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Ships Ahoy - L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition

Rockstar Games announces the Windows PC edition of L.A. Noire is now available in North America as the L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition, which bundles all the DLC from the console editions of the detective thriller. They offer an L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition launch trailer, and the following details:

L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition is available today across North America today via retail stores and digital distributors, including Steam, Amazon, Direct2Drive and OnLive (look for it Friday in Europe and Australia).

In addition to the original full game, L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition for PC includes a multi-use code to access all the previously released downloadable content from the original console versions, including the “Nicholson Electroplating” Arson case, the “Reefer Madness” Vice case, “The Consul’s Car” Traffic case, “The Naked City” Vice case and “A Slip of the Tongue” Traffic case.

Developed by Rockstar Leeds, the PC version of L.A. Noire runs on a wide range of PCs and features increased resolution and graphical detail along with keyboard remapping and gamepad functionality, plus support for NVIDIA 3D Vision for an even greater sense of interaction and immersion. For system specs and more details visit www.rockstargames.com/lanoire/pc and be sure to look for an all-new Official PC Launch Trailer later today commemorating the release.

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19. Re: Ships Ahoy - L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition Nov 9, 2011, 21:53 nin
 
I've got a bunch of screenshots on my Steam account of the options, menus, and game graphics.

Thanks for the writeup! I got through most of it on the 360 (minus a few DLC missions), so it sounds like I'll prob pick it up on the pc once it's on sale.
 
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18. Re: Ships Ahoy - L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition Nov 9, 2011, 20:33 Sepharo
 
Well the crashing on launch issue was easily solved by just starting Steam up as Administrator.

I cranked every setting the game had up and the graphics were obviously an improvement over the PS3 and ran very smoothly. But as with most console ports a lot of increase in fidelity just serves to highlight shortcomings, like buildings looking kind of blocky, jaggies even with 2x AA, and a slight bit of noticeable pop-in.

The settings provided seemed decent enough and keys were easily rebindable. There're also options to change the UI size and aim assist, so that's a nice PC touch. They've removed the option for realistic driving and the driving (using keyboard) seems much much easier than I remember. Shooting was comparable to PC versions of GTA.

I didn't see any GFMFWL and Rockstar's Social Club popped up but you can skip past it.

Overall everything went really smooth. I really didn't touch on any of the gameplay itself because the game has been out for 6 months, plenty of reviews dealing with that aspect. I don't know that I'd recommend it to anyone who already has it for consoles and unless you understand the gameplay (not GTA in 40s) I probably wouldn't even recommend it to anyone who didn't know what they were getting into. But if you're a fan of Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy, Heavy Rain, or the Adventure genre you'll probably want to pick it up.

I've got a bunch of screenshots on my Steam account of the options, menus, and game graphics.

http://steamcommunity.com/id/sepharo/screenshots/
 
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17. Re: Ships Ahoy - L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition Nov 9, 2011, 13:32 Eldaron Imotholin
 
I, too, would really like to see some BNReviews. I'm not even near to buying this game before some good reviews saying the game looks good and is stable. I still think Rockstar should've been put down like a fucking dog after the unstable piece of fuck that was the GTA port.  
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16. Re: Ships Ahoy - L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition Nov 9, 2011, 08:55 nin
 
Bumpy wrote on Nov 8, 2011, 23:46:
Sepharo wrote on Nov 8, 2011, 20:18:
Installing it now... I guess I'll be obligated to do a little write-up being the only sucker who bought this full price on both PS3 and PC

A review would be much appreciated. Frame rates? Video options? Kb/mouse control? Etc.


I'd like to hear those, too. And I want to say last time I looked at the requirements, there was no GFMFW this time?


 
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15. Re: Ships Ahoy - L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition Nov 9, 2011, 00:52 Sepharo
 
Unfortunately the game is crashing before ever starting up. There's graphical setting in the launcher and I quickly tweaked a few but still no dice.

Don't feel like dealing with that right now. I'll try again tomorrow.
 
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14. Re: Ships Ahoy - L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition Nov 8, 2011, 23:46 Bumpy
 
Sepharo wrote on Nov 8, 2011, 20:18:
Installing it now... I guess I'll be obligated to do a little write-up being the only sucker who bought this full price on both PS3 and PC

A review would be much appreciated. Frame rates? Video options? Kb/mouse control? Etc.
 
