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LA Noire: just like being a real detective!

 

For all its realism, LA Noire still has to bow to traditional videogame logic in order to be fun. So while Rockstar and Team Bondi trumpeted their achievements in city detail and gritty detective work, I couldn't help but laugh each time something decidedly "gamey" happened to these otherwise straight-laced officers. Did '40s detectives really scale pipes, leap across crumbling movie sets or flip cars into oncoming traffic? Hey, if this is what it was really like to be a cop back then, retroactively sign me up!

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27 comments

  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - July 13, 2011 7:32 p.m.

    Great song for this video!
  • Darkhawk - July 13, 2011 1:24 p.m.

    It bugs me how so many modern games, L.A. included, have given up on death animations. Everyone just ragdolls to death. How hard would it really have been to give us a SQUISH instead of a shot-to-space when XXXX gets run over by the tractor up there?
  • kingsmikefan - July 12, 2011 12:07 a.m.

    hahahahaha. I guess we've only come so far.
  • AntistasMetroid - July 11, 2011 10:55 p.m.

    Genius Elston. Every time that car was flying through the air i giggled like your old baby noise. And that scene on the platform at the movie set where Cole was jammin to that sweet remix? Classic.
  • therawski - July 11, 2011 2:32 p.m.

    This game does make quite a stretch, but it's hilarious when it does.
  • MyCoolWhiteLies - July 11, 2011 2:29 p.m.

    Good shit. What cracked me up is that the open world was sort of unnecessary, and was mostly there to reinforce the immersion. However, I always was pulled out of the game, because every time I drove a car, my mild-mannered detective turned into a psychotic destruction derby driver who was hellbent on getting to the next location as fast as possible.
  • Sjoeki - July 10, 2011 10:12 p.m.

    I'm glad it had stuff like this, how stupid it might be, specially for a cop. But if I want a serious game I'll play chess
  • Crypto140 - July 10, 2011 3:14 p.m.

    I liked how Phelps got every case that lead to somthing much bigger. The Consoul's Car traffic case, if you 5 star it, you busted: The Argentia ambassador accepted bribes Was gay Was a pedophile Found a person who has been stealing cars for years Busted an illegal street race. Yep, all in a day's work for Detective Cole Phelps. I'm sure all the other cops do stuff like that all the time too. Wait... what they didn't?
  • Yeager1122 - July 10, 2011 4:01 a.m.

    That was hilarious love the chandilier part even when i was doing it in the game i was like really?
  • soren7550 - July 9, 2011 10:40 p.m.

    I love this video! Best parts have be the bits that can only be described as Bluetonian Physics.
  • UsernameLoser - July 9, 2011 6:40 p.m.

    @FlikNightShade http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3ALwKeSEYs
  • GamesRadarBrettElston - July 9, 2011 6:24 p.m.

    The remix is from an official album: Verve Records and Rockstar Games present LA Noire Remixed. Just $5 on Amazon!
  • cj12297 - July 9, 2011 1:43 p.m.

    @TheBear SPOILER That wasn't Phelps.
  • philipshaw - July 9, 2011 10:50 a.m.

    Great video, that platform bit was awful
  • 435 - July 9, 2011 8:08 a.m.

    Awesome remix. Must find it.
  • TheBear - July 9, 2011 7:50 a.m.

    As absurd as the car stunts were I didn't lose it until Phelps started blasting a man with a flamethrower.
  • NanoElite666 - July 9, 2011 6:58 a.m.

    Shenanigans!!
  • Yaro - July 9, 2011 6:43 a.m.

    Pretty much the best LA Noire trailer. Now I really gotta get the game. =3
  • Aeshir - July 9, 2011 6:35 a.m.

    Yes Yes a Thousand Times Yes. <333
  • TehWise - July 9, 2011 4:25 a.m.

    "I curse you and your children" Loled

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