L.A. Noire Review

Amid the post-war boom of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Cole Phelps is an LAPD detective thrown headfirst into a city drowning in its own success. Corruption is rampant, the drug trade is exploding, and murder rates are at an all-time high. In his fight to climb the ranks and do what’s right, Phelps must unravel the truth behind a string of arson attacks, racketeering conspiracies and brutal murders, battling the L.A. underworld and even members of his own department to uncover a secret that could shake the city to its rotten core.

I must admit that I’ve never been the biggest fan of Rockstar Games (although I’ve never played Red Dead: Redemption). While the Grand Theft Auto series can be fun at times I quickly find myself getting bored with them. So it was with mixed feelings that I approached L.A. Noire. Thankfully, L.A. Noire is a very different game, and I hope that we get more like it in the future.

One of the best aspects of the game is the wonderful atmosphere it creates. L.A. in the 40’s is recreated in loving detail and the characters Continue reading