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L.A. Noire (Dev: Team Bondi, PUB: R* Games) - OUT NOW!


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#1 SynGamer

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:47 PM

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Developers - Team Bondi, Rockstar Games
Publisher - Rockstar Games
Director - Brendan McNamara
Platforms - PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release date - NA 17 May 2011, EU 20 May 2011
Genre - Detective fiction
Mode - Open world
ESRB - M17+

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Wiki: http://lanoire.wikia...L.A._Noire_Wiki

SYNOPSIS:

L.A. Noire is an upcoming video game developed by Team Bondi in conjunction with Rockstar Games and published by Rockstar Games. Initially announced as only for the PlayStation 3, the game was later reported to also be scheduled for release on the Xbox 360. L.A. Noire is set in "a perfectly re-created Los Angeles" of 1947, with players being given an open-ended challenge to solve a series of murder mysteries.

As the title suggests, the game draws heavily from both plot and aesthetic elements of film noir - stylistic films from the 1940s and 1950s that shared similar visual styles and themes including crime, sex and moral ambiguity and were often shot in black and white with harsh, low-key lighting. The game uses a distinctive coloring-style in homage to the visual style of film noir. The post-war setting is the backdrop for plot elements that reference the detective films of the '40s (as well as James Ellroy's novel L.A. Confidential and the Academy Award winning Curtis Hanson film based on it), such as corruption and drugs, with a classical jazz soundtrack.

L.A. Noire is also notable for using Lightsprint's real-time global illumination technology, as well as Depth Analysis's newly developed piece of technology for the film and video game industries called MotionScan, where actors are recorded by 32 surrounding cameras to capture facial expressions from every angle.

LA Noire is the first video game to be shown at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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#2 SynGamer

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:48 PM

So...anyone getting it? I just traded in Halo:Reach and F1 2010 towards this and ended up paying $9.99 to pay off my copy. This wasn't anywhere near my must-play list until recent previews. Now, I'm actually quite excited for it.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:50 PM

One of my most anticipated, as I tell all my customers, Rockstar doesn't make crappy games...

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 03:08 AM

I love Rockstar games but i'm skipping this title, i'm still having fun with RDR and GTAIV
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Posted 26 April 2011 - 03:42 AM

Rockstar is only publishing the game Team Bondi is the one developing it. I already pre-ordered it, but I definitely see this as being a flop because the style of the game just doesn't suit traditional mainstream audiences and may be a little too sophisticated.

#6 SynGamer

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 04:43 AM

Rockstar is only publishing the game Team Bondi is the one developing it. I already pre-ordered it, but I definitely see this as being a flop because the style of the game just doesn't suit traditional mainstream audiences and may be a little too sophisticated.


I'm hoping the Rockstar name helps drive sales. So far, the previews have all be highly favorable. So long as the game doesn't become overly repetitive, it should be fun.

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#7 pharmacrest

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 01:48 PM

I cant wait. I also did the preoder deal at GS. Most games that Rockstar puts their name on are highly entertaining ad provide hours of gameplay. I can only think of one that was no good from back in the day and that was State of Emergency. They rushed that I am sure.

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#8 Jodou

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 03:07 PM

Been following this one for years now, so I'll be picking it up for sure.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 05:09 PM

Would have loved a LE/CE for a game like this, but it seems like Rockstar isn't a big fan of offering those. Either way, Amazon's $10 credit and Release Date shipping are both reasons to order from them over the competition.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:05 PM

I cant wait. I also did the preoder deal at GS. Most games that Rockstar puts their name on are highly entertaining ad provide hours of gameplay. I can only think of one that was no good from back in the day and that was State of Emergency. They rushed that I am sure.



Please do not mention that game:-#

SoE was complete crap and it was my first game pre-order
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 10:42 PM

I bought SoE hahahhaa I remember running around as that fat guy.

I'm gonna be picking this up for PS3, may want to mention in the OP that there's some exclusive PS3 extra that the 360 may not get or wont get for a while.

I'm probably gonna go with GS just cuz the extra cases.

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#12 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 11:39 PM

One of my most anticipated, as I tell all my customers, Rockstar doesn't make crappy games...

No. They just make glitchy games. Although the glitches are often more fun than the game itself.:booty:

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#13 ohram

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 12:12 AM

This is on my short list of preordered games for the rest of the year. I'm hearing conflicting reports about whether or not there is any free roaming, but I really don't care. I just hope that when you solve a case the criminal doesn't become a stereotypical bad guy revealing why he did it. I want there to be a chance I'm wrong when I send someone away!
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#14 pharmacrest

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 03:53 PM

This is on my short list of preordered games for the rest of the year. I'm hearing conflicting reports about whether or not there is any free roaming, but I really don't care. I just hope that when you solve a case the criminal doesn't become a stereotypical bad guy revealing why he did it. I want there to be a chance I'm wrong when I send someone away!

I read somewhere that you could retry cases to get a better score or something like that, so I would have to beleive you could put away the wrong person somehow. It would be cool to change the story based on who you put away for the crime, whether they really are the criminal or not.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:19 PM

Didn't like GTAIV but love RDR, mainly because it is a pain to drive around in GTA. Hopefully this game won't have the same problem

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:34 PM

Didn't like GTAIV but love RDR, mainly because it is a pain to drive around in GTA. Hopefully this game won't have the same problem

What exactly is such a pain about driving around in GTA? I know sometimes the traffic does some really random shit and destroys your car(s), but for the most part I just go barrelling down the road and if I wreck my car then I just grab another one.

