It seemed to be the perfect toy for any film nerd who's also a casual gamer, and when L.A. Noire hit the shelves folks immediately canceled their schedules and dove controller-first into its not-so-complicated 1940s-set story, in which a young cop named Cole Phelps attempts to climb his way up the police force ladder while solving cases and bagging bad guys in vintage Los Angeles. Its popularity has since died down a bit as serious gamers move onto the next big, highly-anticipated adventure, and so now seems about right for Funny or Die to spoof it.
In their live-action version of L.A. Noire, Funny or Die plants some of the more humorous elements of the game into a real-world environment, showing us what it would like if you controlled a human being instead of some digital creation. How would other human beings react if all of a sudden you walked into a wall, or got stuck on a chair ... or randomly burst out in a fit of profanity? Some of this stuff can be applied to a lot of games, so you'll enjoy this even if you've never played L.A. Noire.
Watch the video below and let us know what you think. Note: May be NSFW; brief foul language