How Long Is La Noire VR – Complete Overview with FAQs, Tips, & More

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How Long Is La Noire VR?

  • PC – 9h 19m
  • PlayStation –   5h 15m
  • PlayStation VR – 11h

‘L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files’ Review 

LA Noire: The VR Cases is the first VR game from Rockstar Games and an updated version of the original detective game L.A. Noir which was released in 2011

LA Noire VR uses the same facial motion-capturing technology used in the original game. It features several cases from the original that have been reworked specifically for VR.

Gameplay

Set in 1940s Los Angeles, L. A. Noire: The Virtual Reality Case Files puts you in the shoes of Detective Cole Phelps, an officer for the LAPD.

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Core Activities

The game involves driving from one place to another, investigating crimes, questioning witnesses and people involved in the case, and sometimes fighting with weapons.

Phelps’ Career

Because LA Noire: VR Edition features just a few missions from the original game (and none of them are connected), you’re getting an abbreviated experience of Phelps’ life, and one that lacks any kind of narrative coherence between missions.

Anti-climactic Endings

Between each level, you’ll be abruptly transported back to Phelps’ office where you’ll select your next objective from a list of available options.

Opening Vignette

When you select a case, you’ll be greeted by a short introductory scene that sets up your mission. Then you’ll be dropped into an enormous open-world environment where you can explore at your leisure.

Map

There’s not really any reason to go exploring most of the world, but if you want to drive through some interesting scenery, then you can use the map to navigate between points A and B.

Locomotion

You can walk, run, or ride a bike. All three options are awkward in their own ways.

Arm-Swinging

There’s the “arm-swinger” mode which is good for moving you quickly through large spaces without too much discomfort.

It has no capacity for fine movement, so don’t forget that you need to physically move around your play space for smaller moves around bodies and clues.

You can also use the trackpad to turn 180° and then snap it back into place.

Node-Based Teleport

Next up is a node-based teleportation system that allows you to click on glowing nodes around the environment to instantly transport yourself there.

With this movement type, you navigate through crime scene locations by following the glowy nodes. It’s less immersive than the others, but it’s very practical. You won’t have any trouble finding things if you use this movement type.

Trackpad

The third way to move is by using two fingers to drag down from the top of the screen to the bottom of the screen. Then, use another finger to drag the left or right until you reach the destination.

A Scavenger Hunt Without a List

A Scavenger Hunt Without a List

Though the game hopes to make you feel like a detective, exploring crime scenes amounts to little more than a scavenger hunt which can frustratingly devolve into a game of ‘touch everything until you touch the right thing’.

It was fun playing through the first few levels, but after a while, it felt like a scavenger hunt rather than a puzzle.

One of the worst parts about these scavenger hunts is that you often don’t really understand what you’re looking for or how many items you need to find.

Good Cop, Bad Cop

After you’ve finished searching for evidence, you’ll have moments when you question and interrogate witnesses and suspects.

You open up your notebook and choose one topic to ask questions about. Then you get three choices: Good Cop, Bad cop, and Accuse.

It wasn’t clear to me whether or not this was actually part of the tutorial. If so, it didn’t stick out enough for me to notice.

POW, Right in the Kisser!

Beyond driving, scavenger hunts, and questioning people, The Walking Dead’s action comes in the form of fists and guns.

If you’re going to fight someone, physically dodge or block their attacks and counter-attack when they’re open.

The main issue with Street Fighter II is that its way to easy to dodge and takes too many punches to knock out an opponent; it doesn’t feel like the difficulty level increases throughout the game. You’ll get tired of playing before the match ends.

Gunplay

Gunplay in LA Noir VR is competent but unmemorable. You’ll use a gun 90 percent of the time and physically crouch behind cover as you await the enemy to emerge from his own cover to be shot at.

During combat, your normal movement is disabled and you must teleport from cover to cover using node-powered teleportation.

Reloads are a good way to keep your guns ready for action, but they don’t add any new features to them.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can you play L.A. Noire on VR?

The VR Case Files offer seven of the original engorged, self-contained cases of L.A. Noir rebuilt specifically for virtual reality. They blend thrilling action with true crime investigation to create an unparalleled interactive experience.

Is LA Noire VR the whole game?

LA Noire VR includes seven hand-picked case files that were built from scratch specifically to showcase the best use of VR technology.

Is LA Noire VR the same game?

LA Noire: The VR Cases is a remake of the game originally released on PC back in 2011. It was re-released on Steam for HTC Vive last year.

It follows the same plotline as the original but has a shorter case list and drastically shortened the length of the story.

Does LA Noire VR have all cases?

LA Noire: A Detective Story sees you working across seven different case files from the original game, some of which form part of the tutorial as you start to learn the basics of detective work in 1940s Los Angeles

Conclusion

L.Noire is a fantastic game that deserves to be played on PC, PS4, and PSVR. It’s a shame that it’s being ported to VR, though, because it could have been such a great addition to the library of VR games.

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Author

  • Victor Marquez

    Victor is the Editor in Chief at Techtyche. He tests the performance and quality of new VR boxes, headsets, pedals, etc. He got promoted to the Senior Game Tester position in 2021. His past experience makes him very qualified to review gadgets, speakers, VR, games, Xbox, laptops, and more. Feel free to check out his posts.

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