We've seen a lot of L.A. Noire in recent months, but the latest promotional trailer is by far the most impressive.
Well, that's how we see it, at any rate. For the first time, we get a full outline of the promising title's core gameplay mechanics. The video is entitled "Orientation," and shows us how we will solve crimes as detective Cole Phelps. It involves most anything a 1940s cop would encounter; we will examine crime scenes for clues, question witnesses, chase suspects, and engage in fisticuffs and firefights. Check it out; you won't be disappointed:
The third-person action mechanics remind us a lot of Red Dead Redemption , and the detective aspects remind us of Norman Jayden in Heavy Rain . The combination of those interactive styles is just plain awesome, and there's even some driving elements, too. As far as we're concerned, this is exactly what we were looking for from L.A. Noire . How about you?