Welcome to 1947! L.A. Noire, by the kings of RPG games – Rockstar Games, is going to be released very soon. For those of you who don’t know some of the titles Rockstar games have produced then maybe the games Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption may give you some insight into this highly successful company.
If you’ve looked up a gaming video on youtube over the last few months, you may have caught the suggestion to view L.A. Noire’s trailers many a time. And although on my crappy computer it causes the loading of the page to take just that little bit longer, the link was certainly well worth it. L.A. Noire follows the adventure of one Detective Cole Phelps, a former World War II hero in the year 1947 in the streets of Los Angeles. Gamers plays as Phelps doing basic police work, pitching in other police cases if they receive a call from dispatch. As you complete more and more cases, your intuition points increase, reach a certain level of intuition points and you advance up the ranks of the LA police system. Initially you begin to investigate the murders of many young adult women and in many cases following the actual cold cases of 1947 Los Angeles. Rockstar games have put alot of effort in painstainkly recreating the city of Los Angeles and providing characters in the game with appropriate clothing of the day. As Phelps you will be able to roam the streets of Los Angeles and as you rise up the ranks, you are able to interrogate and interview, possible leads to your cases and possible suspects of the murder themselves. Along with your partner you will be able to make vital decisions on whether or not you feel a suspect is lying or can make decisions which may result in solving a case or alternatively cause conflict in the department.
Rockstar Games have worked very hard to create an absolutely realistic game and something which has greatly improved is the facial expressions of the characters along with the stunning graphics. In production Rockstar Games hired actors, and whilst being observed by 32 cameras simultaneously their individual facial reactions and expressions are recorded and used in the game, so look out for some pretty humanoid reactions out there.
We definitely know that L.A. Noire is going to have a humongous map, to prove my point, on the Xbox 360 itself there are three discs required just to play the game. That’s right THREE DISCS!!! Due to the superior quality of blu-ray discs however, PS3 managed to keep the game to one disc. And considering the PSN is still down, an RPG game with an indepth storyline doesn’t seem like such a bad idea.
Look out for LA Noire coming out between the 17th of May and the 20th on the PS3, Xbox 360 and the PC (depending on platform) Rockstar games, new retro hollywood period crime-solving RPG is not one to be missed. Stay tuned for more gaming news at Pwnage at techgeek.com.au especially after E3 where will be giving you all the goss on the newest release games and consoles in the industry.