L.A. Noire's absorbing investigations and intoxicating sense of style make it an unforgettable journey through the seamy side of the City of Angels.
23 November 2011
Summary: What awaits Cole Phelps at the next crime scene? Will it be a couple of hopheads who overdosed on morphine and are now on the midnight train to nowhere? Or maybe a young lady whose dreams of Hollywood stardom were chewed up and spit out by the studios and who now lies naked in a park, the victim of...
Pros: Authentic and outstanding 1940's style and atmosphere, Solid performances and good use of motion capture, Compelling investigation and interrogation mechanics, Memorable noir story, Some great shoot-outs and action sequences that make use of real LA locations
Cons: Early investigations are very limited, Disconnection between cases leads to jarring moments, Some restrictions during pursuits and shoot-outs feel artificial
Excerpt: I can't shake the feeling of nostalgia Renegade Ops gives me regarding an old NES title called Jackal. If you've never had the privilege of playing this 25-year-old classic, well... you're probably just a bit younger than me.
Summary: Gamers who took the plunge into the latest Rockstar release back in May, the neo-graphical adventure, “LA Noire,” were treated to a loving tribute to the world of film noire set against the backdrop of Los Angeles, 1947.
Excerpt: L.A Noire is, at the very least, a kind of game that has never been seen before. Taking you back to glamorous 1940's Los Angeles, the player steps into the gumshoes of Detective Cole Phelps, a World War Two veteran, as he rises through the ranks of the L.A Police Department, solving crimes and...
Excerpt: Unlike most cooperative games that aren’t necessarily much fun when played alone, I enjoyed Renegade Ops almost as much when I went at it alone as I did with three friends. You can choose from a selection of vehicles that have special abilities like instant armor plating, an EMP pulse, airstrike,...
Summary: One part Super Off Road , two parts Jackal , and a splash of Just Cause 2 , Renegade Ops is a glorious over-the-top twin-stick shooter with action to spare. A few technical issues mar the experience somewhat, but there’s still plenty to enjoy in both single and multiplayer.
Team Avalanche Embraces The Heights Of Destruction
20 September 2011
Conclusion: Concept: Blast your way through jungles and enemy bases on a destruction-fueled assault against a terrorist madman
Graphics: Excellent explosion and weapon effects highlight the detailed game world
Sound: Do you like the sound of continuous machine gun fire?