Pocket-lint: For once, you can believe the hype. L.A. Noire is a revolution in interactive entertainment (or video games, as us less high-falutin’ types like to call it) and a major step forwards for games as a narrative artform. Both aesthetically and technically, it is an impressive achievement and one of the most ambitious and forward-thinking games you’ll play this year. It’s also a real departure for Rockstar: a game which throws away many of the trappings we associate with GTA or Red Dead Redemption and embraces, without irony or reservation, a serious tone and serious themes. In a few years time we’ll be looking back at it, like Heavy Rain or Mass Effect, as a pioneer.