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L.A. Noire

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
87
4.4
Windows
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4.2
Xbox 360
87
4.2

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Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 3 9 4.4
Windows 6 4.2
Xbox 360 14 4.2
Combined MobyScore 29 4.3


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PlayStation 3Defunct Games
Although L.A. Noire is great on both systems, it's best on the PlayStation 3. With improved performance, better frame rate and an added case, this is certainly the version of the game to get. The strong cast of characters, compelling storyline and ambitious sense of scope makes this one of Rockstar Games' best products yet. Just remember to switch to black and white!
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Xbox 360Xboxygen
Vous l’aurez compris, LA Noire, vous propose un véritable simulateur d’enquête. Et pour un premier essai, c’est quand même un coup de maître avec une ambiance de dingue et un concept innovant et accessible. Des jeux couillus comme ça qui font quelque chose de différent, on aimerait bien en avoir plus souvent. Espérons que la Team Bondi et Rockstar ne s’arrêtent pas en si bon chemin et améliorent encore plus leur simulateur de policier.
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PlayStation 3gameplay (Denmark)
Allerede her mod denne anmeldelses afsluttende ord virker det helt surrealistisk at have været igennem et spil, der sætter en standard, som ingen andre spil vil kunne leve op til i mindst det næste år.
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Xbox 3601UP
L.A. Noire has a lot of hype surrounding it, but I've no doubt that this isn't a game for all gamers. However, I think all gamers should at least give it a shot. This is vastly different from the countless first- and third-person shooters and all the "me too" open-world games sitting on store shelves. All the things I've only read about in Dashiell Hammett novels, or seen in film classics like Double Indemnity, have all come to interactive life in L.A. Noire. Team Bondi has gone to great lengths to wrap you up in the game's story, and from my experience they've succeeded. I investigated these crimes. I apprehended the suspects. I pieced together all the clues. L.A. Noire had me more involved in its first thirty minutes than some other games do in their entirety, and that makes this a game you may regret passing on. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon -- and for the rest of your gaming life.
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PlayStation 31UP
L.A. Noire has a lot of hype surrounding it, but I've no doubt that this isn't a game for all gamers. However, I think all gamers should at least give it a shot. This is vastly different from the countless first- and third-person shooters and all the "me too" open-world games sitting on store shelves. All the things I've only read about in Dashiell Hammett novels, or seen in film classics like Double Indemnity, have all come to interactive life in L.A. Noire. Team Bondi has gone to great lengths to wrap you up in the game's story, and from my experience they've succeeded. I investigated these crimes. I apprehended the suspects. I pieced together all the clues. L.A. Noire had me more involved in its first thirty minutes than some other games do in their entirety, and that makes this a game you may regret passing on. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon -- and for the rest of your gaming life.
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Xbox 360Armchair Empire, The
L.A. Noire is on my personal Game of the Year list. The game appeals to me on so many levels and delivers on the same that overlooking the occasional graphical glitch and annoyance with some of the chases is easy. I'm really looking forward to what Team Bondi comes up with next to fill-out this already fantastic world.
100
Xbox 360Adventure Gamers
A rewarding adventure, a richly detailed world, an intriguing mystery, and a fascinating character study all in one—L.A. Noire is truly something special.
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PlayStation 3Adventure Gamers
A rewarding adventure, a richly detailed world, an intriguing mystery, and a fascinating character study all in one—L.A. Noire is truly something special.
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Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
On paper, LA Noire sounds like an open-world sandbox fused with an interactive movie, but in truth, it's so much more. It's groundbreaking, effortlessly engaging and utterly sublime. To miss playing LA Noire would be a heinous crime. Simply put, it's a work of unbridled genius.
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Xbox 360AusGamers
Though it may be thin on the extracurricular activities, Cole Phelps’ journey from flatfoot to crime-buster is the interactive equivalent of a good whodunit book. Once it begins, you won’t be able to put it down. Team Bondi's take on the crime thriller genre is unique, unforgettable and well worth stepping over the police cordon -- and out of one’s comfort zone -- to examine. As to whether L.A. Noire has the legs to be an iterative franchise in its own right, I’d suggest to you that this broad has gams ‘til Tuesday. At the very least it deserves to be the inspiration for a great many copycat titles. Though, without MotionScan, it’s difficult to imagine how anybody will replicate this.
