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#883052 - 04/24/13 04:57 AM L.A. Noire
Antoinetta Offline
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Registered: 04/23/13
Posts: 26
Loc: San Francisco, Czl
I just bought the PC version of this game. Other than a couple of reviews which were not overly informative, I could find little about this game.

So, three questions: One, how "actiony" is it? Second, is it possible to reformat the keyboard controls to the Mouse? And finally, how do you control the action elements, such as driving or shooting or fighting? The reviews gave no information as to any of this, and I could not locate a walk-thru, which might have had this info in its introduction.

Thanx in advance for anything anyone might know.

Antoinetta

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#883063 - 04/24/13 05:52 AM Re: L.A. Noire [Re: Antoinetta]
Rushes Offline
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Hi Antoinetta, welcome to GameBoomers.

You're correct in that the game is a hybrid of action and adventure -- to date GB has classified it as being more on the "action" side, so I'll move this thread across to our Darkside forum where other members who have played the game will be able to advise you. luck
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#883109 - 04/24/13 09:53 AM Re: L.A. Noire [Re: Antoinetta]
looney4labs Offline
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Registered: 04/05/04
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Loc: Alabama
Hi ya Antoinetta

I found a a List of PC controls Here.

That page also says most functions can be bound to either keyboard or mouse, but it does not say how. Is there a menu labeled Options or Controls or Keybindings or Gameplay? I don't have this game so I don't know exactly where or how to change the controls.

Hopefully, someone who has played the game will be able to answer your "actiony" question, though that, of course, is very subjective. luck
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#883829 - 04/27/13 10:33 AM Re: L.A. Noire [Re: Antoinetta]
lexxy Offline
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I too was interested in this game when it was first introduced @49.95, but now that the game can be purchased for $10.20 I have to wonder WHY and WHAT happened.
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#883844 - 04/27/13 11:35 AM Re: L.A. Noire [Re: Antoinetta]
looney4labs Offline
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Lexxy, you can download it right now from Amazon for $7.50. I'd imagine the price reflects that it's a 2 year old game and since it's not heavy on the action, the player base may be small. It did get good reviews when it came out. wave
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#883898 - 04/27/13 02:12 PM Re: L.A. Noire [Re: lexxy]
lanlynk Offline
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Registered: 03/07/13
Posts: 290
Loc: Alaska
I was tempted to get this game a few times too, even with the "action" aspects. But if you look, the good reviews are for the console versions. The PC version has very poor reviews (talking about on Amazon here). Most of the 1-star reviews are saying they can't even get the game to run. That's really too bad, because it does sound like a great story.

Has anyone gotten this game running on Win 7? How 'bout you, Antoinetta?

PS: Maybe Steam's PC version works better than Amazon's?


Edited by lanlynk (04/27/13 02:51 PM)
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#883943 - 04/27/13 06:35 PM Re: L.A. Noire [Re: Antoinetta]
looney4labs Offline
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Thanks Lan, I didn't check which version the reviews were for on the sites I checked. wave
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#883959 - 04/27/13 09:16 PM Re: L.A. Noire [Re: looney4labs]
kazzmo Offline
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Registered: 04/01/04
Posts: 1852
Loc: Yukon, Oklahoma
Well fellow Boomers. I bought a new DVD of L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition and have never been able to play it. The mandatory patch will not install. I have tried several suggestion I have found on line and nothing works. My computer meets the game specs, so I am lost. I am just glad I only paid $10.00 for this worthless game. grin I hope you guys have better luck with the download version. smile


Edited by kazzmo (04/27/13 09:19 PM)
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#883963 - 04/27/13 09:55 PM Re: L.A. Noire [Re: Antoinetta]
looney4labs Offline
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Eeeek Kazz, thanks! Sorry you were not able to talk it into playing wave
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#883986 - 04/28/13 12:00 AM Re: L.A. Noire [Re: looney4labs]
Dunn Tawkin Offline
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Registered: 03/18/07
Posts: 353
Loc: NW. Wash . USA


I run this game on a win 7 64 bit, from steam with no problems at all.

Driving in this game is a hoot.

I like this game, some of the story can be a bit cheesy at times. Just my thinking though.

Dunn

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#884030 - 04/28/13 10:16 AM Re: L.A. Noire [Re: Antoinetta]
looney4labs Offline
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Registered: 04/05/04
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Thanks Dunn, I wonder if the steam version has some corrections for the dvd problems? wave
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#884113 - 04/28/13 04:47 PM Re: L.A. Noire [Re: Dunn Tawkin]
lanlynk Offline
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Registered: 03/07/13
Posts: 290
Loc: Alaska
Originally Posted By: Dunn Tawkin
I run this game on a win 7 64 bit, from steam with no problems at all.

Driving in this game is a hoot.

I like this game, some of the story can be a bit cheesy at times. Just my thinking though.


Oh, now I'm sooo tempted! There are 20 more hours left for the sale at Steam. I've read that the game is kind of campy--a whole tribute to 1940s crime stories--but also pretty serious, with a lot of vile characters.

Question for those who've played: Is it REALLY violent? I watched my youngest son play Red Dead Redemption (another Rockstar game). I was amazed at the great, realistic storyline. What I liked was the different setting: the Old West. But it definitely was explicit in places. Although, since I play RPGs, I'm used to a certain amount of this.

Just checked on Amazon again: They have two downloadable versions for the Complete LA Noire: Amazon's DL and Steam's DRM version (which is "currently unavailable"). The Steam's version has good reviews while the Amazon one's are poor. So, I'd say, if you want to try LA Noire, buy from Steam.


Edited by lanlynk (04/28/13 05:31 PM)
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#884123 - 04/28/13 05:59 PM Re: L.A. Noire [Re: Antoinetta]
looney4labs Offline
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Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 41481
Loc: Alabama
Thanks Lan puppy
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#884301 - 04/29/13 03:19 PM Re: L.A. Noire [Re: looney4labs]
lanlynk Offline
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Registered: 03/07/13
Posts: 290
Loc: Alaska
Yesterday afternoon, I bought L.A. Noire Complete from Steam. It's over 13 GB to download. I have DSL, but it's slow--the best they can offer me at my location. I still have less than 4 GB downloaded, and it's been going all night! It will be a couple of days, I guess, before I can get the game installed. This is the BIG disadvantage of downloaded games for me.

When I have it installed, I'll report how well it runs ... or if it doesn't. <crossing fingers>


Edited by lanlynk (04/29/13 03:27 PM)
Edit Reason: changed figure to fingers ... LOL
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#884307 - 04/29/13 04:00 PM Re: L.A. Noire [Re: Antoinetta]
looney4labs Offline
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Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 41481
Loc: Alabama
Thanks Lan, I can relate. We had DSL for a long time. Do let us know what you think. wave
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