L.A Noire:finally not another first person shooter
As you may already know ,you don't have to be a hardcore gamer to realise that the most popular and best selling, which they keep churning out are first person shooters, particularly the COD series and Battlefields. I know that these games are what a large percentage of the gaming public like, and don't get me wrong so did I and still do sometimes, but I got fed up with the amount of them, and just generally games where you were killing things with guns! I felt I wanted a new taste of a different game that's a bit more original. Then I found L.A Noire and ever since buying that game ,my wish came true! In actual fact I will be back in a moment.... yes I just played it, and it is certainly is what I am looking for!
Rockstar, also the makers of the fantastic GTA and Red Dead Redemption, are the creators of L.A Noire, and lets say this game is different, in fact a whole lot different from any other games Rockstar has ever made. Even though there is reasonable amounts of car and gun chases, the focus is not on how many head shots you can get, it's the about how well you can read suspects faces, during investigations in order to solve the crimes.
You're playing the character of Cole Phelps as part of the L.A.P.D in, where your aim is to solve these crime cases. With a lot of these cases being quite lengthy to solve, with 21 cases over 3 discs I personally think you're getting your moneys worth, as I like to know that it's a game I will finish at some point and will not just be eventually left and never finished. The main parts involved in these cases are investigations, and where I think it shines is the expressions on the faces of the people.For Rockstar have used the latest technology to capture real actors faces, along with their expressions and movement of the mouth when in conversation, which is a first for gaming. What also adds some challenge to game is not all suspects are easy to tell wheather they are a) telling the truth b) you can doubt them, or c) you can say they are lying (but in doing this you have to know that their lying by backing it up with evidence that you have found.) By asking the more questions available and getting them right, you will rank up as a detective and earn more intuition points, which help you uncover clues when investigating a scene, if in need.
Cut scenes are common and make up another large part of this game, as through these cut scenes magnificent story telling and storyline is told. That is another factor that makes me love the game even more, as it's even told in a classic murder mystery 1947 Los Angeles film. Through most cases there are newspapers that you can pick up that tell you a chunk of a completely different storyline each time, that certainly get your attention. As usual there are plenty of hidden items to collect (hopefully without using walkthroughs or in other words CHEATING!) Every car should also be driven in order to get that achievement.
L.A. Noire isn't all about those main straight forward cases, this is still an open world game. You can still deviate from the case and explore Los Angeles, and tackle more action-orientated missions which are heard over the police car radio. Forty "unassigned cases" are in fact not random, but single-scene missions, where you'll stop a bank robbery, chase down a crazy gun lunatic or even shadow a crook to his hideout.
As I think you already know my feelings towards this game, I will conclude with this simple message if like the sound of the above and want a different game. Buy L.A Noire