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


#31 SynGamer   Welcome to Night Vale CAGiversary!   8575 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2011 - 03:49 AM

I don't want to watch it, but at the same time I would like to see if I'll be hooked immediately or if I should perhaps wait for reviews instead of going to the midnight launch.

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#32 xmikex   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   16 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2011 - 03:52 AM

I'll probably pick it up but not for awhile - have other games to finish up.

#33 inanim8   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   212 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2011 - 02:54 PM

Just read this article with Team Bondi's founder, Brendan McNamara.

http://www.1up.com/p...why-seven-years


They took out whole police divisions in the game!!! Originally, there were burglary and bunko (fraud) divisions too. The game was supposed to be on a 2-sided Blu, but they didn't want to have like 8 discs for the Xbox360. Instead of freebie cases, they will now be DLCs if we get them at all. My cheapass will not be thanking Xbox.
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#34 ajumbaje   West Coast born East Coast raised CAGiversary!   1406 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2011 - 05:47 PM

My local kmart had it out on the shelf, but when I got the clerk to scan it, it had a "do not sell until..." message on the screen. Bummer

#35 Saint Noir   CinemaScope CAGiversary!   2089 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:44 PM

If it wasn't obvious before (it was)... definitely developed with PS3 as the lead platform.

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#36 SynGamer   Welcome to Night Vale CAGiversary!   8575 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2011 - 01:37 PM

My primary concern right now is that the game will become repetitive...but that said, I can always trade the game in shortly after release for $30+ on Amazon (or through GameStop + PUR). So that said, bring on the midnight release :)

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#37 Ivanhoe   CagMaster CAGiversary!   1795 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 15 May 2011 - 05:33 AM

5/5 review

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#38 token2k6   LG FUAD CAGiversary!   4402 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 May 2011 - 08:58 PM

damn, so I just wiki'd Team Bondi...they have not worked on another game..is this true? I see the director had his hands in The Getaway..but that was such a sub-par game amidst GTA 3 and VC, it doesn't even compare..

IDK though, I still think this game will be fun and something different. I just hope there is enough action (is there even driving?!?) and not just button pressing to chose outcomes or whatever..

#39 mwynn   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   739 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2011 - 12:02 AM

damn, so I just wiki'd Team Bondi...they have not worked on another game..is this true? I see the director had his hands in The Getaway..but that was such a sub-par game amidst GTA 3 and VC, it doesn't even compare..

IDK though, I still think this game will be fun and something different. I just hope there is enough action (is there even driving?!?) and not just button pressing to chose outcomes or whatever..




#40 FoxHoundADAM   Super Zissou Bros. CAGiversary!   1780 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 01:46 PM

Reviews go up today at 12:00 PM EAT, 9:00 am PST.

#41 maxim2boobles   AwesomeNOT CAGiversary!   1231 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 02:35 PM

First DLC leaked
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#42 AceFan84   KEAK HEEM IN DA BALLS!!!! CAGiversary!   1726 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2011 - 03:47 PM

I was thinking about switching my preorder from the PS3 to 360 because of PSN being down but thankfully it's back up now (mostly) and I can just keep my preorder as-is. Yay!

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#43 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   11500 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago   Has been playing Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn
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Posted 16 May 2011 - 05:05 PM

GOTY. Review embargo is up and sites are exploding with perfect scores. To think, almost one year ago RDR released to the same praise. R* is on a roll.

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#44 SynGamer   Welcome to Night Vale CAGiversary!   8575 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2011 - 05:26 PM

GOTY. Review embargo is up and sites are exploding with perfect scores. To think, almost one year ago RDR released to the same praise. R* is on a roll.


OK, this is pissing me off. Team Bondi made L.A. Noire. Rockstar provided help to them as an external studio, but Rockstar did NOT make this game, they are merely the publisher. /rant

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#45 mwynn   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   739 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2011 - 05:46 PM

Anyone else get this in the shipping e-mail from Amazon?

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#46 Saint Noir   CinemaScope CAGiversary!   2089 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2011 - 05:54 PM

GOTY. Review embargo is up and sites are exploding with perfect scores. To think, almost one year ago RDR released to the same praise. R* is on a roll.


Most sites I've seen give high scores, say it is flawed but still a great piece of ambitious software. Haven't really seen anyone saying ZOMG GOTY!!!

I personally doubt it is as good as Portal 2... and we have yet to get to the end of a very stacked year in terms of big releases. Still, glad to see the high marks and really looking forward to going through the game. Anyone seen anything on length? Looks to be about a 15 hour or so game from what limited info I've seen.

