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L.A. Noire, The Game That Stole My Heart


Team Bondi’s L.A. Noire came out finally last week, and it is great.

I’m typing this up as I’m at the halfway point, and I god damn love it.

The world that these guys have created is absolutely brilliant, even though you won’t find yourself having the freedom that you usually have in a typical Rockstar game (such as Grand Theft Auto IV and Red Dead Redemption) but that is because this isn’t that type of game. Sure, it has the open world that they have but this doesn’t concern itself with your out of control antics. You are a member of the LAPD, and that position carries a fair bit of weight with how you behave. If you try hard enough to can run people down, but you’ll suffer in the case ratings if you do this.

I suppose the biggest reason this game is so amazing is definitely the motion capture. I remember David Cage seemingly dismissing it recently, which was interesting because I really loved Heavy Rain‘s work but this just bests it with little trouble. Even the slightest twitch in a person’s face can be picked up, making the ability to pick up on whether someone is lying  a very important skill. As you progress through the game you’ll get better, but every person acts differently and this game re-enforces that knowledge. You’ll pick up on subtle improvements with your investigative and interrogation abilities as you progress from case to case and it is just a little thing that is nice to see. Every actor gives a top notch performance in this title, and sometimes half the fun is sitting there trying to pick where you know each actor from and there are quite a few that will ring bells for most gamers.

I could go on for paragraphs about things I love about this game, and I will when I write my review this weekend but until then I need to get back into that game, put my hat back on and solve mysteries.

If you haven’t played L.A. Noire then you really are punishing yourself for no reason.

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