Rockstar over the years have created some of my favourite games I've ever played, the GTA series, Red Dead and now L.A Noire. For any fan of the mentioned games I recommend to get yourself a copy of this truly fantastic game.
You play the part of Cole Phelps, a decorated war hero FROM WWII and 'new guy' to the L.A.P.D. In an era of corruption and greed, it's up to one man to try his best to right the wrongs. I won't go too much into this story in this review, I'll leave that part to you to enjoy as you play through. Once you start playing you wont be able to put the controller down, the game is so immersive. It has a real 'I want to know what happens next' quality to it which has made me play for 4 hours straight at one point.
The graphics are pretty darn good, not the best I've ever seen in a game, but 1947 L.A is recreated with immaculate detail, and the new system implemented by Team Bondi is genuinely a break though for the games industry and I'm kean to see it implemented into future titles. Facial expressions play a big part in the game, it's a massive step forward in technology and at times the characters look as real as their real life counterparts that play them - you will spot the odd "celebrity" playing a part in there from various tv shows.
The sound design is awesome, the soundtrack is one of the best I've witnessed in a game and works towards really capturing the 1940's era. The sound effects in game are also detailed, and realistic.
Gameplay is fun, I was expecting more shoot outs, and the pace may be a little slow in parts but once it gets going there is plenty on offer. Searching crime scenes is rewarding and the interrogation system is both unique and challenging. Driving is tight, and enjoyable although if you choose to, there is a lot of it. Good thing is, if you don't fancy taking the wheel to every location, you can let your partner drive you, acting like a 'fast travel'.
Overall I say this title is excellent, I've been looking forward to it for some time and it certainly hasn't let me down. There are a few slight negatives but they're easily forgiven. In my experience of past Rockstar games there tends to be slight glitches - and there are slight glitches with this game but not enough to hinder your enjoyment. The facial expression technology is an exciting new instalment which makes this game extremely unique and could easily be in contention for Game Of The Year.