L.A. Noire Is Real Detective Approved

G4 had the fantastic idea to have a real detective — specifically, SKip Bauchman, also a former LAPD detective– to play through a case in L.A. Noire and explain how authentic the game is. The answer is “mostly,” because a little bit of the interviewing has been streamlined for gameplay reasons, and because this case is pretty straightforward (I think it’s an early case, but I don’t know). But overall, Bauchman thinks it’s a terrific representation of what detectives do and how the gunplay, when it does occur, is short and frantic, as opposed to something like GTA. All in all, it makes me want to play the game even more, and I didn’t even know that was possible. I