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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Feb 23, 2009.
Make some good games!!!
Pong can be played in the real world.
Well, it looks like I'll be getting LA Noire tomorrow.
Got my call today.. "Come in and pick it up any time after 10AM"
And it's here! Although I'm waiting to play it later.
Well, I have to say the graphics look pretty good. The hardest part is learning how to read people's behaviors and micro movements. Lots of different (real) cars that you can hop into. LOADS of story that you have to keep track of. So far I'm liking it a lot.
Looks good enough to me:
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If the story is great it'll be a hit.
BeezWife and i played it for about 2 hours last night. I love it, she likes it too, together we will rid the 1940's L.A. streets of crime. We haven't done too well in the interrogation parts but are doing well in finding clues and I'm good at the shoot-outs because it works like the GTA games.
The graphics are good but I think the cut scenes are made using the in-game graphics, not using some other technique like in other games. (correct me if I'm wrong)
Shit, that looks good...
The facial expressions looked so real, so I had to look into it:
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That is amazing, if they actually made this work right it must be thrilling...
Here it says that I have to buy a new console!
L.A. looks like a cool game...after that last youtube clip I am going to pick it up after work tonight.
Well, from what I remember this game was originally to be an exclusive to the PS3. The PS3 is able to render real-time, which was one of the big features. Not sure if this one is done real time or pre-rendered. It looks pretty good though. The most impressive thing is the micro-movements though. The characters looks realistic without hitting uncanny valley.
I screwed up the objective where you talk to the wife so I have to restart. Sucks since you have to restart from the beginning of the whole case. it won't let you restart from the time you arrive at her house.
Got about an hour in last night. My brother walks in on me and stands there for about 2 minutes before asking, "what movie is this?"
It's somewhere in between Red Dead Redemption and GTA4. The action/shooting sequences are definitely out of RDR. The city and driving is GTA4. Driving seems to be a bitch in this game though, just something a little off with the physics although I can't quite put a finger on it just yet.
The game is very detail-oriented. From investigating a crime scene to interrogating a suspect you have to pay attention to all the details in the case, and even look at a suspect's mannerism and facial ticks to try and determine if he's lying or not. It's a bitch, and if you screw something up you gotta start the whole interrogation all over again (and you can't forward through the dialogue).
If you're the "I just wanna kill something!" type this game is probably not for you. You have to follow the use of force continuum like today's LEOs. Can't just shoot a fleeing unarmed suspect in the leg, and you get a bad review if you run over granny while rolling Code 3 to a 211 call.
It's not as "open world" as I like. So far I seem to be stuck with a partner 24/7. And the game uses chapters as opposed to waypoints like the GTA series. So instead of choosing when/where to start a mission, when you finish one case in LAN you start in on the next one immediately. It's not like GTA where you have to hit a waypoint to start a mission, and if you don't want to do anything you can just drive around and do whatever. Time frame skips forward too, no linear day/night cycle like GTA/RDR. No "home" to go to. No garage.
I guess what I'm saying is I want the next GTA already.
You did play Lost & Damned and Gay Tony, right? Lots of fun missions but same city as GTA IV.
I think the car handling is just the fact that they are 1930s- 1940s American land barges.
I just picked up L.A. Noire...just got into plain cloths...but so far it is quite fun. The graphics are great. Cars are hard to drive, but the experence in the game is just fantastic.
Ever steal the xbox from a 14yr old for an entire night....it was not a good night at my house last night.
I suck at interrogations.
If anyone has any tips on that or how to connect evidence to the lie, please share it with me.
What really sucks is, A couple times I knew they were lying, knew what evidence to use to bust the lie and then hit the X button (truth) anyway out of just impulse!
I just got to the house with the busted hot water heater, so I am not very far at all....but ya I know what you are talking about. I Doubt people thinking it would be better than calling them on a lie, and it does not go the way I think it should.
I'm kinda winging the interrogations. I read a book on body language (link below) a couple of years ago and it seems to be working out well for me so far. Tells are looking up and to the right, fidgeting, unable to look you in the eyes, facial tics, scratching, touching the face/nose/mouth, delayed response, etc.
I've managed to close the cases only missing one or two of the questions. My worst one was interrogating a bartender and I was 0 for 2. Bastard!
I think you can go back and do those cases over if you want to get a higher score without having to do everything. I'm not 100% sure though. If you go to the screen where you RESUME, you can brin up CASES and play them over. I would think that it would then update your score. Maybe.