L.A. Noire additional hands-on

We elaborate more on the game's intuition system.

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Recently, GameSpot UK had a go at the recent preview build of the upcoming action adventure game L.A. Noire. More recently, GameSpot Asia had a go at the same preview build provided by a local representative at Rockstar; we won't go into any further detail about the Silk Stocking murder case, but we can talk more about the intuition points and the rank system.

We've covered the fact that L.A. Noire is built around interrogating suspects and choosing whether to use the good-cop or bad-cop approach. If you successfully interrogate someone, not only will your personal rank go up, but you will earn intuition points. These points can be used to assist gamers during cases by enabling them to whip out their in-game notebooks and select the preferred option on the intuition page. Using a point in a crime scene will let you highlight all the clues within the investigation area. Spending one point during an interrogation lets you eliminate one wrong option from the three choices presented to you. The catch is that you cannot use more than one point during a given segment.

No, the intuition system doesn't let you skip combat. It doesn't work that way.

You can also spend intuition points to ask questions on the Rockstar Social Club page. While details are still vague, the system works in-game and lets you get answers without having to visit those thoroughly detailed and spoiler-heavy FAQs from third-party sites. Think of these intuition points as Rockstar's version of hint coins from the Professor Layton series, it's a more direct way to speed up the investigation, and it helps players who aren't used to adventure-game-style mechanics.

Another incentive for successfully performing interrogations is that it shortens the time needed to finish a case. For example, we were told that in the Silk Stocking case, we were able to head to the El Dorado Bar earlier by properly interrogating landlord Ms. Lapenti instead of having to find the location from a matchbook in Angel Maldonado's house. Furthermore, there will be a score tally at the end of each completed case that shows how many interrogation questions you have used correctly as well as the amount of property damage and injuries you caused. Whether these will be highlighted through the Rockstar Social Club site has yet to be determined, but it's good to know that the option will be available for perfectionists who like to claim bragging rights online.

L.A. Noire will be out on May 20 internationally.

Discussion

29 comments
macabre190788
macabre190788

If only they could make a great Detective Conan game as well.

milan4554
milan4554

why May 20th... should release it 19th april along with MK! thumbs up so they can disagree with that date lol

mehran_motahari
mehran_motahari

This game seems to be very nice ...oh,Damn it i can't wait until this game comes to market,!!!!

spideyrocks
spideyrocks

yesss another cop game surely will be great!!!!!!!!!!!!

bzahediasl
bzahediasl

i looooooooooooooveeeeeeeeee it, i'm waiting

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

u know, i am so looking forward to this game, that i wish i could stop looking at reviews etc and just GET PLAYING IT NOW!!! May 20th can't come quick enough for me..

Pete5506
Pete5506

This game is sounding great, really looking forward to it

poseidion
poseidion

@ "everybody here talking about the international release date": the game is coming May 17 in North America, period.

Sepewrath
Sepewrath

Sounds like the long way will be more fun.

MrMe1000
MrMe1000

When will you learn LoserMike their is never a difficulty setting in Rockstar games like this.

LoserMike
LoserMike

I'm guessing more intuition points will be given to players who play the game on Easy.

zeeshan810
zeeshan810

@LeaderOfLies Internationally means - "throughout the world"

schmulzy
schmulzy

@Timmy_Gwar Yea I see what your saying, I didn't mean to say that it wasnt going to be a good game, it looks pretty awesome and a fresh approach at something new and different. I guess I just have to figure out if its worth my 60. Especially since Brink comes out the same day...

Skargamer
Skargamer

It just keeps sounding better and better...

Timmy_Gwar
Timmy_Gwar

@schmulzy You might be renting for a long time. Red Dead had a pretty hefty story mode and good multiplayer. While they haven't announced multiplaying for L.A.N yet, I can't see a reason that there wouldn't be any. Plus I don't know about you, but I played through Red Dead like three times, plus all of the extras and side missions that you can do.

StaticKornSlipX
StaticKornSlipX

@LeaderOfLies, Yeah, I'm 99.9 % sure the game isn't being released in some of those central African nations.

schmulzy
schmulzy

probably just going to rent. I dont see alot of replay value for it

Quinzark
Quinzark

@LeaderOfLies international release on 20th does not mean it can't be out before that in a given area, just that on that date all applicable areas will have it. That being said, It looks more likely it will be a fully international debut rather than US first followed by the rest of the world.

Khatjal
Khatjal

This looks like for a once a fresh idea in a sea of stagnant IPs.

LeaderOfLies
LeaderOfLies

@zeeshan810 no, internationally means everywhere internationally means all nations

zeeshan810
zeeshan810

@lordofallpies - Dude its out on May 17th in North America and on May 20 internationally (Europe, etc)

pokecharm
pokecharm

I'm really anxious to see how this all will really work in actual gameplay. Could be a lot of fun.

lightwarrior179
lightwarrior179

This looks like a pretty good way of getting gamers to be successful in order to get perks for the harder cases. But at the same time it's good to see that we won't be able to spend more than one point per segment.

apolloooo
apolloooo

i'm hyped even more to this game

Hortey
Hortey

keyword is internationally

lordofallpies
lordofallpies

I thought it was out on May 17th not the 20th In the US.