This game takes place during the 1940's. The clothes, dialogue, cars and buildings are spot on. It took me longer than expected to beat the game. Some of the cases were pretty short while others took a bit of time to complete. The story is freaking awesome - I won't spoil it but there are several surprises in store for you. I'd recommend getting the strategy guide. The side missions were a nice distraction from the main case or story missions. They were all pretty short too. Trophy hunters beware --- getting all 95 vehicles is a pain - I got 90 out of 95. You don't know what kind of car you get in unless its a car you haven't been in before. It doesn't tell you what kind of car you riding in like other games do. And I didn't see one gold reel during my week long play through. You definitely need a strategy guide to get all of them too. Getting the newspapers were easy since you get them throughout the main cases. Great game overall!
To make this game more challenging and fun, remove vibration hints!
When questioning people, only choose lie if you have evidence to back it up, otherwise choose doubt if you think they are leaving something out. Watch their body language for doubt. Don't be afraid to use your intuition points to remove one choice (especially early on, you earn intuition points quickly in the beginning).
This game automatically goes over obstacles for you, which sucks sometimes because you can't manually jump over certain little things. Overall it works well, especially when climbing fire escapes. I like that you don't have to worry about ammo or life bars, you just die if you get shot a lot (your heart starts beating loudly if close to death).
I'm glad I didn't purchase this game, but I am very happy to have played it, thanks to Gamefly!
Aight, keep it real I don't write reviews, but dis game deserves it! I love everything about dis game. Graphics are great. Da facial expressions and da way people move is so fluent and real! Rockstar owns deez kinda' games & L.A. Noire is no slouch. Music's cool. Controls is da way a GTA game should be.
But da best part is da interviews and asking questions. Great move. I don't wanna' give up 2 much, but dis is 1 game dat'll b on low 4 a good long time. Grabbin' clues and goin' thru investigations is a good change from robbin' fools & killin e'rybody 4 nuthin.
I gave a game a 9 and only because I'm not done, so...lemme get back 2 it!! Dis game'll b on Low Avail 4 a minute, and I'm glad I got my copy! Good luck suckaz!! Holla