LA Noire Remaster Changes Interrogation Button Prompts

Runtime: 0:57    Author: RockstarGames    Category: Trailers

The LA Noire remaster hits new consoles next week, bring with it a bevy of technical improvements and features. One major change however, is in the game’s presentation of its interrogation elements.

In 2011’s release, players could approach suspects’ testimonies with three options; Truth, Doubt, or Lie. As you can see from the latest trailer (above), these have now been changed to Good Cop, Bad Cop, and Accuse.

As Eurogamer points out, these are closer to the game’s original design options: Coax, Force, and Accuse. Original performances and voice acting sessions were made with these in mind, which is why Cole’s flips in behaviour – going from mild-mannered detective, to turbo-charged shouty cop – seemed so at odds with the final interrogation options.

"I don't think it made it bad, it just made Aaron [Staton, Cole Phelps' actor] appear slightly psycho on the Doubt button,” said creator Brendan McNamara in an interview with Eurogamer at the time. “That's my fault, not his. When people go, he turns into a maniac when you press Doubt, that's my fault, not his."

LA Noire releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch on November 14.


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Comments Comments (8)

Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Friday 10 Nov 2017 10:12 AM
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Posted by AdamC
On Friday 10 Nov 2017 10:19 AM
10 November 2017, 10:12 AM Reply to ThatUndeadLegacy
Read the article and it explains it.
Posted by Ryzlin
On Friday 10 Nov 2017 12:54 PM
That actually sounds like an improvement. Yay for voice acting making sense.
Posted by kniteowl
On Friday 10 Nov 2017 1:37 PM
10 November 2017, 10:19 AM Reply to AdamC
Read the article and it explains it.
Hahahaha cheers for the lols man...
Posted by jtbthatsme
On Friday 10 Nov 2017 2:42 PM
Enjoyed this game on Steam not sure if I quite completed it though. Changing the buttons around certainly makes more sense.
Posted by ironfist92
On Sunday 12 Nov 2017 11:42 AM
It's a shame we never got a sequel or spiritual successor to this game.

The tech of today would make the interrogation process combined with better facial animation/visuals much more engaging.
Posted by birdman
On Monday 13 Nov 2017 7:06 AM
Cole: "He was a better man than you'll ever know. You say one more thing about him and I WILL BLOW YOUR ******* HEAD OFF!"

So many laughs with the script in this game, the shouty cop interrogation now makes a bit more sense thought thanks. A great game but I can't stomach playing it all over again on PS4!
Posted by Deanology
On Monday 13 Nov 2017 3:18 PM
I read this game will pretty much take up all the space on the Switch when installed. Which is pretty unfortunate if you have more than the one game.