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Play Station: Game Review

Updated: Jul 17, 2020

I have written a number of gaming reviews. I'm mainly contracted to review story-line/role play games. I try to use a mix of my gaming knowledge and comedy to get my views on aesthetics, story line and play across. See below a review that I wrote for a girl gaming site.



L.A. Noire

By Sarah Casserley


If you love games with an abundance of action and adventure with a heavy storyline, sassy one-liners and men that call women princess and doll face, you are going to love the crime thriller L.A. Noire. This third person role-play game is packed full of classic shoot-outs, car chases, interrogations, critical thinking, clue finding and flirty (yet a little cringe worthy) interactions with the opposite sex, as you help army veteran Cole Phelps get through the ranks of the 1940’s LAPD and discover the real dark heart of the L.A crime underworld.

The main story line is creative and well thought out, as well as the mini plot lines that lie alongside it where you get to know the characters more and figure out the crimes. At times it feels like you are playing a part in a 40s CSI. Cole is a great lead character and you really get sucked into his story. There’s also a secondary playable character that appears nearer the end of the game called Jack Kelso who is instantly likable as long as you don’t mind being called princess. The controls are quite easy to use, however I did find myself having to remind myself of them now and again when I changed from investigation mode to interrogation mode.

I loved L.A Noire from start to finish especially with the epic twist near the end. Even though it was released 5 years ago in 2011 by Rockstar Games, the effects, shootouts, car chases and storyline, render it a classic game you must play. This rivals the likes of GTA, Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two souls, Sleeping dogs, Max Payne and Mafia.

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