L.A. Noire Discussion Thread

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What with all the flaming going on at Jevrio's blog post, I think it's almost necessary to kick off a discussion thread on L.A. Noire.

I personally was not even going to touch this game because I was under the impression that it was another Rockstar open-world GTA-esque game. I was not a fan of GTA IV. I appreciated it for what it was, but I got bored relatively quickly because it was not my type of game. This is why I ahve also not played Red Dead Redemption. Two days ago, however, I decided to actually go out of my way and find out what L.A. Noire was, and found out that it was an adventure game, not a shooter. I haven't played it yet, so I can only limit my opinion to what I can get from reviews, but it looks like something I've not really seen before, and that makes me excited for it.

Everyone's opinion is respected, so feel free to put them out there. Be respectful to others, though. I've been guilty of not always being respectful myself, so call me a hypocrite if you like, but at least I know I am. Most of all, say what you think of the game.

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The voice acting, along with the facial animations, are so amazing, you pay more attention to the actors talking than you do about the gameplay. It's something that's so different, yet so awesome.

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The game is awesome.

It is quite difficult, especially when interviewing or interrogating someone. However, you'll find that your "instincts" as to if a person is lying or telling the truth will improve throughout the game.

Graphically, the game is beautiful. The voice acting is above average, and the facial recognition makes every character look very realistic. The music gives off an awesome atmosphere that really makes you feel like you're in 1940s L.A.

Though L.A. Noire isn't mainly focused on traditional gameplay, it certainly isn't a weak aspect of the game. Finding clues can become a bit repetitive at times, considering that finding clues isn't necessarily difficult. Action sequences are done well, usually consisting of foot chases, car chases, and the occasional shootout. Investigation and interrogation are the main gameplay elements of L.A. Noire, and they are done very well.

Overall, L.A. Noire is a very different and challenging game, but I certainly feel that I got my 60 dollars worth.