Of course, lately I've just been grabbing a chopper and flying under the map everywhere I want to go.;)

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:36 PM

What exactly is such a pain about driving around in GTA? I know sometimes the traffic does some really random shit and destroys your car(s), but for the most part I just go barrelling down the road and if I wreck my car then I just grab another one.

Of course, lately I've just been grabbing a chopper and flying under the map everywhere I want to go.;)


It is those annoying chase mission. Not sure why they can't fix it as I have no problem with Saint Row

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#18 SynGamer

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 06:12 PM

What exactly is such a pain about driving around in GTA? I know sometimes the traffic does some really random shit and destroys your car(s), but for the most part I just go barrelling down the road and if I wreck my car then I just grab another one.

Of course, lately I've just been grabbing a chopper and flying under the map everywhere I want to go.;)


What exactly is a pain? The entire driving/handling physics in GTA IV is garbage. The vehicles handle like they are on ice, and the steering is so loose you have to anticipate ever move you make. Then there is the weight, which is entirely unrealistic and makes braking all but useless. It was an...interesting game, but nowhere near as acclaimed as critics made it out to be.

That said, from everything I've heard, L.A. Noire is MUCH tighter with it's controls overall, so I'm definitely looking forward to that.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 06:19 PM

What exactly is a pain? The entire driving/handling physics in GTA IV is garbage. The vehicles handle like they are on ice, and the steering is so loose you have to anticipate ever move you make. Then there is the weight, which is entirely unrealistic and makes braking all but useless. It was an...interesting game, but nowhere near as acclaimed as critics made it out to be.

That said, from everything I've heard, L.A. Noire is MUCH tighter with it's controls overall, so I'm definitely looking forward to that.

With Rockstar's games I've learned to overcompensate and I have very few issues with losing control while driving, but it's just more fun to me to just smash my way through tons of cars while chasing someone. Unless it's a car I need for a specific mission I drive like a demo derby driver.:lol:

But I've become skilled enough with the 'loose' controls that I can usually powerslide around corners without losing control. The trick is not so much using the brake as the reverse(L2) button to keep the car under control.;)

Try it sometime. When going around a corner, let up on the gas and tap the reverse once or twice while steering to the left. Then once you are around the corner, apply the gas slowly and steer right, then straighten out.:)

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 06:19 PM

This looks great, I'll be buying it...undecided if day 1 or not though.

Some of the people who worked on The Getaway are working on this too, right? I loved that game.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 07:18 PM

What exactly is a pain? The entire driving/handling physics in GTA IV is garbage. The vehicles handle like they are on ice, and the steering is so loose you have to anticipate ever move you make. Then there is the weight, which is entirely unrealistic and makes braking all but useless. It was an...interesting game, but nowhere near as acclaimed as critics made it out to be.

That said, from everything I've heard, L.A. Noire is MUCH tighter with it's controls overall, so I'm definitely looking forward to that.

I have always loved the driving in GTA, mainly becuase of what IATCG says. Its just fun to not really need to worry very much about damage and steal another car at any time.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 11:46 PM

Wow. I remember reading about this game before the ps3 launched, and this was a bug reason I bought a ps3 on launch month. Crazy that it is just coming out now, I am not sure if my interest is still that high. I am going to wait and see on this one.

I am sure it will follow a pattern similar to red dead: the reviews will be good at first an the a month later people will be much less enamored with it.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 11:56 PM

Wow, I never realized this was announced in 2005! And originally scheduled to release in 2008! Wow. This game better blow someone's mind and sell a ton or the dev has to lose money on this deal right?

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 11:14 PM

Yeah, they had that killer CG trailer for it back then. Then I believe they put it on the back burner. When the PS3 started out so slow they stopped talking about it. Then they announced it would also be available for Xbox a couple years later. Then it went quiet again. I am guessing they have been shifting dev's on and off of it for a while. The concept is amazing, IMHO, I just hope the execution is good.
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Posted 05 May 2011 - 07:25 PM

Apparently the game takes a lot of space...
http://kotaku.com/#!...e-disc-or-three

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 11:47 PM

Apparently the game takes a lot of space...
http://kotaku.com/#!...e-disc-or-three


25 GB, not bad. I won't get into the advantages of Blu-ray (yet again), but it's nice to know I won't have to swap discs. Really hoping this motion capture technology takes off for future games because the syncing is simply amazing.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 04:59 AM

i agree i thought GTA 4 was overrated. maybe i was expecting a much bigger improvement than previous GTA's or just got tired of its formula. RDR was awesome though.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 05:45 AM

i agree i thought GTA 4 was overrated. maybe i was expecting a much bigger improvement than previous GTA's or just got tired of its formula. RDR was awesome though.

With the way they worded the one thing in their press release just before the game released(something about once something is destroyed it'll stay destroyed), I had thought they had gone the Pandemic route and made the game world somewhat destructible.

Of course, had they done that I would likely be playing the game 24/7 then, since I'd be using a chopper to eradicate whole city blocks.;)

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 04:43 AM

Wow, I never realized this was announced in 2005! And originally scheduled to release in 2008! Wow. This game better blow someone's mind and sell a ton or the dev has to lose money on this deal right?


A teaser trailer was released in 2005 and it's totally different from now what we see. It's a supposed Sony exclusive title but Sony was stupid to not funding the game.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 03:35 AM

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