On the heels of this week’s May 17th and 20th release date
announcement and big new trailer launch, more details about L.A. Noire
are beginning to be revealed, and the press are taking notice. Recently, L.A. Noire was the focus of Kotaku’s weekly "Well Played"
column, with members of Rockstar Games and Team Bondi providing insight
on the genesis of the crime thriller, a look into the art of reading
faces and what it means for the future of interactive entertainment:|
Read that full story at Kotaku
|"We always knew, when we wanted to go down this route and make a
detective game, that the key part was getting the witness in the room,” said Team Bondi head Brendan McNamara. "The key part is the interrogation. Can you break them?”|
Entertainment Weekly’s interview expands on the subject in further detail:
|"In L.A. Noire, the photo-realism isn’t just a nifty
visual — it’s central to the gameplay. According to [Rockstar's
Jeronimo] Barrera, "The core mechanic is… trying to figure out
whether or not the person you’re having a conversation with is lying to
you. As the game plays out, you’re investigating crime scenes and
finding evidence, and you use those pieces of evidence in the
conversation.” And McNamara insists that the lying isn’t a binary good/evil deal: "When I was writing the game, I had up on my whiteboard: ‘Everybody’s lying about something.’”|
Read Entertainment Weekly’s piece here
Meanwhile, UK’s Tech Radar examined a case in
detail and came away impressed not only with the game itself, but its
approach to the unflinching and occasionally grisly subject matter.
"There is a level of maturity running though L.A.
Noire that suggests that it is a game being pitched at people ready to
take the next step in gaming. That’s not to say it’s light on action, even the single case included a fist fight, a car chase and a shoot-out.
The slavishly recreated LA environment, the hard-boiled characters and
the grimy plots are straight out the writings of Raymond Chandler and
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Source: Rockstar Games Newswire