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JaxonH

@RagManX
It does work off the cart. Can confirm, just put my cart in and booted up and started playing.

And from what others here have corroborated, the entire open world is there, on the cart, as well as a good chunk of the case files (maybe half? No one has played to the limit to find out). The game is actually totally playable even after the servers go down. Nothing is required.

And just so you know the PS4 and Xbox One versions were the same way. Only they were 4gb on disc, with 13-14gb downloads.

And, for what it's worth, the game practically looks identical to the PS4/X1 versions both graphically and performance wise. Full 1080p docked just like PS4/X1, and full 720p handheld. It's like buying the exact same game only with HD rumble, motion controls, touchscreen support, and of course is fully portable.

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JaxonH

PRIMA Guide for LA Noire, includes changes to Switch version and VR case files

https://www.amazon.com/L-Noire-Prima-Official-Guide/dp/074401...

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SKTTR

When you register to the Rockstar Social Club (you can do this from within the Switch version: it opens up the 'locked' Switch internet browser) you get a free outfit in L.A. Noire that makes you more powerful with certain weapons. More bonuses are on the way apparently.

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RagManX

JaxonH wrote:

@RagManX
It does work off the cart. Can confirm, just put my cart in and booted up and started playing.

That's great to hear. I had read last week that the game required a 13-14 Gig download even with the physical cartridge. If everything is on there and the only downloads required are for future patches, I'm definitely going to have to pick this up. Thanks for sharing your experience. Glad to hear I was mistaken in my understanding of the shipped state of the game.

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Spoony_Tech

@RagManX Back the train up lol. I didn't think he was saying the whole game is on there. As a matter of fact I'm certain you will only get so far then it will require you to dl the rest. Who can say if that's half way through more or less. I have no doubt half the game is being dl'ed for a good reason.

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MERG said:

If I was only ever able to have Monster Hunter and EO games in the future, I would be a happy man.

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JaxonH

@RagManX
Ya. The entire game isn't on the cart. There is indeed a 12-13gb download.

But you don't need the download to play what's on the cart. It's not like it's a required download where the cart doesn't work without it. It's not required. It is, however, the other half of the game. So if you want the full game you bought you'll probably want to download the update.

BUT. The game is playable from the cart without any update. And not just a little bit either- like it was mentioned earlier the entire open world is on the cart and half of the case files (meaning the other half are in the download). Not a perfect situation, but a far cry from a worthless cartridge that won't play without an update

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JaxonH

Wow. Just wow.

This game is incredible on Switch. I'm tempted to say it's the best port on the entire system to date.

It's like having the Xbox One or PS4 version in the palm of your hand. Only with a crap ton of extra features those versions didn't get, and 3 different versions of the game.

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Spoony_Tech

@JaxonH I've encountered some slow down but at a point where it really didn't matter. The game isn't to taxing like Doom is so a little slow down won't kill the mode. Other then that it's been a fun ride.

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MERG said:

If I was only ever able to have Monster Hunter and EO games in the future, I would be a happy man.

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DizzyDee81

Playing this game again brings me back to my PS3 days, when I could play games as much as I wanted... so glad to have it again and I’ll n handheld mode. I never got to finish the game so now I have no excuse. The game runs fine for me, not noticing any lag, I did see a truck just disappear into thin air, but that was in a cutscene. I noticed the stuff in the distance is a bit blurry, but that doesn’t bother me at all because the close ups are sharp.

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RasandeRose

Never played the game before, but it seems to be a decent port. Its not a great performance-game, it seems to run at 25-30 fps. Controls are on the sluggish side, with too big aiming-dead zone... and LA is not thrilling with life. But the cases are very exciting, so is the characters. I like it. Gonna play it a lot the upcoming days, and hope to be done with the main story before Skyrim the day after tomorrow.

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Gilgamesh

Can La Noire physical cardige version be played without microsd?
I dont have a microsd card i want to buy a 128gb card but they cost 80 euro
like 100 dollar here on online shop, unless i import it from another country.

I mean I put in La noire physical cardige in switch
click 14gb download patch, then pause download, then click start game
the only thing i not sure about if i need 14gb free space to do this
not sure if i can start the game without click on download patch
and if i do if i must have 14gb free, and if i pause download if only some 100kb download
and i dont have to free 14gb that way...

I havent got La noire yet so can anyone try it

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Hughesy

RasandeRose wrote:

Never played the game before, but it seems to be a decent port. Its not a great performance-game, it seems to run at 25-30 fps. Controls are on the sluggish side, with too big aiming-dead zone... and LA is not thrilling with life. But the cases are very exciting, so is the characters. I like it. Gonna play it a lot the upcoming days, and hope to be done with the main story before Skyrim the day after tomorrow.

