Put on your dirty mac and pop a cigar in your mouth.
If you enjoy a good detective story and haven’t given L.A. Noire a try yet then this is the perfect time as you can now buy the complete edition (which includes all the DLC cases) from Zavvi for just £12.95 on the Xbox360, PS3 or PC.
Rockstar Games released a trailer today for the latest DLC case for L.A. Noire, “Nicholson Electroplating”.
The trailer was posted along with the following description of the case.
“In L.A. Noire, when a devastating explosion at the Nicholson Electroplating plant rocks downtown Los Angeles, Arson desk detectives Phelps and Biggs are called to the scene. Was this just a tragic accident, or is something more sinister at play?”
I have completed one of the DLC cases The Naked City and I didn’t find it to be anything special. I expected the DLC cases to be a little deeper and more in-depth but The Naked City felt like just another L.A. Noire case. With the amount of money L.A. Noire cost to develop I understand the need to recoup some of that via DLC but I’ve always believe that DLC should be made a little extra special to reward the gamers who are willing to spend that extra money.
L.A. Noire was released in the UK on May 20th amidst a whole lot of hype. In fact it was one of the reasons that I decided to take the plunge and buy a PS3 after sticking by my Wii (there’s a joke to be made there someone) for five years. That means that obviously I had some pretty high expectations of the latest game from the Rockstar stable. Could L.A. Noire meet these expectations?
Well yes and no.
You play as Cole Phelps, a war hero and all-round good cop. L.A. Noire isn’t like previous Rockstar game Red Dead Redemption where you choose whether to play it nice or dirty, for all but one piece of plot device Cole is a good guy through and through. Cole’s dreams to make it from walking the beat to a detective position are quickly realized as you play through what amount to tutorial levels.