L.A. Noire Guide: How To Play Like A Detective

Posted: May 19, 2011
L.A. Noire Guide: How To Play Like A Detective
Detective Jake Gaskill is on the case to give you a guide on playing Rockstar Games' L.A. Noire. Find out how to investigate, interrogate, and shoot like a real 1940s detective, because the streets of Los Angeles can be a mean city for Cole Phelps.

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  • Ditchsurfer

    This is a great game. Rockstar has done it again. Is it GTA, no, but you have the full world atmosphere. This game makes you think and if you dont like the game, you dont like to think.

    Posted: May 25, 2011 5:29 PM
  • sithhunter09

    that was @ Qec and joedollar

    Posted: May 21, 2011 5:46 PM
  • sithhunter09

    you should have given it more of a chance. Sure it starts out a little slow, but you can't judge a game that soon.

    Posted: May 21, 2011 5:45 PM
  • JoeDollar

    This game-- much like this review-- is a snooze. I've never been so bored holding a controller.

    Posted: May 21, 2011 4:27 PM
  • Smalltown125

    I really do love this game. I love the atmosphere, the cars, the suits, the way the story unfolds. I enjoy the cinematic style and it goes on whether you succeed or fail at questioning, car chases, fights, etc. If I had one request for an addition to the game, it would be the ability to actually stop at the hot dog stands (that are everywhere) and buy something.

    Posted: May 21, 2011 9:03 AM
  • AntiquesRoadwarrior

    If I can show off for a second, I figured out that case from the live pig receipt. I literally said, "Oh, so he puled a Huck Finn." Not exactly as difficult as deciphering Shelley poems to find the Black Dalia.

    And, to all you detractors, Rockstar put in everything that they needed to achieve their purpose. They didn't put in cash or collectibles because it would unrealistically distract the protagonist, a by-the-book cop with a pole up his ass. Nobody complains about Schindler's List not using comedy, so stop complaining about LA Noire not using elements from other Rockstar games. It's not like someone at Rockstar will read your post, smack his head, and say, "I forgot about the morality system and the money!" I think they're aware.

    Posted: May 20, 2011 8:07 PM
  • spazzblasty

    ahhhhhh the reverse silent treatment

    Posted: May 20, 2011 12:21 PM
  • TheWarhamster

    Truly...the best detective story in the gaming world right now that doesn't start with "Professor" and end with "Layton". A true thinking man's game that oozes with the best elements of games like Heavy Rain, Hotel Dusk and Bladerunner. This game is a true marvel in terms of storytelling, gameplay wise it's still about as solid as any of Rockstar's previous entries. And as far as a streamlined open-world experience goes...chalk me up to the group of people who thought that trimming out some of the fat was a good idea.

    Posted: May 20, 2011 10:13 AM
  • qec

    This game is like watching paint dry. I picked it up 2 days ago and played it for an hour and haven't played it since. Talk about repetitive game play. I played through maybe 2 full cases and it was the exact same as that video. Look for evidence, talk to witness, drive here or there, Boring! I shut it down when the second case had me driving across the city to a gun store for the second time in 1 hour to find who he sold the gun to. Just pure bland boringness.

    I could see getting into it at some point for sure, but I'd really have to be in the right mood or something. The graphics were pretty amazing, I'm playing on the 360, but sometimes it seemed as though the lip dubbing could not keep up with the words being said, several times this happened. And for a game that prides itself on such facial capture technology then that's a pretty big flaw when the mouth movement look like an old Godzilla movie.

    Posted: May 20, 2011 7:03 AM
  • SpacemanSchmuck

    I thought the victim's corpse in case 8 was pretty gruesome, but in a good way. It wasn't just exploitation and gore, it's just very real. And with the game not being guro wall to wall, it has a lot of impact. Examining the body? Super creepy! thumbs up to Team Bondi.

    Posted: May 20, 2011 6:07 AM
  • loonypalooza

    I must say, I am really excited to play this. As much as I loved Red Dead Redemption, the GTA games not so much, I can totally live without all of the sandbox options. I love open world games, but running around town doing random missions that do not further the plot bore me after some time. I don't feel the urge to collect everything, and I don't care about buying new clothes. The social aspect in GTA IV was really lame and I had no reason to pursue relationships with unlikeable characters. Personally, I am glad that Rockstar removed those options and decided to focus on the plot instead. I've been catching up on my film noir as I wait to get my copy. This is not GTA, and therefore, people should not expect GTA.

    Posted: May 19, 2011 9:21 PM
  • Ehop22

    this doesnt tell me anything i didnt know I LOVE rockstar... But i am slightly disappointed at this game. Only 20 calls for assitance? LAME. i have NO reason to explore this open world, THAT WHAT I LOVE ABOUT ROCK STAR you get to explore and do mini games and mission, i understand the whole cop thing and its supposed to differ from red dead and gta but they could have made me want more, to invest more in the world itself. I hate there is NO cash, NO store, Not even a a gun shop to buy, or evidence lockers that you can take from in the precent or what have you. THE game is Amazing the tech that went into this game outstanding as well as the story. i just wanted money, social life (in game), stores (to actually buy from) Undercover work, spuratic crys for help (something like true crime - just a refrence) they could have done alot more to add depth to this game like its counter parts. its almost like a better (longer) Mafia 2 lol These are my opinions.

    Eric "ehop22" Hopson

    Posted: May 19, 2011 8:34 PM