I started playing it when it came out 3 years ago but it quickly to the way side of the summer AAA titles. I've been feverishly slashing away at my backlog before plugging in my PS4 and I'm happy to say that the backlog is gone. L.A. Noire was the last game on the list. Was it worth it? Absolutely, yes! In any form of entertainment, writing and story and the most important elements for me. And L.A. Noire dominates in that department. 99% of games can't even come close. All the conventions of a classic crime drama are used in full force. The ending is full of unexpected twists and all the lose threads in the game come together cleanly at just the right time. Technology changes fast and even though it's been 3 years, the style of this game still impresses. Every character in the game is played by a real actor using facial and motion capture. Team Bondi really pioneered something that I wish was used in all other games because it really does make a difference. Sadly, I don't see anyone else really adopting this technique... at least not at the level that Team Bondi did. That's largely due to the fact that the game cost $50 million to make. The game still holds up and I highly recommend playing through this one if you haven't yet.