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willy
I can't believe this one snuck up on me.

This sort of game is what got me into gaming in the first place, with monkey island, police quests, space quests..it was all dialogue and interaction. LA Noire is exactly this but done with the latest technology. You're a detective with LA homicide in 1947, a war vet who along with dealing with the brutal crime in LA, you're struggling with the violence of your past. The game grabs real mysteries/murders from the period and area and puts them into the game, including the Black Dahlia case.

It's another sandbox game but with not as many options for side gaming like GTA and red dead, it's all about the main storyline. Watch some vid's and you'll be wanting to play this. Over 300 actors used with technology never used before in games to accurately reflect subtle nuances in a persons face so as to help you solve crimes. See if you can pick some of the actors; mad men, csi.…


Here are two good articles from NY TIMES:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/17/arts/ … ire&st=cse

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/08/arts/ … ire&st=cse

Heres some video of the technology:


Heres a trailer:



I'll be picking this up today or tomorrow depending on the weather. (fcking perth raining on my day off making my motorcycle redundant).
Salin
Heard amazing things about this game, other than the fact that it breaks consoles
willy
"you picked a city that needs an honest cop like a thirsty man needs water". Awwww yeah. Solved my first case...its like a movie..that im starring in. shit is unreal.
Ralphie
willy wrote:
I'll be picking this up today or tomorrow depending on the weather. (fcking perth raining on my day off making my motorcycle redundant).


Did you end up getting an 883 iron or what?
willy
Still rockin out on the virago 250 for now. Few other major purchases/holidays to do before I buy a bigger bike. In the meantime I'd love to customize it a bit...or a lot...

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Crysto
I've been enjoying the game in relatively small doses, love to support a Sydney based Games Studio, but certain things are getting to me:

- Unintentional 'shifty eyes', these are basically the most prominent sign to the fact someone has something to hide or is straight out lying. Sometimes they're present even if the person is being entirely truthful, annoying (even if it isn't crucial) to get a question during an interrogation wrong when you basically spotted something the game is testing you to see.

- Car handing is balls. That's basically it, last time I checked 40's policemen didn't drive floaty leaf sprung boats that rival a Formula 1 in handling. Something a 'sandbox style' game SHOULD have sorted >.<

- Do what the game wants you do to do, not what would otherwise work, if it let you. (if you have a gun drawn, you don't put it down until the game decides you can, during which period you CANNOT melee/crash tackle/generally not kill Baddies). Successfully shoot the gun holding hand of a baddie with someone at gunpoint, they'll reel back for a moment then proceed to shoot them- with the same hand.

- Climbing fire escapes (apparently you don't have to 'twirl' your movement stick as you would in other games, orientating the character to face the right way- just hold up and to the left a bit), dear god.

- 'Snap to cutscene' when you get near enough to an intended location, irrelevant of speed/upsidedownness or currently flying over a cliff...ness.

- NOT ON PC /sadfase

and as it's relevant:
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popolo
Crysto wrote:
- Unintentional 'shifty eyes', these are basically the most prominent sign to the fact someone has something to hide or is straight out lying. Sometimes they're present even if the person is being entirely truthful, annoying (even if it isn't crucial) to get a question during an interrogation wrong when you basically spotted something the game is testing you to see.


That actually is not true at all. The only deceptive link to the human eyes, is lack of eye contact itself. It's been proven that "shifty eyes" vary between people's individual baseline and their current emotional state, but doesn't mean that the person is necessarily trying to deceive you.
Fork
Crysto, maybe you're just terrible at telling a liar.

There's much more than eyes that give it away.
popolo
Fork wrote:
Crysto, maybe you're just terrible at telling a liar.

There's much more than eyes that give it away.


When a person is good at lying, it all comes down to detecting it in their body language.

Though, most liars are easy to spot just by listening to what they actually say and how they verbally deliver it.
Crysto
The above is all true, this however, being a game, is relative to how hard they've made it. When they're actually lying the 'shifty eyes' are very prominent, I just often fuck up when they're subtle, thinking the game is trying to sneak one in, when it's actually just me being overly observant.

The facial recognition they've done in this is amazing, all my criticisms are me trying to think of everything that I've noticed issues with. Definitely not a game for everyone, but it's in a league of it's own for what it does right.
willy
So tonight I deliberately bought my missus extra drinks to write her off as early as possible so when we got home she'd pass out and I could play with subtitles on.

Here we are, she's passed out in bed, I've made two bacon and egg toasted sandwiches and I've turned the xbox on feeling a little bit guilty. I think the next few hours are going to be more delicious then ever. Am I a bad person?
Jiminy
willy wrote:
So tonight I deliberately bought my missus extra drinks to write her off as early as possible so when we got home she'd pass out and I could play with subtitles on.

Here we are, she's passed out in bed, I've made two bacon and egg toasted sandwiches and I've turned the xbox on feeling a little bit guilty. I think the next few hours are going to be more delicious then ever. Am I a bad person?


This is straight out the funniest thing i've read in a while.
Docilus
A level of forethought and guile I would not have expected from you, willy. I tip my hat to you sir Image
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