LA Noire reviewed many times over looks like a mustplay

first_imgRockstar’s highly awaited L.A. Noire comes out tomorrow, May 17th, in the US and the 20th in Europe, but reviews have already been posted by all of the usual suspects. All the available evidence is pointing towards Rockstar’s monster new game being another excellent addition to the company’s catalog and one of the must-play games of 2011.And here are the links…Wired – 8 / 10CVG – 8.9 / 10Attack of the Fanboy – “Liked”Joystiq – 4.5 / 51UP – AEurogamer – 8 / 10IGN – 8.5 / 10, Editor’s ChoiceGuardian – 5 / 5There are more reviews out there, but you probably get the point. We expected L.A. Noir, with its awesome facial animation technology, to be a very good game and it looks like it ended up being just that. The reviews pointed out the that its setting is excellent, its attention to detail is quite deep, and the game is quite lifelike in how things like evidence and questioning are handled. There don’t seem to be too many shortcomings, but some reviews noted that the shooting controls weren’t great (this wouldn’t be a first for a Rockstar game), in parts of the game the plot is slow, and that there are some framerate issues on the Xbox 360. It seems like the combat ended up being the game’s most glaring weakness.If you are curious about length, Wired said to expect about 20 hours. Another review noted that the game has about two television seasons worth of content, so apparently more is there if you want it.L.A. Noir was developed by Team Bondi and Rockstar Games. It puts the player in 1947 Los Angeles where you play as a detective. The post-war setting is reminiscent of James Ellroy’s LA Confidential, which was actually set in the 1950s. Something else the might seem familiar to player is the main character, Cole Phelps. Phelps was played and voices by Aaron Staton, who also played Mad Men‘s Ken Cosgrove.last_img