History VideoGame / LANoire

23rd May '16 3:02:14 PM EdnaWalker
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** You also see Teresa Taraldsen's daughters in "The White Shoe Slaying".

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** You also see Teresa Theresa and Lars Taraldsen's daughters daughters, Lena and Hannah, in "The White Shoe Slaying".
22nd May '16 3:39:21 PM nombretomado
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** A "Complete Edition" of the game was released for PS3 and other platforms in 2011, containing the bonus missions.

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** A "Complete Edition" of the game was released for PS3 [=PS3=] and other platforms in 2011, containing the bonus missions.
6th May '16 2:26:54 AM PaulA
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** Averted during a flashback to Okinawa, where Cole claims Japan attacked Pearl Harbor because the US stopped exporting oil to Japan. The US never really exported oil to Japan, but they did impose an embargo preventing ''other'' countries from exporting oil to Japan. Cole's theory was a popular one at the time, when the US public did not understand the seemingly-unwarranted attack on Pearl Harbor, but ultimately (as we now know) Japan's reasons for the attack were more complex than simply oil. There was no way a Marine second lieutenant would have known the full reasoning in the 40's, and Cole's view accurately reflects this.

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** Averted during a flashback to Okinawa, where Cole claims Japan attacked Pearl Harbor because the US stopped exporting oil to Japan. The US never really exported oil to Japan, but they did impose an embargo preventing ''other'' countries from exporting oil to Japan. Cole's theory was a popular one at the time, when the US public did not understand the seemingly-unwarranted attack on Pearl Harbor, but ultimately (as we now know) Japan's reasons for the attack were more complex than simply oil. There was no way a Marine second lieutenant would have known the full reasoning in the 40's, '40s, and Cole's view accurately reflects this.



* DirtyCommunists / RedScare: It's the late 1940's, which means the RedScare is starting, and many of the suspects you meet are left-leaning or anarchists, and treated like scum for that very reason. Of course, in the case of Grosvenor McCaffrey, he ''is'' a pretty slimy individual, who seems to have picked communism as a contrarian cause so that he can act smarter than everyone else. Joseph [=McCarthy's=] speeches can be heard on the radio as well.

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* DirtyCommunists / RedScare: It's the late 1940's, 1940s, which means the RedScare is starting, and many of the suspects you meet are left-leaning or anarchists, and treated like scum for that very reason. Of course, in the case of Grosvenor McCaffrey, [=McCaffrey=], he ''is'' a pretty slimy individual, who seems to have picked communism as a contrarian cause so that he can act smarter than everyone else. Joseph [=McCarthy's=] speeches can be heard on the radio as well.



* NiceHat: Considering it's a piece of Noir fiction set in the 40's, just about everyone of importance sports one. If for some reason (say, a fight) your hat should fall, you can pick it back up if it's not back on after a cutscene. There's even an achievement for winning a brawl without losing your hat.

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* NiceHat: Considering it's a piece of Noir fiction set in the 40's, '40s, just about everyone of importance sports one. If for some reason (say, a fight) your hat should fall, you can pick it back up if it's not back on after a cutscene. There's even an achievement for winning a brawl without losing your hat.



* OmniscientDatabase: R&I is almost never without the ability to find answers for any questions about names, addresses, or histories that Cole asks, no matter how obscure. Even better, they can almost always produce an answer within seconds. This was Lampshaded when [=GameSpot=] had a retired LAPD Detective play the game to see if it was accurate - the real R&I obviously had business hours and couldn't be rung up at 2:30 AM, and often took hours or days to get back to you. And this was in the 1980's.

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* OmniscientDatabase: R&I is almost never without the ability to find answers for any questions about names, addresses, or histories that Cole asks, no matter how obscure. Even better, they can almost always produce an answer within seconds. This was Lampshaded when [=GameSpot=] had a retired LAPD Detective play the game to see if it was accurate - the real R&I obviously had business hours and couldn't be rung up at 2:30 AM, and often took hours or days to get back to you. And this was in the 1980's.1980s.



* SharpDressedMan: Every character in the game; it's the 1940's. Some of the suits are particularly notable, such as Roy's pink and gray two-tone getup (which gets [[ManOfWealthAndTaste lampshaded]]), and Mark Bishop's blood-red affair.

