Remastered L.A. Noire makes interrogation options clearer

One of the highlights of the game has to be the interrogation of suspects. In the original, players could choose to believe individuals or doubt their testimony. "Truth," "Doubt" and "Lie" were the three lines of questioning available. However, they didn't make much sense. "Truth" caused Cole Phelps, the main character, to adopt the stereotypical "Good Cop" routine while "Doubt' caused him to adopt the "Bad Cop" one. "Lie" was the most bizarre because it seemed as though he was just throwing out baseless accusations. This resulted in a guessing game because you never know what Phelps would utter.

It seems that Rockstar Games also noticed this because in the remaster they've renamed the three options to "Good Cop", "Bad Cop", and "Accuse". This definitely makes more sense because the old options were inadequate, to say the least. According to a report by Polygon, the game's original writer and director, Brendan McNamara, said the actor who played Phelps went "a little bit psycho with some of the questions you ask in the game." It seems that adjusting the options was the only way to make it clear.

L.A. Noire is a violent crime thriller set against the backdrop of 1940's Los Angeles. Amid the post-war boom of Hollywood's Golden Age, Phelps, a Los Angeles Police Department detective, is thrown into a city drowning in its own success. Corruption is widespread, the drug trade is booming, and murder rates are higher than ever. In his fight to climb the ranks of his division and do what's right, Phelps must unravel the truth behind a series of arsons, racketeering cases, and violent murders.

The remastered game launches on November 14, 2017, for $39.99. It includes all of the additional content which came with the game as well. The title was considered revolutionary when it first launched because it utilized amazing face-capture technology. You had to look at the expression on suspect's faces to tell if they were lying or telling the truth. The title runs at 4K resolution on Xbox One X as well.

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  • I'm still sad they won't release the remaster on PC. It's like Rockstar or 2K has a special vendeta against PC.
  • The game can already be played at a high resolution on PC, I've played in 4K and it looks great. But also they're releasing LA Noire The VR Cases Files for the HTC Vive in December
  • If the remaster does end up looking better, I'll be sad.
  • Rockstar is a subsidiary of Take-Two, and 2K is a subsidiary of Take-Two. Two different publishers both same owner. Anyway It will be cool to see it come to PC however it not really a big business for Take-Two (unless with the Strategy IPs: Civilization and X-COM)
  • "the game's original writer and director, Brendan McNamara, said the actor who played Phelps went "a little bit psycho with some of the questions you ask in the game." I would contend that the director did a poor job directing the actor, rather than it's the actor's fault. The director should have caught this during the recording sessions. Great game though.
  • Yeah. I was going to say that. My understanding is that Brendan McNamara is a very abusive boss. Some of her employs complains about him during the development process of the game. You are a director of a game and you see that the actor is not doing what you want. You will not tell him to stop? of course you will! That is a BS excuse. On a different note, I will play this game again! 
  • Agreed, it's a great game, and it's good that they're not charging full price for the remaster ($39.99 USD/ $49.99 CAD)
  • Very unique game. Never see something like that.
    I beat this game twice, first on pc in 3D, then on x360....well now its time for x1x)
  • "Remastered" is a different product from the new VR thing, right?
  • Correct, the only remastered versions of LA Noire this year are for Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch. And for PC, they're getting the VR Cases files, which is a set of 7 cases rebuilt to be playable with the HTC Vive.
  • I have the original version of this on PC and even the original is a stunning looking game, I would highly recommend people pick up this game when it's released or even the original version if you can't wait.