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GF Rating
7.8

21818 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

A great game beats GTA VI

posted by AaronWolfe23 (WEST DES MOINES, IA) Jun 2, 2011

Member since Jun 2011

I recently purchased this game from Gamestop when it came out. & I have to say, it beats Grand Theft Auto VI. The Graphics are amazing, The story mode is wonderful, If your looking for a action game, I would strongly recommend this game. I like how you are the detective instead of the criminal unlike GTA VI, It is great that they switched it up in this game, I've been playing this game for probably 8 hours today. I'm already hooked to it, It pulls you in right away from the beginning of the game. So if you like cops or anything, I would say, this is the game of the year for players. & If I was gonna rate this game from 1 to 10, I would give it a 10 star rating for sure. I would tell your friends & family about this game. So give it A try, I know you'll love it. I know I did.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Innovative

posted by chuckied (LITTLE ROCK, AR) Jun 2, 2011

Member since May 2006

Probably the best video game story ever! THe story sustained me thru 3 discs. If not for the great story it would be repetitive. Super graphics and facial animation that should revolutionize the gaming industry. Very weak gameplay (shooting and car chases), but adequate with the role play assisted technology. Better rent it to see if you like it. I was begging for the end. but the 2nd and third disc were the best. I gave it a very good rating of 8. Just when you think you have had all you can take it gets better! I was a assisted by a guide book!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Chicago Noire would be better

posted by dfloss721 (GRAYSLAKE, IL) Jun 2, 2011

Top Reviewer

Member since Jun 2007

I can't stand watching one of the 500 CSI shows on TV, which is why I'm surprised I enjoyed LA Noire so much. My only beef is the city. Had Rockstar made Chicago Noire, imagine how much better it'd be with Al Capone cases, murder, crooked cops, and a way better city to explore and not use a played out Black Dhalia murder.
The graphics, character animation, lighting, shadowing, and overall environmental detail are above any game I've seen on any system to date. Rockstar set the bar for future games.

You start off as a low man on the totem pole LAPD cop. You arrive at a "dead-end" murder scene and your job is to to solve the case. You'll find a certain clue detectives missed, which will lead to you solving it, and eventually becoming a detective. At each promotion thereafter, you'll solve different cases all with the ability to complete mini side missions from dispatch calls while you explore this huge open city Rockstar created.

Most of LA Noire consists of the main case loads. During a case, you'll show up at a crime scene. You talk to eyewitnesses, other cops there before you, coroners, etc. and gather data to build your case in your handy notebook. You'll need to search bodies and the surrounding area for clues to further build your case and unlock new clues and locations.

In addition, you'll have to interview/interrogate, which was my favorite part. That's where their new facial technology comes in play. You determine if responses are true, lie, or doubtful. The problem there lies with determining the diff between lie and doubt, which was a pain at times. You can also use intuition points to remove 1 option to save frustration or replaying a case.

Respond to dispatch calls while driving and you may have to stop a robber, bank burglary, car chase, or whatever. But 95% involve you chasing a guy, then the guy takes hostage at gunpoint, you kill bad guy, you win. But I still loved the game with its flaws.

Milt Drucker
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