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Gaming LA Noire PC Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 8 Nov 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. runadumb

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    I loved Mafia 2 but hated Heavy Rain. You say the game is more like one long QT event (which I hate) but then Mafia 2 was also heavily scripted, however it manged to engross me.
    So, in your opinion (or anyone that's played it) which side of that coin does it fall on? Mafia 2 or Heavy Rain? Its heavy rain isn't it? :(
    I was looking at this game on the PS3 but never got round to it. Now I'm more unsure than ever. Maybe I will take the plunge when its a tenner.

    One more thing ;p is there more clutter on the screen than the consoles? By "clutter" I mean people, vehicles...and er, clutter. Ahem. Just seems like the extra power of a PC would make that an easy thing to add which would improve the overall environments.

    EDIT:Actually Mafia 2 was very action based as well and this doesn't sound that way at all. So my question was stupid.
     
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  3. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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    The review seems to have disappeared for me :(.
     
  4. runadumb

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    I assume its because one line said "it won't tax even a modest PC" Then in the next paragraph said even a core2 with 4gig of ram and a 5770 couldn't run it smoothly on low". Lets see if that's corrected when its back up ;) I meant to mention it above.
     
  5. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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    Ok. I didn't get a chance to read the review yet, but I know I won't be buying it.
     
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    Telltale Boy Designated CPC Jetwhore

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    Is that the wrong way round or have I missed something? It looks better at low settings?
     
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    I swear there is no difference at all between high and low settings
     
  8. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Apologies, we had to take the review down because of an embargo error.

    ...We also corrected that error.
     
  9. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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    Clarified that sentence.
     
  10. SexyHyde

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    only real difference between low and high seems to be aa and shadows, everything else looks remarkably similar.
     
  11. Garfy400

    Garfy400 Master of the Universe

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    Ouch, tell us what you really think.

    If you can get into the police procedural flow and noir style of the game there is nothing quite like it.
    Plus, calling her a nosy old hag is one of the best lines in the game :)
     
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    I've got gum on my shoe
     
  13. Mentai

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    I want to give this game a go but I don't trust rockstar to make a game that even functions on PC these days. I wish there was a demo out to see how well it would run on my machine (e8400 3.8ghz, 4gb ram, 2x4870 1gb)
     
  14. Kaihekoa

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    Bad review
     
  15. will_123

    will_123 Small childs brain in a big body

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    I tend to agree. Usually enjoy the bit tech reviews but this one was a bit disapointing..Never the less it has informed me that i shall not be getting this until it lurks in the steam sales for £3.75! :)
     
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    What? An adventure game? With dialogue, puzzle-solving and investigation? Where is all the first-person shooting and explosions the genre is known for?! -4/10.
     
  17. thil

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    It's sad when the all the ambition gaming can muster is to become movies.

    And yeah, I'm not buying this. It set back game development in this country by god knows how many years.
     
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    I think I dodged a bullet there.... Would of been interested, but it appears nothing more than an interactive story book. Unskippable cut scenes irritate me if I wanted to watch a film I'd go to the cinema. If you need a long cut scene to tell your story you are not doing it right.
     
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    The review sums it up nicely - the ambition is admirable, and some of the graphics and game mechanics are interesting, but overall it's a fairly dull game.
     
  20. Hazda

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    A game that I have so much interest in yet for some reason i can't bring myself to buy it unless it's on a good steam deal.
     
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