When I first fired up this game I was amazed at the detailed city and spectacular graphics. The facial animations were also extremely detailed and definitely the best I have ever seen in a console game.
I really, really wanted to like this game. After four or five hours of play I just couldn't do it anymore.
I would say this game is 90% investigation and 10% action. You spend most of your time interviewing witnesses and people who may be involved with the crime. Searching the crime scene for clues is also a huge part of the game. Tailing people in you car also plays a part.
My main gripe with this game is that it is way too slow and mundane for my liking. Some may really like this game and I can understand why. If there was a little more action and less investigation I might have been more likely to keep playing.
It is has nowhere near the action of Rockstar's other sandbox games. Just because you enjoyed Red dead or GTA 4 doesn't mean you will enjoy this.
Overall, a different kind of game, but too slow for my enjoyment.
This game is rock stars best games in a long time! I loved it. For one the new motion scan thing was just awesome! The graphics in this game was like looking at a real person and the way there mouth moved was just amazing! The feature i liked was the choice to decide if the witness you are interviewing was Lying or telling the truth! The way you could screw up a case or find another big find was like being a real detective! The 1940's look made you feel like you lived in it they did a exuberant job with making the old L.A. come back to life. The car chases and the driving in general reminded me of GTA a lot. You can tell they used that feature again. Now like most games by Rock Star you can free roam and do whatever! Which i love, but in L.A. Norie you can't rely do that much, but you don't ever have the urge to because the cases and mission's are just far to fun to even want to. So i gave this a 9 it is an amazing game i would buy it! Don't even rent it cause your gonna want to buy it right away!!