You've read the review ; now it's time to check out our video commentary.

All you gotta do is click the YouTube icon on the top of this page, and that'll bring you to our official YouTube Channel . The new video, "L.A. Noire: Detective Commentary," gives you a brief look at the city in which you'll be exploring, an example of an optional crime situation, and an in-depth look at part of the investigation process. There may be story spoilers but we go out of our way to keep this one part of the "Silk Stocking Murder" case relatively vague; we only interview the first person on the case, and check out a small crime scene. It absolutely had to be done for the sake of the commentary, as such detective work is the primary focus of the game.

There are a few glares because the fire in the background gave the camera brief issues for a second or two, but you'll just have to live with it. 😉 Feel free to post your comments on the YouTube page and for the record, the next video commentary is likely to be inFamous 2 . Also, something else may pop up there soon, even if we can't really talk about it yet…

Related Game(s): L.A. Noire

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Teddie9
Teddie9
9 years ago

Hey it's fine that you have your own opinion of the game – but comments like "feeling sorry for others" – don't make assumptions that we all got sucked in by a hype train because I'm personally loving this game for it's slow style.That it forces me to be meticulous. I bought it for the change of pace.

tes37
tes37
9 years ago

Some people just don't have the mental capacity to appreciate a game like L.A. Noire. But all is not lost, there's always wrestling or some other snorefest for them.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

360gamer,

You're bashing a game you haven't even played. It's one thing to say a certain game just isn't for you. But going off like you are without playing it just makes you look stupid and takes away any credibility you might have had in future posts.

Also labeling people as sheep simply because they enjoy a game you don't is ignorant.


Last edited by LimitedVertigo on 5/22/2011 11:20:55 AM

Deadman
Deadman
9 years ago

So you can't read or spell.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Well, here's a thought.

Don't like it? Only post to bash?

…don't post.

And if you take this childish angle again with the community; about how they're all stupid and you're a genius because you didn't get "caught up in the hype," you're gone.

Sounds to me like all the people who like this game are a good deal SMARTER than you.


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 5/22/2011 12:22:07 PM

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

This game blows because it forces you to think. I prefer the brainless, or sheep's brain, action of COD.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

"Grand Theft Auto & Red Dead Redemption had more action" – do *every* game have to be about action? Is action *all* you seek in your entertainment? Is action the only quality parameter?

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

@sony360gamer

I hate people like you.


Last edited by Claire C on 5/22/2011 1:54:43 PM

matt99
matt99
9 years ago

The comment was childish sure, but look at the spelling and grammar! I don't expect an internet comment to be perfect but this one is just atrocious, and it really undercut sony360gamer's whole "I'm smarter than the hype" argument.

Sony360gamer, all I'm saying is you could at least try.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Wow, just my observation, but has anyone else noticed that 3 of our newest poster's who came over to PSXE from who-knows-where, seem to like bashing &/or inflaming, inciting crap more than anything else???

Not sure if they're just trolling here, M$ astroturfers paid to stir up the site, part of the me, me, me entitlement sheep, or just too way damned young & immature, but I foresee all 3 getting themselves the ban-hammer in the not so distant future if they keep it up.


Last edited by BikerSaint on 5/22/2011 3:13:35 PM

Bloodysilence19
Bloodysilence19
9 years ago

i can admit at times the game does get boring, but other times im to intrigued on the story (on a side note the ending of la noire was pretty lame, wasn't expecting it to end the way they did.) the fact that you haven't played it , only seen vids and than bash it shows that your a person who judges a book by its cover. its no gta this game wasn't made to go around and go bang bang, its about patience and actually using your head to figure out certain situation. i don't get how you can enjoy heavy rain, but than don't like la noire, when their both similar in a lot of ways just with few minor difference. imo la noire is the gta version of heavy rain.

Deadman
Deadman
9 years ago

@bikersaint

I have, this guy here seems more suspect though. His poor spelling and grammar remind me of another user here and in the forums, that received a perm ban not to long ago.

FM23
FM23
9 years ago

Get this guy out of here…fast.

___________
___________
9 years ago

we have people like you to thank for why we get nothing but shooters!
lets hope no publishers heard him otherwise will have nothing to play besides military shooters for the next 5 years!
THANKS!

Deadman
Deadman
9 years ago

Awesome job on focusing on the very best elements of the game. Those areas are really where this game shines.


Last edited by Deadman on 5/22/2011 10:47:38 AM

Douchebaguette
Douchebaguette
9 years ago

Hmm, not so sure about the whole tick and cross checkmark feature during questioning, but that's just me nitpicking. Everything else looks interesting. I do feel the gameplay mechanics are a little overused but then again Rockstar are probably thinking there's no point trying to deviate from a tried and tested, working system: instead adding neat new features will keep their titles spicy.