93
Xbox 360TeamXbox
I could literally go on for hours and hours, but I will sum things up here: L.A. Noire is an experience that everyone should play, providing they are mature enough to take it. No punches were pulled in exposing the gritty nature of the criminaljustice system in old-time L.A. Grisly murders are explained in clinically-exhaustive detail and accompanied by thorough examination of (sometimes completely-nude) victims. Truly this is the most mature game that Rockstar has been a part of. In the end it is something that will go down in history as one of the most innovative games of our time, and for good reason. You are simply supposed to have this game in your collection, if you consider yourself a gamer by any definition of the word. Seriously, stop reading this and go out to buy the game. What are you waiting for?
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PlayStation 3The Review Busters
I think L.A. Noire is getting the mainstream press that will help the video game industry even more. The game deserves all the good words that are being given. This 5 year project as paid off for those who have the time to play something that is not like all the other titles Rockstar has put out. L.A. Noire is an experience like no other with the MotionScan technology. If you have the time to play a game like no other then you better lay down some money and buy L.A. Noire immediately.
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Xbox 360Fragland.net
L.A. Noire isn't perfect, for that not all gameplay elements are worked out equally strong and I fear we'll have to wait for a next generation of consoles before we completely get immersed in the experience. Still, it's an accomplshment from the devs that that's all we can make remarks about. This unique game isn't only innovative but also very adult in its acting, atmosphere, script and presentation. A real jewel so to speak, and a step forward towards something that could once evolve into a genre that can't be described anymore with a genre-stamp. Buy it, and twitter that we're already waiting for L.A. Noire 2.
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Xbox 360GamesCollection
Concludendo e ribadendo quanto detto in principio ,questo gioco è un azzardo che sicuramente non sarà apprezzato da tutti. La difficoltà richiesta per completarlo non è molto alta, ma è difficile ottenere “il massimo dei voti” e credo che a volte sia dato proprio dal parlato in lingua originale che costringe a concentrarsi sul sottotitolo piuttosto che sull’espressività straordinaria dei personaggi, vero fiore all’occhiello e rivoluzione di questo videogioco. D’altraparte credo che siamo ad un punto di svolta nel campo dei videogiochi, che si mescola profondamente con quello del cinema e crea qualcosa di unico nel suo genere, irrinunciabile! Non saranno certo un paio di difetti tecnici a screditare questo L.A. Noire, una dimostrazione lampante che il mondo dei videogiochi è maturo, intrigante e pronto a catturare e emozionare un pubblico che non si limita ai teenager e ai casual gamer.
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PlayStation 3GameSpy
In some ways, this is a weird game for Rockstar. It's a guided experience that casts you as an underdog hero, which practically paints it as a full-mirror image of the Grand Theft Auto games. It's good to see the company broaden its horizons more and more; L.A. Noire plays its tropes well, and it's a fine exploration of the crime-adventure genre's flip side. As for Team Bondi, I hope it takes good advantage of L.A. Noire's modular nature by pumping out additional DLC case departments -- I'm itching to corner the Bunco desk's Frank Abagnale expy, or work Internal Affairs to give one particular Ad Vice lowlife his just desserts.
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Xbox 360GameSpy
In some ways, this is a weird game for Rockstar. It's a guided experience that casts you as an underdog hero, which practically paints it as a full-mirror image of the Grand Theft Auto games. It's good to see the company broaden its horizons more and more; L.A. Noire plays its tropes well, and it's a fine exploration of the crime-adventure genre's flip side. As for Team Bondi, I hope it takes good advantage of L.A. Noire's modular nature by pumping out additional DLC case departments -- I'm itching to corner the Bunco desk's Frank Abagnale expy, or work Internal Affairs to give one particular Ad Vice lowlife his just desserts.
90
Xbox 360GamingLives
Between the back story of Cole Phelps, his ascension through the ranks of the LAPD and his dealings with corruption throughout the main story arc, L.A. Noire is a fantastic game when played properly. Visually stunning in black and white, with a fantastic immersive score, stellar characterisation and believable dialogue, this trip back to the 1940s when Hollywood was more than implants and liposuction is well worth playing and certainly delivers the goods. It is important to point out, however, that this would have been a very different review had it not been for the ability to switch off the clue hints and audio cues.
