Ian Fisher writes: After hearing countless horror stories over the years, L.A. Noire has turned out to be a game that was definitely worth our time and patience. L.A. Noire may not be a thoroughly polished game in which every aspect holds up to the utmost level of scrutiny. For every good part of L.A. Noire (acting, writing, music, visuals), there are a few which feel a bit under-realized, if not truncated (leveling system, dialogue interactions, gameplay). But if you go into L.A. Noir not expecting a version of GTA that was transported to the 1940s via a DeLorean, then you’ll likely be blown away by the impressive acting and facial capture tech and intrigued by the investigative gameplay.