L.A. Noire Rockstar Pass
With Vivid environments and character
graphics bringing a new edge to gaming, L.A Noire from Rockstar Games
makes another solid contribution to gaming entertainment. Making an
amazing game even better by bringing a goodly amount of DLC.
While not as fast paced as Red Dead
Redemption or Grand Theft Auto, there is just something darned
mesmerizingly fun about investigating crime scenes, searching for clues
and interrogating suspects and oh yes, the occasional gun fights You
just don’t want it to end. Thankfully there are a few Down Loadable
Contents for the game that expand things.
Development team, Team Bondi and publisher Rockstar games by accident or
design followed up the game release with DLC in an almost rapid fire
shower of gaming goodness. The DLC is a mix of special suits and weapons
as well as stand-alone case stories that blend right into the adventure
that is L.A. Noire.
"The Broderick" detective suit; a suit that
boosts Phelps' fighting ability as well as his resistance to damage.
"The Sharpshooter" a suit that enhances Phelps' aim with pistols and
"The Chicago Lightning" a bonus suit It enhances the player's accuracy
with automatics and shotguns.
"The Chicago Piano" The Thompson Machine gun, with a high rate of fire
to bring down the justice in a gun fight. This is stored in the trunk of
our hero’s car throughout the game once it’s downloaded.
Then there are the cases.
The Naked City; is a Vice case where Phelps investigates the apparent
drugging and murder of a fashion model. Within this adventure It also
contains the "Badge Pursuit Challenge" where the player is tasked with
finding 20 police badges hidden around the city.
Completing the task the player is rewarded
with the "Button Man" suit. This is pretty nifty because it enables the
player to carry extra ammo for all weapons in the game. The badge
challenge yields 5 Experience points for each badge found. This in turn
helps unlock extra intuition points.
Then there is the case….A Slip of the Tongue; this traffic case seems to
be a simple case in the beginning but thankfully throws the player a
curve and makes things more interesting.
Another traffic case is “The Consul’s Car” Which involves a stolen
Packard which happens to be the property of the Argentine Consul General
to Los Angeles.
Then there is an explosive case, called Nicholson Electroplating, an
arson case that sends the player in a new direction in the game.
Follow this up with another vice case called Reefer Madness, drug
dealers, shoot outs, murder, and a major narcotics ring brings the
action to the players up close and personal.
All of the DLC for L.A Noire is well done
and none of it feels like a throw away. It all brings higher value to an
already great game.
Have fun, play games. Edwin Millheim United States Editor Impulse Gamer