90
Xbox 360Calm Down Tom
I could go on for thousands more words, but neither you nor I want that. You should come at this game as fresh as you can. For anyone with a love of storytelling and narrative, original gameplay, innovation and the sheer power of interactive entertainment, LA Noire is a breath of fresh air. In GTA, I was a gangster but I felt like a super soldier. In Red Dead, I was a cowboy, but I felt like a space marine. In LA Noire, I am Detective Cole Phelps….and you’re under arrest.
90
PlayStation 3MMGN
When you look at L.A. Noire as an entire experience there is very little to fault. The early training wheels that leave the game feeling artificial are thankfully eventually removed, revealing a compelling and engaging experience that takes full advantage of film noir storytelling techniques and the alluring glow of 1940’s Los Angeles, recreated wonderfully by the team at Team Bondi. The street crimes allow you to break away from the main story and experience the city as you wish. The game’s interrogation elements are rather fascinating, as they rely on your own ability to read a character’s body language. L.A. Noire wants you to employ every real sense of judgment you use in your every day life to solve the crimes that plague 1940’s Los Angeles. The use of MotionScan to project realistic facial expressions and body language will fascinate you, and the way in which we interact and solve the crimes in L.A. Noire are exactly what keep the experience feeling so fresh and memorable.
90
PlayStation 3Loaded
L.A. Noire is a game of the future, not what is required of the machines, but which requires the player: attention, deductive power, intelligence, the ability to read between the lines. What few current games, especially big-budget, forcing the player to sit and think before acting. His more than 20 hours, only enjoy with neurons usually turning off to play, and for that alone, L.A. Noire is an unforgettable experience for the gamer to accept the challenge.
90
Xbox 360We Got This Covered
Spanning over 3 discs, the game offers 21 story missions and 40 side missions, there is a lot for you to do here. L.A. Noire will eat up a lot of your time but it’s ultimately an utterly satisfying experience. The whole routine of solving cases can become repetitive at times but the gripping narrative and excellent characters will have you hooked. It’s easy to see why the game may not be for everyone but it truly is a fantastic experience that has honestly set a new standard in the gaming world, and one that will be hard to follow.
90
PlayStation 3We Got This Covered
Spanning over 3 discs, the game offers 21 story missions and 40 side missions, there is a lot for you to do here. L.A. Noire will eat up a lot of your time but it’s ultimately an utterly satisfying experience. The whole routine of solving cases can become repetitive at times but the gripping narrative and excellent characters will have you hooked. It’s easy to see why the game may not be for everyone but it truly is a fantastic experience that has honestly set a new standard in the gaming world, and one that will be hard to follow.
90
Xbox 360GamersHell.com
Noir is not an easy genre in which to work. Its darkness and moody tension can grow dull and tedious and its lack of a strong moral center can create a feeling of bleak hopelessness. LA Noire boasts a genuinely cinematic story and characters, groundbreaking new standards of animation and characterization, and an aesthetic that drips with authenticity. Though its gameplay is less successful or interesting than its presentation, LA Noire definitely advances the art of digital storytelling.
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Xbox 360GamingEvolution
L.A. Noire is a very different game, but that is what Rockstar has come to be famous for; tackling types of games that other companies would avoid. The facial technology is so advanced in this game that its borders on true realism. The line is starting to blur between video games and movies and this game is a prime example of the new trend. The true dedication of the main character being a good guy is a plus. It’s so easy to just run and shoot and kill but it makes the game more difficult being confined to that mode of you’re the good guy and good guys just don’t kill anyone just the bad ones. If you haven’t yet played this game I suggest you add this one to your collection as it’s at least 12 hours of solid gameplay, 20 if you decide to do a lot of the side missions and other extras that you have in the game.
90
PlayStation 3GamingEvolution
L.A. Noire is a very different game, but that is what Rockstar has come to be famous for; tackling types of games that other companies would avoid. The facial technology is so advanced in this game that its borders on true realism. The line is starting to blur between video games and movies and this game is a prime example of the new trend. The true dedication of the main character being a good guy is a plus. It’s so easy to just run and shoot and kill but it makes the game more difficult being confined to that mode of you’re the good guy and good guys just don’t kill anyone just the bad ones. If you haven’t yet played this game I suggest you add this one to your collection as it’s at least 12 hours of solid gameplay, 20 if you decide to do a lot of the side missions and other extras that you have in the game.
