Detective Work at it's best
LA noire is a unique game, as it blends detective work and gunfights and chase scenes into one. As Cole Phelps, you must slowly solve many different crime scenes using realistic detective actions and puzzles. When you start of a case, you drive to the crime scene with your partner, (who helps you along the way solving the mysteries and integrating suspects.) You take a look around, finding all the evidence before moving to the next location, which could be a suspect's house or apartment. Once you get there, you look around for any evidence that could be hiding in their house, then after that, you must ask the suspect some questions. This is one of the good parts, as you will have to identify if the suspect is lying, telling the truth or if you should doubt them. You have to really pay attention to their expressions, (this is where I usually get fooled.) Or none of this could happen and you will have to chase the suspect (chase scenes are the best in this) either in vehicles or by foot, also chases can lead into a fist fight. On top of the impressive story line, there is side missions. They can either be gunfights, chases.etc An interesting fact for this game is that the face expressions and movements for integrations were filmed on camera from actual people and put in the game, and every detail from an eye twitch to a smirk can be seen, giving it a cinematic kind of feeling.
I picked up LA Noire from my local flea market for about 17 bucks not really knowing what to expect. However what I got was game a game that feels like if Grand Theft Auto met CSI. The basic storyline of the game is that you are LAPD cop Cole Phelps who, in 1940's Los Angeles, starts solving more and more complex murder cases through crime scene investigation and interrogation techniques. As you solve more cases you get promoted to a higher level of management within the department. The graphics within the game are fantastic, however when looking at clues in partial sunlight you can see some pixelation, and maybe some weird render errors here and there, but overall the graphics are wonderful. The gameplay is great too, however it does get a little stale after 8 or 9 cases but it still is fun and provides great entertainment value. The sound in game is wonderful and the voice acting is the greatest I've ever seen in a video game. Plus you have the authentic 1940's music to boot. The lasting appeal of LA Noire I gave a lower score than the rest because I bet once you beat the game once or twice and you start memorizing the answers to the cases it most likely would get stale. Overall, LA Noire is a must have for your gaming library and I strongly recommend you go pick it up at your local game store.
Not sure what the fuss is all about
After going back and forth about getting this game for quite a while I finally bit the bullet and picked it up. While this game has fantastic graphics that is all I found to be outstanding about it. The characters, while all well done seem to come right out of the movie L.A. Confidential and so do so many of the stories you will play through. Truth be told I hated the main character and wanted to smack him. Something about him is as annoying as nails on a blackboard. The game is 3 disks but it does not take you long to get through it and unless you are as dumb as a bag of hammers you know what is going to happen and who did it without having to really work the cases that much. The game is ok and I know there are those out there that will love it but I found it to be a letdown after all the hype that been associated with it.
Why L.A. Noire is a great game.
If you are someone that would want to play as a detective in the 1940s, this is the game for you! This game is based on true crimes in Los Angeles, CA. You play as a very clever detective named Cole Phelps. This is a very great game!
LA Noire was straight up one of the best games I've ever played. I've never rated a game before, but after I beat the game, I knew I had to let more people know how awesome it was. The only part of it worth playing though is the story (free roaming isn't really any good) but its a long game and it'll keep you playing for a while. Some people love it, others don't, but there's no other game like LA Noire.
Very well done, GREAT detective story.
I was skeptical when I picked this game up. But I started to play it and I immediately was hooked. The graphics are stunning, the gameplay is great, and the story is well told. I like the fact that, for once, you play the "good guy" of the game. The realism of the LA depicted in the game is very accurate. The play area is huge. I liked the effect that face capture had on the cut scenes. It made it feel like a movie. Buy it, it's great!
An amazing game
I was not the mystery type of person. But that totally changed after I played L.A. Noire. Every mystery is a challenge and the conclusion of the mystery is a suprise. The biggest challenge for me was trying to do the interviews with the suspects. The people in the game look so life-like and the graphics are amazing. This game's gameplay caught me by suprise and totally got me hooked from start to end. I would tell everyone to try this game. Totally worth the money.
Pretty good game but not the best
this is game is all about patience. Its not like Boom Bang. Its about getting questions right and being a good detective. Even though it is fun its not all about violence.
The LADP's Finest
While other games try and bring you into the future, as we see all to common today, it is nice to see some other games other than the Assassin's Creed franchise making hits in the ballpark. With that said, L.A. Noir is an excellent game. The setting, 1940's LA. The protagonist, an up-and-running silver star war Veteran by the name of Cole Phelps. The mission, bring justice to the streets. That is the feel of this game. LA Noir goes out of its way to bring you an authentic experience while still keeping it fun. The story is not very well connected at first, you are just solving random cases. But then you start to get some attention and move up threw the ranks. Noir's characters are all very fleshed out, giving the game an even more indeph feel. The game also doesn't try to hold your hand all time as well. Yes it will give you hints if you ask your partner what to do, but for the most part YOU have to figure things out for yourself. Connecting the dots, following leads, shoot outs, and much much more. Pick up your copy of this game at your local GameStop today!
Best Detective game
I played the game at my friends house and I was amazed, I love the whole game I beat it but I am going to get this for my xbox so I can get achievements too.