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Old 05-18-2011, 10:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is L.A. Noire worth buying?

It just came out yesterday and if any of you guys bought it I was just wondering if you thought it was worth full price?
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Not played it yet mate, but im defo buying it tomorrow. Looks good value for money.
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I bought it and took it back 2 days later. Awful awful game.

So tedious. So slow. So painful.

Walk into room. Walk around room. Wait for joypad to rumble. Press a button. Pick up an ashtray. Be told the ashtray doesnt help. Put ashtray down. Pick up box of matches. Be told box of matches doesnt help. Walk into another room. Walk around. Wait for joypad to rumble. Pick up a bottle. Be told it doesnt help. etc

Even when a clue is useful, the game tells you instantly its useful and tells you exactly why.

In other words... ITS NOT A FOOKING GAME. IT DOES EVERYTHING FOR YOU. ZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It's an adventure game, rather than your normal type of game.

Those who like games like Monkey Island will find this game entertaining. It's a story driven, non-action type game. It's about interrogation, finding clues, and making choices while you watch the story progress.

There's some shooting and stuff, but not much, 80% of the game has no action in it. It's mainly a pure adventure game.

I liked it, but the ending sucked.

Either way, not worth buying because there's 0 replay value, as once you solve a case, you know everything about it/who is the bad guy, etc, and since it's a fully story driven game, once you know the story, the fun in the game drops drastically.
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It's an adventure game, rather than your normal type of game.

Those who like games like Monkey Island will find this game entertaining. It's a story driven, non-action type game. It's about interrogation, finding clues, and making choices while you watch the story progress.

There's some shooting and stuff, but not much, 80% of the game has no action in it. It's mainly a pure adventure game.

I liked it, but the ending sucked.

Either way, not worth buying because there's 0 replay value, as once you solve a case, you know everything about it/who is the bad guy, etc, and since it's a fully story driven game, once you know the story, the fun in the game drops drastically.
I dig what you are saying... but even then, in LA Noire, you cant do anything wrong. There is no way you can progress from an interrogation without getting the right answers. You cant leave a crime scene without finding ALL the clues. Its madness. There is not a single point where you can mess something up and affect future events. The game makes sure you always get it right in the end, whether you're really intuitive or not. It's far closer to a movie then an adventure game. The interactions only exist for the sake of it, and dont actually affect any outcomes.

At the end of the day... different tastes. I'm sure lots of peeps will love it. But, I'm the type of dude who looks for realism and immersion more then anything else in video games. In theory, this should have been right up my street... but it wasnt.
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Nah, you're right in that you can't fail in the game. Even if you miss all questions in interrogation, you still find a way to move on to win the case. There's no challenge in the game unless you are trying to 5 star each case, then it's a bit difficult as you need all questions right, no vehicle damage, etc.

The game would be a lot better if it had challenge to it other than trying to get highest ranking in each case.
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Im currently 23% through the game and now on the homicide cases. I really like it!
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It's an adventure game, rather than your normal type of game.

Those who like games like Monkey Island will find this game entertaining. It's a story driven, non-action type game. It's about interrogation, finding clues, and making choices while you watch the story progress.

There's some shooting and stuff, but not much, 80% of the game has no action in it. It's mainly a pure adventure game.

I liked it, but the ending sucked.

Either way, not worth buying because there's 0 replay value, as once you solve a case, you know everything about it/who is the bad guy, etc, and since it's a fully story driven game, once you know the story, the fun in the game drops drastically.
Not necessarily. Monkey Island actually imposes challenges. This game is just too easy, that's actually the only issue I have with it, but it's a big one. I guess they didn't really want to commit to the whole adventure thing because people who don't like adventures will just stop playing if they can't get it right.

I've heard the ending sucks, but I only rent the game and it's due tomorrow. Not planning on renting it again, so I don't care for the ending. That new face motion thingy is awesome, but it doesn't make up for the lack of difficulty in this game. Maybe that's just the early cases though, I don't know.
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:24 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Not necessarily. Monkey Island actually imposes challenges. This game is just too easy, that's actually the only issue I have with it, but it's a big one. I guess they didn't really want to commit to the whole adventure thing because people who don't like adventures will just stop playing if they can't get it right.

I've heard the ending sucks, but I only rent the game and it's due tomorrow. Not planning on renting it again, so I don't care for the ending. That new face motion thingy is awesome, but it doesn't make up for the lack of difficulty in this game. Maybe that's just the early cases though, I don't know.
Well, it's not as hard as Monkey Island definitely, but it's still the same genre of game. 80% of the game, and the game as its core, is about searching for clues/interrogation/solving (very easy) puzzles, it's just put in a 3d world where you can drive around and have to shoot someone once every few hours. I suppose you could call it action adventure, but when "action" is only about 10% or less of the game, it's hard to do so.

The game isn't hard, though, that is for sure. The only challenge comes from completing each case with 5 stars, as you must get all evidence (you can miss evidence sometimes), get all interrogation questions right (very difficult in the second half of the game especially), not do any vehicle damage, etc.

The only thing that gets harder as you progress is interrogation. They become more and more difficult to read, and you have to pay attention quite a bit to guess if they are lying/telling truth/doubt them. Other than that, the game has no added challenge as you progress.

The ending is terrible, though, the worst ending of any game this year, and probably last year as well.
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Wow that was a seriously huge letdown hearing you guys talk about it, I was thinking about getting it as i like these types of games but i want get it if its easy, also having teh ending suck is a huge turn off for me too

I guess ill just wait on buying a new game till 11/11/11 when I will buy the greatest game to come out in years
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