L.A. Noire is a third person detective game set in 1947. You play as cop named Cole Phelps who is promoted to a traffic detective shortly after the beginning of the game. Through the course of the game Cole is promoted to the homicide desk. While on his new job he is given the opportunity to investigate very iconic real world cases such as the black dahlia murders. As the game progresses you are transferred to vice, being moved around to different jobs makes for game play that’s fun and stays interesting.
RockStar (the game’s creator) always make good games and this is definitely no exception. But L.A. Noire is a bit strang for RockStar and for games in general. Using mocap technology to capture real actures faces and expressions gives the witnesses and suspects depth rarely seem in a video game. L.A. Noire combines action and detective work in suck away that you don’t feel as if you are only looking for clues and talking to suspects, but at the same time it isn’t all guns and bombs like so many other games are. This game will keep you thinking, very few games have as much problem solving with out getting boring.
I’d give it 9.5 and would strongly recommend it to any one wanting some problem solving and action set in beautiful 1940’s Los Angeles.