A moody tale that combines the intrigue and atmosphere of a Raymond Chandler novel or Humphrey Bogart film with classic point-and-click adventure gameplay, Face Noir follows private eye Jack Del Nero as he’s falsely accused of murdering the man who left a little girl in his protection.
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“It is a genuinely entertaining adventure for fans of private eye mysteries, and a solid debut for a promising developer...”
3.5/5 – Adventure Gamers

“Face Noir does an excellent job at immersing you in the game world. There are interactive close up scenes which let you feel more involved in the action … the detailed backgrounds are lovely. The grimness of each scene helps you feel like you are there, and the soundtrack is worthy of any noir film.”
Jay Is Games

“Face Noir is able to deliver on several fronts. Mad Orange was dedicated in providing an unique story while continually driving plot twists to further intrigue the player. Also in their effort they illustrated beautiful scenery to allow an appreciating experience while investigating objects”
7.5/10 – Capsule Computers

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A moody tale that combines the intrigue and atmosphere of a Raymond Chandler novel or Humphrey Bogart film with classic point-and-click adventure gameplay, Face Noir follows private eye Jack Del Nero as he’s falsely accused of murdering the man who left a little girl in his protection.

As Jack tries to figure out the identity of the girl and clear his name, the disillusioned detective finds himself up against a city infested with corruption and economic uncertainty. The more he uncovers, the more he discovers about the darker depths of human nature.

Вимоги до системи

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium 2.0 GHz or higer
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
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9 з 9 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
3.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 28 грудня 2014 р.
I love me some detective games, and this one is... well, worth buying for very, very, very cheap on a Steam sale.
If you're as big a fan of detective games as I am, then maybe I added an extra "very" or two, just now.

CONS:

1) Voice acting: The voice acting is really bad. Sometimes the quality is, well... ugh. Enough said.

2) Animation: The animation is sub-par, today. I mostly speak of the mouth movements. Everything else is quite par.

3) Lockpicking: You can skip doing it altogether.

4) Issues: Now, this is an interesting con. I would have broken this one down into more than one part, but, the single word "issues" really sums it all up neatly. For instance, near the beginning of the game, it seemed quite impossible to be able to find a light switch in a blackened room, which prompted me to get frustrated and stop playing for months. And then, when I finally mustered up the jimmies (yes) to play it again, and use a walkthrough to figure out where the hell it was, I still couldn't find it with my cursor for quite some time.

Another instance was when trying to get around some NPCs to investigate; finnicky business, that, at times, but not awful. Just.... finnicky. You really have to play the game to know what I mean by just saying "Issues". It's definitely not (it can't be) a big-budget game, by any means, though it does have it charms, and humour enough to keep me interested.


PROS:

1) Humour: The game has a good sense of humour, of which I won't spoil, because there's some fun quirkiness that you need to play into to appreciate.

2) Interactivity: The game is very interactive, for a point and click, and doesn't hold your hand too much with what you're doing. Though, as I said, Lockpicking was just... yes.

3) Story: The narrative is actually kind of interesting, once you... well, wrap your mind around it. Don't take this the wrong way; it's not complicated. It's just... a series of things happening, to the point of me not really remembering what sparked the narrative in the first place. But to be fair, I got frustrated and put this on hold for a few months. Maybe you would fare better..? All I remember is that I'm now framed for something I have to prove I didn't do, at this point. That's all I'll say, detail wise. That small tinge of con aside, it's amusing and not too shabby at keeping you engaged, so I take this as a positive thing.

4) Puzzles: The puzzle solving and clue finding is just what it should be; involved. You really need to think hard, search around, and try every angle you can to get the solutions your looking for. Some are easier than others, but none are 100% obvious.


FINAL THOUGHTS:

If you like detective games, point and click, and something that feels a little rough around the edges, this is the game for you. As long as you don't mind the awkward and sometimes questionable quality of the voice acting...

If you are looking for something to keep you on your toes, immersed, and delving into the shady underbelly of society, well... not so much.

Do I recommend?
Sure, why not.

But only if it's very, very, very cheap.
(Did I add one too many again?)
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4 з 4 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
8.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 1 березня
i think it's one of this game tha everyone have to play! Can't wait for part 2
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5 з 6 людей (83%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 8 грудня 2014 р.
Great point and click game I have played. Really good story. Much detective...
Anyway I love the soundtrack and the gameplay. I would rate it-
7/10
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3 з 3 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
2.1 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 14 січня
Nice and challenging ! Described the game in 3 words :D worth your time.
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3 з 3 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
13.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 4 березня
Quite a fun noir game, I enjoyed the story and game progress. Although a bit old school, that is what I enjoyed about it the most. Lots of old style puzzles to solve and concepts to figure out in order to proceed.

