L.A. Noire Inspiration: The Real 1947 LA Crime Map
In L.A. Noire, we will traverse 1947 Los Angeles, a city full of charisma, intrigue, and yeah, a lot of violence.
The setting is perfect for an intellectual, in-depth detective thriller, where players must examine crime scenes, interrogate suspects, and follow up on leads. But what was 1947 really like for law enforcement? Well, for a bird's-eye view of the crimes plaguing the City of Angels 64 years ago, check out what Rockstar and the L.A. Times have dug up: it's the real Crime Map from that year; you can check out where actual crimes took place in the city, and what those crimes were. These were the inspiration behind the game and although none of them actually appear in the game itself, you can bet that most of the wrong-doings you'll have to solve have roots in reality. When it comes to a game like this, setting and atmosphere are essential.
Just in case you've been living under a rock, L.A. Noire releases on May 17. It's not long now!
Related Game(s): L.A. Noire
5/5/2011 9:03:39 PM Ben Dutka