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L.A. Noire Review

L.A. Noire Review
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Game Name: L.A. Noire
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Publisher(s): Rockstar Games
Developer(s): Team Bondi, Rockstar Games
Genre(s): open world, third-person shooter, action-adventure
Release Date: May 2011
ESRB Rating: M

I have been an adventure game addict ever since I picked up my first copy of King’s Quest. You may be asking yourself, what does a 2011 Rockstar game have to do with adventure gaming? Thankfully, more than I thought. Watch my surprise as I cover gameplay, sound, graphics and overall experience of this 1940’s based detective game.

Extended Version:

NOTE: Watch the shorter version here before the extended! 😎

My Not-So-Wordy Overview of LA Noire

Pros:

  • Hired professional on camera actors to play parts with amazing facial recognition
  • Look and Feel
    • Episodic cases
    • Period cars and clothing, hair, music
    • Details, Details, details! (ie – You can hear the rustle of your pantlegs as you walk down stairs)
  • So many different locations, never gets boring
  • Story; it’s like 3 stories blending simultaneously
  • Dialog! Amazing script and story writing
  • To help adventure game players..
    • Aim assist for newbies
    • Turning on siren causes cars to pull over for you
    • Or you can skip driving all together (holding y)
    • “Skip this action sequence, your progress will not be affected”
    • Sounds for clues, doesn’t take away from adventure experience
    • Puzzles are easy but fun, action puzzles more difficult
    • LONG and satisfying game!

Cons:

  • Save points over user controlled saves – causes you to replay a lot
  • Some controls awkward when looking around, searching for clues can’t really fully explore… so much detail but can’t see, it will be better with pc version
  • Can’t accurately tell if people are lying, etc
  • glitches, but they’re cute – your partner walks off randomly , had to reload from beginning of episode, missing pieces of dialog/audio, repeating audio
  • doesn’t let you drive your cool car into next scenes
  • not a lot of re-playability, even with it being a sandbox game

 

Oh, and did I mention.. there are three discs?!

 

 

  • James King

    I’m a fan of the 1940s too. (I collect old time radio shows from the 1920s-1960s). Thanks for this great review.

    • Ivan

      OI aí da para você postar matérias ou especiais para instalar jogos no UBUNTU para facilitar nossas vidas desde já agradeço ha You is biatifull girl ……………

  • I know a Canadian who refer himself as The Great Clement (he on youtube as well) and recommended people to get the PS3 and not Xbox 360 version because it’s has three disc as you demonstrated. But your facial expression while showing off the disc was bloody hilarious and brilliant. In a way I’m not looking forward to downloading the steam version, as it probably be around to 15-20gb, oh bloody hell.

    Yes I am English.

  • I liked you, and pretty funny. You exudes sexuality. Q Thank you for the good times your video has brought me. I would like to see a movie you jumping on a trampoline. You have a boyfriend? What are you msn contact? Sorry it does not understand well because I am Brazilian and I am using a translator.

  • Henrik, Defender of the Downtrodden

    Hah! I was there when you played this game. You were so sick!

    *sad puppy face*

  • Ivan

    OI aí da para VOCÊ postar materias OU Especiais como instalar jogos no UBUNTU parágrafo facilitar Nossas Vidas DESDE JÁ Agradeço ha Você é menina linda muito mesmo … … … … …