L.A. Noire's Cole Phelps gets real (annoying) in comedy sketch

L.A. Noire's Cole Phelps may be one of the most life-like avatars to walk the digital beat, but take away the fancy facial mo-cap, solid writing and expressive voice acting and he's still just a video game character saddled with all the mental limitations and awkward quirks that come with the virtual territory. Still think Cole could hack it in the real world? See just how badly Phillips screws the pooch as a real-life detective in this Funny or Die sketch.

I've yet to play L.A. Noire (curse you, Canada Post strike!), but from what little I've seen, Funny or Die appears to have Cole's number. And then, I can't think of any video game character that wouldn't look like a spastic, mentally unbalanced drone in the flesh.

June 20, 2011

[Source: Funny or Die]



  • nelly24 - June 22, 2011 7:54 a.m.

    Absolutely hilarious! Love it!
  • therawski - June 20, 2011 9:07 p.m.

    @Pocotron and @DarkTone Awesome Noire FTW, though I think this one's better at parody. Both are hilarious in their own way. I love the spilling of the coffee and doubt yelling scenes. And I'D LIKE SOME POUND CAKE!
  • DarkTone - June 20, 2011 9 p.m.

    It reminds me Awesome Noire too. love both these.
  • GhostbustTyler - June 20, 2011 8:13 p.m.

    That was hilarious. Addresses every little annoying thing about the game, except for trying to stop suspects with warning shots.
  • SpaceCowboy - June 20, 2011 6:50 p.m.

    Haha that was great, I especially like how he goes mad at the cop when he doubts him, just like in the game.
  • FlikNightshade - June 20, 2011 6:39 p.m.

    I always thought that perhaps one of the inconsequential bottles around a body or crime scene would yield fingerprints or something so I checked each and every one at least once. Never. Not fucking once did that happen.
  • Pocotron - June 20, 2011 5:54 p.m.

    Reminds me of Awesome Noire.

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