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Edited by KoolAid

Did I do it?
 
Aw shucks.  Dreams do come true!

Posted by ShaunassNZ

I still need to finish Undead Nightmare.

Posted by MayorFeedback
@KoolAid: You did!
Posted by ViciousAnchovy
@KoolAid: Yep. 
Posted by Cipher

Looks good!

Edited by wolf_blitzer85

Check in the TV. 
 
Edit: Or radio I guess.

Posted by BigLemon

This is, without a doubt, my most anticipated release of this year.

Posted by damswedon

Anyone else becoming more turned off by the faces every time you see it?

Posted by Undeadpool

This looks like the game Heavy Rain was supposed to be.

Posted by LethalKi11ler

OMG! The faces are simply amazing.

Posted by KoolAid

Game looks cool... But how does it play?  Is it an adventure game or do you shot 30 thugs in between each interrogation?

Posted by Alex_S

Oh man, I can't wait for this.  I just hope they don't try to shoehorn action in out of nowhere to try to keep the A.D.D. kids happy.  
 
Going for a film noir vibe? Go all out. Don't try to fit "Rambo" into "Chinatown" or "LA Confidential".  
 
In other words, don't be a Mass Effect film noire - Go to crime scene, talk to a couple people, fight a bunch of guys, cover-based-shooter style. Go back to police station. Go somewhere else, fight more guys. Not going to work.

Posted by PhatSeeJay

I need to know more about how this game plays! I've been dying for a game where you're the cop! This seems like it could be the game I've been waiting for!

Posted by mustachioeugene

I'm really looking forward to seeing more of this game.

Posted by rolfmayo

Nowhere near

Posted by rjayb89

DEM LIPS

Posted by Gutlieb
@damswedon:  what do you mean?  the faces look fantastic
Posted by Agent47
@damswedon: You mean cause they look like actual human beings?I think it's a first, I mean I thought they done it in the past, but when I looked at other games it didn't do it for me.This game has truely done it.Just like RDR did it for horses.Good example look at the horses in Assassin's Creed.Something about them is just off putting.The horses in RDR look so realistic that it fools the human eye into thinking they are real.The graphics don't have to be perfect, but the muscles, movement, sounds make it truly believable.In this case the way the eyes and lips, wrinkles and mouth move the human eye could be tricked into thinking it's a real human.
Posted by MaddProdigy

Heard about this hadn't checked it out yet, looks like an epic story.

Posted by fillmoejoe

Needs more smoking.

Posted by Tarsier

shit this looks cool
amazing facial animations

Posted by Napalm

I don't care what anybody says... those faces look creepy as fuck. 

Posted by StandStrong

My heart starts pounding everytime I see new stuff from this game. This is most definitely my most anticipated game for 2011 and I can't believe that there finally is a release date. God damned I could cry... Would like to see a really cool collectors edition just to top it all of.

Posted by dvorak

It's so bizarre that now that facial animation looks good, the rest of the body animation in contrast looks wooden and stilted. How did this happen?

I mean sure, It's going to be great, we can assume that much. I just don't understand how they can put that much work into great voices and a detailed environment, and put out totally mediocre body animations.

Posted by ajamafalous
@dvorak said:
" It's so bizarre that now that facial animation looks good, the rest of the body animation in contrast looks wooden and stilted. How did this happen?I mean sure, It's going to be great, we can assume that much. I just don't understand how they can put that much work into great voices and a detailed environment, and put out totally mediocre body animations. "
This.
 
 
Also, I wish this game was on PC so that I could play it above 30 fps :/.
Posted by dudeglove
@Gutlieb: @Agent47: There's a little bit of the uncanny valley going on. The faces look great, but - in the trailers at least - there's something a little less great about the bodies they're attached to.
Posted by Deusoma

I keep forgetting this game exists. I don't know, it looks good, but Rockstar lost a lot of trust with me with Grand Theft Auto IV, and they only regained a little of it with Red Dead Redemption.

