I thought this game was great. I thought the graphics were stunning and very realistic-looking, especially when played on an HD tv. The technology used to create the expressions by the characters was another touch that I felt made the game a little more real. The attention to detail was clear in this game, from the tiny changes in a character's expression to weather changes to parts of the investigation that were blink and miss, yet integral to how you succeeded in the investigation. I also really liked that there were intuition points and helpful hints to help us figure out what line to take when questioning suspects. The music for the times was dead on and as an oldie aficionado, I appreciated that. And how about that hauntingly beautiful entrance theme? I had to get the soundtrack from Spotify the minute I found out the name of the composer. I did think that the game itself was a little short and after a lot of build-up I thought the ending was anti-climactic. I didn't like how the game ended at all but the rest of the game and being able to replay the levels again to unlock more achievements makes up for it....I guess. lol In short, I'm very glad Rockstar made the effort that they did to put out this game. I personally have a hard time finding games that I really enjoy, but this one pulled me in from jump and I'm sad I already beat it. It was really exciting leading up to the big finish.
Something different from Rockstar Games
For those who have been living under a rock, Rockstar is known for hit games like Grand Theft Auto, in which you take control of a free-to-kill mass murderer committing crimes left and right. L.A. Noire is completely different, as you take control of LAPD Detective and World War II veteran Cole Phelps in an attempt to thwart crime in a violent city where everybody has something to hide. Phelps begins as a regular street cop, but the chief of police recognizes his success as a patrolman and promotes him to Traffic, Homicide, Ad Vice and Arson. L.A. Noire uses Motion Capture Technology (mocap) which uses real actors (Aaron Staton, Sean McGowan, Andrew Connolly, etc) to portray the game's characters. The result is a very realistic looking game. This game makes you feel as if you are really living in 1947 Los Angeles with realistic looking vehicles and a massive map. In fact, if there's one thing I can absolutely gush over it is the graphical quality. This is a gorgeous looking game, whether you are trying to navigate the Westlake Tar Pits or scaling the chandelier inside the Hall of Records. With many large cases, this game will take you a long time to beat. But even after you complete the main story, there are still other things to do like commandeering different cars for your vehicle showroom, discovering hidden landmarks or solving street crimes. In fact this game is so large, some of it had to be left out and included as DLC. The DLC package includes new cases, new outfits and new weapons. This is certainly a game I can recommend to anyone who likes noir films. The PS3 version will experience some lag or possibly overheat the system, so I would recommend you play the PC version from Steam, assuming you have the specs to run it. Do NOT buy the Xbox 360 version, as it was split up into two separate discs. The PS3 version is contained in one disc.
Very well done
This game was great. I love the detective concept because I haven't played anything like it before. All the DLC is excellent and the story is superb. The only thing that kinda sucks is the ending and it doesn't have much replay value because you know how it ends. You could do free roam, but eh. You know.
This is Rockstar at it's best!
This game makes you feel like a true 1940's detective as you interrogate, pursue on foot and in cars, investigate, and even respond to street crimes! The graphics are as close to real as it gets when examining how people talk and their facial expressions, even the bodies you investigate are terrifyingly realistic. Overall, the graphics are insanely good. The physics engine is also incredibly good as I have experienced no lagging or glitches of any kind, so the gameplay is very smooth. Lasting appeal is also high because there is so much to do between the 21 story cases, 40 street crimes, rare mystery cars you can collect, plus all of the add on content. I could go on but I suggest you try the game for yourself because it is a fantastic masterpiece.
Just picked this game up a week ago now that it is dirt cheap, and this is has Rockstar written all over it. Great Graphics,Sound, The open world is Beautifully authentic to that time period and the Gameplay is stiff in a good way like RDR. In this game though the focal point is Solving Crimes by reading body language by questioning suspects/witnesses. The facial animations & facial gestures in this game are breakthrough & something I've never seen before. Characters make facial movements exactly like a real life person would, pretty weird & awesome to see in a videogame. I've only played a bit but the story seems good so far, very early to mid 1900's. The game is a Rockstar game but like GTA & RDR, it has its own identity that separates itself from other Rockstar titles & other games which is a Strong point. From what I heard, the game itself is short, but from my point of view, short or not...it is a very good game & definitely is a worthy buy for its current price.
I wanted to like this game SO MUCH, but it fails because it does not work! I read many reviews that this game is so great but this game keeps freezing my ps3. My ps3 is fairly new so before you think it's my PS3's problem, it isn't. Every other game I have works perfectly (12+ different games that work flawlessly). I got up to the "The Fallen Idol" mission, and it freezes each time. It seems to happen to both the PS3 and the XBOX because the game is so big. I even saw some Youtube videos where the game broke their system!! Unbelievable... I can't believe gamestop would sell this junk to me. I should have done my research before. DO NOT BUY!!
If u want a game with a great storyline but dosent cost a ton this is a game for u i put in a good 24 hours completing the story and half of the street crimes.
this game was alright at first but it just got boring for me no matter how you question the people it always turns out the same got boring after a couple few hours
Loved It !
I was happy to see a game like this avalible , I love crime solving games. This game brings you hours of fun & it's hard to put down. I highly recommend this game to whoever likes a good story!
I hate Rockstar games, but I loved this one
This is absolutely one of my all-time favorite games. I like the fact that you must think when you're solving a case, using the suspects facial expressions to determine whether they're lying or telling the truth. It;s taking me a while to complete it. I'm around 60-70% and I've enjoyed every minute of it. If you like being challenged you will definitely like this game. The only bad thing is that it glitches sometimes, as with majority of rockstar games, but that something I can deal with.