This guide will help you get the maximum amount of points in the Buyer Beware case.
The most important thing in L.A. Noire is finding clues at crime scene or other similar locations. For this case we have three clues to find. First clue is on the dead body. Investigate it and search the bottom right inside pocket of the jacket to find a receipt. This is important so be sure to get this if nothing else.
The second clue is some shell casings. They are hard to see depending on the brightness you have set it as the sun is out but they do shine with a gold star in the light. They are on the edge of the pavement, between the body and the trash can. If you canít find them, Ralph will look down at them soon enough so just wait for him.
The third Clue is the gun which murdered the man. Look in the trash can and you will pull the gun out. Make sure you move the stick to the bottom right position so that it zooms in on the serial number and gives you a clue.
Ralph will tell you to talk to a witness. It is a guy in a red/orange shirt. He will point you to the real witness. Go into the store and talk to the lady.
This is where things get interesting as you have the clues now you need to talk with the witness and judge whether her statement is true or false. It is not required though as the came gives you the answers at first. Look at how they react and the evidence when you talk with them otherwise to find out the answers.
L.A. Noire gives you three choices when attempting to question a witness. You can think they are telling the truth, doubt them or just straight out say they are lying. If you think they are lying you need to have some proof though and the right clues discovered or you may be in trouble.
Once the witness is done speaking tell her she is lying. You can likely tell she is lying by the way she is fidgeting and not making eye contact at all. She will say best have some proof to back that up. You do. Time to bust out that Receipt we found and get her to spill.
She will admit to everything. Then tell you how he got shot in the back multiple times and the guy tossed the gun in the trash bin. After that you can select one of two things. If you ask about the details of the shooting you will ask the witness how many shots were fired. She will say a lot and it was very loud. Then you select truth because for that part she is telling the truth as the game itself even specifies.
Time to do Possible murder suspects. After she is done speaking select doubt. She is clearly lying but we have nothing to back it up at this point in the investigation so we can only press her harder. She breaks down and tells you the real reason. Hate crime.Time to leave.
After that you and Ralph will drive to one of two locations, The Gun Store or The Jewelry Store. Proceed to the Gun Store for an extra clue and alittle insight.
The jewelry store after a short cutscene discussion will be next. The Guy you speak to will tell you he is in the back. Of course he is lying and he makes a break for it and your first chase begins. During the chase you have to aim your gun at him until the bar fills up and he will stop running. DO NOT SHOOT HIM. I did that and it fails the case.
After he is arrested you will get a chance to do the interview. Here is where it gets tricky. This guy will of course try to wiggle his way out of the murder but we arenít going to let him.
You only have on choice to select it. Kalou (suspect) will say that Gage (dead guy) had it coming but he didnít do it. Then you select lie. Kalou will say prove it and you select eye witness. The girl that you just talked to in your evidence.
Now it is time to select religious issues. Kalou will say I donít know what you mean. Select doubt. Then he will basically give himself up. Now you have your first major arrest and a promotion.
This will also net you your first trophy/achievement Police academy.
So there you have it a guide to Buyer Beware for L.A. Noire. Not to hard because it is your first big case but still has a bit of a challenge to it. Look forward to more case guides in the future.