LA Noire - have games finally come of age?

Megabits of Gaming writes: "LA Noire is far from the perfect game...There are plenty of negatives: the arguably repetitive gameplay, the lack of interaction with the city around you etc... but for every fault we can highlight, there’s an abundance positives. These reflect not only how the approach to the development and experience of videogames has changed, but how the medium itself has come of age."

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Tortilla2660d ago

Man, this was one dull game. I wanted to love it but it was just boring. Saying that though, it shows promise for the future. With great face capture tech, there's loads of potential for actually making movie tie-ins good???

Urrakia342660d ago

How is it a boring, dull game?

Neckbear2660d ago (Edited 2660d ago )

The homicide cases were probably some of the most dull sections in any videogame I've experienced up to this day.

Not to mention, even after those, the gameplay itself was pretty mediocre, lacking, repetitive and simply tedious. At first it's pretty interesting, but that feeling quickly disappears. One would think at least the context of the cases would make them not as boring, but such is not the case- it stays "meh" throughout the whole game.

The gameplay is, honestly, beyond lacking. It's insipid and uninspired.

StanLee2660d ago

@ Tortilla @ Neckbear

I agree with you both. Not only is the game dull but I didn't like at all how linear the game was. The investigations all followed the same pattern and the game isn't at all dynamic. It's clear the developers want you to ask specific questions to play out the games linear narrative. There's no dynamic way of steering the investigations. I've been down on this game since I bought it. It don't understand the hype and it shows how broken the review system is in gaming.

zerocrossing2660d ago (Edited 2660d ago )

You know I was honestly going to pass on this game, It didn't come across as a game for me. I mite just pick it up to find out what all the fuss is about. But probably not new...

RedSky2660d ago (Edited 2660d ago )

The writer of this has a knowledge of games that stretches back only 3 years at most. LA Noire is primarily an adventure game created for the GTA generation with the GTA addition of a free world and gun sequences, both of which end up useless to the main gameplay.

You are incentivized to auto drive instead of travelling yourself and the gunning sequences are rare and not particularly good. The straight adventure gameplay on the other hand is horribly repetitive, particularly the naked body murders.

Again, anyone who grew up playing PC adventure games knows that these have been done much better and with far more variety in games like Monkey Island, Broken Sword and Grim Fandango. Yes these were not detective games, but the basic notion of finding clues/items and piecing them together was entirely the same and was much more fun than this.