Recommended for old school puzzle / adventure lovers.
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38 з 47 людей (81%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1 людина вважає цю рецензію кумедною
1.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 13 квітня 2014 р.
The game is a quite good technical job: nice graphics, nice voice work, interesting story... It had everything to be perfect, but things were implemented just all wrong.
The "puzzles" are simply a matter of finding something well hidden in the scenario and, once you find it, you basically need to move your mouse in the right directions and there goes the "solution".
The path you have to take to follow up with the story is made way too explicit by the thoughts of the character. His monologues always tell you what to do next, as hints you didn't ask for.
But the worst is that this game just kills the basic principle of point-and-clicking: exploration. Most objects only become available for use when the character already realized that he needs it. So the first time you explore the ambient he will say something like "I don't need it" for almost everything you try to interact with, but then after some stupid event that makes the character think "Hey, I need a blablabla for accomplishing that" then suddenly the blablabla can be picked up(or turned on, closed, open, or any other interaction that was previously unavailable).
It's a big challenge killer, you never really get the opportunity to think things through. As soon as the problem is presented, the character's consciousness gets to the answer for it, inevitably preventing you to draw any conclusion by yourself. What keeps you playing is just the hope that at some point all that seemingly pretentious work will actually turn into something fun. But I guess this is just an illusion.
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31 з 36 людей (86%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
5.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 6 вересня 2014 р.
It's a good adventure game. Maybe not one of the best ever made, but certainly one to recommend.
They did get the whole noir ambiance in there nicely. And the story's okay.
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24 з 26 людей (92%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
7.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 22 березня 2014 р.
Nice old-school style point and click. If you like Noir and Detective stories then you can't go wrong. Puzzles can be a bit frustrating since it's easy to simply not notice the one tiny object that let's you solve it. But once you've found all the clickables then the puzzles usually make sense.

Two tips: double click when the arrow is red to jump to the next area without having to watch him walk. And Press F1 for highlights (or click the ? button in the inventory.)

Edit: It's a two part story... Don't expect full resolution ontil the sequel comes out.
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23 з 26 людей (88%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
Додано: 27 жовтня 2013 р.
Film Noir inspired Adventure Game.

Graphics are simple. Soundtrack is great, Voice Acting is good. The Interface is very primitive (tip: highlighting is F1). Writing is pretty good. Characters are ... interesting: lets just say that Characters are written to be "period appropriate". Puzzles aren't exactly self obvious (I guess that is a good thing) - and could be accused of "pixel hunt".

This one is for Adventure Game veterans and Film Noir fans... Me, otherwise avoid.
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15 з 15 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
14.2 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 21 листопада 2014 р.
This game is epic. Dark places, suitable music, black humor. Perfect atmosphere of a crime novel. The puzzles are logical and not too hard. The story and characters are easy to follow and remember. 14 hours of entertainment. One thing that I must say is that you cannot chose screen resolution, but the game upscale good.
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17 з 21 людей (81%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
12.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 14 листопада 2013 р.
Awesome adventure.It's one of the best point and click adventures I've played since years. Logical puzzles and interesting setting. Based on america's great depression during the 30's. It 's worth it to give it a try ;) 8,5/10
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12 з 12 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
9.2 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 18 січня 2014 р.
A classic Point & Click adventure game, taking plqce in the 30s in New York.
You play what I would qualify as the archetype of the Private Ivestigator; long trench coat, drinking issues, a tendency for cynisim, ex cop who has been kick off the force... Nothing really new here... And that's actually a good think.
The game isn't particularilly beautiful, but the direction match the ambiance film noir wanted here. The story is suffisantly intriging to make you want to go forward, and the puzzles are not too challenging, without being too easy neither. It will take you around 9-10 hours to see the end.

