L.A. Noire is 'very appealing' to women, says dev

Girls get on better with Team Bondi's latest, says director

Buying L.A. Noire today? You'll find the game a lot easier if you've got a female brain. Other feminine assets are presumably optional.

That's according to Team Bondi writer and director Brendan McNamara, who reckons the acclaimed cop thriller is "very appealing" to members of the fairer sex as its central interrogation mechanic revolves around reading faces.


"We think it appeals to a really broad church," McNamara mused, "and one of the phenomenons [sic] we've seen a lot when we watch people play the game is that they'll play it, or their wife or their girlfriend will play it, and two or three people will play it together like they're watching TV.

"Three people can be entertained playing the same game and that's a bit of a phenomenon.

"So far it's been very appealing to women too, which is great," he went on. "I think women are pretty good at reading whether people are lying or not."

Among the people who don't find L.A. Noire appealing is Far Cry 2 creative director Chris Hocking, who calls it "uninspiring" and "derivative". CVG's Tom Pakinkis begs to differ.