L.A. Noire Latest Previews: Entertainment Weekly, Kotaku, Tech Radar and More

Posted on January 25 2011, 1:38pm | Author: R* S | Filed Under: Games

On the heels of this week's May 17th 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:

"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?"

Read that full story here: http://kotaku.com/5735120/how-the-human-face-could-be-the-future-of-gaming

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 EW's piece here: http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/01/24/la-noire-trailer-rockstar-games/

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 James Ellroy.”

Read lots more from their 4-page preview here: http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/the-technology-of-la-noire-922086?artc_pg=1

Also, check out new previews at:
Igizmo: http://issue.igizmo.co.uk/1H4d2c8608e5f51959.cde/page/6
Gameplanet: http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation/games/153247.L.A.-Noire/previews/136361.L.A.-Noire/
Electric Pig: http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2011/01/21/la-noire-review/
Digital Spy: http://www.digitalspy.com/gaming/news/a298227/preview-la-noire.html


IGN's Reader Q&A on L.A. Noire
L.A. Times Hero Complex & PlayStation: The Official Magazine Cover Story
"Creating a New Genre of Videogames:" The Daily Telegraph Interviews Rockstar & Team Bondi on L.A. Noire
"Facing the Future" - Games TM UK Digs into L.A. Noire

  • R* Yon May 9 2011, 2:57pmReplyFlag
    @Farren50 Head over here to get an answer to one of your questions, and a few others:

    Thanks all, one week to go, and for the latest on L.A. Noire visit the official site:
    • zandergwapoon March 13 2011, 3:38amReplyFlag
      please release a pc version
      i dont have xbox
      or ps3
      only PC i like pc coz the game is real on texture
      • Gunz_94on February 20 2011, 12:16amReplyFlag
        When will next trailer come out?
        • Mr-Riggleon February 16 2011, 6:33pmReplyFlag
          Dear Rockstar,

          I hope L.A. Noire has an online multiplayer.

          I don't care if it's free roam.

          I just want you guys to lather me up with some shootouts and jazz music.

          Perhaps the next video will explain the weaponry in L.A. Noire?
          • ella-N216on February 16 2011, 12:58pmReplyFlag
            please will there online if yes then make trailer
            • skullcrackerTeenon February 14 2011, 3:49pmReplyFlag
              does it have that engine euphoria and is thier multiplayer involved
              • Synchotronon February 13 2011, 4:32amReplyFlag
                I feel bad for the guys at Rockstar having to check the discussion boards.
                • ella-N216on February 11 2011, 5:27pmReplyFlag
                  Wassup R*,do you know a game called mafia 2,it's a 2K game and L.A noire reminds me mafia 2.Well in mafia 2 there are a lot of abilieties like:turn on lights and off,change radio stations not only in buildings,open windows and more...So yeah i want to have these abilieties in L.A noire and also i got a question:can you change clothes
                  • ella-N216on February 11 2011, 5:16pmReplyFlag
                    will you realise la noire demo please
                    • ella-N216on February 10 2011, 3:37pmReplyFlag
                      hi its me back again and once again i swear to god to not making it for the pc
                      • BARK322on January 31 2011, 3:16pmReplyFlag
                        when will a new trailer come out!
                        • Farren50on January 30 2011, 7:16pmReplyFlag
                          will there be online ????
                          • DocVonBachon January 27 2011, 7:11pmReplyFlag
                            What will the multiplayer be like? I mean without a good multiplayer, Red Dead and GTA IV would be nothing.
                            • GTA_Randomon January 26 2011, 12:11pmReplyFlag
                              Have you seen what Rockstar said? Keep it on L.A Noire topic.These Questions ask at : mouthoff@rockstargames.com
                              • varmaVNKon January 26 2011, 11:56amReplyFlag
                                pls tell me that RDR & L A Noire come to pc or not?????????????
                                • ericsodhion January 26 2011, 11:30amReplyFlag
                                  rockstar games just tell whether la noire will come to pc or no. the answer should be either yes or no.millions of people want this answer so tell the final answer at once
                                  • colephelpson January 26 2011, 11:16amReplyFlag
                                    R* please tell me is this like"after we finish the game we can only replay missions and free roam in those replayed missions only"or is it like"after we finish the game we can do continue the game from there not like so called mafia 2" please answer this question,i have written this comment here like 2 to 3 times and i still didn't get an answer,so please R* answer this question.:D....
                                    • R* Yon January 26 2011, 10:59amReplyFlag
                                      Guys, please keep your comments on the topic of L.A. Noire in this post, thanks.
                                      • Cartman28279on January 26 2011, 9:58amReplyFlag
                                        Is there going to be some gameplay trailers anytime soon?
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