This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff. The sun shines bright, the beaches are wide and inviting, and the orange groves stretch as far as the eye can see. There are jobs aplenty, and land is cheap. Every working man can have his own house…life is good in Los Angeles… it's paradise on Earth. That's what they tell you, anyway. Confidential, which is based on the hardboiled detective novel by James Ellroy. Both exude atmosphere that drips with darkness, despair, and cynicism. Everyone has something to hide; the good guys are bad, and the bad guys are worse.
L.A. Noire’s debt to L.A. Confidential
Confidential that informs the bulk of L. Thus, the true L. The result is an unparalleled sense of immersion and atmosphere, and the fact that I can draw comparisons between the two speaks volumes to what Team Bondi was able to accomplish.
The similarities are so blatant that I fully expected to hear Danny Devito narrate L. The two are political animals obsessed with cracking the big case and rising through the ranks.
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Their ambition, privileged above all else including peer relations , earns them derision within their respective departments. Phelps, meanwhile, is one of the few honest cops in the LAPD. His squeaky-clean veneer fosters an atmosphere of distrust among colleagues. Both have spotty war records which are marred by citations of questionable veracity. Confidential has two major action sequences and a number of smaller ones. Thus far, video games have fallen short in the pacing department — a given when your primary inspiration is brainless action flicks.
click here But L. Noire nails it. You spend the majority of the game chasing down leads along with fleeing suspects and interrogating persons of interest. In fact, the game discourages you from committing excessive collateral damage. Vincennes, i. Vincennes has lost sight of what led him to police work.
He earns a measure of redemption in the end, while Earle remains an unrepentant bastard. The above examples just scratch the surface.
The similarities between these two run deep. Noire, as you may miss many of the allusions otherwise. Got a news tip? Press Releases. Advertise VB Lab.
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