Blues and Bullets is a dark and violent crime thriller. Set in an alternative Eliot Ness & Al Capone story, Blues and Bullets blends a stunning script with detective work to deliver an amazing interactive experience.
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Release Date: Jul 23, 2015

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May 11

We've heard you guys. Episode 2 on sale, separately!

Yes, you were right.
You know we're taking our time to release each episode because we want to do it right. And offering you just the season pass for buying the next episodes might be a bit unfair.
So, that's why we've decided to offer you guys the possibility to buy it separately from the bundle :)

Thank you all for your feedback. We love Blues and Bullets and it won't be the same without you.

And as a reward for your patience, we've also decided to set a 25% discount on every Blues and Bullets product until May 22!

Thank you guys, we really appreciate it and see you in the next weeks with some news on Episode 3!

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March 18

Mac and Bullets!

Hello dear OSX users,

Blues & Bullets Episode 2 is now ready for Mac! So, if your download does not start automatically, restart the Steam client to start downloading Blues and Bullets Episode 2: Shaking the Hive.

We hope you enjoy it and, as always, we will be happy to receive your suggestions and feedback!

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Reviews

“Blues and Bullets is a showcase in how to open the story of an episodic videogame.”
90 – GameStyle

“Technically speaking, the first episode of Blues and Bullets is undeniably impressive.”
85 – GameWatcher

“Blues and Bullets is an excellent game, it is as simple as that. From the aesthetic, to the story, to the characters, it is designed with such care and attention to detail that you cannot help but admire the work of developers A Crowd of Monsters.”
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About This Game



Eliot Ness, the former leader of the legendary Untouchables, wished only to spend the rest of his days working in his diner, not dwelling too much on the cesspit of corruption his city, Santa Esperanza, had degenerated into.

But things rarely go as planned.

When children suddenly start to disappear and the police just simply a blind eye, Eliot decides to take the law into his own hands, track down the culprit and bring him to justice by any means necessary, even if he has to abandon his dreams of a peaceful life and again get embroiled in shootouts with the usual array of assassins and hoodlums.

Helped by various characters from some unexpected places, the player must guide Eliot through the increasingly morbid and decadent scenarios searching for clues to solve the cases in the five episodes of this season's Blues and Bullets.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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Jim
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Looks like a good little game, but can't recommend until they fix the XBO controller issue on Windows 10.
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Scoblock
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Have played this game for 50 minutes as of writing this, the story seems interesting, but the dialouge previews are really vauge. You will probably end up selecting one thing and the outcome isn't what you expected. A pro is the combat system, it is very easy to control, so this is clearly a story based game
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Idaho Jack
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
I purchased the season pass last year when Episode 1 was released, and did not regret the decision. Episode 1 was a slow burn, with multiple scenes of gritty noir along with some psychological nightmares that suggest our hero, Eliot Ness, is still traumatised from his time on the force. The game is thick with noir influences, using a black and white color scheme with harsh reds splashed in for effect. The voice acting is mostly solid, particularly from Ness and Capone. I appreciate the ability to scour crime scenes, although I wish Ness moved a little quicker. After playing Episode 2, I'm still excited I chose the pass, although I have to say that waiting a year between episodes is a bit of downside. At a little over two hours of gameplay per episode, waiting a year between is ridiculous to say the least.

Pros:
- Compelling, gritty crime story that mixes cultists, gangsters, and real-life figures.
- Fantastic aesthetics, good graphics, good controls.
- Voice acting is above average, characters are interestingly written and acted.
- Heavy noir feel mixed with alternate history settings, like a zeppelin nightclub and a Russian submarine.
- Decisions have actual consequences in game.

Cons:
- Main character moves slowly in certain areas, making exploring sometimes a chore.
- Might have to turn up the brightness/contrast somewhat, as the heavy black/white scheme can make environments confusing to navigate.
- Long wait time between episodes (thus far).

Overall, I'm anxious to see where this goes story-wise, and to see just how deep the psychological rabbit hole of Ness' mind dives. A solid 7/10, but please, please please please release the next episode sooner. A year between releases is just too long to maintain interest.
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RequiemNocturne1
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Blues and Bullets

First Telltale-esque game I've ever played

Pros

- The same voice actor who played Geralt of Rivia is the protagonist
- Gritty and dark, a true noir, unlike L.A. Noire
- Looks like a graphic novel akin to Sin City
- Gameplay is a mix between QTEs, shooting sections, and dialogue with consequences
- Has a supernatural/occultist element which I haven't seen in noir
- Intriguing mystery

Cons

-You can't run
- You can't use too many different guns, so I hope they let you use more weapons in the next chapter
- It could use some other colors other than black, white, and red. Why not have a few splotches of blue, yellow, green, or some other colors with the same minimalist fashion?

Overall - It's a great noir game, one that there are far too few of these days. Hopefully the next episodes will continue to up the stakes and dark content.
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jaqskriletz
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
This game fakes big decisions by giving you two options at climatic points that both end up with the same outcome. Ultimately this lazieness on the developer's part is patronizing to the player and makes the game fail to be as ingaging as it could of been. If you want a game like this and the decisions to matter just stick with Telltale.
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tomweishaeupl
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
WTF !!!!!!!!!!! I bought the first and second episode and now i can't buy the rest? WTF!! Steam says i can't buy it because i already have it ... i can only buy it as a present ... please add "Episode 3-5"
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Hdjuret F@zer
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
I really enjoying the story for this game, i don't really have anything to say else than it's good.
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HYMON ROTH
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
the game is reflecting the special period of untied states.
the kidnap cases...
the atmosphere is very horrible,the game just filled with red,black,and white color
music is well and a little bit sadness.
the game"s production is too slow,but the story is worth you to wait sometime.
it combine you as a detective and shooter,the clue is very easy to find .
the story also can let you choose the decision ,although it hardly change anything,but it can make you feel yourself as the key role.
the most important thing is ,the people's darkness in the society,is developed in this game .you can see the people that made bad thing in the game.and you can figure out why by playing it.
if i have money,i'd like to give it to my good friend.
the game also have the chinese subtle...
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Scholar's Mate
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
Blues and Bullets brings the noir-style detective story to fresh new life in an episodic series. The game is set in an alternative version of 1950s America. In the game, you play as Elliot Ness, the former founder and leader of the Untouchables and the man who took down Al Capone, who is now retired and runs a diner called Blues and Bullets. You are contacted by your old adversary, who has been out of jail for several years now, with a new mission: his granddaughter has been kidnapped, and since he can't trust the police, he wants you to investigate. Before you know it, you are mixed up with ritual murder and strange cults.

