I would say “L.A. Noire” is my favorite game of 2011. Rockstar and Team Bondi developed a game that is different from what is out there in the market already. This is a detective game where, you are Cole Phelps, a war hero now LAPD officer. You start off as a regular street cop, and from there you work your way up to Street, Homicide, Vice, and Arson. The graphics and detail put in this game are stunning. Rockstar and Team Bondi took 7 years putting this game together and it really shows. They do a great job in capturing the look, sound, and feel of 1947 Los Angeles. I’ve put in a few hours just driving around the city looking at the different icon landmarks that pop up. From the Hollywoodland sign, to the L.A Times building, to the Brown Durby and 27 other landmarks to discover (30 landmarks total). Finding landmarks are side quests, but not the only one. You can find golden film reels, 50 of them, all over the city of Los Angeles, and of course while you are driving around L.A. in a cop car, side missions will pop up. Meaning that calls over the radio pop up, a man robbing a store to somebody up on a building shooting people. All in all, “L.A. Noire” is a really fun game with lots of value and lots to do and my favorite game of 2011…so far.
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