A selection of the most interesting games due to hit Japan next week, courtesy the review pages of Famitsu magazine:
- L.A. Noire (10/10/10/9, 39 points): Rockstar's latest just barely misses becoming the first Famitsu perfect-score game developed in the West -- Grand Theft Auto 4 got the same score, too. "It's not for everybody, but the deep story and the massive attention to detail in the setting is outstanding," one reviewer said. "You really do feel like you're watching a movie. The interrogation system, where you have to watch out for facial expressions, is also neat. There are a few small niggles here and there, but they're dwarfed by all the charm this game has."
"The detective and interrogation aspects give this game a different environment from the purely-sandbox Grand Theft Auto," another added. "The game itself is extremely well made. I would have liked a different gun-battle system before, but maybe that's asking too much."