I had to put a 10 to cancel out all those people who are going to give it a bad rating after realizing this is not grand theft auto:LA, yes there is a huge open detailed city but you are a detective and an enforcer of the law so no mayhem and chaos. La noire feels kind of like heavy rain, only with more responsibility to the player. My actual rating would be a 9, its a nice vacation from other genres of games, but the game can get repetitive, and after a while I felt like I had aquired a second job as a police officer, that may be good or bad for some people. Overall this is a must play for all gamers, mature gamers that Is.
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Ever since I first heard about this game I was really excited, I love the sound of a good interrogation game, and I knew exactly what I was getting into.
The game has a very nice interface that blends well with how you play, when you enter the crime scene music begins to play in the background, which slowly fades as you discover all the clues, dissapearing all together once youve found them all which is handy. However, there were just a few core gameplay issues I had that really ruined it for me.
First of all, the interrogation process. Its simple enough, after youve gathered all the clues you can find, you interrogate the person, you listen to their story and then you can decide on 1: If they are telling the truth, 2: You're doubtful, 3: They are lying. It sounds easy, but eventually it gets plain frustrating. There's almost always little room to tell the difference between "Lie" and "Doubt", which leaves plenty of room for failure, and I feel like they could've spent more time making the differene between those two easier. Otherwise, it runs smoothly: Its pretty easy to tell when something's amiss and when your options are more clear, its a blast.
Another thing is the clunky movement Rockstar kept in the game, you're character often stumbles around drunkenly, which makes it hard to effectively activate clues (being that they tend to make themselves present very last second).
Other than that the game is downright amazing. I can honestly say that the face and motion capture is PERFECT, and makes for almost entirely real looking people.
The game is fun although a little repeditive. I'm about 15 hours in and the only real complaint i have is the controls, they suck. I mean suck, you have this beautiful landscape, great voice acting, great story, and then wham you're reminded that you're playing a rockstar game as you get stuck on objects and have a horrilbe time turning and manuevering. It really takes you out of a world the designers worked so hard to build for you. All in all having a fun time so far.