gamers (88%) found this review helpful
Wow. Forget everything you think you know about Rockstar Games or even the entire "Open World" genre for that matter. Slow and cerebral is the name of this game. I just got done jamming through the game after picking it up at a midnight release. This truely is a game changer of this console generation and a welcome one at that! Finally a slow, well-writen, mature title for mature gamers. I've always thought that playing the "good guy" couldn't be done in a game but Rockstar and Team Bondi have proved me wrong. I was completely engrossed from begining to end. Just don't expect this to be your "GTA" or "Red Dead" fix for 2011 or you will be sorely dissapointed. There are no zombies to kill. There is no sky-diving. You don't run over pedestrians. You just solve crimes in a rich, colorful re-creation of late 1940s Los Angeles and you feel like a badass, hero cop while doing it. Highly recomended for anyone who would like an injection of new ideas and flavor into their gaming diet.
posted by AnonymousGamer (WHITE HOUSE, TN) May 17, 2011
Member since May 2011
gamers (81%) found this review helpful
Before reading this review I feel I should inform you that I want to be a detective so I do have a bias opinion With that said.
You start beat cop then advance to Traffic desk after that there is Homicide Desk then Vice then Arson.
This game is awesome. The technology that Team Bondi used in the game really shows in the actors. I have never played a game quite like this one. Heavy Rain is the closest i have come to but that is about as close as New York is to Cali. There is a little bit for everyone in the game. The story line focus on Searching and Interrogation. If you are looking for a Shooting game this is not for you. Now calm down there are shoot outs and foot/car chases as well and there are side missions if you decide that you want to do them.
The bad about L.A. Noire is the targeting system is bad it is just a white dot. With some of the things that happen (hostage situation) it would be better. Also there is some repetitiveness in the game but they have the side missions so I jsut do a few of those once I feel that way.
All in all I think this is an awesome game and it is very long im about 20 hours ( 18 i believe) and im only at the second of the four desk.