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Developer: Rockstar Games
Content Rating: Mature
A dark and violent crime thriller set against the backdrop of 1940's Los Angeles. Amid the post-war boom of Hollywood's Golden Age, newly-minted officer Cole Phelps embarks on a desperate search for truth in a city where everyone has something to hide. Utilizing revolutionary facial animation technology, L.A. Noire blends the breathtaking action of chases and shootouts with true detective work including interrogations and clue-finding for an unprecedented interactive experience.
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L.A. Noire is a very unique game and definitely one worth playing if you like detective thrillers. While some of the cases can be very macabre, it really is a very fun adventure throughout. If you’ve played the game before, I’m not sure playing on the go is the most compelling reason to buy it, but for newcomers, you won’t find another game quite like this on the Switch.
The most important parts of LA Noire have aged beautifully, with incredibly detailed faces, diverse characters, and unique, challenging crimes to solve as a detective. The top-notch writing and voice acting bring 1940s Los Angeles to life, but are let down by a dull open world with frequent frame rate drops. Aside from difficulty aiming in gun fights, it’s a smart port with accurate motion controls and the ability to play almost entirely touchscreen, too.
L.A. Noire's remaster isn't perfect due to some technical flaws but it was great to revisit this authentic and gritty depiction of L.A. in the 1940s. Hopefully, one day we'll see a sequel.