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Very Good

Crime, corruption and intrigue

posted by zargot (PHOENIX, AZ) May 31, 2011

Top Reviewer

Member since Oct 2009

L.A. Noire has simple controls and very easy going game play. The sound track is full on cop movie. The graphics are one thing that really got me. The facial expressions in this game are the most realistic I have seen in a game to date, it is almost creepy at times how realistic the faces can be. The story is excellent as well, it is like watching a good detective movie unfold as you play.

The game is all about solving crimes, and how do you do that? Well you will need to go and investigate first of all. Crime scenes pop up all over L.A. and its your job to go and discern what is relevant to a case and what isn't. Each crime scene is unique and each has a multitude of clues you can find so take the time to look around or else you might end up missing something crucial to your case.

After investigating a scene you will often be interrogating people for more information. This is where it gets fun as you will have to actually be reading the people facial expressions and gestures as they are talking to decide if they are telling the truth, lying or just holding out. If someone is lying you need to have evidence of this to back your accusation. This is where all of your detective work comes into play as you can use clues to help prove they are lying.

Story line progresses with each case and you are awarded exp. based on how well you work the cases. You can also earn exp . from other events including busting crooks in quick side quest known as street crimes, anything from bank robbery's to peeping toms. Gain a level and you unlock more street crime cases, hidden cars and intuition points that can be used to help investigate a crime scene or get easier answers from interrogations.

One thing I didn't like was the city driving, there wasn't anything to keep me interested or any real point to it so I ended up using the auto map to drive everywhere. Other than that the game was lot of fun and I would recommend people not miss out on this fun title of 2011.

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the war hobo kicks as s

posted by htgtgtt (TEXARKANA, TX) May 28, 2011

Member since Nov 2007

remember the hobo in one of the homicide cases we was my favorite villian in the entire game here is a quote, 'lets see if u can prove the lakey". that gave me copgasims it was so cool i definitly rate this game a 10/10 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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L.A. Noire - One of the best games this year!

posted by Hashi (LEXINGTON, SC) May 28, 2011

Member since Feb 2011

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!

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