Verfasst: 27. Januar
What an incredible game. Been playing for 30 hours now and still haven't finished it. Still have a couple of cases to go and some street crimes.
When you first play the game, the story might go a bit slow, but it doesn't take long before you get sucked into the whole story and drama. For those who are looking for some kind of shooter and/or action game, you've come to the wrong place. L.A. Noire is a detective game and meanwhile there are moments you end up in a gunfight or a car chase, basically the game is about finding every clue and correctly interrogate every suspect. This is what makes the game so much fun and unique. It's something I've never experienced before.
And not just that. Every case just gets more and more interesting. Heck, some of them are even close to disturbing. L.A. Noire isn't afraid to hold back.
Another thing I love in this game is that the music really helps you. Like when you are walking around on a crimescene, looking for clues, just listen to the music. It will give you a hint where to find things. Same goes for the interrogations. The music (or more like a jingle) will let you know if you, for example, correctly accused someone of lying. Of course, when you do the latter, you have to make sure you have the right evidence to back up your accusation, which is another thing what makes L.A. Noire so much fun.
The whole atmosphere of the game is nicely done as well. L.A. Noire takes places in the 1940's and (like the title already suggests) in Los Angeles. I really enjoyed roaming the streets in those wonderful cars (and I'm not even a car-fan!). Roaming the streets (of even just going to the next location for your case) can be dangerous though. One of the things I really, really disliked where all those other people ingame, on the streets. The traffic is horrible, cars just run into you or stop right in front of you for no reason. And sometimes it doesn't even help to turn on the sirens. Some people even JUMP right in front of your car. So yeah, driving around in L.A. Noire can be very frustrating.
Another thing I had to get used to were the graphics. They aren't bad, but they aren't very lovely either. At first it kind of had this cardboard-feeling. And it took me a while to get used to the faces, in the beginning I just kept thinking "what is going on with their mouths?". But, it turned out that the way the creators of L.A. Noire used expressions on the faces worked very well. The faces are very
expressive and can really help you out during interrogations.
Overall L.A. Noire is a really great game, which I have enjoyed so very much (and still am!). It's been a while since I've been so enthousiastic about a game. I definitely recommend this game.Pros:
- Strong story
- All the cases
- Interrogation system
- Great main character, very likable
- Facial expressions
- The cars
- TRAFFIC (especially pedestrians)
- Moving, sometimes you get stuck