History VideoGame / LANoire

30th Jun '16 7:59:10 PM TheWanderer
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* FromCamouflageToCriminal: Embittered soldiers stealing stealing military weapons and supplies plays a major role in the game.
13th Jun '16 7:25:18 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** One file you check into late in the game includes information on [[Film/TheHudsuckerProxy Suckerhud Industries, whose board also includes guys names Norville Barnes and Sidney J. Mussburger]].

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** One file you check into late in the game includes information on [[Film/TheHudsuckerProxy Suckerhud Industries, whose board also includes guys names named Norville Barnes and Sidney J. Mussburger]].
13th Jun '16 7:15:18 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** One file you check into late in the game includes information on [[Film/TheHudsuckerProxy Suckerhud Industries, whose board also includes guys names Norville Barnes and Sidney J. Mussburger]].
7th Jun '16 5:56:40 PM Doug86
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* StoryBreadcrumbs: The newspapers, and Cole's WorldWarII {{Flashback}}s.

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* StoryBreadcrumbs: The newspapers, and Cole's WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII {{Flashback}}s.



* WhenItAllBegan: WorldWarII in the 6th Marines: the OCS, the Okinawa campaign, and the boat home.

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* WhenItAllBegan: WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII in the 6th Marines: the OCS, the Okinawa campaign, and the boat home.



* WideEyedIdealist: Cole revels in the trope, playing as huge contrast to the jaded veterans that he is partnered with. He believes that every case can be solved and playing by the rules is the best way to handle things. [[spoiler: Cole's idealism is a mask to hide the fact that he was such a bad leader in WorldWarII. A fact that resulted in many of his men being killed, prompting them to shoot him in the back for his troubles, and that he accidentally fried a cave full of women and children. After Cole's fall from grace when he is caught having an affair with a singer, he starts tackling cases that need to be solved rather than solving cases just to make himself look good and starts to understand that not everything can be resolved from playing by the rules.]]
* WorldWarI: Biggs fought in it, and had a particularly disturbing encounter with German flamethrowers during the Battle of Belleau Wood.
* WorldWarII: Cole is a veteran of it (Okinawa), like most men his age.

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* WideEyedIdealist: Cole revels in the trope, playing as huge contrast to the jaded veterans that he is partnered with. He believes that every case can be solved and playing by the rules is the best way to handle things. [[spoiler: Cole's idealism is a mask to hide the fact that he was such a bad leader in WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. A fact that resulted in many of his men being killed, prompting them to shoot him in the back for his troubles, and that he accidentally fried a cave full of women and children. After Cole's fall from grace when he is caught having an affair with a singer, he starts tackling cases that need to be solved rather than solving cases just to make himself look good and starts to understand that not everything can be resolved from playing by the rules.]]
* WorldWarI: UsefulNotes/WorldWarI: Biggs fought in it, and had a particularly disturbing encounter with German flamethrowers during the Battle of Belleau Wood.
* WorldWarII: UsefulNotes/WorldWarII: Cole is a veteran of it (Okinawa), like most men his age.
7th Jun '16 3:02:39 AM Morgenthaler
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** The offices of California Fire and Life look almost exactly like the offices of Walter Neff's insurance company in ''DoubleIndemnity''.

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** The offices of California Fire and Life look almost exactly like the offices of Walter Neff's insurance company in ''DoubleIndemnity''.''Film/DoubleIndemnity''.
7th Jun '16 2:57:20 AM Morgenthaler
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** Upon playing as [[spoiler: Kelso]], the offices of [[spoiler: California Fire and Life]] bear some resemblance to the offices of [[spoiler: [[DoubleIndemnity Pacific All Risk]]]].

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** Upon playing as [[spoiler: Kelso]], the offices of [[spoiler: California Fire and Life]] bear some resemblance to the offices of [[spoiler: [[DoubleIndemnity [[Film/DoubleIndemnity Pacific All Risk]]]].
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.
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