Summary: It wasn't a bad game by any standard, but it just kinda fell a little bit below my expectations. The fact that in some cases you were just pretty much framing a guy, as part of the overall mystery gave me mixed emotions.
Summary: After two days of working on it, I can say that this game simply will not start, will not run, and cannot be made to run on my computer. I would love to have Rockstar ship me one of the computers they used to prove it works so I could play it.
Summary: This game is beautiful. I was skeptical when I saw it on sale for less than $9 with reviews saying the graphics were horrible, but I gave it a try. I downloaded the latest patch and turned all the visual settings to max and it performs great!
Summary: This is an excellent game, I just wish the keyboard-based controls were a bit more fine-tuned, and why for-the-love-of-pete can't anyone make a vehicle control system that uses the mouse to steer left/right?
Pros: Pretty compelling story-driven gameplay. Great price when on-sale. Great graphics, realistic but still a bit stylized. Good character animations. Very good voiceovers. Innovative exploration system to locate and examine objects and areas.
Cons: Movement and exploration mechanics can be a bit "klunky" and awkward at times. Vehicle-control is keyboard based, awkward and "GTA"-like, difficult and awkward.
Summary: I never had any launch/run issues. My desktop has Win7 HP with an FX-6300 and an MSI GTX 760 4GB. I also had a GTX 650 before I upgraded to the 760. I have also ran this game on my laptop a little bit. And I mean a little bit.
Pros: L.A. Noire is a pretty good game really. The story is quite good and interesting to follow, especially once you start piecing together the puzzle(s). The map is big and very detailed. One of the things I enjoyed was just driving around and exploring. There is a decent amount of activities to be h...
Cons: The gameplay feels a little hollow. There is often only one button to push to get your character to do a long line of action. For example, running up stairs or taking down a criminal in a fist fight (although I understand the stairs part, trying to hit the exact tight corners while running up aft...
Summary: Saw the reviews about issues with the game working and thought how hard could it be? I have a brand new gaming rig and my direct x (good tip from another reviewer) was up to date. Wrong. After downloading the game it actually installed fairly smooth. Then the problems started.
Summary: It looks like installation is really hit or miss for this game download. I have a Dell XPS 15 laptop that I bought last year (April 2011), running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, Intel i7-2630QM chipset, 8 GB RAM, 2GB VRAM, DirectX 11, and I couldn't get the game to work.
Summary: Never got to play it. Between huge download and huge patch and required error fiddling to get patch to patch which led to new set of errors I got fed up. Googling and Amazon customer service no help. My computer specs and abilities just fine. I just couldn't waste any more time on it.....