L.A. Noire’s remaster brings the cult detective story back for another round of sleuthing. A change to the dialog system meant to fix the original game’s flaws makes interrogations more difficult than before.
When I heard that the 2011 detective game L.A. Noire was getting remastered for current consoles, my first thought was, “Oh, cool! That was an interesting game.” Then I remembered that L.A. Noire was a very weird game, and one I didn’t even like back when I first played it.
One of the most bizarre quirks in the detective game L.A. Noire was that choosing the “doubt” option—out of “truth/doubt/lie”—would transform protagonist Cole Phelps into a raging psychopath. For the remastered version, publisher Rockstar has changed those options entirely.
I’ve been playing through L.A. Noire for the last month and a half on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. This weekend we finished the game. The conclusion is bittersweet but there was no other way for a tale of crime and corruption to end. Controversial in its day, L.A Noire’s ending is perfect when viewed in retrospect.
We’re finishing our playthrough of L.A. Noire right now on Twitch. “Either I finish it or it finishes me,” Staff Reporter Heather Alexandra said.
We’re back on the beat solving Vice cases in L.A. Noire live now on Twitch. Stay off the hooch and jazz cigarettes, kids!
The detective game L.A. Noire is coming to Switch, Rockstar said today, blowing the minds of Nintendo fans everywhere. Also, it’s coming to PS4, Xbox One, and HTC Vive. This new version of the game will be out on November 14.
We’re continuing our playthrough of L.A. Noire right now on Twitch. Or maybe that was a lie. Figure it out, detective.
We’re continuing our playthrough of L.A. Noire live now on Twitch. Homicide desk is next, so keep in mind that things might get a little graphic.
Last week, we started playing L.A. Noire on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. It’s a 2011 detective game with a lot of cases to solve. Recently, we finished the cases for the traffic detective desk. It’s a good introduction to the game that also has a few problems.
We’re continuing our playthrough of L.A. Noire live now on Twitch. These cases aren’t gonna solve themselves, eh?
We’re starting up our playthrough of crime thriller and overenthusiastic lie detector L.A. Noire right now on our Twitch channel. Admit it, punk, you’re gonna watch it!
What was happening in the world of video-game news this week one year ago? Well, Bethesda "moved on" from Skyrim, LA Noire's creator's next game crashed and burned (or did it?), and EVE developer CCP had some grand news about World of Darkness. Haha... awwww.
Why the hell is Cole Phelps, L.A. Noire's detective protagonist, lying frozen on these stairs? Well, cosplayer Lady of Rohan took the familiar glitchy GIF to the next level, mimicking it perfectly.
Well, that might be the weirdest headline I've ever had to write.
I love a game with a cool, interesting main character. But you know what I think I might love even more? A game with multiple cool, interesting main characters.