I've written about L.A. Noire several times in the past. I did some reviews and talked about my frustrations with the driving, but through it all I still played it to the very end. Last weekend, I took the finally few steps to 100% complete this massive game. I obviously hate myself.
I tracked down every vehicle, every golden reel, and correctly accused every single person. As much as that game frustrated me, I still don't regret pouring so many hours of my life into it. As with any other game that I complete, I have been relentlessly bragging. I feel that my bragging rights are boosted even more because it's a Rockstar game. That company has such a history with making overwhelming games; from Grand Theft Auto to Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar games are huge in both environment size and number of tasks/missions.
Whenever I finish a game like this, I go out of my way to find some more to finish up. I know that I only have five or six achievements left in Portal 2 that are destined to get my attention this week. And with EA and other developers slowly shutting down servers as games are aging, I am even more anxious to wrap up past-season's titles while I still have the chance.
I encourage you to take this time to tackle a few of the older games before the next wave of server shutdowns shows up. And while you're at it, you might as well just finish that thing 100%. While everyone else is locked into their favorite multiplayer for the summer, you can edge that gamerscore ahead without anyone being the wiser.