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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:53am 17/12/10 | 10 Comments
I was privileged enough to get a hands-off demo of L.A. Noire running yesterday, ahead of today's trailer release (we've run a preview for said demo before, which you can find here), having missed the demo a few weeks ago, and I can say that this is truly a game to be excited for in 2011.

The Motionscan technology being used to capture - at 360 degrees - actor performances is game-changing. And with a gameplay mechanic that explores ideas of facial expressions to catch out lies, or believe the innocent, it's utterly necessary. Today's trailer gives a very good indication of the lengths gone to, to ensure L.A. Noire, first and foremost, is a compelling and engaging experience.

Watch it embedded below, or click here to download or stream it in HD.






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Steve Farrelly
Posted 11:59am 17/12/10
Basically, if you marry traditional point and click detective games with Mass Effect's dynamic dialogue and story-telling, alongside Rockstar open-world sandbox design, you get the idea of where Team Bondi are headed with this
Dan
Posted 12:10pm 17/12/10
Video definitely explains why their facial animations look so damn good.

Have to admit though, not too excited about the game itself yet, setting itself doesn't do much for me, but will hold off on a proper opinion until hearing more about what the actual gameplay is like. At the moment though, I'm more interested in what other franchises Rockstar might be working this tech into.
groganus
Posted 08:15pm 17/12/10
Yeah im abit so so about this aswell, the tech does look cool and has had a great result, but setting and story will need to be incredible to make it worth while.
FraktuRe
Posted 08:49pm 17/12/10
still doesn't seem right, nobody yet has been able to fix that look of cold dead eyes every game character ever has.


Also, everyone seems to have solid static hair,
WetWired
Posted 11:04pm 17/12/10
I think it looks awesome, I had an idea for an open world noir game like this 10 years ago, glad someone actually made it
BillyHardball
Posted 12:42pm 19/12/10
Why don't they just use actual video footage of the head attached to the CG body?
Lynx
Posted 12:52pm 19/12/10
Because then you can't change camera angles and it would look retarded anyway.
Midda
Posted 01:58pm 19/12/10
Why don't they just use actual video footage of the head attached to the CG body?

Because it's all through the game, not just in cutscenes and conversations.
Trauma
Posted 02:24pm 19/12/10
Video definitely explains why their facial animations look so damn good.


Yea that was awesome, the facial animations were the first thing I noticed the first time I saw a trailer of this.
glynd
Posted 02:51pm 19/12/10
Basically, if you marry traditional point and click detective games with Mass Effect's dynamic dialogue and story-telling, alongside Rockstar open-world sandbox design, you get the idea of where Team Bondi are headed with this


that's has got to be one of the sexiest things i've ever heard. can't wait.
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