Sunday, 17 July 2011

L.A Noire on sale at Amazon For only $37 - QUICK!

L.A Noire, the 1940's film-noire style detective thriller has been spotted on (, for those who are wondering) for only $37. That's an amazing deal. I'd jump on this as soon as possible. The amazon listing can be found here (L.A. Noire) for all three consoles. For Canadian residents, the game comes to around $47 after shipping and taxes, still a good $15 off of retail price.

Developer - Team Bondi - Rockstar Games
Publisher - Rockstar Games
Platform - Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre - Open world, third-person shooter, action-adventure
Modes - Single-player
Metacritic Score - 89
User Score - 77

L.A Noire takes place in 1947 Los Angeles, a city of glamour, fame, and wealth, but also where crime, vice, and corruption are rife. The player assumes the role of LAPD Police Officer and later Detective Cole Phelps. The game starts with Phelps as a uniformed patrolman, and follows his career as he advances through the police department bureaus of Traffic, Homicide, Vice, and finally Arson. Each new desk gives the player a new partner who will help Phelps in his investigations.

The game blends investigative elements such as mystery and crime solving, with fast-paced action sequences, including on-foot and car chases, hand-to-hand combat, and gunfights. In addition to the storyline missions, the player can work on optional side-investigations following a call from dispatch, known as Street Crimes. The player can travel on foot, as well as in various cars that are unlocked as Phelps progresses through the police departments. The player also has a total of ten detective suits available; an initial six, plus another four downloadable ones. The suits are equipped with special abilities, such as increased damage protection and increased aim when firing a gun.

If the player is having trouble completing the action sequences, after three failed attempts, they will have the option to skip past and continue through the narrative.

Unlike Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto series, the player cannot freely create chaos and kill civilians with weapons and cars, as the character is a police detective. Weapons are only allowed in appropriate circumstances and only when a player is working on a case where a weapon is warranted.