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Fantastic, if a little flawed
on June 15, 2012
L.A. Noire is a great game for those who enjoyed the openness of the GTA series, but wanted a greater focus on story. The closest thing I can think of to compare it to was "The Getaway" for the PS2.
- Looks fantastic; you'll not only recognise the voices of the characters, but their faces too. Everything is superb in this department - enjoy, fans of Mad Men!
- Mostly historically accurate; the set is fantastic, most of the ads, cars, etc. are good too; you will feel like you're in 1947 L.A.
- Crimes based off real events (can't say too much because of spoilers, but look out for one of the most infamous murder cases in U.S. history)
- Gets repetitive; you will do a lot of the same thing over and over again. In my opinion, this constitutes a good portion of what real detective work must be like, but some will find this tedious.
- The facial recognition is not perfect; following the correct cues and patterns of your suspect will not always get you the correct response; this can be frustrating.
- The story seems to wind down halfway through the game; while I thought the second to last desk was a total lackluster compared to the one prior, and the final desk was brilliant, if positioned wrong, I do feel the game reaches it's climax well before it should.