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GF Rating
7.6

13633 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Stunningly adult...its about time

posted by mickb38 (HIGGANUM, CT) Sep 19, 2011

Member since Dec 2010

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Ever wanted to solve a crime? This game has few cheap thrills most of the games emphasis is aimed at observation, puzzle solving and guess what... what for it...a story line! Rockstar shouldbe applauded for some of the desicions it made concerning this game. The end left me with the same strange feeling you get when you wath a good twist movie. The pace is deliberately slow with chases and gun fights splashed in to break up the speed. Adult content littered throughout so moms and dads keep your kids away from this one and check it out for yourself. My surprise favorite of the year so far.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

I just wish the game lasted longer...

posted by Thecrowghs (LOS ANGELES, CA) Aug 17, 2011

Member since Jul 2011

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Great game loved the graphics, you can even google the characters and see how the characters really look a lot alike! Just that it seemed to short for me passed it really quick. Sure there was a lot of other stuff the could have added like better mobility with the character but it would have suffered in the graphics. Hope they come out with another ~!

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Good game that could have been great

posted by razwit (LOVELAND, CO) Aug 31, 2012

Member since Aug 2012

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

LA Noir had all the components there to be great. Unfortunately the game often sabotaged itself, primarily in the writing (Which it leans on heavily), and occasionally in the game play.
It wasn't that the writing was bad throughout, but rather, it would set up villains and seemingly scrap them for the sake of moving on to a different type of case, as opposed to allowing the story involving the villain to run its course. This not only marginalized sections of the story, but also intruded on the game play by making everything all too easy, so that you could solve cases and move on. The story and difficulty would have been served better by not forcing you to certain conclusions.
The game play on all fronts is easy. I would argue too easy for a mature game, and sections of the game feel more like busy work than detective work. Every house I was looking for clues in was this way. at some point in the game, you figure "I don't actually have to search for clues, I just have to walk around pressing the action button." certain locations can take 10 or 15 minutes to "search" and longer if you passed by a random corner or a bush.
But the part of game I really loved was the interviews/interrogations. Though it was generally too obvious when a character was lying, and it was a little absurd how few times people told the truth. It felt very engaging and often intense. I would say, if you really love mysteries, you're actually really going to like this game. If you're more into action titles, you're going to find this slow moving and not challenging at all.

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