While it certainly wasn't without its faults, I found L.A. Noire to be something all gamers should experience. If price was a major concern, well, how does $44.99 sound instead? Amazon has the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game for that much right now during its sale.
It's understandable if picking up household items and rotating them isn't your bag. Other games like Halo: Reach ($24.96), Just Cause 2 ($16.99), Mortal Kombat ($39.99), and Portal 2 ($39.99 for consoles / $29.99 for PC) are included in the retailer's Dads & Grads promotion.