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Xbox 360GameSpot
For all of its attention to detail, L.A. Noire hits the occasional false note. But this is a minor nitpick with a game that gets under your skin the way few games do. L.A. Noire's length can vary significantly, depending on how many street crimes you respond to and how much of your own driving you do, but in any case, the 21 story cases make for a complete and satisfying experience. L.A. Noire is a unique game with a terrific sense of period atmosphere, absorbing investigation mechanics, and a haunting tale with plenty of moments that would be right at home in a classic film noir. Those smoky nights spent listening to jazz at the Blue Room, and the price you paid for them, will stay with you long after you've retired your badge and gun.
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PlayStation 3GameSpot
For all of its attention to detail, L.A. Noire hits the occasional false note. But this is a minor nitpick with a game that gets under your skin the way few games do. L.A. Noire's length can vary significantly, depending on how many street crimes you respond to and how much of your own driving you do, but in any case, the 21 story cases make for a complete and satisfying experience. L.A. Noire is a unique game with a terrific sense of period atmosphere, absorbing investigation mechanics, and a haunting tale with plenty of moments that would be right at home in a classic film noir. Those smoky nights spent listening to jazz at the Blue Room, and the price you paid for them, will stay with you long after you've retired your badge and gun.
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Xbox 360games.mail.ru
Казалось бы, мрачный город, перестрелки полицейских и гангстеров — все это уже не раз пережевывалось в видеоиграх. Однако сотрудники Rockstar в свойственной им манере задавать высокие стандарты качества выпустили очень многослойный проект. L.A. Noire — больше, чем приключенческий боевик. Игра сопротивляется любым попыткам разобрать ее на составляющие и классифицировать по справочникам. Не мудрено, что все попытки измерить L.A. Noire общим аршином обречены на провал. После знакомства с игрой вы быстро забудете о привычных условностях жанра экшен и начнете жить вместе с Коулом Фелпсом, все глубже погружаясь в атмосферу нуарной безысходности.
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PlayStation 3games.mail.ru
Казалось бы, мрачный город, перестрелки полицейских и гангстеров — все это уже не раз пережевывалось в видеоиграх. Однако сотрудники Rockstar в свойственной им манере задавать высокие стандарты качества выпустили очень многослойный проект. L.A. Noire — больше, чем приключенческий боевик. Игра сопротивляется любым попыткам разобрать ее на составляющие и классифицировать по справочникам. Не мудрено, что все попытки измерить L.A. Noire общим аршином обречены на провал. После знакомства с игрой вы быстро забудете о привычных условностях жанра экшен и начнете жить вместе с Коулом Фелпсом, все глубже погружаясь в атмосферу нуарной безысходности.
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PlayStation 3PlayStation Lifestyle
So what does all of this mean? L.A. Noire combines the best of action games, the best of adventure games, the best of cinema, and the best facial animation in video games to create an experience unlike any other. I’m gushing, it’s true. After 7 years of development, a generation of brand new graphics technology, and the passion for developing new experiences that comes with association to Rockstar Games, Team Bondi deserve the long vacation they’re probably on. There’s little else left to say other than: PLAY THIS GAME.
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PlayStation 3Playstation Universe
L.A. Noire's intriguing character profile, deep interrogation and investigation system, and impeccably detailed facial technology puts this detective thriller in a class of its own.
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PlayStation 3PC Gameplay (Benelux)
The Maltese Falcon meets L.A. Confidential in een innoverend staaltje entertainment. Alleen jammer dat de actie-gameplay niet mee kan met de monumentale cinematografische prestatie.
89
Xbox 360Xboxdynasty (XD)
L.A. Noire ist ein durchaus innovatives und sehr lohnenswertes Spiel, das allerdings noch einige Fehler aufweist. Die neue Art der Gesichtsanimation ist unglaublich, doch dafür die restliche Grafik zu vernachlässigen, ist weniger positiv. Die Idee mit den verschiedenen Dezernaten und den etlichen Nebenmissionen ist gut, leider kommt auf Dauer allerdings das Gefühl auf, dass ihr doch immer nur das Selbe macht. Steckt ihr erstmal richtig tief in der Geschichte vom Actionspiel, verschwindet dieses Gefühl aber fast vollständig und ihr wollt einfach nur wissen, wer letztendlich der Mörder ist. Der Titel ist allemal das Geld wert, schon alleine, weil man aufgrund der vielen Nebenmissionen lange Spaß daran hat. Das es sich bei dem neuen Produkt vom Duo Rockstar Games und Team Bondi um ein klasse Spiel handelt, das steht außer Frage, doch ein wenig mehr Abwechslung und mehr Grafiksorgfalt hätten wir uns schon gewünscht.
