This is a beautiful looking game. The acting and voice overs were not cheesy like most other games and were able to fit well with the flow. I did notice some of the frame rates getting choppy at some points of the game but it was not a huge deal for me and also at some points it took a bit for the game to register when i would choose an option during the interrogations ( not a huge deal but a little noticeable). The only thing i can say that i didn't like about the game was nearing the end it started to feel very repetitive. All and all it was a really good game, very different compared to all the game genres that are out there now but still really good. I gave it an 8 out of 10
posted by WampusCRA (CHILLICOTHE, OH) May 26, 2011
Member since Nov 2007
Great game, looks great plays great its super fun at first. Game length is just enough to keep you from getting super bored, i think i beat the game in like 15 hours or so. Then i did all the extra's for the rest of the achievements ended up getting 1000gs in this game took about id say 25 hours or so, between finding all the cars 95 different ones, finding the golden reels (50) and then 5 star'ing every case.
This games different that's what it has going for it, the thing is every case almost feels like the last.. sure its a different case with different people and such and it leaves you guessing who did what. But you basically do the exact same thing (search for clues, interrogate someone, make a choice on who did it). Its fresh and fun for the first 2 disc's (which i love how they did 3 disc's it seems like they could of crammed this game all onto one disc but then it wouldn't of been as detailed etc, i think all developers should do this put as much detail into a game even if it makes it more than one disc) but by time i got to the 3rd disc i found myself saying wow this is starting to get repetitive. Great game tho wonderful change from the normal rpg/fps games.
posted by bobbybygodhill (PIKEVILLE, KY) May 25, 2011
Member since May 2011
I would just like to say that I have been reading reviews and people need to stop ranting about this not being another Grand Theft Auto. Now don't get me wrong I love gta, but this game is not even close to being considered another crime spree entry. YOUR A DETECTIVE not a hit man or some mad Russian out for revenge. Its supposed to be something different, new, and exciting. That being said, everyone should understand not to compare it to gta and realize to judge it on things that its built upon such as finding clues, interrogation and so on, not because its not action oriented. This game caught my eye because of the new technology used for it and I'm talking about motion scan which is basically you seeing an actual actors facial expressions implemented into the game. The actors used for this look as they do in the game with minor changes of course. This is the first time this technology is being used, and yes I know that Heavy Rain had very good facial animation as well but it is NOT the same technology. The final thing I would like to say about this subject is, DO NOT and i repeat DO NOT rent or buy this game if your expecting Grand Theft Auto because you will be disappointed with it. This game was not built based upon that type of game play, It was built for being a detective so get use to it, quit whining and just play the game. This game has been very very interesting so far and the main reason is because the game play and cinematic portions go right together to create an experience unlike anything before it. I found myself at some points not knowing when the switch was. I could not give this game a perfect though for as it is somewhat repetitive in certain cases and that they unfold weather regulative the same way but overall L.A. Noire is a fantastic game for a mystery/crime and adventure fan as I am. So people if your looking for a game similar to mass effect with a wonderful new setting, grittier story and the action to back it up then this game is for you