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Detective work...

...is tough.

After watching the Quick Look of L.A. Noire, I was sure I wanted to play the game. I bought it last week, but I was having trouble resetting my PSN password and didn't want to start the game in a bad mood. I think it was a good choice, too, since I'm having to do things I'm not very good at: driving and shooting. :/ Not really talents for me. If you didn't already know, I don't drive. I never even tried to learn. I have little driving knowledge more than what stoplights mean. My Mom says it's much easier to drive in real life. And I can't even do that. Imagine how I'm driving in the game...

Actually, I might be learning things about driving based on the game... that's a little scary. ^_^;

So, next are the shooting bits. I think the only shooting experience I've had is when I rented Dirge of Cerberus in 2006. Yeah. That's it. And I was horrible at that game, too. Anyways, I am actually able to take down people shooting at me. I'm learning. It's definitely not my favorite part of the game. And it makes me feel really bad when a body gets taken away in the side-quest cases, because I think if I was more skilled at shooting, it might not have gone quite so badly.  :/

I think I'm just awful at action games. There's so many controls to think about. Trying to get used to shooting and moving in and out of cover, then having to run all of the sudden is dizzying. I'm an RPG girl! I'm used to using one or two buttons to choose something on the screen. What am I doing? ~_~;

And actually, I'm not even doing that well at the detective work part of the game. I'm finding most of the clues, but I'm missing more than half of the questions. I guess I'm not good at reading people. (But that's something to mention... the people look so real. Seriously. The face animation in this game is beyond anything I've seen.) I guess I'm letting people off too easily. I usually choose Truth unless I have good evidence backing me up. Maybe I should be using Intuition more often. But I never know when to try that. I'm scared of using it up, then getting really stuck somewhere.

I'm really enjoying the game; I just feel like I'm an awful detective. :'( Some parts of the game have that spooky feel to the music and atmosphere as Titanic: Adventure Out of Time or the Nancy Drew games. But this time, I actually have a gun. It makes me feel a little braver... even if I'm really bad at shooting.

Other than playing L.A. Noire, I've been excitedly watching E3 stuff. The Nintendo Conference was saving the the most exciting for last... but Wii U?! Honestly? I didn't think they could make a more baffling name choice than Wii... but they did. I don't hate it or anything. It's just more weirdness.

As I side note, I redeemed my free PSN welcome back games. I got Little Big Planet, so I didn't have to find that disc if I ever wanted to play the original levels again. I also got inFamous... not sure if I'll do well with that game, either, but it seemed like the best choice. I guess we'll see. I also got LBP and ModNation Racers for the PSP, but I didn't realize how little space I had on my memory card. It's only 1GB to begin with.

I'm thinking about getting a 4 GB card for about $15 on Amazon. I have a card reader on my computer, so, hopefully, transferring my saves shouldn't be too hard. It does seem silly to end up paying money for free games, but I kind of wanted a portable LBP, anyways. And it's only $15. Though I actually have to wait to get it, because my Dad gambled away the $70 I loaned him. :/ No, I don't want to talk about that.