LA Noire is objectively a good game though, it got an 89 on metacritic. Comparing it to say Destiny from this gen, which got a low 70's score on metacritic at release, you can objectively say that LA Noire was a better new IP. Every single new/rebooted IP from my last gen list had a game in the series that meta'd 85 or higher if I'm not mistaken, except for Rage, which got an 81, which is still good, and Wolfenstein, which didn't meta too well on the initial reboot, but did meta much higher on The New Order, which was crossgen.
Where is your commentary for the first list, though? Where is the "meh" for RAGE? LA Noire is probably a dead IP (and rightly so). Sleeping Dogs and Tomb Raider were "sales disappointments." There was no consistency with your list, though I wasn't referencing any post in particular.