Summary: Face Noir is a pretty typical adventure title. It focuses on story over gameplay, is full of fetch quests, and has zero replay value. That being said, it has fun puzzles, interesting characters, and a setting that never seems to get old. I could easily recommend it to genre fans but for one thing.
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.
Excerpt: Falsely accused of murder, private dick Jack Del Nero must comb through the seedy, corrupt underbelly of 1930s New York as he struggles to find the real killer and prove his innocence in Face Noir , the new point-and-click adventure from Mad Orange and Phoenix Online Studios.
Pros: Easy to play. Nice soundtrack.
Cons: Weak production values. Awkward dialog. Dull, boring gameplay.
Summary: Trenchcoat and alcohol addiction not required 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.
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...