Monday, June 13, 2011
LA Noire could be the perfect Wii U game
When watching Nintendo's big reveal of Wii U I couldn't help but think that it was a cool piece of electronics but they failed to convince the audience that this new controller would actually enhance the gameplay experience.
It was not until last night when I was watching a buddy of mine play through LA Noire that it really clicked for me. In LA Noire you play as a detective inspecting crime scenes, interrogate suspect etc. while doing all this you constantly pick up your notebook which has all the information on the clues you have gathered, evidence collected and it is even used as the interface during interrogations. It would not be an exaggeration to say you spend a good part of the game with the notebook filling up the screen. It struck me that this game would be so much better with the Wii U touch screen since all the notebook functionality could simply be moved to the second screen.
It would be more like having an actual notebook in front of you the whole time, when needed you could simply look down on the second screen and use the touch screen to flip the pages. You could even whip out the stylus and take note. This would greatly improve the game interface but more then that it would bring you one step closer to feeling like a real detective. Which is to be honest the reason everyone fell in love with LA Noire, it's a lot of fun to pretend to be a detective.