L.A. Noire Lets You Skip The Action Sequences

If you're a bit crap at games but still want in on the detective drama, L.A. Noire might just have the solution for you.

In a move that will no doubt seem surprising to many of our readers, Rockstar are including an option in the upcoming L.A. Noire that lets players bypass the action stuff (you know, running around shooting at things, car chases, stuff like that) and just participate in the narrative-heavy dialogue sequences.

Rob Nelson (art director at Rockstar) let the snippet slip at the recent Tribeca Film Festival, where he was speaking about the game. The intent is that, after failing a few times, players will get the option (similar, perhaps, to Super Mario Galaxy 2's guidance feature that kicks in when you suck at it) so that they can "still experience the bulk of the narrative".

With most gamers never seeing the end of most of the games they buy, is this a good option to help players maximize the value of their investment? Or hand-holding for n00bs that should be down at the cinema rather than babying up your hobby?

Source: games radar



 

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Comments Comments (6)

 
Posted by Ubercuber
On Thursday 28 Apr 2011 10:13 AM
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Probably an awesome idea if the controls are as crappy as GTA4.
 
 
 
Posted by djkicks
On Thursday 28 Apr 2011 10:54 AM
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Whats the point in playing the game then. Might as well just watch the cut scenes on youtube.
 
 
 
Posted by nimrod76
On Thursday 28 Apr 2011 11:29 AM
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28 April 2011, 10:54 AM Reply to djkicks
Whats the point in playing the game then. Might as well just watch the cut scenes on youtube.
I guess so you can still do the detective work, I like this idea means my wife will be able to play it without screaming at me to help every time someone pulls a gun.
 
 
 
Kegz
Posted by Kegz
On Thursday 28 Apr 2011 1:19 PM
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I mean I guess if all you want is a crime game/Heavy Rain-ish experience but I don't know. I still say if that's what your after than you should probably be finding something else as you want be getting your moneys worth.
 
 
 
Posted by nimrod76
On Thursday 28 Apr 2011 1:24 PM
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28 April 2011, 01:19 PM Reply to Kegz
I mean I guess if all you want is a crime game/Heavy Rain-ish experience but I don't know. I still say if that's what your after than you should probably be finding something else as you want be getting your moneys worth.
But my wife can play with out panicking! Surely that alone is worth it Kegz.
 
 
 
Posted by onehitter09
On Thursday 28 Apr 2011 1:38 PM
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28 April 2011, 01:24 PM Reply to nimrod76
But my wife can play with out panicking! Surely that alone is worth it Kegz.
It says that you'll have to fail a few times before getting the option. So...