LGG Writes: L.A Noire Noire is a game with many familiar faces, but who are they and what are they famous for? We take a look at some of the celebrities involved in L.A Noire and how they stack up in-game.
5 New actors were added to the list.
This being the first time this technology is being used in a video game, I think it did a very good job of capturing everything making it resemble the real person. It has a few hiccups with motion blur, but if this technology is used in future games. We could start seeing some really crazy stuff.
If they just put the effect behind the facial animations into the body animations and work out a few things it would be amazing to see what comes of it. Im more interested to see what comes of it beyond videogames.
this game and Heavy Rain got the best (real life to game) face input in gaming industry but overall + the animation goes to this game for sure
I wasn't as overwhelmed by the faces as I thought I would be. At some points the do look amazing but they went out of the way to make people's faces super expressive to show off the technique. As a consequence when people are moving their faces really fast I can't help but see normal mapping textures sliding/fading all over and around their faces rather than actual skin folding and wrinkling. It's definitely a step forward though.
One thing that impressed me about LA Noire that I haven't seen anyone bring up yet is the fact that the faces are normal looking and they stay that way though th emotions. Many games have a character's face look good at one angle but if they turn their head or look up or down the effect is lost and there face takes on a skewed look like a 2D pic stretched in Photoshop. LA Noire's faces seemed to look good at all angles and didn't have any odd un-lifelike oddities like the stretching or broken neck look that I remember.
heavy rain already did it Rockstargames is overated.
Heavy Rain did it nowhere to this extent. The faces do look amazing in HR but the lip-syncing is still off as well as the faces looking a bit stiff.
your sentence doesnt even make sense , even if it were true . 1 . it's a team bondi game 2 . got nothing to do with rockstar being overrated on not since the article is about how well modelised actors are 3 . It's not about who did it first , but how well modelised the actors are
Insecure fanboy alert.
If L.A. Noire was a 360 exclusive I'd expect fanboy rivalry but he can buy it for his PS3... Extreme fanboyism must involving flaming multi-plats lol.
@ Si-Fly I think by that comment that he means that a multiplatform game beats an exclusive and the guy is getting defensive.
It was made for the PS3. Ported down to 3 DVD's. Just saying...
Yeah Heavy Rain isn't even close.
Heavy Rain has far more detailed faces, and L.A. Noire has far more detailed expressions. There ya go.
That doesn't even make sense. An expression is part of the face. If the face is able to perform said expressions, wouldn't that mean there's more detail for the face that can do said expressions?
@Arnon I think he means that Heavy Rain's textures look more realistic, but when they move, the movement doesn't feel right. LA Noire loses the physical detail, but nails the behaviour of the skin and muscles in the face, so it looks more natural. At least, that's what I think anyway. Both games are awesome.
Supposedly David Cages next PS3 exclusive outdoes LA Noire and Heavy Rain. I'll be interested to see how it turns out
Rockstar only published the game
well they didnt just publish it the have had a huge influence on this, besides the in your face humour, their stamp is all over this game the presentation is almost indentical
One look at the credits will tell you that Rockstar seems to have done more than publish the game. There was a pretty good list of directors for this and that under Rockstar in the credits. Still, I'm sure most of the credit goes to Team Bondi.
they forgot Greg Grunberg from Heroes he is in Noire
Yep....and they also got Mickey Cohens real identity completely wrong. It is Patrick Fischler.
I was gonna mention Greg :P One of the few people I actually recognised in the game.
That list has some incredibly talented actors. Well, you gotta hand it to Rockstar for always hiring the best and most suitable actors for their games.
Yea Rockstar always does a great job getting the right actors for their games.
I knoiw heavy rain somewhat brought something like this to the plate. But i still can't get over the scale of this whole thing. Walking threw streets seeing people watch there smiles that will throw you every time. Amazing tbh.
Yea Heavy Rain did bring something to the plate, but Rockstar took it a step further. While both games are pretty linear, L.A Noire has a massive world free to explore and seeing this technology while like you said, just "walking down the street" is pretty amazing. Both are great games :) One thing you might not know is you can enter all the buildings throughout the story in free roam, but you can also sit down anywhere inside by pressing Y or Triangle. It's pretty cool going into a coffee shop or something, take a seat and watch how the people react around you.
Hadn't tried that yet tbh will give it ago thanks m8 :) Ive been to busy with the story lol.
I like this game when it was raining, it make seem so real to me lol
They got the animations down to a tee. Now all they need to do is perfect the skins.
I think its safe to say that Agent will be using this technology. This technology and the power go hand and hand.
Wow, they look amazing IRL. How could they look worse in game? Games like Uncharted tend to make people look prettier, right? Guess not.
Are you people serious lmfao!...This level of facial animation capture has been seen in uncharted 2 already sorry folks but naughty dog technologically beat team bondi to the punch & have surpassed it with uncharted 3.Naughty dog are far better developers then team bondi will every hope to be & as game of the year contender have no chance against uncharted 3.
How did Naughty Dog use the technology already when they clearly said that they are against it? They specifically said that they rather make their own characters than use this technology that L.A. Noire used because it offers them more flexibility. Uncharted 2 only used Naughty Dog Game Engine 2.0 to run the game. It is true they did portray actors in the game, but that was only using motion capture for certain cut-scenes. During the game, they used models that the team had created on their own. L.A. Noire portrayed the actors faces through-out the entire game, even out of cut-scene. You can look all this information up through google. Here's the link to show Naughty Dogs response to this technology: http://www.examiner.com/vid...
None of the uncharted games won game of the year. Rockstar's RDR did. You lose.
Disagree all you want it's not the only game out there that had complex facial animation capture just look at god of war 3 which is by a team who could technologically trump anything team bondi put in game!Remember im talking from a technologically point of view not genre point of view.
Why oh why is there not hours of special features on the game disk with behind the scenes looks at the actors?
So many technologically impaired people on n4g lmfao!
You sound so desperate. LA Noire destroys Uncharted and God of War in the facial animation category.
was that Walter Bishop!
Yes it [email protected] cool your name fits you well. Uc1 and 2 look no where near this in facial animation.
Low budget cast. Great game though.
Well, there's over 400 actors implemented in the game, so to expect f.ex. Mell Gibson is a bit far fetchet..
Are you serious? L.A Noire has a mesh of actors from Mad Men, Heros, Fringe, and many others and you call that low budget? ugh...
Wow! I didn't realize that there were so many popular actors in the game. The only actor I was able to notice right off the bat while playing the game was Adam Harrington.
every single important character is a real actor
I kinda know Aaron through family, loved the game very much. Aaron is being nice enough to sign the front of me and my girlfriend's copy of L.A. :] Can't believe so many people were in the game honestly, didn't even realize Denathore (John Noble) was in it xD
This game brought something new to the table and made it possible
They forgot one. Alexis Cruz as Officer Enrico Gonzalez. http://i.imgur.com/mXOZP.jp...
Amazing. Someone tried to tell me Uncharted had better facial animation...yea ok :)
this game doesnt look good at all. sorry people, rockstar underdelivers again. ever since GTA Vice City they have vasty overpromised and underdelivered. Can you honestly sit here and tell me this looks better than KZ3 or GoW3? the original dead space has better graphics and physics than this game. plus its boring. facial movements are decent but graphics are pretty terrible.
lol, you do realize rockstar games have never been about the graphics.... An plus no one said the graphics look better than KZ3, or GoW3...you did...for some strange reason....
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