Originally Posted by Witness20
woot old consoles overheating big deal bro
I love it. You can knock the 360 in each post in terms of this game, but the moment something comes out about possible PS3 problems it's "no big deal". Fanboy 6000 to the rescue!
Okay so here's my "Post First Case" review.
Graphics: Facial Technology is absolutely amazing. In just about every previous game that slightly "pre-scripted" feeling of the took away from the realism just a tiny bit no matter how good the game. I can't think of a game previously I didn't notice the mouth animations being off at least once in the game. I am absolutely in AWE of the facial animation in LA Noire. Great design, and for a game that's so cinematic it's a must have going forward. Sure it takes so much longer to do the mocap for (as body and face are two separate sessions and it has restrictions, but it gives it that much more of a natural feeling. Outside that the rest of the graphics are top notch, and so far so good. Only oddity I've encountered so far is Cole was standing up while we drove once through the roof for about 10 seconds. lol!
Gameplay Mechanics: Solid, but your standard Sandbox 3rd Person. Nothing too special going on, but they're solid for sure. The cars sometimes can be a little TOO touchy as far as over turning when you just want a small correction, but that's about it.
Story: Immersive. The little bits about your past definitely heighten my want to know more about Cole. I really enjoy the "case at a time" with side stuff in between points. It gives you a pretty defined goal to solve and a purpose. In other open world games you just move from "main story" to "side story" and that's it until the end game or some pre-scripted big event. This lets you have a pretty solid mini goal to clear the case as you go no matter what. Then you get a whole new experience.
Loading Times: I don't know WTF is up with the person earlier saying their XB360 took upwards of 30-60 seconds to load events. I don't have that problem at all (250GB XB360 Slim w/o HDD install). I haven't had a loading screen last more than 10 seconds. Most are no longer than the "saving" and I'm already onto the next cut scene, or open event. So I actually think it's pretty good.
Overall I like it. I will post a "end of disc" review later with more case time under my belt, but so far a home run for Rockstar's publishing arm, and a great game for Bondi.