Excerpt: For the most part, video games are simply a way to relax and kill time. The good ones will challenge you intellectually, the great ones will stick in your mind forever. But when all is said and done, the vast majority of games end up being tools of procrastination or escapism.
Excerpt: As a game, L.A. Noire—developed by Team Bondi (in collaboration with Rockstar Leeds) and published by Rockstar Games in 2011—is an intriguing combination of the popular Grand Theft Auto series formula and traditional point-and-click adventure game mechanics.
Conclusion: The PC version of L.A. Noire may have some minor flaws but the inclusion of the DLC and just the fact that this game is incredible is enough to justify picking up this package. The problem is with it coming so late in the year and so long after the games console launch it’s hard to recommend this...
Summary: L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition, so named due to the PC version of Rockstar’s vintage crime opus containing all the DLC from the get-go, launched on Steam not minutes ago in the US, though Brits must wait the traditional three extra days. Retailers, you’re bad people.
Excerpt: LA Noire PC Review Publisher: Rockstar Games Platform: PC , PS3, Xbox 360 UK price (as reviewed) £32.99 (inc VAT) US price (as reviewed) $49.99 (ex tax) It’s raining. It always rains in autumn.
Summary: If you’re an adventure game fan with a computer good enough to run the game then, yes, even with its flaws, L.A. Noire is worth the money. It’s the most modern and progressive adventure I’ve ever played, and it really needs to be experienced by anyone who considers themselves to be a connoisseur the...
Excerpt: In this detective crime thriller game, Rockstar Games builds on their existing strengths and technologies for a one player, detective crime thriller set in 1940s Los Angeles. The unique interrogation gameplay, black and white color schemes, and strong narrative place this action game at a high...
Pros: strong narrative, strong acting talent, action sequences, solid complimentary materials, great authenticity, motion capture characters, interrogation scenarios utilizing MotionScan technology, available investigation techniques, no time limts,
Cons: some odd transitions, a few action sequences have unnatural limits, distracting rankings/notices, occasional glitches like partner getting in the way, checkpoint saves instead of any time progress saves
Excerpt: Team Bondi's detective game, L. A. Noire, is remarkable when it comes to its groundbreaking visuals and character models. However, it's not so impressive when it comes to violence and language.
Pros: Excellent graphics and character animations.