Summary: Are you usually melancholic, slightly depressed sort of person? Are you usually listening to sort of moody, slow jazz? Then the new Face Noir is a game for you! You may also like it if you simply enjoying finding clues and taking your time while you challenge (a little) your grey matter.
Summary: I was on my second whisky when she walked into my office. With legs that went up to her neck, and ruby-red lips that were completely out of sync with her voice, I knew she'd be trouble. She wanted me to review her, and I was just about drunk enough to take her up on that offer.
Excerpt: Face Noir is a point-and-click adventure from Italian developer Mad Orange. The game takes place in New York in 1934, and you control a private investigator named Jack Del Nero (who happens to be Italian; you can tell because he says “dannazione” roughly every five minutes in the game).
Excerpt: Face Noir is a detective based video game. You play Jack del Nero, a detective in New York City in the 1930s. He starts out on a simple case; but is quickly drawn into plot involving the murder of his old partner, kidnapping of a young girl, a large crime syndicate, and police corruption.
Excerpt: Old style gaming and the nostalgia noir style is not enough to keep you investigating the case in Face Noir. Face Noir …going in… seemed to have so much going for it. That old style gaming harkening back to games like Police Quest, and Kings Quest wrapped in a mystery that the player has to solve.
Conclusion: Face Noir tries its best to be a compelling Raymond Chandler-esque film noir detective adventure and falls flat on its noirish face. The story is boring, characters are either bland or straight-up racist, acting is mediocre, writing is worse, cutscenes are mostly static photos, and the puzzles are a...
Conclusion: Such a teaser makes me nervous, to be honest, because the thing I enjoyed the most about Face Noir is its delightful setting. You can't possibly be an adventure fan who's read a Philip Marlowe novel without wanting to play an old-school adventure that takes the methodical pacing of Lost Files of...