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L.A. Noire Frustration

Thursday, May 19th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

L.A. Noire

I was very excited to play L.A. Noire when I got it Tuesday. I pre-ordered it when I saw first saw footage of it at the beginning of the year. Everything I saw and heard about it after that made me think that this would be a great game. After all, it’s from Rockstar and they have a great track record.

When I finally got home from work and put the game in, it froze during the opening cut scene. I’m thinking that this is no big deal because every game freezes at some point. I started the game again and got to play for a little while before it froze again. This kept happening, but less and less time passed before it froze again. When I stopped playing I was at a point where I couldn’t progress because the game kept freezing in the same spot. I was MAD. Every once in a while I come across a game that won’t stop freezing on the 360. Call of Duty 4 and Ghostbusters are 2 examples. I figure that it’s something about my console and the game that don’t go well together. Maybe I just need a new Xbox? I was thinking about sending my copy of L.A. Noire back and getting the PS3 version. However, these comments on the Rockstar website and other articles I’ve seen show that many people are having the same problem on the Xbox 360 and the PS3. Not everybody, but it seems like enough to show that there is a problem.

I’m not sure what I’m going to do at this point. Maybe they’ll figure something out before my 2-week window to return the game is over. I’m just disappointed that I can’t play the game. What I did get to play was a lot of fun. I hope I can continue soon.

Remember when one of the benefits of console gaming over PC gaming was that you could count on any game released on a console to work on that console? I guess that’s not the case anymore.