Yeah, yeah. That’s me. But look what I got in my hand. LA NOIRE!!!! Yep, I just got LA Noire, and I played at least 30-50 minutes of it on my first sitting. And I have to say, brilliant. I really like the game so far. I don’t understand some of the hate it’s been getting. Although, the very first thing I mistakenly did, was run over a car…Literally. But, as I move on I see a real good game on our hands.
From first look, the graphics is good. I have one minor problem. In the beginning of the game, it’s night time. For me, personally, it was hard to see. You had a flashlight while walking along, but it was still hard to see. That’s just me, probably. When it is day time, you can clearly see how good this game really is. Like, wow. I am amazed how they reconstructed LA for this time era. Building’s have the “antique” feel in it. Cars are modeled perfectly. I haven’t seen everything, but from the things I’ve seen, it looks great.
The map is HUGE. When I was riding to one location to the next, I was thinking “When will I get there?”. This may be a good or bad thing, depending on who you ask. To me, it’s a great thing. Give’s me a lot to do on my free time(If I choose to have free time. Maybe I want to be that detective who never leaves his desk).
The story is alright. You play as Phelps who was a World World II vet. You start off as a regular cop, but then progress. Right now, I’m a traffic officer. Go me, lol You see his live before becoming a officer bits by bits.
Let me state something. This is not GTA. Let me repeat it. THIS IS NOT GTA! Ok, glad to get that out the way. You can’t be killing people mindlessly. For one, your a cop(Duh!); Second, it will effect your overall rating at the end. So, no gun-slinging. The gameplay is pretty good. I wish that we can run faster, but there’s barrier’s that will make your target to slow down faster, so I don’t mind it. There was one time where I was in a gun fight. I have to admit, that time felt like GTA. It’s basically GTA IV controls there.
The meat of this game, is the investigations. And let me start off by saying the character animations is NUTS! Like, it’s real good. You will have to figure out if they are lying or telling the truth. You also have to gather evidence for the scene. I, left the music and vibrations on. I know, that may sound like I’m a cheater. But, I know I will have a hard enough time telling if they lied or not. BTW, remember EVERYTHING that you pick up, or the people who talk to you. That bit me in my behind when I was talking to one of the suspects.
For my first impression, this game rocks. It has some minor mishaps. Like night time. But, I really think I’m going to love this game. Be back here when I give my full review of the game.
What are your first impressions of the game? Comment below.