Posted by Napalm
@dvorak said:

" It's so bizarre that now that facial animation looks good, the rest of the body animation in contrast looks wooden and stilted. How did this happen?I mean sure, It's going to be great, we can assume that much. I just don't understand how they can put that much work into great voices and a detailed environment, and put out totally mediocre body animations. "

These are my exact feelings as I was about to type in another L.A. Noire trailer thread: 
 
 Sorry, but trying to make it any more real just makes it look like you're having the characters make overly exaggerated facial expressions. Pair this with the fact that they aren't filming the facial capture with the body movements, there's this huge disconnect between what the character is doing on-screen and what their expressions are doing. They don't seem natural, they seem exaggerated for the sake of showing the technology. It's fucking creepy, man.    
Posted by MooseyMcMan

You know, everyone keeps talking about how great the facial animation is, but I can't help but notice how detailed the faces aren't. Sure, they may be animating well, but they look terrible. 

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Posted by Ghostfish

I'm surprised at the level of emoting from the character faces; it looks great.  And as cinematic as it is, it kinda reminds me of movies with graphical treatments like A Scanner Darkly.

Edited by damswedon
@Gutlieb:  @Agent47: Don't get me wrong the faces look great, but when you combine them with the audio they just feel bad. It lacks the imperfections that exist in normal conversation, the sound of swallowing saliva before a person speaks, the sounds of breathing that you don't notice until they are removed. Then the eyes just look off, like they aren't looking at things but instead looking through everything. 
Every time I see more of it I just get more and more put off by it.
Posted by Lazyaza

This is looking better the more I see of it, if the gameplay is skewed more towards crime scene investigation and an interigation / socialization mechanic it could be utterly amazing.

Posted by BetaMax

This could be big.  Having the facial animation work that good with a notable actor like that guy from Mad Men.  This could be the first in a long line of games with real actors... really acting. This could get really weird when you shift from drama and action to comedy and bizzarre.   I think this game will be a milestone in that time line. 

Posted by Foggen

Was that Ernie Hudson?

Posted by Blueman

Anybody know what the actual gameplay is like?

Posted by AverageGreg

This, Dragon Age II and Skyward Sword = an awesome year for gaming.

Posted by JoelTGM

loving it

Posted by kingzetta

 Dragon Age II comes out the week before so this game can shove it

Posted by ZoomyRamen

Looks great. 
 
And people worried with rockstar, rockstar are only PUBLISHING this game, Team Bondi are the ones developing it. 

Posted by jorbear

This might just have passed The Witcher 2 as my most anticipated game of 2011. 

Posted by ShaggE

The acting sounds... odd, somehow. It doesn't sound like voice work at all. More like audio taken from a full-blown live action performance.  
 
... 
 
I think I really like that.

Posted by ItBeStefYo

I hate that flicker of the eyelids the main protanganist keeps making.
Also, no actual gameplay to be seen yet. hmmm

Posted by CastroCasper

This game looks amazing.

Posted by RagingLion
Interested.  Faces still look weird in the way they stand out from everything else.
 
@BetaMax said:
" This could be big.  Having the facial animation work that good with a notable actor like that guy from Mad Men.  This could be the first in a long line of games with real actors... really acting. This could get really weird when you shift from drama and action to comedy and bizzarre.   I think this game will be a milestone in that time line.  "
You could be right.  When will they start giving out big awards for people acting in games?
Posted by mazik765

The facial animations looks quite a bit better than Rockstar's previous work

Posted by Dtat

I want to know what the hell this game actually is.

Posted by Hilts

forget playing this. I just want to watch it

Posted by S0ndor

The problem is that only the faces are animated so well. This creates a strong contrast between head and body. In some of the gameplay footage I have seen, the heads looked strangely disconnected from their bodies. Like a part that just doesn't fit quite well. Some odd jank going on around the neck area of each character.

Posted by MisterMouse

heavy rain... set in the past.

Posted by xSeanZx
@Deusoma said:
" I keep forgetting this game exists. I don't know, it looks good, but Rockstar lost a lot of trust with me with Grand Theft Auto IV, and they only regained a little of it with Red Dead Redemption. "
Too bad Rockstar is only publishing this game... what would your trust with them have to do with it? 
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