fps is smooth says something about your perception.

JonahNL2264d ago

I can even distinguish 90 frames per second from 60 frames per second. I'm just saying that the game runs smooth at 30 fps, in contrast to a lot of games.

Sprud2264d ago

So what are you really saying? Are you saying 30 fps can be both smooth and not smooth to your eyes depending on the game? If so, can you explain why that is?

JonahNL2264d ago (Edited 2264d ago )

That's indeed what I'm saying here. An experienced gamer can always tell the difference between 30 and 60 fps, but for some reason, I can't really explain it, some games look and feel just fine at 30 fps.

Crysis is a good example of this. At 30 fps that game still looks smooth and it even plays smooth. Now take Call of Duty 4 and play it at the same framerate. It seems to stutter more and it's barely playable.

I'm guessing it's engine related and how well the game has been optimized to be played at lower framerates. Most RTS games are playable at 20 fps, whilst most shooters aren't perfectly playable below 60 fps.

JsonHenry2264d ago

Nothing is set in stone on the PC people. Just google for a custom .cfg file that unlocks the 30fps limit.

AKS2264d ago (Edited 2264d ago )

Yeah, that's what I was thinking as soon as I read about this. As long as one can change it that way, there's nothing for me to be concerned about.

kevnb2264d ago

do the facial animations look ok?

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