Two years ago, gamers didn’t think much of L.A. Noire. Its development was veiled in secrecy and shrouded in a toxic cloud of rumours. The game would have been redesigned from the start; the Houser brothers found it boring and refused to let it come out. It could have never become vapourware, a game that never sees the light of day. But then, it would have meant that you would have counted Rockstar out, well…the rock stars of the video game industry at least. These guys always deliver quality games and L.A. Noire is no different. It’s an enormous risk they took with a game that is way out of their comfort zone, but they delivered a very solid experience and a darn good hardboiled story.