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13. Re: Ships Ahoy - L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition Nov 8, 2011, 23:25 Creston
 
Fion wrote on Nov 8, 2011, 17:22:
Is it wrong to buy this because you really need something to whittle away the hours between now and 12am Friday?

I hope not cause that's exactly what I did lol.

I wouldn't recommend playing it non-stop, because you'll get bored with it pretty quickly that way. At least I did.

Do one or two cases a day, and you'll find it a lot more enjoyable, I think.

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12. Re: Ships Ahoy - L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition Nov 8, 2011, 23:24 Creston
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Nov 8, 2011, 14:13:
I'll get this eventually, but 2 days before Skyrim and a week or so before Batman AC is not the time to do so. Terrible release schedule for this one.

Yeah, I agree. It's as if they deliberately want it to sell poorly...

This will be an awesome $15 pickup on Steam in a few months.

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11. Re: Ships Ahoy - L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition Nov 8, 2011, 23:16 Zardoz5
 
Sepharo wrote on Nov 8, 2011, 20:18:
Installing it now... I guess I'll be obligated to do a little write-up being the only sucker who bought this full price on both PS3 and PC
Yes, a write-up contrasting and comparing the two is warranted. To me the DLC for this game seemed a bit too "lets rip it out of the game for DLC"ish, hence I decided to hold off.

I still think I will wait until the price of the complete edition drops, too many other games our right now and I'm in the process of finishing Red Dead which I only picked up a few months ago. Awesome game, too bad a PC version isn't coming. The modding crowd could do some awesome stuff with Red Dead.
 
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10. Re: Ships Ahoy - L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition Nov 8, 2011, 20:18 Sepharo
 
Installing it now... I guess I'll be obligated to do a little write-up being the only sucker who bought this full price on both PS3 and PC  
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9. Re: Ships Ahoy - L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition Nov 8, 2011, 19:20 spindoctor
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 8, 2011, 16:44:
It's not a bad game, but I would suggest Mafia II over this, or wait until it hits a 20-25 price tag during a sale.

I agree. Finished it on the PS3 and it was decent, but not something I'd rush out to buy at full price knowing what I do about the game now. A solid 7/10 for me, worth playing but also wait for a sale.
 
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8. Re: Ships Ahoy - L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition Nov 8, 2011, 17:22 Fion
 
Is it wrong to buy this because you really need something to whittle away the hours between now and 12am Friday?

I hope not cause that's exactly what I did lol.
 
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7. Re: Ships Ahoy - L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition Nov 8, 2011, 16:44 The Half Elf
 
It's not a bad game, but I would suggest Mafia II over this, or wait until it hits a 20-25 price tag during a sale.  
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6. Re: Ships Ahoy - L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition Nov 8, 2011, 16:11 ventry
 
Shove it Rockstar.
RDR or NOTHING!!!!!
 
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5. Re: Ships Ahoy - L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition Nov 8, 2011, 15:01 jacobvandy
 
Already played through most of it on PS3, I'll just wait until this is half price or so, as much as it'd cost to buy the DLC.  
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4. Re: Ships Ahoy - L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition Nov 8, 2011, 14:18 siapnar
 
I think most people will wait to pick this one up.

Single Player only, so it's not like you'll be missing out on online fun with your buddies.
 
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3. Re: Ships Ahoy - L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition Nov 8, 2011, 14:13 StingingVelvet
 
I'll get this eventually, but 2 days before Skyrim and a week or so before Batman AC is not the time to do so. Terrible release schedule for this one.  
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2. Re: Ships Ahoy - L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition Nov 8, 2011, 14:10 Aero
 
I've considered buying this game many times. I really can't get over the fact that it just looks like it plays a lot like an "interactive" FMV game from the nineties, though.

But then, everyone did say it was good. Maybe some day.
 
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1. Re: Ships Ahoy - L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition Nov 8, 2011, 14:10 Techie714 ©
 
This is a buy for me, when I find some time. So many games these days to get through!  
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