"Mafia" was a Czech game that had a lot of potential, but was ultimately underdeveloped (long load-times, poor voice-acting, and the general impression that the game creators really wanted to make an auto-racing game instead). I heard the second game picks up in the '50s, but I never tried it out.
Last edited by bluestone120; 01-30-2011 at 02:05 PM.
One thing I have enjoyed more with Rockstar is that now they usually create games that go beyond the regular story mode with large free roam maps that you can have a multiplayer experience - gives you more bang for your buck. You can roam around and check out the maps while not be forced to complete a mission in a certain amount of time.
I'm playing their 'Red Dead Redemption' game a lot now in multiplayer, now that I've completed the story modes for all the releases.
Love that game, and the c.1911 scenery is quite beautiful to look at.
So, I'm hoping they did that for L.A. Noire as well. Would be disappointing if it just ended once the story mode is complete.
I have looked at the trailers and the 'making of' on the official website.
I have to say this is looking good, like an interactive James Ellroy novel.
Here's a brand spankin' new video of the gameplay, released today by Rockstar called "Orientation". I think this is the best video so far.
it reveals much more of the scenery of 1940s L.A. not seen in previous clips. I love the streets, the buildings, the Pacific Electric rail yards, aww heck, have to say I love it all.
Last edited by RetroToday; 02-09-2011 at 06:36 PM.
^^Good stuff, and good vintage L.A. locales.
1. John 3:16, 17
2. Dress to please yourself, but do take others into some consideration.
I don't play many video games anymore, but L.A. Noir looks like it might be worth picking up. It sure is a shame that it only is being released on consoles (at least for now).
"When you're slapped, you'll take it and like it." Sam Spade
I started playing Mafia II last night. The hats on this game look amazing so far. LA Noire though looks incredible!
Last edited by Aureliano; 02-10-2011 at 04:34 PM.
Domingo, ponte el sombrero y vamos.
I haven't seen a game that looked worthy enough to play in years, but this looks fantastic. I fear buying it though since it looks addicting.
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