The recently released trailers and videos have all delivered a taste of the seamless blend of crime scene investigation, interrogation, cop show drama and action that permeates L.A. Noire. However, it's not until someone's been handed the controller to play for themselves, that the experience truly shines. This past week, the gaming press got their first opportunity to experience a few cases on the Homicide desk to rave reviews:
"L.A. NOIRE IS GOING TO GIVE GAMERS AN EXPERIENCE UNLIKE ANYTHING WE'VE EVER PLAYED BEFORE."
- GAME INFORMER
"L.A. NOIRE IS SPECTACULAR, BOTH IN LOOKS AND SCOPE. YOUR FIRST 10 MINUTES IN THE GAME WILL
BE SPENT IN SLACK-JAWED APPRECIATION OF ITS STUNNING VISUALS."
"THE PRESENTATION, THE MECHANICS, THE STORY, THE PERFORMANCES, THEY'RE ALL SPOT ON.
MAY 17 NEVER SEEMED SO FAR AWAY." - G4
"L.A. NOIRE IS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR IN THIS FPS FILLED WORLD, AND FINALLY GETTING TO GRIPS
WITH THE GAME HAS HEIGHTENED OUR ANTICIPATION FOR THE GAME EVEN MORE."
"THE COMBINATION OF WITTY DIALOGUE, TOP-NOTCH ACTING AND OF COURSE AMAZING
NEW MOTIONSCAN TECHNOLOGY DELIVERS SOMETHING UNIQUE."
– YAHOO GAMES UK
"L.A. NOIRE HAS THE MAKINGS OF A GRIM MASTERPIECE, PUTTING BOTH ITS UNDERLYING TECH
AND THE TALENTS OF ITS ENSEMBLE CAST TO SUPERB USE."
"AT THE FIRST LOOK STAGE, WE WERE ENTHRALLED; NOW, HAVING GONE HANDS-ON,
WE'RE TOTALLY ENAMOURED… WE CAN'T WRITE ENOUGH SUPERLATIVES TO DESCRIBE
HOW FRESH AND INVIGORATING IT IS TO PLAY."