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First L.A. Noire Review Shows Up Online, Scores Flawless Victory

by Ernice Gilbert on May 12th, 2011, under Hot, News, PS3, Rockstar, Take-Two, Xbox 360

If you thought you’d be waiting another week before you started seeing L.A. Noire reviews hit the internet, you’re in for a pleasant surprise, as the first review’s live now.

It’s from UK’s The Guardian, which posted its review at 00:06BST.

Here’s a snippet from the review:

“In the past, games with such overwhelming ambitions have floundered on odd, usually peripheral, aspects that jarred – such as unrealistic animation (and especially facial animation), clunky dialogue, poor virtual camerawork or facile characterisation. LA Noire is the first game to lack any such element which naggingly reminds you that you’re playing a video game, rather than strolling through a film or TV series.

That’s why it marks a breakthrough for games as a whole – and we can’t wait to see what Rockstar does with LA Noire’s technology in its other blockbuster franchises.”

It received a 5/5 score from the publication.

L.A. Noire gets out next Tuesday in the U.S., and next Friday in the UK.


  1. Fri, 13th May 2011 at 4:06 am

    GOTY guaranteed!

  2. Fri, 13th May 2011 at 6:46 am

    No doubt!

  3. Fri, 13th May 2011 at 7:15 am

    just got this monts GI they gave it a 9.5
    only complaint was the action sequences are a little underbaked.
    too simplistic in comparison to the depth and attention to detail the rest of the game has.
    also found my new favorite one liner.
    you will pay for the whole seat, but you will only be using the edge of it!
    looks like the long wait for this was totally worth it!
    R* has done it again!
    and the better part of it?
    you bet!
    hopefully this will wake up the rest of our developers and show the world we can do more then bloody mobile games!
    team bondi, a dip of the hat to you!

  4. Fri, 13th May 2011 at 7:36 am

    Hey, send me some more info on that GI Review bit here.

  5. Fri, 13th May 2011 at 10:20 am

    what bits you want?
    i can do a scan if you want, but i dunno how it will turn out my printers pretty crappy.

  6. Fri, 13th May 2011 at 10:27 am

    Do me some scans, then. Of the page with the review and some screens…It’s okay if it turns of “crappy”, they’re scans after all. Send them quickly!

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