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Developer: Team Bondi
Content Rating: Mature
This new virtual reality experience will be released alongside enhanced versions of L.A. Noire for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Set against the seedy and violent underbelly of 1940’s Los Angeles, L.A. Noire is the story of decorated veteran and newly minted detective Cole Phelps as he investigates an escalating series of cases inspired by real-world crimes. Each successfully solved case brings Phelps greater success, but also brings him closer to the dark criminal heart of post-war L.A.
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If you enjoyed Cole Phelps’ investigations the first time round, you’ll likely still get a kick out of them six years later. But if you’re new to the game, its flawed systems and dated visuals will likely tarnish the experience for you.
Visually the game looks great in 4K. I checked out both the Xbox One X and Nintendo Switch versions. The Xbox One really shines with the added detail in 4K. The weather and lighting has also been improved, and the faces are a bit easier to read thanks to the added resolution. This is still a last generation game, but it was so well designed it has aged extremely well. L.A. Noire was a unique game that deserved a second chance. My biggest hurdle in recommending this version though is the price.
The game weighs in at 17.0GB for the Xbox One version and although L.A. Noire is not jam packed with action, its definitely worth the buy for its story and presentation. It shows that even in a beautiful, peaceful presented town hides a disturbed seedy underbelly of criminals and masterminds seeking to plot and revenge. With brilliant voice and face acting, a plethora of interesting characters to amuse and massive amounts of detail, L.A. Noire is a game I enjoyed and will continue to enjoy.