Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Am I Too Smart to Play L.A. Noire?

L.A. NoireAccording to a recent interview, L.A. Noire will include "subtle in-game help systems" to help players through the complicated murder investigations and interrogations.

You'll be able to toggle this help off, if you prefer a more difficult challenge.
So while the average L.A. Noire player might want there to be music playing at a crime scene and rely on the fact that the score only quiets when all the scene's clues have been found, the expert player can turn that off.
(via Kotaku)
Stop calling me "average," Rockstar. It sounds like you're saying "pussy."

These in-game cues sound like they're going to hold my hand and take me through this rough world. To be honest, that's a bit of a relief, given my fear that I might be too stupid to play this game.

Also from the Kotaku interview:
L.A. Noire's creators will have special mercy on those new players who struggle with the game' action parts, letting them skip action sequences if they fail multiple times.
Jeez. Maybe it is going to be too easy.

On the other hand, knowing that I can "fail" interrogations (as Rockstar indicated in the interview) gives me pause. My interrogation skill is subpar at best. There was that Legion soldier in Fallout: New Vegas. I failed to outwit him, so I had to pummel him for about twenty minutes, even after he talked.

Having to actually outwit the computer might be a challenge for me.

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I'm really looking forward to L.A. Noire, but I honestly don't know what I'm going to get. Could be meat, could be cake.


  1. I am really exited how the game will be. Will it be open world like GTA or RDR, og will it be day/night game like Mafia 2? Got lots of questions and they might not be answered before the 20th... but god damnit i can't wait no more.. But it sure would be a shame if they make the game too easy

  2. I'm hoping for something like Red Dead Redemption myself, but the commercials make it seem a lot more linear than that. I haven't played Mafia 2--is it worth the time?