OXM UK L.A Noire Review sneaks its way online [UPDATED]
One of the first L.A Noire Reviews is finally upon us.
[UPDATE] OXM editor Jon Hicks confirmed the review is “It’s a rather silly hoax”. He went on to say “Our review will be going live on OXM.co.uk early next week, and printed in our E3 special edition on-sale 10th June. ” So there you have it.
A lucky Gamefaqs user has gotten his hands on the newest issue of OXM UK which features a review for L.A Noire. Receiving a perfect 10/10 L.A Noire is set to be one of the top games this year. Check out the details from the review below.
+Very meaty, very lengthy (took them about 30 hours to finish the main story, and took them around 40ish to complete everything)
+Very cinematic, takes many cues from LA Confidential they said. Also according to the reviewer “A game that bridges cinema and the gaming universe.”
+Motion Scan is the highlight for them, and the feeling of actually being a detective. They said no game comes close to the experience that they had with L.A Noire.
+Great Narrative. In there opinion they said it has the dramatic, and cinematic storytelling of Heavy Rain, with the complexity of Metal Gear Solid, mixed with the length of Red Dead Redemption (but longer).
+Excellent pacing. At first you start somewhat slow, but you quickly rise within the ranks. Once you finish the 30 hour epic you become attatched with the world, the characters, the cases. Not many games have done that for him (said the reviewer).
-Gameplay is a bit clunky. If your fan of Red Dead, or GTA IV then the gameplay of LA Noire won’t feel out of place. That said, they were hoping for some advancement in this aspect.
Overall Score: 10/10
“If you were expecting L.A Noire to be a reskinned GTA then you will be left severely disappointed. Many times we hear, “Who will be gaming’s Citizen Kane?”. Personally, I don’t have the gall to say L.A Noire is that type of game. But it is a game that will revolutionize the gaming industry as we know it. Never in my 20 year history of gaming have I encountered a game with as much finesse, intelligence, and attention to detail as L.A Noire, and for that I applaud L.A Noire. A game which has the nerve to do so much, in an industry where a seldom few are.”
Sounds like Rockstar games has another hit on their hands. L.A Noire is set to release May 17th in the United States and May 20th in the UK for Xbox 360 and PS3.