#1 Posted by Ace829 (2083 posts) -


#2 Posted by Ace829 (2083 posts) -

So I recently finished LA Noire, and despite never playing it (I am such a bad person), I wanted to dive straight into Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Has that ever happened to anyone here? I'm wondering if I'm an oddity here.

#3 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Is that because you found the driving mechanic in LA Noire completely tacked-on and lackluster and felt the need to cause some meaningful vehicular mayhem?

Because that's how I felt anytime I drove anywhere in LA Noire.

#4 Posted by Simplexity (1382 posts) -

I don't see how those 2 games are related in any way, so no.

#5 Posted by Ace829 (2083 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

Is that because you found the driving mechanic in LA Noire completely tacked-on and lackluster and felt the need to cause some meaningful vehicular mayhem?

Because that's how I felt anytime I drove anywhere in LA Noire.

While I agree that the driving in LA Noire was crap, it's more because I was wondering how much "LA" would look in a more modern time. I know San Andreas is fictional, but the location and the social period was inspired by LA.

#6 Posted by AlexW00d (6275 posts) -

Playing LA Noire made me want to not play LA Noire.

#7 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

Playing L.A. Noire made me want to play Mortal Kombat.

#8 Edited by AndrewB (7613 posts) -

Two totally different beings, so i can't say that it had that affect on me.

PS: the way that I play L.A. Noire is to not drive around the city as much as possible. The driving is not fun, nor the draw for that game. It could ave been left out and that game would have been equally as enjoyable.

#9 Posted by Marcsman (3196 posts) -

@Hizang said:

Playing L.A. Noire made me want to play Mortal Kombat.

I concur. Biggest disappointment of 2011.

#10 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -

No. Just no.

#11 Posted by Swoxx (2999 posts) -

@AlexW00d said:

Playing LA Noire made me want to not play LA Noire.

siiiiiiik burn!

#12 Posted by ShaggE (6452 posts) -

Nope, but buying a controller for the PC has made me want to revisit San Andreas. Maybe a controller would help make Zero's missions a little less impossible.

#13 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

@Marcsman: I enjoy L.A. Noire more than Mortal Kombat..

#14 Posted by upwarDBound (654 posts) -

Not really. I already played San Andreas to death though.

To all the people that hate the driving parts of L.A. Noire I didn't find the it all that bad really. It wasn't great but I'm a history nut so it was fun to drive around a re-creation of 1950s L.A. And let's be honest. How would you expect old cars to handle?

#15 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

@AlexW00d said:

Playing LA Noire made me want to not play LA Noire.

#16 Posted by Example1013 (4834 posts) -

Thinking of playing LA Noire made me want to play The Godfather.

#17 Posted by c0l0nelp0c0rn1 (1807 posts) -

I haven't finished L.A. Noire, but I want to play San Andreas.

#18 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -

Playing LA Noire made me think I wasted 40 bucks.

#19 Posted by The_LMFAO_Guy (192 posts) -

You can skip the driving sections, geez.

#20 Posted by bwmcmaste (842 posts) -

@Example1013 said:

Thinking of playing LA Noire made me want to play The Godfather.

Both great games.

#21 Posted by CJduke (788 posts) -

Playing LA Noire made me want to play Quantic Dream's next game.

#22 Posted by CounterShock (420 posts) -

No, it made me want to play Grand Theft Auto V.

#23 Posted by Mnemoidian (955 posts) -

No, playing any GTA-esque Rockstar game makes me want to never play a GTA game again. I hate myself for forgetting that just in time for the next GTA-esque Rockstar game to be released.

And yeah, I know Rockstar (mostly) didn't develop L.A. Noire. But it has a lot of the same crap mechanics surrounding the not so terrible parts.

#24 Posted by Vexxan (4620 posts) -

Playing L.A. Noire made me want to play another game.

#25 Edited by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -

What? No. What the hell is the connection?

EDIT: I find it funny how its now cool to hate LA Noire. Oh, you kids.

#26 Posted by Dad_Is_A_Zombie (1225 posts) -

Two totally different games so I didn't get that connection. Liked 'em both though!

#27 Edited by ll_Exile_ll (1701 posts) -

@MysteriousBob said:

What? No. What the hell is the connection?

EDIT: I find it funny how its now cool to hate LA Noire. Oh, you kids.

Yeah, I really don't get that. I guess it is mostly to do with the perception of the game vs. what it actually is. I'm sure Rockstar's promotion of the game as "GTA 1940s" was a big reason for its financial success, but it sure worked against the mainstream perception and expectations of the game. The very fact that this poll exists is evidence of that. L.A. Noire has more in common with Sam and Max than it does with GTA. If more people realized that it was actually a modern interpretation of the classic adventure genre, I don't think it would be bashed as much as it. I'm sure many of the GTA and sandbox style game fans have zero interest in adventure games, which makes the hate for L.A. Noire more understandable, even if it isn't really justified. I'm sure if I was tricked into buying and playing a creepy anime dating sim because if was marketed as a JRPG, I would be just as upset.

#28 Posted by ShaunassNZ (2128 posts) -

I bought LA Noire on release and played it for a day and never touched it again. A couple weeks ago I tried finishing it but I'm only up to Vice. Starting to today though, I've been playing through GTA SA. I'm around the middle way through of San Fierro and plan to finish it this weekend. Might go back to LA Noire afterwards and then onto Vice City. But to your question, no, LA Noire and GTA SA are completely unrelated to why I want to finish either.

#29 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

It made me want to massacre a flock of seagulls

#30 Posted by M_Shini (551 posts) -

I did this, but the game wasnt what i remembered it to be and shut it off 10 mins into the game, just didnt give me that feel (granted i played it on the pc this time).

#31 Edited by sparks50 (373 posts) -

I don't see the connection. You should definitely try out SA if you haven't though. The storyline drags out a bit towards the end, but its good fun.

#32 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1639 posts) -

@ll_Exile_ll said:

@MysteriousBob said:

What? No. What the hell is the connection?

EDIT: I find it funny how its now cool to hate LA Noire. Oh, you kids.

Yeah, I really don't get that. I guess it is mostly to do with the perception of the game vs. what it actually is. I'm sure Rockstar's promotion of the game as "GTA 1940s" was a big reason for its financial success, but it sure worked against the mainstream perception and expectations of the game. The very fact that this poll exists is evidence of that. L.A. Noire has more in common with Sam and Max than it does with GTA. If more people realized that it was actually a modern interpretation of the classic adventure genre, I don't think it would be bashed as much as it. I'm sure many of the GTA and sandbox style game fans have zero interest in adventure games, which makes the hate for L.A. Noire more understandable, even if it isn't really justified. I'm sure if I was tricked into buying and playing a creepy anime dating sim because if was marketed as a JRPG, I would be just as upset.

I wasn't sure about this game because it was advertised as more of a sandbox game. However, the quick look turned the tides completely for me. After just finishing the Maltese Falcon and Red Harvest (amazing Dashiell Hammett books btw), this kind of style was EXACTLY what I was looking for in a game. I will admit it seems some of the mechanics are repetitive, but I still have immense fun doing these things. The reasoning behind that is just as you say, this ADVENTURE game is not geared towards GTA-heads. It's more about the power of telling a series of gritty noire mini films, which by the way, are told with supreme skill. That's just my 2 cents addition to your statement...

#33 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6197 posts) -

I never really was fond of San Andreas.