Could Rockstar sweep the Game of the Year awards again with LA Noire?
The virtually unanimous game of the year last year was Red Dead Redemption. It won nearly every gaming website's top award for 2010. Can Rockstar do it again with LA Noire?
Red Dead Redemption was dubbed 'Grand Theft Auto on horseback' by many gamers, and the style of LA Noire looks fairly similar. Check out the gameplay video below:
But Rockstar has a few new tricks up its sleeve. Most notably, they're introducing improved facial expressions. I played Heavy Rain for PS3 over the weekend, which requires you to interpret facial expressions to an extent, but for the most part they're just not good enough to depict any real emotion. In the trailers for LA Noire, you can see every line on a character's face and read into every furrow of the brow. It looks nice, but more importantly if you can read those expressions correctly, you'll make the right choices and fare better in the game.
LA Noire is out on 20 May - I definitely can't wait to play this one. What do you think the game of the year will be?