Friday, June 3, 2011

L.A. Noire


I just finished the main story in L.A. Noire this week.  This is a great game.  I have liked other Rockstar games like GTA4 and Red Dead Redemption, and L.A. Noire has some of the same qualities.  The main thing that I like about these games is the story in the games.   With each of these games, I want to continue playing to find out what happens in the store.  Also, each of these games have worlds that are great to explore.

L.A. Noire is not as much of an open world game as GTA4 or Red Dead Redemption.  While playing the game, you can either work on the main case, or respond to various street crimes.  You can also find various things hidden around the map.  The fact that L.A. Noire isn't as much of an open world game isn't a negative for the game.  In fact, it works well, as it keep the player more focused on the main story.

Here are some tips that I discovered while playing the game:

  1. Before deciding to respond to a street crime call, check where it is on the map.  I have driven 5 minutes across the city to respond to a call.

  2. After finishing the last case in the story, select resume will do the last part of the case.  I was assuming that it would start free roam mode.  Instead, you need to use the Cases menu to start free roam.

  3. If you purchase the L.A. Noire Rockstar Pass, you need to go into the download menu, within the game to download all of the things that are part of the pack.