GamePro: "In many ways, L.A. Noire is the game that Rockstar has wanted to make since Grand Theft Auto 4. They must have been absolutely delighted when they found Team Bondi's project, which really has far more in common with a Japanese visual novel than a sandbox game.
It's got problems though. As much as I agree with my colleague Will Herring that it's secretly an adventure game, I don't think it's a particularly good adventure game. A great deal of effort was put into the facial expressions, but it never really goes any deeper than that."