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L.A. Noire

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L.A. Noire is a third-person, post-war murder mystery set in 1947 Los Angeles. It is being developed by Team Bondi, an Australian studio, and is being published by Rockstar Games. Although it is fully funded by Sony Computer Entertainment America, it will be released May 20th 2011 on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

 

The impressive cast includes:

 

Aaron Staton (Mad Men)

Sean McGowan

Alexa Alemanni (Mad Men)

Cutter Garcia

Andrew Connolly

William Duffy (The West Win)

John Noble (The Lord of the Rings, Fringe)

Keith Szarabajka (The Dark Knight)

Ned Vaughn (Apollo 13, Frost/Nixon)

 

This features the best facial animation I've ever seen, as seen in their "technology behind performance" video (the short John Noble opener blew me away). That video (must see) and the trailers can be seen here.

 

Edit: Here's the same video on YouTube

 

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I refuse to give this game a chance until the spell 'Noir' correctly.

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Why hasn't anyone posted the new gameplay footage of what looks to be the GOTY for the HD system!?

 

http://www.rockstargames.com/lanoire/videos/

 

Looks fucking incredible! :D

 

That's just un-real, really looks awesome.

 

this game continues to be of higher importance to me then majority of other 2011 game releases.

 

 

 

[gta-fanboy]GTA with that game engine and mechanics would be the sex[/gta-fanboy]

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Loving it. Really glad it's not all-out action, just hoping the point-and-click spawn of an investigative game works well too.

 

Visuals are astounding, obv.

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One of the many reasons why a Wii only gaming setup is not enough nowadays.

 

Indeed, i felt that just owning a GC back in the day wasn't enough in places. But, thankfully now i own both a Wii and a 360. Best of both worlds here, and i don't miss out on every game.

 

Back onto the subject

 

Watching the footage, and a behind the scenes video on Gamespot i have to admit, this game is looking sweet as. Probably one i'll pick-up at launch, providing i get a job and some fundage.

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I wouldn't normally go for this kind of game but it just looks so well-made I'm sure it'll be awesome.

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Visuals are astounding, obv.

I think I might be alone on this one but I think visually this game looks a bit... meh. The lip sync is obviously fantastic, but the character models, cars and buildings all look so plastic to me. I think it has a lot to do with the lighting. It looks half a generation behind RDR or even Mafia 2 to me.

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I agree with you about the plasticy-ness and the frame-rate is probably gonne be reeeheealy inconsistent. But like Mafia II I believe it'll look a whole lot sexier on PC.

 

Oh wait...

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Achievements / Trophies look fun!

 

L.A. Noire Achievements:

 

  • A Cop On Every Corner - Complete a single street crime case.
  • Johnny On The Spot - Respond to 20 street crime cases.
  • The Long Arm Of The Law - Complete all street crime cases.
  • The City Of The Angels - Reach 100% Game Complete.
  • The Up And Up - Complete a story case with a five star rating.
  • Shamus To The Stars - Complete all story cases with a five star rating.
  • The Brass - Achieve maximum rank.
  • Not So Hasty - Stop a fleeing suspect with a warning shot as an LAPD Detective.
  • Asphalt Jungle - Chase down and tackle a fleeing suspect on foot as an LAPD Detective.
  • Traffic Stop - Disable a suspect vehicle with help from your partner.
  • The Straight Dope - Use evidence to prove a lie as an LAPD Detective or Investigator.
  • One For The File - Find and inspect a clue as an LAPD Detective or Investigator.
  • Golden Boy - Clear a case finding every clue as an LAPD Detective or Investigator.
  • The Plot Thickens - Find and solve an inspection puzzle.
  • Lead Foot - Keep the needle above 80mph for more than ten seconds while driving.
  • Miles On The Clock - Drive more than 194.7 miles.
  • Wooden Overcoats - Bring down a total of 30 bad guys with head shots.
  • Dead Men Are Heavier - Shoot and kill a total of 100 bad guys.
  • Roscoe And Friends - Kill at least one bad guy with every gun.
  • Magpie - Find and inspect 95% of all clues.
  • The Shadow - Tail a suspect without being spotted, in a single case.
  • The Third Degree - Correctly branch every question in every interview in a single story case.
  • The Hunch - Use five intuition points in conversation with a single suspect, correctly branching each question.
  • Star Map - Discover all landmark buildings around the city.
  • Public Menace - Rack up $47,000 in penalties during a single story case.
  • The Moose - Tail Candy Edwards from the parking lot to her destination without using cover or going incognito.
  • Keep A Lid On - Complete a brawl without losing your hat as an LAPD Detective or Investigator.
  • Auto Enthusiast - Drive 5 different vehicles.
  • Auto Collector - Drive 40 different vehicles.
  • Auto Fanatic - Drive every vehicle in the city.
  • Hollywoodland - Find and inspect all gold film canisters.

Plus 9 secret Achievements to discover when LA Noire launches on May 17th in North America and May 20th in Europe.

 

Source - x360a.com

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The facial animations are amazing :o Some of the faces look a bit disconnected from the bodies though.

 

Although it is fully funded by Sony Computer Entertainment America, it will be released May 20th 2011 on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

 

That is weird. They probably thought the ps3 wouldn't recoup their investment by itself.

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When my friend showed me the trailer I was shouting, MATT PARKMAN FROM HEROES.

 

Didn't realised they'd based it on actual actors.

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Am I the only one who thinks the faces are creepy and out-of-place?

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Am I the only one who thinks the faces are creepy and out-of-place?

 

Some of the faces look a bit disconnected from the bodies though.

 

Nope :p It hopefully won't affect my enjoyment of it.

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When my friend showed me the trailer I was shouting, MATT PARKMAN FROM HEROES.

 

Didn't realised they'd based it on actual actors.

 

Didn't pick up on 'him from Mad Men?' :heh:

 

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Am I the only one who thinks the faces are creepy and out-of-place?
It's the Uncanny Valley :hmm:

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Didn't pick up on 'him from Mad Men?' :heh:

Haha, I was going to comment on his bad taste in television. :grin:

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I finished Red Dead Redemption the other day, now I'm super-hyped for this.

 

As a heads-up, HMV are giving away a copy of LA Confidential on Blu-Ray (plus an extra case to solve, I think) when you preorder this.

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