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Aw man, I spent 29.00 on this and now it's 4.00?
on April 12, 2012
I assume the price has dropped so drastically because of the issues people are having getting the game to run. Here's what I did to get it to work:
1) Go into the directory c:\program files\Rockstar games\La Noire. Delete all the PATCHED FILES. (These are from your failed first attempt to patch.)
2) In your game folder there is an application that says Patch and it has a bunch of numbers after it. BEFORE YOU CLICK ON THIS FILE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE RUNNING THE PATCH APPLICATION AS THE ADMINISTRATOR. To do this right-click on the icon, go to the properties tab and check the "run as administrator" box. (It took me ages to figure this out, because I only changed the application that launches the game to run as administrator.)
Make sure you're running the game file as the administrator as well. You might need to uninstall and reinstall the game. If you need to re-install the game, don't launch it until after you click on the patch file.
Okay, my review: This game is absolutely amazing. The attention to detail is amazing, you can literally just cruise the 1940s Los Angeles streets for hours and not get bored because they created an entire world. They must have looked at actual photographs of the streets of LA around that time. Think Grand Theft Auto in a 1940's time warp.
If you happen to find the arcade sequences hard, they give you an option to skip after failing a couple of times. If you are getting tired of driving, they eventually offer you an option to have your partner drive and cut that part of the gameplay out.
The story is intriguing and fun. The voice acting is GREAT and the facial technology is top notch. It's absolutely worth the thirty dollars I paid for it before the price took a sudden nosedive.
I am beyond impressed with this game.