Just got this game today. I knew it was supposed to be completely different from GTA's random killing and stuff, but damn this game is completely different from GTA. You actually gotta pay attention and crap.
Sorry for a necro-post there, but I have to get it off my chest.
It's been 30 or so minutes since I've finished this game, L.A. Noire : Complete Edition for PC.
I got it when it was -75% during Steam Sales.
I took some sweet time with this title. 37 hours of sweet time to be exact. I repeated every case for all the juicy conversations, 5 stars, proper interrogation results. The only things I didn't do were: achievement hunting (every badge, landmark, etc.) and sightseeing (much). Last one mainly because after 37 hours of driving and rarely skipping via "let partner drive" method, I am feeling like I live in City of Angels. Getting all the landmarks would feel like a routine.
Now, game wasn't spotless. I could list things I didn't like, but it doesn't matter. I've forgiven them all. Every single moment when I wanted to just quit playing this turtle-paced, face-still-press-1-not-really-press-2-got-evidence-press-3, object turner simulator got redeemed.
I only know 2 games now that made me sit through entire credits&ending silent, followed by another hour or so of silence. I've still haven't spoken for Christ's sake! I got some drink, walked the dog and yet, my talktive self isn't there. I am that kind of person that you give topic to speak about and you regret not bringing sleeping pills or a gun. Hell, I speak to myself quite often, mostly to work on foreign accents, but I just like talking in general!
Yet, here I am. Mouth getting dry from being shut so long. Th ending of Sam & Max (Season 3 - The Devil's Playhouse ) caught me by surprise, and then it did so again, but after that I was sillent simply because I was trying to comment on the series in my mind, and yet all I wanted to do is smile and remember some of the best moments of the games.
How did L.A. Noire get me? A single word from Cole Phelps. Those who played the game will probably know which one. As a hint I can say it was said during a heavy rain.
I know "Noire" kinda gave away the way game's story will look, but still. Single word, after 37 hours of watching the character, leading the character, listening to the character, it had the power greater than many books and poems I've read. Somehow, it was entirety of the game (and more) condensed.
Aaron Staton did the most outstanding job with it. Tone, emotion, I don't know what made that word the king of all it's versions I've ever heard, and I've heard my share of them (not much, as there is some life ahead of me, but still).
Thank you Facepunch, I just had to get it off my chest and noone I could've reached at the moment wasn't suitable listener, at least not as suitable as a bunch of strangers reading gaming-related forum.
I have no idea what word you're talking about.
You can thank McNamara for that.
I'm sure once the Housers get their hands on the next installment, they'll learn from that mistake.
If Rockstar themselves develop LA Noire 2, I think it might turn out very well.
I liked LA Noire a lot but it had some short comings. Could've had more replayability.
It would be great if they do LA Noire 2 in 70s, and main character would be like Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry... but still with that noir feeling
Am I the only one who gets horrid performance issues on the PC? My framerate likes to hold at about 27ish when I'm standing still, but god forbid I move a foot in any direction, because then comes about a solid half minute of stuttering and horrendous framerate while whatever loads. And this on the same PC that can run a resource hog like ArmA 2 at almost all high settings.
Damn, some cases are hard to solve. And hard to tell someone is lying, just guessing. Usually I go doubt if I'm not sure.
Two month bump!!!!
I bought this game last week for £8. I'm on the Arson desk now. Why did Cole cheat on his wife with Elsa?
Also, I knew that the temp bartender was the Black Dahlia murderer from the second that his name got mentioned a second time. Was so proud of myself.
I think I just cried at the ending
I was pretty annoyed with that. At first I didn't even know what happened, Phelps just kinda knocked on her door and then Earle seemed to start really enjoying his cigarette for some reason... then it was onto the next case and I forgot about it.
I think they were trying to show Phelps wasn't as incorruptible as we thought, but A) we already knew that and B) there were better, less abrupt ways of showing it. Plus plot convenience, but again, there were better and more subtle ways of going about it than Earle just relying on Phelps suddenly having a change of character.
I just started the game. I've only just moved onto the Traffic cases, but wow, this game is good. I suck at reading faces for interrogations but I still managed to work my way through my first few, although I had to consult the guide once or twice. I'm going to try not to be dependent on it, though.