Excerpt: This is the city. The Los Angeles of 1947 is the setting of Rockstar Games’ lates opus, L.A. Noire , and all of it’s post-war splendor is in full force. Junkies, thieves, hookers and murderers line the streets with reckless abandon and some even carry badges.
Summary: It is testament to Team Bondi’s skill that they are able to so completely distract from L.A. Noire ’s shortcomings (and the feeling that the open world sections have just been tacked on to extend the experience) thanks to an intriguing story and strong character performances.
Conclusion: L.A. Noire is a very different game, but that is what Rockstar has come to be famous for; tackling types of games that other companies would avoid. The facial technology is so advanced in this game that its borders on true realism.
Excerpt: L.A. Noire is a game that has intrigued people ever since word of it first leaked out back in 2004. Developed by Team Bondi, an Australian developer created by the former Director of Development for Team Soho (The Getaway), L.A.
Excerpt: L.A. Noire has one thing going against it... its pedigree. There is a certain level of expectation that comes with simply being a Rockstar title, and although a great deal of it is present here in L.A. Noire, certain aspects have been “de-emphasized.
Excerpt: L.A. Noire is back on the streets with the DLC Vice case “ The Naked City “. Based off an old film of the same name, Naked City features a suspicious suicide, and a beautiful young model named Julia Randall, who’s career has been cut short due to an untimely end.
Summary: L.A. Noire is an intelligent game with stellar acting, game changing technology and a cast of memorable characters. It's also Rockstar Games' most refined product, making it one of the best games this high profile company has ever published.
Conclusion: LA Noire is a slow, systematic game that takes patience and skill. It is definitely not for everyone. If you played the GTA games specifically to unlock the mini-gun or harrier and go on a rampage, this game isn’t for you.