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21st May 2011, 10:56 PM
Any one played it yet? Your opinion? Even if you didn't even try it. Are you interesting in trying it?
Mine was delivered few hours ago. I shall install it after lunch!
Anyways, I havent bought a game as quick as this and being extremely excited since Sims 2 and Exps lol. Rockstar is my favorite gaming company honestly, and I love crime mysteries (i would play CSi games, still life 1/2, heavy rain, etc); Im excited both are mixed in this game! Since I haven't played it yet, I'll share my opinions later.
Any thoughts and discussions are welcome for La Noire :]
22nd May 2011, 12:11 AM
I've seen videos of players enjoying the game. It looks like something I could enjoy if not for one reason that is unacceptable. Some jazz feels natural, or sets the tone for sophisticated mystery or romance, or can heal you of your pain, or serve as aid to examine yourself. L.A. Noire music does none of this. Instead, you are served this idiotic minor key whose-line-is-it-anyway bass-plucking tacky drapes off-key Dick Malone mouth-popping here's-lookin-at-you-kid Seinfeld nonsense jazz.
I want to find that bass player and pull his lower lip one yard and pluck a ditty before snapping it back into his face, and bash the pianist's jaw first into the keys so that his new dental plan is a full octave, and run and kick that saxophone like Charlie Brown falcon-kicking Lucy's head for a field goal so that he swallows the saxophone. I will throw mama from the train, slap a rhythm on the fat off the Godfather's chin, and visit the cemetery to rearrange the headstones so that they look like Hilary Swank's teeth.
Perhaps it doesn't show, but it makes me very angry.
22nd May 2011, 12:22 PM
Do you know if there are any plans to port it to PC? If not, I hate you all - I SO want that game.
22nd May 2011, 12:32 PM
I'm almost done with it. It's.... almost a wee bit disappointing, actually. There's a lot of foreshadowing and back story that seems to go nowhere (unless they suddenly come out with it in the next little bit of gameplay), the side missions are boring and repetitive (every single time someone runs away and takes a hostage, they always, ALWAYS take about 2 seconds and then move their head to the left - just train your gun to the left of the hostage's head and wait), and it's really quite short - I'm almost finished with it and I just started playing on Friday.
It's got a lot of good points - beautiful graphics, great atmosphere, incredible attention to detail, but I really would have preferred more to it - maybe extending the first part of the game where you're just a regular officer and giving you an area to patrol where random encounters could happen.
A lot of the side stuff is utterly pointless, too - like the cars. There's really no reason to get any other cars besides your police car - sports cars may be speedy, but you can keep pace with basically any car in the game in the police car (and in a chase, being careful is more important than going fast), and you can't get street crime missions if you're not in a police car.
It's also, well... very linear. It's not a sandbox, and there's very little to do besides the mission you're on. It's not like GTA where you can merrily go mowing down pedestrians and doing races and whatnot - you're not supposed to hit people, or run into other cars/mailboxes/etc. - there's some really detailed side areas, but there's very little reason to go there unless you're on a case there or chasing someone. Many of the car chase missions seem to be designed solely to take you through all those areas they built, which kind of breaks the immersion.
22nd May 2011, 11:25 PM
I do hope the game is not too short. I played all last night and realized how many total main cases there was D:. So far I like it, its not epic. Im use to playing other crime mysteries and the cases feel like they ended too quickly (at least the first... 6-7). When it ends, im like "huh? thats it?". But I suppose there arent that many twists and turns on early cases in street or traffic cases. I dunno.
I agree that the side missions are meh. I've played True Crimes and those side missions were more fun.
One thing I wish they added was being to buy food like in GTA4. The hot dog stands looks yummy, I've walked in on restaurants or small bakery's. Why cant a cop just get some donuts or coffee?! lol
I would like if the game did come out for PC or in future games. My PC graphics are much better and I'm a stickler on graphics, but probably not as much as Shoosh is on music/sounds xP.
11th Jun 2011, 04:52 PM
I like it. I've been on the last mission for 3 days. I stopped playing it because I don't want to see it end D:
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