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LA Noire (PlayStation 3)

Posted by Luke Brown On March - 1 - 2011

I got to see Rockstar Games’ and Team Bondi’s LA Noire in action last week. Want to know if the game lives up to all the hype?

Cole Phelps pulls up to the alley cordoned off by the patrolmen slowly. He exits the car, but his new partner Rusty Galloway isn’t done giving him an earful just yet. Phelps is sure this is yet another murder by the Black Dahlia killer, but Galloway isn’t convinced, and as the veteran officer on the case, he’s making sure his opinion is heard. It’s nearly midday, and whatever shadows are being cast completely miss the disfigured body hidden off the main street. As Phelps and Galloway approach the body, the coroner is taking his last few pictures of the grisly scene. A woman. Naked. Phelps steps in for a closer look. Her throat’s been slit. Her ring finger has been finely mutilated. Scrawled across her stomach in lipstick is the phrase, “Kiss the blood. BD.” The method is consistent with other Black Dahlia victims. Phelps is sure this woman has fallen victim to a vicious serial killer. Galloway remains unconvinced, and the two of you search the surrounding area for more clues. The sun is beating down, exposing Los Angeles for all it is: hot, mean, unforgiving, and brutal. Welcome to Homicide. Welcome to LA Noire.

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In the meantime, check out the latest screens from the upcoming detective thriller below.

2 Responses so far
  1. Reerun Said,

    One of the best games ever? That’s some pretty darn high praise. I hope you’re right though. I’m looking forward to this game quite a bit more than I usually do for others…

    Posted on March 1st, 2011 at 10:12 PM

  2. Luke Brown Said,

    The potential is definitely there, and I’m really hoping Rockstar reaches it. A game like this could do wonders for proving there’s a market for games like this where you are a genuinely good character.

    Posted on March 7th, 2011 at 9:48 AM

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