L.A. Noire: Pushing The Limits Of Open-World Gaming
Until we see some actual gameplay footage, we can only picture L.A. Noire in our minds.
And based on recent information, we can continue to enhance and solidify that image in our minds. It's the best we can do for now, so that's why we keep searching for more descriptions and explanations. Hence, we turn to an upcoming exclusive article in the European PSM3 magazine for extra details. Remember how we thought we might see some elements from both Grand Theft Auto and Heavy Rain? Well, this new feature mentions both those titles but also throws a couple more into the mix; they say it's a "clever mix between GTA, Heavy Rain, Mafia II and Broken Sword." They're even talking about "opening a new genus in the world of gaming," which sounds both impressive and encouraging. Here's another promising quote:
"After becoming the king of open-world, Rockstar is launching a new genre. A world of laws and intrigues which pushes to its limits the boundaries of the game of inquiry."
Perhaps this is the reason Team Bondi has required so much time in preparing the game. It sounds incredibly ambitious but at the same time, uber-ambitious projects face fare more potential pitfalls than normal projects. There may be new control schemes to deal with and if the storyline falls short, the entire experience falls short. But the first chance we have to get a glimpse of L.A. Noire, we're gonna take it. It's just too interesting to ignore.
Related Game(s): L.A. Noire
3/22/2010 9:09:01 PM John Shepard