L.A. Noire is a new kind of game that makes you pay attention, and also break Rockstar's mold of being for the immature
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L.A. Noire brought something to the gamers world which is a hard thing to find, originality. I enjoyed the fact that its a game that makes you follow every dialog closely, and be exact in your examinations of the created world around you. The work that the Rockstar staff put into the facial animations is brilliant, and the study of the face alone must have been exhaustive. There created Open world to explore is a treat by itself, and the historic map of L.A. is massive in its scope and detail which is still impressing me even 30 hours into the game and I feel I still have only seen half of it. The graphics are top notch, but the controls at times seem a little jumpy, but mainly when you are driving the vehicles.
Some of the people I hear complaining about this game all seem to fall into one category, they want another Grand Theft Auto. I cant take anything away from that series, but I am glad that this is not even close to Grand Theft as after many good installments of it, it has become a bland gaming experience, for me and most of my mature gamer friends. L.A. Noire however gives the mature gamer a period piece that pays homage to the classic Noire movie genres, and its handles that genre impressively. It does not treat you like a brain dead punk shooting up the streets of a fictional factual based city doing the blatantly been there done that, and it does not say its a detective game then spells out each case for you. This game is a true detective game that forces you to pay close attention, and claims this is an adult game but it delivers an adult game not only because of the graphic content, but because it treats you like one.
This game is a modern gem, with some brief flashing flaws, but its to be expected in a new era gaming experience. If you want the repetitive Grand Theft Auto, where its only adult because of language, drug use, violence and sexual content, then go back to GTA which has many imitators as a new one comes out every month. This game demands respect and teen thugs and immature partiers beware, this game expects a little depth out of the gamer which you might not posses.