L.A. Noire

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by alterego, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. This is Rockstar's latest (from Team Bondi) that is currently scheduled for release on 360 and PS3 in May, 2011. I've always had an interest in film noir from the 1940's and 50's, so this game has an additional hook for me that it might not necessarily have for some. From what I've been reading about it (there was a rather good overview in the digital issue of Games™ #104), it will represent a new standard in character performance capture. Reading the subtle cues in facial expressions and body language from NPC's will play a major role in the game.

    This trailer has a pretty good overview of what to expect. Basically, you start out as a rookie cop in the second half of the 1940's and have to work your way up in the force by solving a series of crimes in each stage of your career. Through the course of those smaller investigations, you'll uncover key information that relates to a larger overall storyline and crime to solve.

    Thoughts on this one? It has alot to live up to after Red Dead Redemption, but it also seems to be going it's own way and not attempting to simply repeat past Rockstar efforts in a new setting. Seems like the quality of the story and character development will be in line with Red Dead Redemption at the very least.

    I'm also interested to see how deep the "investigative" aspects of the game really are.
  2. That looks great. The narrated trailer seems a bit low key for Rockstar. I wouldn't have guessed this game came from them.
  3. Here's a different promotional trailer for the game...this one has more of the hints of the James Ellroy style inspiration that Team Bondi has mentioned in some of their interviews. Ellroy is the author who wrote L.A. Confidential and Black Dahlia among others. Those are some intense books! And the movie adaptation of L.A. Confidential is one of the best contemporary noir flicks that's been made.

  4. Oh man, this looks awesome. Makes me so sad that the rockstar games I actually want to play don't come to PC. :(
  5. Then why don't you just bite the bullet and get a console? There are always some great games on consoles even if you are a PC lover.
  6. It's being made by an Australian team? Unless there is a Bondi somewhere in America that I am unfamiliar with (which I doubt is the case).
  7. cuz rockstar also ports their games to PC (GTA's, Bully, etc) but they just haven't mentioned anything about Red Dead Redemption and LA Noire and I'm actually interested in these 2 unlike the past rockstar games. Also, I'm not too keen on dropping all that money on a console only to play 2 games I'm interested in and then put the console back in the closet like i did with the gamecube and ps2.
  8. I guess your right, but they may decide to port them to the PC at some point. RDR was very well received so I don't see why not.
  9. That's the same reason I don't go and get a PS3. I can't really see many game's I'd like that are our or comming out. I only know of Demon's Souls and maybe the uncharted games.
  10. I am soooo down for this game. Cheesy film noire detective drama FTW. That face animation technique is nothing short of incredible.
  11. I don't really know anything about the noir style of film making and am generally not interested in old things or things set in the past (I usually prefer futuristic things) but since it's from Rockstar and the facial animation is as hawk says, incredible. I have high hopes for this one.
  12. Even though people tend to think of film noir as a "style" (like the very high contrast black/white lighting in many films from the 40s/50s), it's more of an overall attitude in terms of story. Typically noir films are violent tragedies, with alot of cynical commentary on human nature and society. The main characters are often doomed by their past or by circumstance. I think it's a pretty good genre choice for video games, especially considering the trend towards darker/edgier content.
  13. Think Max Payne for noir style video games. I personally wish there were more games out there like Max Payne/2. The delivery of the story was simply excellent. Heavy Rain also comes to mind, but that was somewhat of a departure with the multiple character thing.

    This game will probably take a different approach to the graphic novel style seen in MP, but I'm sure there will probably be many cut scenes narrated by the main character. Since I find that sort of approach very compelling, I'm pretty damn excited about this game.
  14. Put in my preorder for this one today on Amazon. I think I get an extra suit for my character to wear in-game, which isn't exactly that exciting :rolleyes: ...but I'm definitely looking forward to playing this one in a month.
  15. This will probably be the game I use my $20 credit from my Portal 2 purchase on.
  16. Some of the greatest games ever. I saw a trailer for this today and it reminded me of the exact three games you mentioned (MP,MP2,HR). I'm gonna have to check this out.
  17. My copy of L.A. Noire arrived today and I was surprised to see that it's on 3 discs. Hopefully I'll have some time this weekend to give it a proper go.
  18. Haha. 3 discs. I remember being just as surprised when FFXIII came on 3 discs. Feeble dvds is what is is. I was going to get L.A. Noire on Friday but my mate is getting Portal 2 so I'm gonna get that instead. That way I can enjoy the coop with a friend rather than some random. I'll get L.A. Noire next month.
  19. This is one of the few games that I'm actually pissed off because it isn't coming to PC...yet. I think the whole idea of having tech in a game which lets you suss out if someone is lying or telling the truth through facial movement and behaviour requires the best possible hardware to run it.
  20. Rockstar have said the port to PC is "incredibly complicated". Would you expect anything less from a PC?