85
PlayStation 3IGN
I struggle with L.A. Noire, because at times I love it, yet it has some notable flaws. As a noir fan, I find moments that really get me grinning. There are certain cases that draw me in and side characters who eat up the scene. But it never adds up -- amazing pieces that don’t quite amount to an incredible game. At the same time, no one’s ever played a game like this before. And unless there’s a sequel, I doubt anyone will again for some time. Credit Rockstar for taking a huge risk, for succeeding in many areas, and for offering something fresh and different.
85
Xbox 360IGN
I struggle with L.A. Noire, because at times I love it, yet it has some notable flaws. As a noir fan, I find moments that really get me grinning. There are certain cases that draw me in and side characters who eat up the scene. But it never adds up -- amazing pieces that don’t quite amount to an incredible game. At the same time, no one’s ever played a game like this before. And unless there’s a sequel, I doubt anyone will again for some time. Credit Rockstar for taking a huge risk, for succeeding in many areas, and for offering something fresh and different.
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PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
L.A. Noire est un jeu d'aventure de grande qualité, écrit et narré avec talent et efficacité. En y jouant, l'utilisateur ne peut s'empêcher de faire de multiples parallèles avec les meilleurs films noirs, appréciant les changements de rythme et surtout le respect d'un maximum de thèmes et de conventions qui font la renommée de ce courant. Doté d'excellentes idées de gameplay qu'on ne retrouve chez aucun jeu du genre sur consoles, L.A. Noire parvient à rassembler les amateurs de jeux d'aventure et de GTA-like sans aucune difficulté. Si certains détails techniques peuvent choquer, si les phases d'action sont parfois loupées, on est forcé de considérer ce titre comme une référence du genre, ne serait-ce que pour le soin apporté aux différentes personnalités.
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
L.A. Noire est un jeu d'aventure de grande qualité, écrit et narré avec talent et efficacité. En y jouant, l'utilisateur ne peut s'empêcher de faire de multiples parallèles avec les meilleurs films noirs, appréciant les changements de rythme et surtout le respect d'un maximum de thèmes et de conventions qui font la renommée de ce courant. Doté d'excellentes idées de gameplay qu'on ne retrouve chez aucun jeu du genre sur consoles, L.A. Noire parvient à rassembler les amateurs de jeux d'aventure et de GTA-like sans aucune difficulté. Si certains détails techniques peuvent choquer, si les phases d'action sont parfois loupées, on est forcé de considérer ce titre comme une référence du genre, ne serait-ce que pour le soin apporté aux différentes personnalités.
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Xbox 360Splitkick
While L.A. Noire does have its action; car chases and shootouts, the game is slower paced than past Rockstar titles. The plot was immersive and I was not often reminded I was playing a video game, as the gameplay and storytelling blended smoothly. A linear plot eliminated a true sandbox experience, which in this type of game is not a negative but rather a useful tool in keeping a player absorbed in the investigative narrative. Thirty hours of game play with rich characters, breathtaking graphics and compelling plot made up for the lack of replay ability and overall, this game truly left me satisfied and excited for this new gaming franchise.
80
PlayStation 3Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks
L.A. Noire is very much like the game I’ve been waiting for for years. It’s remarkable to me how few detective games exist at all, much less how few of them work well. And I really really want to love L.A. Noire as much as I would love that hypothetical game. There’s just one too many missteps. But let me not be misunderstood: L.A. Noire is a technically proficient, and sometimes impressive, game. It’s also a bit different without being shockingly different, and in the end it does scratch that detective itch. There’s a lot of good here, and a lot of promise for more DLC and/or a potential sequel, if the developers learn a little from this first attempt.
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Xbox 360Brash Games
To wrap it all up, this game is a nice surprise. I would recommend it to anyone that likes adventure type games with a bit of shooting and lots of nasty murders. Rockstar has actually managed to get a game out that feels unique. I for one cant wait for the DLC, which will no doubt have extra crimes to solve. Now where is my pipe? I have more crimes to solve. Watson, grab my jacket!
