The latest game from RockStar is now here! “L.A. Noire” is the new Detective Thriller is here! We’ve tested it out and we love it! We are reviewing the XBox 360 version of the game. The game itself is 3 discs big, they put a lot of hard work and effort into this one. Now, let’s get started with the full review of L.A. Noire!
Style of Game
L.A. Noire is the first of a kind game; A Detective Thriller. You start off as Cole Phelps, he is a war veteran who is now a cop is LA. The game takes place in LA during the 1940-50’s. The great graphics put you right into the story. In the game you are a detective solving crime, you take on different cases. Each case is a new level in the game. Through out the different cases you move up the ranks. You start off as a “Traffic Cop” and move up from there. In each case there are “Street Crimes”. Street Crimes are the side missions. These are more actions than detective work, it is running and catching the criminal. In the different cases you look for clues, due integrations, and tell if the person is lying. Both of the missions are fun, normally the actual cases involve more thinking. That is the main difference from the “GTA Series” to L.A. Noire, you have to think. It is no more killing random people on the street, you have to think as you are no a cop and detective. Instead of being the bad guy you use logic to try to them. Now back the to the cases, they are linked together. After all it is the story line, it keeps you in the groove for the whole game. The game itself is amazing and will pull you in for the whole story. And if you finish it quickly don’t, worry there will be more coming soon for L.A. Noire. The game is done nicely, you look, integrate, and be a good cop. Overall L.A. Noire is by far one of the best games i have ever seen.
The driving is very sensitive. It’s not like the driving in GTA. It’s more each with your movements on the controller. It takes a while to get used to, but most people should like it. Overall, most people will enjoy the driving. Now it is time to talk about the cars! There are 95 hidden cars that you can collect. Some of them are based on the classic cars of the 40’s, the icons, or some of the beautiful sports cars from the 40’s. The fact that there are 95 still amazes us. You will never get bored with the car you have. The graphics make the cars look like you are actually driving in them.
While there are many great features in L.A. Noire, here are the ones that we though were the best. L.A. Noire uses a new technology called “MotionScan”. What this does is it allows the player to analyze the game characters. You can use real life integration techniques, and classic actions. This technology gives the player the true experience of what it was like being a cop during this time period. Not only do you have a partner in L.A. Noire, you also have Phelps’ trusted “NoteBook”. This is one of the most helpful things in the game. When ever you find a clue, meet a new person, or find a location; It gets recorded in the notebook. So when you are integrating you can get the facts from the “NoteBook” in a very easy and organized way. The “NoteBook” is a main part of playing the game. One last feature are the “Newspapers”, they are mainly found at crime scenes. So what is so special about newspapers? Well, they provide a back story tot he crime that occurred. They are like flashbacks, so they will provide you with helpful hints to close the case. These are just some of the great features in L.A. Noire .
L.A Noire is a great game, it drags you in from the beginning and will keep you right there till you finish it. It is the first of its type, a detective thriller. We think everyone will love this type of game! It is a game of being a good cop, who does his job. Whether the hard way or the easy way he does it and you will be joining him for the ride. L.A. Noire is by far the best video game out there this year, we are eagerly awaiting for the next expansion to what is going to be a great series! You Can Buy Or Find Out More About L.A. Noire Here. We would like to thank RockStar Games for providing us with a copy of “L.A. Noire”.