14 Minutes of L.A. Noire's Unexpected Thrills

I need 14 minutes of your time. I'd like just 14 minutes to show you how L.A. Noire, an extraordinary and unconventional interactive detective thriller, plays.

Give me that time and you'll see more than just a trailer's worth of this week's big, new Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 release. You'll see what it's like to play L.A. Noire. You'll see, with minimal spoilers (trust me; tiny, tiny spoilers), what it's like to catch shady people in their lies. You'll see what it's like to play a game that might look, at a glance like Grand Theft Auto in the 40s, but is really, wonderfully, nothing like it.

This is L.A. Noire, from Rockstar Games and Team Bondi. We'll have more coverage of the game throughout the week.


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So Stephen, 40 hours of gameplay in this? How many total missions? Also, I noticed you were playing on PS3, do you have a 360 copy? I'm curious if the graphics are pretty much the same. Deciding on whether to get this on ps3 or xbox.