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Xbox 360Video Game Talk
Setting my personal bias aside, “L.A. Noire” is a must play game. The only question is how much does the average person want to spend on a title that might have very limited appeal past the first play through. If the mystery style of game play only broken up by brief but exciting moments of action isn’t your bag, “L.A. Noire” will come across more as a slow-moving interactive movie. Clocking in somewhere in the 13-20 hour range (depending on how fast you rush through cases), it’s a lot to ask of a player to engross themselves in a story that takes an awful long time to get going and at times feels slightly incomplete.
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PlayStation 3Gameblog.fr
L.A. Noire représente une percée certaine en matière de jeu d'aventure, et surtout d'enquête. On s'y croirait. Au delà de la technologie, imparfaite mais néanmoins bluffante, c'est un brillant exemple d'exploitation du talent des acteurs et du facteur humain dans un gameplay. Avec une écriture ciselée, une intrigue admirablement ficelée, et une atmosphère soignée, on ne peut que lui pardonner les quelques faiblesses qui subsistent, tant ses ingrédients fondamentaux sont bien tissés ensemble. Un titre dont on se souviendra.
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Xbox 360Gameblog.fr
L.A. Noire représente une percée certaine en matière de jeu d'aventure, et surtout d'enquête. On s'y croirait. Au delà de la technologie, imparfaite mais néanmoins bluffante, c'est un brillant exemple d'exploitation du talent des acteurs et du facteur humain dans un gameplay. Avec une écriture ciselée, une intrigue admirablement ficelée, et une atmosphère soignée, on ne peut que lui pardonner les quelques faiblesses qui subsistent, tant ses ingrédients fondamentaux sont bien tissés ensemble. Un titre dont on se souviendra.
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Xbox 360OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
All in all, L.A. Noire is treat for gamers who are looking to use their brains to solve mysteries instead of where to put down that next block to make a line. Combat is enjoyable, but obviously not the focus of the game. It still would have been nice to see this side of the game developed a little further, as this game's story is so good you'll want to make it last as long as possible.
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PlayStation 3OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
All in all, L.A. Noire is treat for gamers who are looking to use their brains to solve mysteries instead of where to put down that next block to make a line. Combat is enjoyable, but obviously not the focus of the game. It still would have been nice to see this side of the game developed a little further, as this game's story is so good you'll want to make it last as long as possible.
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PlayStation 3Armchair Empire, The
Team Bondi created a technical masterpiece with L.A. Noire. The problem is that they didn’t create an artistic or even entertaining masterpiece. It would not surprise me in the slightest to see this technology appear in future Rockstar titles, or even out in the industry as a whole, but it must be relegated to the status of a tool. It cannot magically generate a compelling game experience. The power of choice, in games as in noir, is what separates the heroes from the mugs.
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Xbox 360Xbox Mag
Décevant, LA noire l’est forcement. Sur le papier le jeu avait l’air révolutionnaire, mais dans les faits, le jeu se révèle bien trop classique. Les phases d’enquêtes, pas assez ouvertes, ne laissent pas assez de place à l’esprit d’analyse du joueur. Heureusement, le jeu se rattrape par un minutieux souci de reproduction historique et une écriture de grande classe (comme toujours chez Rockstar). Les amateurs de jeux d’aventure seront comblés. Dommage qu’au final LA Noire ne soit que cela, alors qu’il aurait pu être bien plus.
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Xbox 3604Players.de
Hervorragende Mimik. Ausgezeichnete Stadtkulisse. Und so viele tolle Zahlen: 95 Fahrzeuge, 400 Charaktere, 2000 Seiten Drehbuch! Und wie oft habe ich gegähnt? 5000 mal! L.A. Noire hätte so viel mehr sein müssen als schön anzusehende Langeweile. Bei all der zeitgeschichtlichen Recherche haben die Entwickler die Dramaturgie und vor allem den Anspruch vergessen. Was ist das für eine lineare Banalität? Man würde viel lieber mit Spannung im Nacken ermitteln oder anspruchsvolle Kriminalrätsel lösen als nach spätestens vier Stunden immer wieder gelangweilt zu werden, weil der Hauptcharakter wie ein beliebiger CSI-Agent wirkt, weil sich das Spielprinzip in monotonen Schleifen wiederholt, weil es sowohl an der belanglosen Action (Faustkämpfe und Schießereien für Vollnoobs) als auch, und das wiegt viel schwerer, an der viel zu einfachen Adventure-Komponente scheitert. Hallo, wo sind Deduktion und Kombination? Da ist ja manches stocksteife Sherlock Holmes-Adventure von anno dazumal cleverer!
