Why I Didnt Like LA Noire As Much As You

#1 Posted by AndyWilliams24 (708 posts) -

I found this interesting article earlier about LA Noire and how the mainstream press ignored a lot of its faults, and how it got very high scores despite it. The guy made a very good point throughout the article, so I thought i'd share it with you guys to see what you think.

Check it out:Why I Didn't Like L.A Noire As Much As You

Do you agree with what the guy says? I agree with a few things such as the interrogation, but some things I thought were better than he let on - such as the punishment system in the game if you fail questioning or miss out on clues.

#2 Posted by TooWalrus (12972 posts) -

I think that if a games high points greatly outweigh the faults, it deserves high scores. I loved almost everything about it, and don't really care if the driving wasn't great, or whatever else people complained about.

#3 Edited by mnzy (2909 posts) -

Many people didn't love LA Noire and it still good amazing reviews. I find that pretty interesting and there must be reasons for that I don't understand and he doesn't really guess what they are either.

#4 Posted by Heltom92 (693 posts) -

Yea it feels like the game got good reviews when it came out, but the negative feedback has become more frequent since the reviews.

#5 Posted by Mr402 (128 posts) -

I made it about half way through when I realized that I really wasn't digging it as much as I anticipated.   Mainly the formula of going to the crime scene, walking around gathering evidence then returning to the station for interrogations started to wear thin really quickly.   Also it felt like they shoe horned in the open world elements which was more then likely Rockstars influence on the development.    Honestly I believe if the name Rockstar games wasn't on the cover the game's scores would have run in the 8's at most.   

#6 Posted by Giantstalker (1445 posts) -

Going to have to agree with the sentiment in the article, and with some of the other posters in this thread. I'm about halfway through LA Noire and I just don't have a desire to return or complete it. Certainly didn't grab me the way Red Dead Redemption or GTA IV did; for better or for worse the points stated in the article just seem to be the truth to me

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