Tuesday, June 7, 2011
A game that took ages to make but totally changes the image Rockstar games has created with GTA and Red Dead Redemption.
It will draw you in and keep you in its grip till you finish the game.
Starting off with as a low level cop and making your way up the ranks with a number of good busts L.A. Noire gives you the impression that decisions you make affect the world. Well in all honesty they just affect how the chief reacts at the end of a case. Your actions have no real impact on the outcome of the game.
It provides about 10-12 hours of good game play with case after case becoming longer and more complex.
The motion capture used to give the characters life is amazing and keeps you on your feet in order to determine if the person you are interviewing is telling the truth or just playing you for a fool.
The story of the game creates a sense of mystery like a movie would keeping you at the edge of your seat wondering what happens next.
The hunt for clues can sometime be frustrating as they play music in the back ground if there are clues to be found and the controller vibrates when you can interact with objects from the environment and examine them for clues. The story of L.A. Noire gives an insight into the dark side of L.A. life in the 40's.
With some stunning visuals and a decent sized city to explore with street crimes to stop and cars to unlock the game provides enough to keep you busy for a while even after you have burnt through the story.
There are times when it can get annoying as you can jump over some objects and not over others which may be the same size or smaller. Also the controls can be a little picky about reacting to certain actions. You have to position yourself just right in order to examine clues and even slight deviations will result in you running around the object getting a bit annoyed.
There are a few action sequences but like i said few and far apart. You also have the option to skip them completely and just move on with the very intriguing story.
I give the game a 9/10 it lost that 1 point coz of the controls and the annoying objects that you cant jump over but should be able to...