History YMMV / LANoire

16th Jan '18 11:11:38 PM Kurtis
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** [[PsychoPsychologist Dr. Harlan Fontaine]] is one of [[BigBadDuumvirate the masterminds]], alongside real estate tycoon [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Leland Monroe]], behind the plans of the Suburban Redevelopment Fund, a scheme to con money off of the city in an elaborate insurance scam. To put the plans into action, he [[ManipulativeBastard manipulates]] [[ShellShockedVeteran Ira Hogeboom]], a traumatized patient, into burning down the house of people who wouldn't sell the land, and his only objection to families being killed was that it drew bad publicity. When Hogeboom becomes hard to control, he decides to have a hit put out on him. He is willing to personally kill anyone who discovers his dirty secrets, even the ones who trust him, such as Courtney Sheldon, who he mentored and had sell morphine as a drug dealer; and attempts to kill [[TheHero Cole Phelps]]'s love interest, Elsa Litchmann, as she was about to piece it together. Never breaking [[FauxAffablyEvil his friendly demeanor]], Fontaine is a [[TheSociopath sociopath]] who [[EvenEvilHasStandards even Monroe]] calls a cold character.

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** [[PsychoPsychologist Dr. Harlan Fontaine]] is one of [[BigBadDuumvirate the masterminds]], alongside real estate tycoon [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Leland Monroe]], behind the plans of the Suburban Redevelopment Fund, a scheme to con money off of the city in an elaborate insurance scam. To put the plans into action, he [[ManipulativeBastard manipulates]] [[ShellShockedVeteran Ira Hogeboom]], a traumatized patient, into burning down the house houses of people who wouldn't sell the land, and his only objection to families being killed was that it drew bad publicity. When Hogeboom becomes hard to control, he decides to have a hit put out on him. He is willing to personally kill anyone who discovers his dirty secrets, even the ones who trust him, such as Courtney Sheldon, who he mentored and had sell morphine as a drug dealer; and attempts to kill [[TheHero Cole Phelps]]'s love interest, Elsa Litchmann, as she was about to piece it together. Never breaking [[FauxAffablyEvil his friendly demeanor]], Fontaine is a [[TheSociopath sociopath]] who [[EvenEvilHasStandards even Monroe]] calls a cold character.
16th Jan '18 12:19:10 AM MrStath2015
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** More recent reviews of the game have suggested [[spoiler:that the cases and the final twist serve important lessons in the nature of the LAPD, even before it is laid bare during Vice and Arson; Donnelly, after all, begins to show distinct favouritism and biases during these cases, praising Cole if he chooses suspects more to his liking, essentially exposing his KnightTemplar characterisation as a farce; the ''immense'' cover-up of the Werewolf/Black Dahlia Killer in itself is also a huge indicator the LAPD's morality is somewhat off]].
18th Dec '17 9:45:28 PM Kalmbach
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** How is it that Cole is familiar with the trade embargo against Japan, and can speak some Japanese? It's mentioned that his family owns a shipping company, so it would be natural that he'd be familiar with such things if he was meant to join the family business.
12th Dec '17 7:46:00 AM secretfan14
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** The tech is designed with the gameplay in mind, having players determine how truthful suspects are during questioning via facial expressions and body language. A possible case of AwesomeYetPractical.

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** The tech is designed with the gameplay in mind, having players determine how truthful suspects are during questioning via facial expressions and body language. A possible case of AwesomeYetPractical.
6th Dec '17 10:16:23 AM Chasem
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** L.A.M.A.⅃ vs ƎЯIOIOIRE, one of the more popular spinoffs of the UNITINU meme with added mock {{Flame War}}s about which one would win.

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** L.A.M.A.⅃ vs ƎЯIOIOIRE, one of the ƎЯIOIOIRE (or more popular spinoffs reproducibly, L.A.M.A.J vs. ERIOIOIRE), a spinoff of the UNITINU meme popularized by Music/SiIvaGunner with added mock {{Flame War}}s about which one would win.
16th Nov '17 7:10:56 PM DrPsyche
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* EnsembleDarkHorse: All of Cole's partners have a pretty large fanbase. Yes, even [[LoveToHate Roy Earl.]]

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* EnsembleDarkHorse: All of Cole's partners have a pretty large fanbase. Yes, even [[LoveToHate Roy Earl.Earle.]]
15th Nov '17 12:57:17 PM bowserbros
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** L.A.M.A.J vs ERIORIOЯƎ, one of the more popular spinoffs of the UNITINU meme with added mock {{Flame War}}s about which one would win.

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** L.A.M.A.J vs ERIORIOЯƎ, ƎЯIOIOIRE, one of the more popular spinoffs of the UNITINU meme with added mock {{Flame War}}s about which one would win.
14th Nov '17 10:43:43 PM Troper251
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* MostAnnoyingSound: Get an interrogation question wrong. That little bit of music is the game mocking you. But...
* MostWonderfulSound: The clunking piano music you are rewarded with for making a successful accusation, as well as the sound of your XP bar filling.

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* MostAnnoyingSound: Get an interrogation question wrong. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0-JKnt_Y5c That little bit of music is the game mocking you.you]]. But...
* MostWonderfulSound: The clunking piano music you are [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys9orzlFxAA rewarded with with]] for making a successful accusation, as well as the sound of your XP bar filling.
14th Nov '17 6:38:08 PM fireboy769
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** This exchange during Juan Valdez's interrogation in ''The Consul's Car:''
--->Cole: You fuck young boys, Valdez?
--->Valdez: [[LargeHam ARE YOU A MAD MAN?! THIS WILL CAUSE A INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT!]]
4th Nov '17 10:46:34 AM thevideogameempire
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* ValuesDissonance: Cole Phelps' perceived incompetence as an officer is in large part because of the attitudes of the time. Phelps's understanding of Japanese war aims is understandable to us, but incomprehensible to his soldiers. Further, Phelps considered a BadLuckCharm; there is really nothing an officer can do about such a label. Finally, on Sugar Loaf, most officers would be shell-shocked by seeing their company destroyed before their very eyes; while not medal-worthy, Phelps' going into shock is completely understandable. Jack Kelso's reaction, and Phelps' own guilt over his "cowardice," is more a product of the times they lived in, when combat fatigue and PTSD were not well understood.

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* ValuesDissonance: Cole Phelps' perceived incompetence as an officer is in large part because of the attitudes of the time. Phelps's understanding of Japanese war aims is understandable to us, but incomprehensible to his soldiers. Further, Phelps is considered a BadLuckCharm; there is really nothing an officer can do about such a label. Finally, on Sugar Loaf, most officers would be shell-shocked by seeing their company destroyed before their very eyes; while not medal-worthy, Phelps' going into shock is completely understandable. Jack Kelso's reaction, and Phelps' own guilt over his "cowardice," is more a product of the times they lived in, when combat fatigue and PTSD were not well understood.
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