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* SharpDressedMan: Every character in the game; it's the 1940's.1940s. Some of the suits are particularly notable, such as Roy's pink and gray two-tone getup (which gets [[ManOfWealthAndTaste lampshaded]]), and Mark Bishop's blood-red affair.
3rd May '16 3:27:56 PM DariusAngel
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: When interrogating [[spoiler:Ackermann]] you don't get the musical cues for when you ask a question. Because the man is legitimately insane and any choice you pick will result in him responding the same.

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: When interrogating [[spoiler:Ackermann]] [[spoiler:Ackerman]] you don't get the musical cues for when you ask a question. Because the man is legitimately insane and any choice you pick will result in him responding the same.



** At the beginning of the hobo's interrogation in the fourth homicide case, Cole states that the hobo got his scars from a flamethrower during the war. He also mentioned that the big guys were given flamethrower duty during the war. Throughout the newspaper cutscenes we see the story of a rather large veteran [[spoiler: that turns out to be the serial arsonist]]. Guess what he did during the war.

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** At the beginning of the hobo's Ackerman's interrogation in the fourth homicide case, Cole states that the hobo Ackerman got his scars from a flamethrower during the war. He also mentioned that the big guys were given flamethrower duty during the war. Throughout the newspaper cutscenes we see the story of a rather large veteran [[spoiler: that turns out to be the serial arsonist]]. Guess what he did during the war.
22nd Mar '16 2:24:29 PM valar55
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->''"In the Marine Corps, you deal with the chain of command. Mistakes get made, but you deal with 'em. You know what you're fighting for, that you're on the same team. But dealing with corruption is like chasing shadows; you never know whether the guy you're talking to is on the path, or whether it's your partner, or maybe even the Watch Commander. So who do you trust, Cole? I made up my mind a long time ago..."''

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->''"In the Marine Corps, you deal with the chain of command. Mistakes get made, but you deal with 'em. You know what you're fighting for, that you're on the same team. But dealing with corruption is like chasing shadows; you never know whether the guy you're talking to is on the path, pad, or whether it's your partner, or maybe even the Watch Commander. So who do you trust, Cole? I made up my mind a long time ago..."''
25th Feb '16 1:16:19 AM erforce
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* {{Homage}}: A conspiracy involving a burgeoning Los Angeles' infrastructure, [[spoiler: with a beat up private investigator solving the case]]? The game pays heavy homage to ''Film/{{Chinatown}}'' and ''The Two Jakes'', and even uses a a SuspiciouslySimilarSong version of ''Chinatown's'' score during the incidental music. ''LAConfidential'' is also referenced. Heck, it goes BEYOND homage, and basically turns into Chinatown: The Video Game!

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* {{Homage}}: A conspiracy involving a burgeoning Los Angeles' infrastructure, [[spoiler: with a beat up private investigator solving the case]]? The game pays heavy homage to ''Film/{{Chinatown}}'' and ''The Two Jakes'', ''Film/TheTwoJakes'', and even uses a a SuspiciouslySimilarSong version of ''Chinatown's'' score during the incidental music. ''LAConfidential'' ''Film/LAConfidential'' is also referenced. Heck, it goes BEYOND homage, and basically turns into Chinatown: The Video Game!
30th Jan '16 1:21:46 PM theenglishman
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* BackForTheFinale: A minor version. [[spoiler:After two cases spent [[AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent playing as Jack Kelso]], he and Cole share PlayerCharacter duties for the final mission, "A Different Kind of War."]]
18th Jan '16 9:03:42 AM PaddyMurphy
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** Also, [[spoiler: Argentinian Consul General Juan Francisco Valdez, who had many sexual liaisons with underage boys and kept explicit records of them in his notebook.]]

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** Also, [[spoiler: Argentinian Argentine Consul General Juan Francisco Valdez, who had many sexual liaisons with underage boys and kept explicit records of them in his notebook.]]
7th Jan '16 1:29:27 PM Ohio9
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* HeroStoleMyBike: You can steal almost any vehicle in the game any time you want.
7th Jan '16 6:25:09 AM Ohio9
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* HeroInsurance: In the vehicle driving sections of the game, Cole can cause massive damage to innocent motorist cars and even hit pedestrians without severe in-game consequences. This will lower your final score, but will not prevent you from completing the mission, much less get you fired or put on trial for vehicular homicide.
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