And overall pretty enjoyable game for P&C fans who like film noir that I will recommend.
7/10.
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13 з 15 людей (87%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
0.6 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 19 червня 2014 р.
Very entertaining all-around. Really bad voice acting, mediocre graphics, but a solid noir storyline and reasonable adventure/puzzle mechanics. If you like movies from the 1940s, this is a buy, otherwise you'd probably be better off with a Telltale game. Telltale games are awesome, just to clarify.
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10 з 10 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
13.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 12 липня 2014 р.
Face Noir is a old school point anc click game done right. The theme and scenario as you can guess is a Noir Detective placed in the New York from the 1930s. Decent lenght, nice story, lots of backgrounds the low points from this are the mainly for me the lip sinc animations that are uncanny awkward, and a personnal nitpick are some of the puzzles are too ''Myst'' like, rearrange puzzles that you have almost no clues for its complition.
Regardless these, I have to say that I enjoyed very much playing this game. The main protagonist is vey likeable and the whole plot work just fine.
Face Noir alongeside many other are prrof that point and click were never dead.
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22 з 33 людей (67%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 6 березня 2014 р.
Many years ago, this game may have been a bit more appealing. Voice acting and artwork are reasonable. The story is "not bad" like a midday movie that you don't bother turning off because it's not offensive. It offers an interesting "join the dots/clues" mechanic, but other than that, it's not what I'd call progress in Adventure Gaming.
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11 з 13 людей (85%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
15.1 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 1 червня 2014 р.
Beautiful point & click game. Very logical and enough hard to make you doubt. The ambiance is near perfection. Just missed the french translation and the streets felt a bit empty, but nevermind. Been 10-15 hours of happiness :)
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17 з 25 людей (68%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
7.4 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 27 серпня 2014 р.
Let me get to the skinny. I really, REALLY wanted to like Face Noir. A noir detective story wrapped around a point and click adventure? Yes please! But that said this game didn't work for me. The story was decent, the graphics were more than serviceable and level design was nice. But the game was, quite frankly, pretty boring. An excellent adventure game like Still Life pulls you in but Face Noir just didn't work for me. The puzzles were bland, voice acting was hit or miss and it just brought nothing new to the table. I think what I disliked most was the gameplay was so rigid. You HAD to do everything in a certain order or you were not going to proceed. I had to consult a walkthrough a couple times because I got frustrated by that. One last thing that ticked me off. The game ends up being set up for a sequel. Welp. We'll see if that ever happens. I'd recommend Face Noir if you're really into old school style adventure games but be ready to have a walkthrough handy or you will be going back and forth over stuff you missed. 5/10 from me.

EDIT: I'd be remiss if I didn't give some props to the soundtrack, which was excellent.
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13 з 19 людей (68%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
13.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 21 грудня 2013 р.
Even when this game works, it's mediocre at best. The story is incoherent -- why does what starts out seeming like a film noir detective story turn into a Broken Sword rip off? -- the voice acting is poor, the interface is painful, the graphics are bad. And it's broken. If you don't have your Windows desktop set to 100% text size, the game doesn't display text properly. So you don't see the instructions to puzzles. That can be worked around with a walkthrough, but there's a point late in the game when you have to do a word puzzle that has missing letter because of this bug and therefore can't be completed. I gave up at that point. Resizing your desktop font requires you to log out of Windows, and when you log back in, all of your desktop icons are reset in random bunch in the upper left. This game's not worth it to me to spend 10 minutes reorganizing my desktop to finish. Very disappointed in Phoenix Online, who did the localization, for putting this game out like this. Not to mention, someone at Phoenix online decided to put a translated sign on a Hoboken, NJ police station (which makes absolutely no sense being in the game to begin with) that says it is in the "State of the City of New York." The developers are Italian, so their ignorance of U.S. geography I guess can be excused to some extent, but what's Phoenix's excuse for allowing stupid thing like that (which pop up in weird incongruities in less ridiculous forms throughout the game) to be part of their lazy localization effort?
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6 з 6 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
6.6 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 29 вересня 2014 р.
Damntzione. This game has the most shades of brown. Between average to a solid point and click adventure game. Gameplay is not bad. The down side is the lip sync. Mad Orange has done a great job. Fans of adventure games would find this interesting. The price for this game should be lower by now (since the original release date). Maybe $10.? Overall... 8/10.
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6 з 6 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
8.4 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 20 березня 2014 р.
Face Noir won't probably be remembered as a gem, or a masterpiece of the graphic adventure genre. Nevertheless, it's a game I'd recommend (at least to all the hardcore graphic adventure fans out there) because even with all its flaws, Face Noir feels like a game with something to say. I didn't like the puzzles very much, they are either very easy or very hard to solve, due to a massive use of pixel hunting, but I really enjoyed the story. I think the guys at Mad Orange made an awesome job at ricreating the 1930s atmosphere, and while you play you really want to know how the plot will evolve. I can't wait for Part 2 to know how the story will end. Gameplay-wise they could have done something more, that's obvious, but still, it's just a small indie team. For what concerns the graphics, some of the environments are really beautiful to look at, especially if you think that it's just an indie production, but the characters models feel a little outdated.

Give this game a chance, it could surprise you.
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