Tuesday, August 28, 2012

L.A. Noire Review

L.A. Noire Review

The highly anticipated LA Noire is out for the X Box 360 and the Play Station 3. 

Rock Star has done it once again, with the success of the Grand Theft Auto series, and Red Dead Redemption, LA Noire is another masterpiece to add to Rock Stars impressive collection of top notch games.  

Personally I'm not a fan of noire story telling and to be honest I didn't really see how it was possible to tell these types of stories in a game but i must say I am pleasantly surprised. The stories and crime told in this game are top notch. every case even the side quest are amazing stories to be experienced in this lively 1940's city of Los Angles. 

While the games city isn't necessarily the most visually perfect world, its flawed with some low res textures, but considering how large LA is and how much atmosphere is in the game it looks incredible. But where LA Noire's graphics really shine is in the amazing  facial animations. 

The people look flawless and the acting is top notch. While playing the game you will have to decide weather or not a suspect is lying to you or there telling the truth, if you don't think someone is being truthful with you, but you don't have any proof you can alway doubt them as well,  but if you accuse some one of lying be prepared to back it up with some evidence.

LA Noire takes place along four different desk, Traffic, Homicide, Vice, and Arson, And with each desk you are assigned a different partner. If you get stumped your partner is always there to guide you to what you need to do next.  

He is also there to help you cut off a person you may be pursuing on foot or shoot out the tires during a car chase. 

Clues are key to this game, linking evidence is how you get people to confess to crimes. Also you may need to find clues to link you to other more relevant clues.

Some of the people you may want to arrest but sometimes thats just not possible unfortunately  even if you shot someone some place non lethal they will die,  there is no option, other than when its given, to try and arrest someone, so sometimes even people you don't want to kill, you have too.

While this game isn't for very one, if your looking for a Grand Theft Auto game set in the 40's you will be disappointed but if your looking for a thought provoking crime misery game, LA Noire is the game for you.

9 out of 10

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