Reviews and Problems with James Noir's Hollywood Crimes
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James Noir’s Hollywood Crimes 3D
2 March 2012
Conclusion: It can be tough to be too critical of a game that’s available at a low price and offers enough content to warrant the price tag, but at the same time it’s a game that falls notably short of its own potential.
Excerpt: As a fan of puzzle games, I was interested in James Noir’s Hollywood Crimes, as the 3DS needs more great puzzle games in the library. You start the game as a contestant on a 60s game show and soon enough, a chain of murders unfolds.
Summary: " James Noir's Hollywood Crimes " is hugely underwhelming. In its favour it does offer a range of reasonably good puzzles, but everything in between them feels tacky and laughable. I suppose if all you want are some new mindbenders to pass the time James Noir’s 140 could be enough of a draw, but you...
Review: James Noir’s Hollywood Crimes (Nintendo 3DS)
7 November 2011
Excerpt: The 3DS has had a lackluster first year. Out of the eighteen games we’re reviewed for the system here at Diehard GameFAN, we’ve only been able to solidly recommend a few titles. Even then they are quasi-sequels or remakes.
Excerpt: A promising title that fails to live up to the hype The 3DS seems to be having an identity crisis at the moment; the best titles are rehashes of the (admittedly impressive) Nintendo library, and most original titles fall guilty of “Wii-itis” – that annoying thing whereby the device gimmick is...
Pros: Interesting premise, the 2D puzzles are sometimes quite challenging, the story makes some sense, presentation style is quirky
Cons: It’s far too short and predictable, the puzzles get repetitive, there’s little replay value once you’ve beaten it, does a poor job of explaining the rules of certain sections, most uses of the 3D are rudimentary and/or somewhat pointless