Think about it: L.A. Noire should work on a tablet. Rockstar's 2011 crime drama essentially updates the old-school adventure game formula that has players going places and clicking on items. A natural for conversion to a tablet, right? Well, yes… and no.

OnLive's still chasing the somewhat counterintuitive dream of bringing hardcore AAA video games onto portable smartdevices. The video above shows Kotaku intern Nick Vanucci taking on the OnLive tablet version of L.A. Noire. You'll see that the touch controls work great in some places and utterly fail in other places. Should you play the adventures of detective Cole Phelps on a tablet if you haven't played them on console? Watch the video above before you make a decision.