Very nicely explained and detailed video btw.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

Ben,

I will wait and check this out down the road after I've played the game. Don't want to have anything spoiled for me.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

There are no spoilers.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

Ben says there may be spoilers and I don't trust you.

Spanky
Spanky
9 years ago

Oh great now I"M afraid to go watch it! 😉

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Hehe – do you really think he'd show spoilers? He's just being very, very careful.
Ok, so for instance you see a very few items found that is so in your face that *everyone* will find them. Or you see a question asked (see, not hear) that gets a "ok" indicating you responded right just to illustrate that functionality, but really, I'd not call this spoilers.
Don't trust me, by all means, but trust Ben. He's not a fool.


Last edited by Beamboom on 5/22/2011 12:43:35 PM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

No $hit Sherlock. Ben CLEARLY states that the video may contain spoilers. I suggest you stop replying to my posts since you continue to show a lack of literacy when it comes to my comments.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Again this incredible aggressiveness. I am only trying to be of assistance here.
Sorry that I replied to your comment. I shall leave you and your corner of this pond alone.


Last edited by Beamboom on 5/23/2011 2:19:25 AM

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

This video review game me a *totally* different impression of the game compared to the written review. Sometimes a picture *do* say more than a thousand words…
I fell silly now, for asking if this is anything like Heavy Rain. It's pretty obvious it's not, so it's back on my shopping list for sure!


Last edited by Beamboom on 5/22/2011 12:17:53 PM

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

After watching the video I think I'm going to enjoy the game quite a bit, I still think it looks a lot like mafia 2.

The graphics look a little better, although they seem very bright, they seem better than mafia 2, but the cars, the city, the driving, the combat mechanic, it all reminds me of mafia 2 a lot.

Luckily I really enjoyed mafia 2 so that's not a problem for me. Plus this game seems to have the same setup as far as it's an open world, but it's more focused on the story than being able to run around and cause havoc.

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

It's similar to Mafia 2 in a lot of ways; same setting (1940s), open world, thrid person action and driving. But the majority of the game centers around the adventure aspects of solving the cases, like investigating for clues and interrogating suspects. Mafia 2 is much more action focused, where L.A. Noire is an adventure game. It's also much more polished and a much better game. =)


Last edited by Claire C on 5/22/2011 2:03:18 PM

FM23
FM23
9 years ago

Man it looks just like Mafia and the shooting is similiar…more or less the same. The game is very satisfying.

matt99
matt99
9 years ago

Just sitting down to start the game now, thanks for the review and the commentary! And I'm really curious about this mystery announcement, any idea how long soon is? haha

gray_eagle
gray_eagle
9 years ago

mafia 2 was mission driven, i have'nt played la noire yet. just going by the first part of the video. it looks like the player has more freedom.
i am even more looking forward to buying and playing this game when i get my ps3 back.

FM23
FM23
9 years ago

Actually the freedom is the same except there are side missions, besides that…the open world setting is just as superficial, but this game takes advantage of it setting more so than Mafia 2 did.

___________
___________
9 years ago

its the facial animation and the detective work of this game which makes it and destroys it!
i come because its so unique and intriguing.
i leave because its so inconsistent!
perfect example i was interrogating a guy last night he kept a straight face, did not roll his eyes, so i thought truth.
then i stared at him for say 30 seconds and noticed every 30 seconds ago he smirked.
so i instantly went doubt.
i got it right.
next question he does the exact same thing so i say ok same circumstances same result.
right?
wrong!
one would assume 1+1=2 today, the same would be for tomorrow, the day after and so one.
but one would think wrong!
another example if the suspect rolls his eyes, purses his lips, keeps looking around.
it means hes telling porkies.
but then another time it means his telling the truth.
what the?
make up your god dam mind!
thats what i hate about this game, it goes and creates its own set of rules then goes breaking them!
so how am i suppose to tell if there telling the truth or not?
one instance a smirk means a lie, another instance it means the truth.
some consistency please!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ultimate_Balla
Ultimate_Balla
9 years ago

LMAO! Damn. That's the most thumbs down I done did ever seen in my Psx life. I'll check the video when I get to my PC

Spanky
Spanky
9 years ago

Good info! Glad I watched it. I'm not doing so hot on my questioning. I'm at about 60% so I'll def play it through again. There seems to be a v fine line between doubt and lie, and the the evidence is the difference. Again good stuff!

zork
zork
9 years ago

Ben there are alot of us old school gamers who feel gaming is not gaming anymore, just $60 movies claiming to be games, now you can argue that fact all you want, but i am right, and LA NOIRE is no different, just another over priced artsie fartsie track title.