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LA Noire – Interesting but boring | Review

LA Noire has a complex investigative story that can be enticing at first.

LA Noire - Interesting but boring | Review
Image: Disclosure/Rockstar Games

LA Noire is an action-adventure video game developed by Team Bondi and published by Rockstar Games. The game was originally released on May 17, 2011, but was re-released for new platforms and with little improvement in 2017.

The game takes place in Los Angeles, in 1947. You take on the role of Cole Phelps, an LAPD detective. Phelps begins his police career as a traffic detective, but is soon promoted to homicide detective. Throughout the game, Phelps investigates a series of cases, including homicides, robberies, corruption and espionage.

The game is known for its visual style, which is inspired by 1940s film noir. Also, it is known for its interrogation system, which allows the player to interrogate suspects and witnesses. The story of LA Noire is divided into five chapters, each of which is made up of several cases. Cases are usually opened with a crime scene, where the player must collect evidence. The player then must interview witnesses and suspects to gain information about the case. Finally, the player must solve the case, identifying the culprit.

LA Noire - Interesting but boring | Review

Image: Disclosure/Rockstar Games

In LA Noire's interrogation system, we can interrogate suspects and witnesses to obtain information about the case and choose between three answers: truth, doubt or lie. If the player chooses the correct answer, the suspect or witness can provide additional information. If the player chooses the wrong answer, the suspect or witness may become suspicious or hostile.

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LA Noire does not have dubbing in PT-BR and there are also no subtitles, if you play on the PC you can even add external solutions, as it is a game that needs your maximum attention to the dialogues and texts that appear on the screen. I believe that the main differential of the game is this intense investigation that takes place in the game and that is something difficult to find in the gaming market. I won't deny, during the first hours of the game you can feel an attraction for the game and its story, but over time it can get boring and a little repetitive and raise doubts if it really is a game that deserves to have the Rockstar Games logo stamped on it. on your cover.

LA Noire - Interesting but boring | Review

Image: Disclosure/Rockstar Games

The game uses a technology called "MotionScan", the developer has received awards for using this tool, but I believe that over the course of the game you will find several errors and even get scared by the facial expressions of the characters. In addition, LA Noire already has its very dated graphics and the gameplay is terrible when you are controlling a vehicle, the movements of the characters can even be excellent, along with the environment that is impeccable, but the handling of the vehicles is something that , at the time, there were already games with a much more attractive performance.

LA Noire has a complex investigation story that can be attractive at first, especially if you are someone who really enjoys this investigative police theme, however, it is a game that lacked improvements in some requirements such as: gameplay, “MotionScan”, diversification in the story and soundtrack (which practically doesn't exist).

“LAPD! We want to check it out.”Cole Phelps

*Review made on PC

Note
  • History
  • Graphic
  • Gameplay
  • Soundtrack
  • Sound Effects
  • Artificial Intelligence
3.5

Conclusion

LA Noire has a complex investigation story that can be attractive at first, especially if you are someone who really enjoys this investigative police theme, however, it is a game that lacked improvements in some requirements such as: gameplay, “MotionScan”, diversification in the story and soundtrack (which practically doesn't exist).

Note
  • History
  • Graphic
  • Gameplay
  • Soundtrack
  • Sound Effects
  • Artificial Intelligence
3.5

Conclusion

LA Noire has a complex investigation story that can be attractive at first, especially if you are someone who really enjoys this investigative police theme, however, it is a game that lacked improvements in some requirements such as: gameplay, “MotionScan”, diversification in the story and soundtrack (which practically doesn't exist).

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Hello, I'm Matheus. I am currently graduating in Advertising, working as CEO and Creative Director at Araujo Media, Commercial Manager at TFX LATAM and I am the Creator of the Brazilian History portal.

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