It's too bad that the company that made L.A. Noire went under before the fully realized PC version came out. The detective playstyle and the 1940's ambience of L.A. Noire are something completely different from what we usually see in games nowadays. At times the interrogations can be a bit frustrating, but that only adds to the overall atmosphere of the game. [Dec 2011]
It's hard to remember anything so avant-garde as L.A. Noire. Team Bondi puts forth some truly amazing gameplay concepts as to what balance between graphic adventures and action games in the future should be.
LA Noire Complete Edition is an adult experience, supported by the excellent motionscan technology and a great narrative for our media. A good title that deserves a chance, despite its oddities probably due to the original development team, swallowed by debt and afflicted by a not edifying work story.
Rockstar Leeds has done a great job bringing Team Bondi's L.A. Noire to the PC, which is a thoroughly interesting and at times quite addictive crime thriller. It's easy to get wrapped up in a case and wanting to uncover what really happened; sifting through the false smiles of NPCs and rubbing their nose in our superior detective work.
We can't knock the ambition of LA Noire, and the MotionSense technology certainly makes game characters look much more realistic without the need to install a rendering server in your home, but the game lacks fun. LA Noire aims to makes you feel like a real-life police office, but real-life police-work is actually quite dull.
The game lured me in with a 1940s seetting, and then delivered one of the better written stories, i've experienced, in a beautiful and detailed city. The length of the game is impressing, and most cases have an own story to tell, so the game won't feel all the same. The "motion capture" technique used to recreate the faces of actors is just amazing, and you can actually recognize the actors and see real faces, rather then a animated version. A bonus is that the DLC that comes with this version of the game is actually weaved in with the main storyline, rather than having some random cases with no connection to the game afterwards. Loved it! Try it!
Lightly recommend this game on sale.
Solid detective cases and casework in missions and investigating each piece of the crime and locations and people was very engaging.
Unfornately, The PC version completely corrupted my save file with no hope or way of recovery which demotivated me from finishing the game.
I completly forgot this game even existed,the concept seems interesting but execution is really poor,the games world might seem detailed but it feels so dead,the main protagonist is a hypocrite who cheats on his wife for no reasons,yet in the ending we are forced to feel bad about his death,story is very repetive,in the beginning the game seems promising but after few investigations the game starts feeling so dull, how many times you are willing to pick random garbage i mean evidence from the ground and look at it?How long you are going to play guessing game with suspects?As for visuals,the facial expressions,a lot of people praise this game for facial animation but truth being told they are just wacky and look weird,the rest of the game graphics just seems dated,like it's some late PS2/first Xbox game.A lot of people praise this game,mostly beacuse it has Rockstar logo on it's cover,mostly it gives games immunity to criticism from gaming community,said bias causes developers to get lazy,that's why we get Red Dead Redemption 1 part 2 also known as RDR 2,the fact that Rockstar right now relies all on selling shark cards in multiplayers instead of let's just say making new IP or a good sequel to anything is just shameful,it pretty much kills off a franchises.
SummaryAmid the post-war boom of Hollywood's Golden Age, Cole Phelps, an LAPD detective is thrown headfirst into a city drowning in its own success. Corruption is rampant, the drug trade is exploding, and murder rates are at an all-time high. In his fight to climb the ranks and do what's right, Phelps must unravel the truth behind a string of a...