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GF Rating
7.6

13602 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

Very close to fantastic.

posted by Giraffle (SPRING, TX) May 18, 2011

Member since Aug 2007

13 out of 29 gamers (45%) found this review helpful

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.

PROS:
-Excellent motion capture
-Fun and immersive clue finding/interrogations
-Great characters

CONS:
-Clumsy game mechanics
-Needs tidying up

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Nice change of pace

posted by TampaDogg (TAMPA, FL) May 18, 2011

Member since Sep 2008

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.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

It's Mafia 2 all over again

posted by killquick4 (HOMESTEAD, PA) May 18, 2011

Member since Oct 2010

9 out of 31 gamers (29%) found this review helpful

I saw this game advertised and immedately put it in my GameQ with excitement to play it the day of release. Sadly though that excitment quickly changed to dissapointment and even a bit of repetativeness. This game is nonstop story just misson after mission after mission and it's just a total letdown for a Rockstar game. When you here rockstar you expect to have a great open free roam map ( GTA, Red Dead Redemption, ect..) but this game is the total opposite with very little time or reason to bother looking around the map. Along with a bad game setup it's also very short as i've only played for about 6 hours and i'm 3/4 of the way through it already, and after the lenghty games of the past with plenty of replay, this one is on the bottom of my list of memorable games. As for the story i can still remember every part of GTA 4 San Andreas and RDR due to the great character development, but with this one i truely couldn't care less what happens. Oh and just incase i forgot to mention you spend about 75% of the game just driving.

Pros:
- The graphics and voiceovers are amazing everything seems on track and you feel as if your talking to actual people.
- It's nice to be the police for once enforcing the law instead of making your own justice like the other titles
- option to have your partner drive to skip to destinations
Cons:
-Gameplay is pure story mode with little or no time to free roam
- Your driving for a huge majority of the game
- the story really doesn't start to develop until your about halfway through it
- the character development is to vague it just doesn't give you much attachment like with past titles.
- it doesn't feel like the player has much variety like in past Rockstar titles.

Overall i would gamefly this but it wouldn't be at the top of my list as there are better games with more to do that LA Noire.

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