It plays exactly the same as all other platforms, so that’s not a Switch port issue. The game is 30fps because the facial features were filmed at 30fps, because they use actual faces. The cars are old, that’s how bad they actually are. The aiming has always been pretty terrible though.

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Hughesy

Gilgamesh wrote:

Can La Noire physical cardige version be played without microsd?
I dont have a microsd card i want to buy a 128gb card but they cost 80 euro
like 100 dollar here on online shop, unless i import it from another country.

I mean I put in La noire physical cardige in switch
click 14gb download patch, then pause download, then click start game
the only thing i not sure about if i need 14gb free space to do this
not sure if i can start the game without click on download patch
and if i do if i must have 14gb free, and if i pause download if only some 100kb download
and i dont have to free 14gb that way...

I havent got La noire yet so can anyone try it

I’m not quite sure what you are asking. You need 14gb of free space, if you don’t download it then you won’t be able to play all of the game.

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SKTTR

@Gilgamesh, you can play a huge chunk of the game without the download.
And as long as you have 13,1GB of free space on your Switch's internal memory you don't even need a microSD card to play the full game.

Of course it's recommended to download the 13,1GB if not for the rest of the game then at least for the patch that fixes the irritating out-of-sync issue of the vanilla version.

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Gilgamesh

So i can start to play the begining of the game this month
and buy microsd card next month
i might just grab a 32 gb card temporary for this game
they cheap
Is this card good enough for La Noir ?
https://i.imgur.com/KoA7zm6.jpg

Hughesy wrote:

Gilgamesh wrote:

Can La Noire physical cardige version be played without microsd?
I dont have a microsd card i want to buy a 128gb card but they cost 80 euro
like 100 dollar here on online shop, unless i import it from another country.

I mean I put in La noire physical cardige in switch
click 14gb download patch, then pause download, then click start game
the only thing i not sure about if i need 14gb free space to do this
not sure if i can start the game without click on download patch
and if i do if i must have 14gb free, and if i pause download if only some 100kb download
and i dont have to free 14gb that way...

I havent got La noire yet so can anyone try it

I’m not quite sure what you are asking. You need 14gb of free space, if you don’t download it then you won’t be able to play all of the game.

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Gilgamesh

bellow

Played a couple of early missions on the Switch. It still makes me laugh when Phelps goes off on one completely out of the blue. But the HD rumble has completely fixed my only real gripe with game, about how you basically had to rub phelps against things to get a clue notification on the ps3. Much better now, although it's still a B game for me, so with the Switch it becomes a nice, quality handheld title, if that makes sense.

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Gilgamesh

Thanks, Had me worry since back of the game cover say 14 Gb required download to play the game
but if i can start the game without download and wait with the patch then im happy
unfortunaly i have little gb left on the internal memory but i can erase some demos
until i get the microsd card

SKTTR wrote:

@Gilgamesh, you can play a huge chunk of the game without the download.
And as long as you have 13,1GB of free space on your Switch's internal memory you don't even need a microSD card to play the full game.

Of course it's recommended to download the 13,1GB if not for the rest of the game then at least for the patch that fixes the irritating out-of-sync issue of the vanilla version.

Gilgamesh

SKTTR

It's weird, the back of my L.A. Noire box says the game requires a 7GB download, when in reality it's 13,1GB.
It also says (C) 2006 - 2017. 2006? Wasn't this released in 2011 originally?

On the other hand, DOOM's back of the box says the game requires a 9GB download for the online multiplayer, when in reality it's just 7,7GB.

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Hughesy

@SKTTR The date goes from when they trademarked the name and started making the game 😉

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NEStalgia

@SKTTR That's REALLY interesting you can play a good chunk of the game without the download! That might have convinced me to actually buy it on Switch instead of PS4 (if I can hunt it down...Best Buy I guess? Thanks, Amazon!)

I wonder how much of the game IS cut off without the download?

Also interesting that the back of the box so under-listed what was required while Doom overlisted?

@JaxonH That situation is WAAAY better than how it was originally presented. Granted, I'm still not stoked about a 14GB download...that's just a little too big to be considered "reasonable", and 2K bears some of the brunt of this, but Nintendo bears most of the brunt with their cartridge pricing (they SERIOUSLY should not be charging different prices for carts....the "right sized" cart should be part of the licensing agreement, and the cost should be borne by Nintendo as a cost of doing Switch business)). I don't want this model to succeed.

However, slight credit goes to 2K for making the game actually playable on the cart to an extent and not making it merely an "unlock code and download booster" for a digital game. A game that, say 10 years from now when Switch's servers are shut down that I can still pop in on the fly and return to some of the places and get the feel is still not valueless, so that's a plus.

I still will not accept that method long term and hope that Nintendo comes to their senses and fixes this mess rather than milking every last penny from their vendors like it's 1985. But at least I MAY still choose this for Switch instead of PS4 as a result of it being playable.

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