#47 Rafael122   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   384 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2011 - 06:29 PM

OK, this is pissing me off. Team Bondi made L.A. Noire. Rockstar provided help to them as an external studio, but Rockstar did NOT make this game, they are merely the publisher. /rant


Yeah I agree, but it doesn't help that quite a few of the reviews out there mention Rockstar and it has the Rockstar logo when the commercials play (I could be wrong about that though). Clearly it isn't a Rockstar made game, but that doesn't stop them from hyping it up and using the name.

#48 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   11500 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago   Has been playing Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn
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Posted 16 May 2011 - 06:51 PM

OK, this is pissing me off. Team Bondi made L.A. Noire. Rockstar provided help to them as an external studio, but Rockstar did NOT make this game, they are merely the publisher. /rant

What I'm saying is R* obviously had a helping hand in development, as similarities abound. Regardless of who developed, R* has published back to back GOTY contenders and I'd be willing to bet L.A. Noire takes the gold this year.

Most sites I've seen give high scores, say it is flawed but still a great piece of ambitious software. Haven't really seen anyone saying ZOMG GOTY!!!

I personally doubt it is as good as Portal 2... and we have yet to get to the end of a very stacked year in terms of big releases. Still, glad to see the high marks and really looking forward to going through the game. Anyone seen anything on length? Looks to be about a 15 hour or so game from what limited info I've seen.

I give thumbs up to games that innovate and from what I've seen in reviews, the mo-cap pushes that envelope. It's something new, something fresh. As for Portal 2, I didn't buy it nor do I care to spend $30 on something I'll finish in a day, never to be played again. It may be good, but I generally don't give nods to unnecessary sequels.

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#49 FoxHoundADAM   Super Zissou Bros. CAGiversary!   1780 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 06:53 PM

I'm just glad we have a new game that doesn't involve you running behind an M16 shooting terrorist, or doens't simply isn't a sequel.

#50 pharmacrest   Marijuanacigarette. I think I lube you. CAGiversary!   10420 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 09:46 PM

OK, this is pissing me off. Team Bondi made L.A. Noire. Rockstar provided help to them as an external studio, but Rockstar did NOT make this game, they are merely the publisher. /rant

Normally I would be right there with you, but Rockstar is not THQ. Clearly Rockstar has a great pedigree as a dev and had a helping hand here. I cant wait to play.

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#51 McFryyyyyy   Ninja Gaiden speedrunner CAGiversary!   3119 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago   Has been playing New Super Mario Bros. 2
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Posted 16 May 2011 - 11:18 PM

midnight release picking up after work

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#52 retro.elite   CAGdood! CAGiversary!   729 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 11:29 PM

BB just sent me a email of my preorder shipping. I should get the game in 2 days.

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#53 ausinwarren   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   69 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 11:48 PM

I guess ill head to gamestop after midnight. No need to wait in line.

#54 fuze9   piddle patrol, assemble! CAGiversary!   476 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2011 - 12:49 AM

So any news yet on what the "Rockstar Pass" might be?

#55 SynGamer   Welcome to Night Vale CAGiversary!   8575 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2011 - 12:53 AM

Just got an e-mail from GS with my "Piano Gun" code...

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#56 Ivanhoe   CagMaster CAGiversary!   1795 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 May 2011 - 01:46 AM

OK, this is pissing me off. Team Bondi made L.A. Noire. Rockstar provided help to them as an external studio, but Rockstar did NOT make this game, they are merely the publisher. /rant


heh look at the mini map. its exact copy of GTA map. :)

I'm not sure how much rockstar was really involved.. possibly just lent them their tools from their previous games to apply it to noire. And to help implement those features into it.
dunno.

Would be interesting to know the details though.

#57 ausinwarren   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   69 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 04:44 AM

Wtf went to my GameStop at 1230 and they closed....god damnit

#58 FriskyTanuki   Old Fashioned Pizza Lawyer CAGiversary!   58682 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
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Posted 17 May 2011 - 04:48 AM

Picked up my copy from GameStop. I'm wondering what the envelope of polaroids is for since it is only labeled with "BADGE PURSUIT CHALLENGE" on the front, so maybe it's for the GameStop-exclusive DLC that we can't play yet?

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#59 FriskyTanuki   Old Fashioned Pizza Lawyer CAGiversary!   58682 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
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Posted 17 May 2011 - 04:57 AM

Also, don't click on the PlayStation Store button on the main menu. It might freeze because it doesn't know how to cope with the store being down. :lol:

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#60 ausinwarren   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   69 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 05:00 AM

^^^^^^
I want to get my bonus bc 2 ultimate edition stuff and Vietnam...but I can't :(