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PlayStation 34Players.de
Hervorragende Mimik. Ausgezeichnete Stadtkulisse. Und so viele tolle Zahlen: 95 Fahrzeuge, 400 Charaktere, 2000 Seiten Drehbuch! Und wie oft habe ich gegähnt? 5000 mal! L.A. Noire hätte so viel mehr sein müssen als schön anzusehende Langeweile. Bei all der zeitgeschichtlichen Recherche haben die Entwickler die Dramaturgie und vor allem den Anspruch vergessen. Was ist das für eine lineare Banalität? Man würde viel lieber mit Spannung im Nacken ermitteln oder anspruchsvolle Kriminalrätsel lösen als nach spätestens vier Stunden immer wieder gelangweilt zu werden, weil der Hauptcharakter wie ein beliebiger CSI-Agent wirkt, weil sich das Spielprinzip in monotonen Schleifen wiederholt, weil es sowohl an der belanglosen Action (Faustkämpfe und Schießereien für Vollnoobs) als auch, und das wiegt viel schwerer, an der viel zu einfachen Adventure-Komponente scheitert. Hallo, wo sind Deduktion und Kombination? Da ist ja manches stocksteife Sherlock Holmes-Adventure von anno dazumal cleverer!
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Xbox 360Gamekult
Rockstar Games nous a habitués aux productions de gros calibre et L.A. Noire entre manifestement dans cette catégorie. Cumulant les prouesses techniques adroitement exploitées du MotionScan, un sens de l'écriture de dialogues pointu et un hommage réussi au Los Angeles des années 40 comme au courant du polar, le titre imaginé par la Team Bondi possède un lot de qualités indéniables et marque certainement une nouvelle avancée dans le domaine des jeux cinématographiques et interactifs. Pourtant, il accuse aussi des défauts - en partie inhérents au style de l'open world - qui peuvent venir gâcher le plaisir des joueurs (trop ?) attentifs aux détails techniques et factuels, ou qui espéraient trouver une histoire surprenante. Une expérience intéressante pour le médium dont on ressort simplement satisfait, ce qui est déjà pas mal, mais assurément pas stupéfait, ce qui est dommage pour un jeu abordant le thème des stupéfiants.
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PlayStation 3Gamekult
Rockstar Games nous a habitués aux productions de gros calibre et L.A. Noire entre manifestement dans cette catégorie. Cumulant les prouesses techniques adroitement exploitées du MotionScan, un sens de l'écriture de dialogues pointu et un hommage réussi au Los Angeles des années 40 comme au courant du polar, le titre imaginé par la Team Bondi possède un lot de qualités indéniables et marque certainement une nouvelle avancée dans le domaine des jeux cinématographiques et interactifs. Pourtant, il accuse aussi des défauts - en partie inhérents au style de l'open world - qui peuvent venir gâcher le plaisir des joueurs (trop ?) attentifs aux détails techniques et factuels, ou qui espéraient trouver une histoire surprenante. Une expérience intéressante pour le médium dont on ressort simplement satisfait, ce qui est déjà pas mal, mais assurément pas stupéfait, ce qui est dommage pour un jeu abordant le thème des stupéfiants.
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PlayStation 3Absolute Games (AG.ru)
L.A. Noire подобна Лос-Анджелесу — сквозь напускной блеск технических свершений, богатых декораций и якобы высокой интерактивности проглядывает пресноватая адвенчура с дырявым сюжетом, деревянным главным героем и следами тупых ножниц. Вдыхая разреженную атмосферу 40-х, трудно не задуматься над тем, как поступила бы с проектом более талантливая, слаженная команда. Надеюсь, Team Bondi найдет смелость заметить и устранить изъяны, работая над неизбежной L.A. Noire 2.
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Xbox 360Absolute Games (AG.ru)
L.A. Noire подобна Лос-Анджелесу — сквозь напускной блеск технических свершений, богатых декораций и якобы высокой интерактивности проглядывает пресноватая адвенчура с дырявым сюжетом, деревянным главным героем и следами тупых ножниц. Вдыхая разреженную атмосферу 40-х, трудно не задуматься над тем, как поступила бы с проектом более талантливая, слаженная команда. Надеюсь, Team Bondi найдет смелость заметить и устранить изъяны, работая над неизбежной L.A. Noire 2.