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L.A. Noire

Rating: 18+ (BBFC)

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  Amazing

| | See all Kaze101010's reviews (2)

Just when you think Rockstar couldn't pull anything else out of the bag here comes LA Noire. overall its a fantastic game but don't expect action at every corner. you will have to think about a lot of things playing this game and it takes a long time to get through it so if you want a fast paced quick fire game look somewhere else but if you want a fantastic and hard-hitting narrative with some spectacular gameplay and amazing DLC then LA Noire is the game for you!

  Boring and Repetative!!!

| | See all Butler76's reviews (1)

I was really looking forward to this game as the trailers for it looked great! But, after playing the game for a few hours I just found myself getting very bored as it is the same old thing! You visit a crime scene look for clues, question people, sometimes chase after suspects, have a fight blah, blah, blah! However I was impressed with the graphics for the facial expressions, but that wasn't enough to keep me amazed for long!
It got to the point with this game that I just wanted to complete it (via walk through on the internet) just so I could complete it and trade it back in!!!
This game is a nice idea in theory, but just to boring in practice!!! I just hope the new Grand Theft Auto game doesn't follow suit??? Red Dead Redemption is far more funnier and entertaining!!!

  High Production Values but Lacking Something

| | See all deanlowdon's reviews (468)

Rockstar Games have earned a good reputation in gaming circles for high production values and that trend continues with the Team Bondi developed LA Noire. Set in the late 1940s the game is an interactive detective story following the career of ex-army lieutenant Cole Phelps.

There have been complaints from those expecting a Grand Theft Auto (GTA) style open world game but LA Noire was never advertised as such. The game is far more structured than any GTA game, or even Red Dead Redemption for that matter, and the focus of the game remains firmly on solving the cases provided by searching crime scenes (in the manner of the old point and click adventures) and questioning witnesses/suspects. The much vaunted facial mapping technology is very impressive and with a little practice it is possible to become quite adept at spotting when someone is hiding the truth. Thats not to say that the game is totally devoid of action however with most cases involving a few shoot outs, car chases or rooftop pursuits and these are fairly well implemented.

Many of the cases are fairly interesting and the script writing, while still not up to the quality of the best TV programmes, is certainly better than the majority of those seen in video games. A number of minor flaws, such as a few repetitive cases, can be largely ignored but one complaint that certainly can't be is that all too often it feels more like you are being lead through some of the investigations rather than actually playing the role of detective. Regardless of any choices made the game plays out in virtually the same way and this comes very close to making the gameplay pointless on occasions. For many the atmosphere created will allow them to get past this but it all means the game does not live up to the hype.

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  High Production Values but Lacking Something

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Rockstar Games have earned a good reputation in gaming circles for high production values and that trend continues with the Team Bondi developed LA Noire. Set in the late 1940s the game is an interactive detective story following the career of ex-army lieutenant Cole Phelps.

There have been complaints from those expecting a Grand Theft Auto (GTA) style open world game but LA Noire was never advertised as such. The game is far more structured than any GTA game, or even Red Dead Redemption for that matter, and the focus of the game remains firmly on solving the cases provided by searching crime scenes (in the manner of the old point and click adventures) and questioning witnesses/suspects. The much vaunted facial mapping technology is very impressive and with a little practice it is possible to become quite adept at spotting when someone is hiding the truth. Thats not to say that the game is totally devoid of action however with most cases involving a few shoot outs, car chases or rooftop pursuits and these are fairly well implemented.

Many of the cases are fairly interesting and the script writing, while still not up to the quality of the best TV programmes, is certainly better than the majority of those seen in video games. A number of minor flaws, such as a few repetitive cases, can be largely ignored but one complaint that certainly can't be is that all too often it feels more like you are being lead through some of the investigations rather than actually playing the role of detective. Regardless of any choices made the game plays out in virtually the same way and this comes very close to making the gameplay pointless on occasions. For many the atmosphere created will allow them to get past this but it all means the game does not live up to the hype.

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  So different, so great!

| | See all epicKINGR's reviews (10)

You cannot compare this game to any other, its one of only few games where you really have to use your brain to figuire things out. The graphics are amazing and so are the cases/storyline.
A must buy if you want a game thats different from the rest!

  a very good game but slightly repetitive!

| | See all beckyb123's reviews (7)

i enjoyed the game very much! the story line was good and the investigations were good fun, having said that it does get slightly repetitive still a great game and defo worth playing for something a bit different.

  ALMOST THERE

| | See all kam1124's reviews (2)

Now everything about this game is impressive first off the setting is genious you are instantly transported to 1940's LA and you feel like you are part of LA confidential which in my opinion is great. the graphics are really good and the face movements show this and you can't fault the gameplay, but once you get past the initial immersion of the game you start realising the idea of the game is much better than the game itself and you are left with a repetitive game leaving you frustrated and bored and you want more than you get from the game but you shoulde definately try and play this game because it's a sign of future games and shows a good effort at trying to create a new type of gaming.

  an acquired taste

| | See all pabloclarke77's reviews (2)

sound and graphics are excellent,game gets very repetitive very quickly
,it lacks the fun elements if red dead redemption and gta,

  Brilliant game

| | See all backdrifters's reviews (2)

This game is brilliant. All the elements to make a perfect film noire game. Not to mention the breathtaking graphics, realistic setting and chase scenes.

  LA. Love

| | See all MindTheGap's reviews (31)

As with any game, there are pros and cons about them. You may think because I gave it 5stars I have no complaints about it. Well there's really only two problems with it, so I'll get those out the way first.
Your story does end pretty much with your promotion to Vice. From then on in, it just seems to be rushing the story along to its almost unwelcome ending. I like the ending a lot its just the fact it does seem like a diasspointing conclusion, like getting socks for Christmas.
The other is the achievements, They are all testing the same skills over and over (Especially in the DLC's) meaning that they are not anything new at all and you can probably guess what they are.
Possitives, the game is long, but in a good way, a case will take you about 45minutes a pop, but the number of them, mean you won't get through an entire desk in one sitting, yet you will still feel like you're making progress. The five star completinon for cases is also fun to try and work out for yourself, my favourite ones coming from Homicide desk.
you can still be a bad guy if it pleases you and an achievement will let you focus on being that way too.
All in all I would recomend this game wholeheartedly. Anybody who doesn't like it has their resons and I can understand this isn't a game for everybody.