Rockstar has stressed it’s taking a “different approach” to adventure gaming with LA Noire.
to Edge, Rockstar explained that those hoping for a 40s Grand Theft Auto will not find it in LA Noire.
“Even though you could say it’s like GTA because you have this open city you can run around in, it’s paced completely differently,” said Rockstar’s Jeronimo Barrera.
“To us that’s what we have to sell: ‘Look, it’s not super-high action like GTA, though there is action, but it is as compelling because of the interactions the characters are having’.”
“With traditional adventure games, everything is based on what the designer wants you to figure out,” he added.
“We’ve kind of gone for a different approach which is more like real-world detective work.”
Team Bondi head Brendan McNamara conceded that the game is a risky prospect, but will find an appreciative audience.
“Hopefully we’ll make the audience take a few leaps,” he explained.
“That’s always scary but I think a lot of people will appreciate that stuff too. We’re never trying to dumb it down for people. I think you should assume your audience is pretty smart.”
We can’t wait to see the game’s detailed recreation of 1947 LA – it’s one of the many reasons we think you should be.