The gameplay is a mix of a few different styles and genres. Most of the game relies on making decisions about what to say or do in a certain situation; some of your decisions will have a lasting impact on the storyline, while others can alter Ness' personality or add new dialogue and background to the story. There are a lot of objects to interact with in every environment, but when you walk around, you can't move the camera, which can make it hard to appreciate the detail and depth that the developers went to when they crafted the world of Blues and Bullets. Also, invisible walls will prevent you from exploring areas that are off-limits, which some might find annoying.

There are also segments where you have to examine crime scenes for clues (which are presented in all their glorious, gory detail) and place them in a deduction board to solve the crime, a mechanic seemingly borrowed from the Sherlock Holmes adventure game series. While this system is challenging and fun, it's not possible to solve the crime incorrectly (attempting to put the wrong clue in the wrong place will not work), so there's no real pressure to it.

Combat and action sequences are relatively rare. Most of the action uses a simple, cover-based shooter mechanic, while hand-to-hand combat uses quick-time events. The shooting system is good, and pretty fun, but the QTE can be a mixed bag: they are relatively challenging without being too difficult, but making one mistake will force you to start the whole sequence over again.

The voice acting and animation in this game are both superb, and the story line and characters are worthy of a real TV series. However, the biggest complaint I have with this game are the graphics. This is probably my own fault for playing this on a Macbook Air 2013, but for me, the game runs pretty slowly most of the time, particularly during some of the gunfight sequences, and I have a problem with color blur. Adding a graphics menu to the game might help a little.

Summary:

Pros:
—Intriguing storyline
—Diverse characters and excellent voice acting
—Beautiful original soundtrack
—Diversity of moral choices encourages replayability.
—Fun shooter mechanic
—Crime scene investigation sequences encourage puzzle solving and challenge deductive reasoning

Cons:
—Lack of graphics menu
—Slow gameplay (probably just me)
—Use of QTEs may be frustrating to some
—Lack of checkpoint saving feature means that if you quit in the middle of a scene, you have to do the whole thing all over again
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normalsauce
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
The story is interesting enough, but this just doesn't feel like a new game. Everything about it is clunky and awkward from just moving your character around to scene transitions to the silly combat. Really underwhelming.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
I think its a good game

But it would be nice if it had a bit more playability, I felt sometimes like i was watching a film rather than playing a game.
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Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Blues and Bullets brings the noir-style detective story to fresh new life in an episodic series. The game is set in an alternative version of 1950s America. In the game, you play as Elliot Ness, the former founder and leader of the Untouchables and the man who took down Al Capone, who is now retired and runs a diner called Blues and Bullets. You are contacted by your old adversary, who has been out of jail for several years now, with a new mission: his granddaughter has been kidnapped, and since he can't trust the police, he wants you to investigate. Before you know it, you are mixed up with ritual murder and strange cults.

The gameplay is a mix of a few different styles and genres. Most of the game relies on making decisions about what to say or do in a certain situation; some of your decisions will have a lasting impact on the storyline, while others can alter Ness' personality or add new dialogue and background to the story. There are a lot of objects to interact with in every environment, but when you walk around, you can't move the camera, which can make it hard to appreciate the detail and depth that the developers went to when they crafted the world of Blues and Bullets. Also, invisible walls will prevent you from exploring areas that are off-limits, which some might find annoying.

There are also segments where you have to examine crime scenes for clues (which are presented in all their glorious, gory detail) and place them in a deduction board to solve the crime, a mechanic seemingly borrowed from the Sherlock Holmes adventure game series. While this system is challenging and fun, it's not possible to solve the crime incorrectly (attempting to put the wrong clue in the wrong place will not work), so there's no real pressure to it.

Combat and action sequences are relatively rare. Most of the action uses a simple, cover-based shooter mechanic, while hand-to-hand combat uses quick-time events. The shooting system is good, and pretty fun, but the QTE can be a mixed bag: they are relatively challenging without being too difficult, but making one mistake will force you to start the whole sequence over again.

The voice acting and animation in this game are both superb, and the story line and characters are worthy of a real TV series. However, the biggest complaint I have with this game are the graphics. This is probably my own fault for playing this on a Macbook Air 2013, but for me, the game runs pretty slowly most of the time, particularly during some of the gunfight sequences, and I have a problem with color blur. Adding a graphics menu to the game might help a little.

Summary:

Pros:
—Intriguing storyline
—Diverse characters and excellent voice acting
—Beautiful original soundtrack
—Diversity of moral choices encourages replayability.
—Fun shooter mechanic
—Crime scene investigation sequences encourage puzzle solving and challenge deductive reasoning

Cons:
—Lack of graphics menu
—Slow gameplay (probably just me)
—Use of QTEs may be frustrating to some
—Lack of checkpoint saving feature means that if you quit in the middle of a scene, you have to do the whole thing all over again
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146 of 176 people (83%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 26, 2015
Faulty's scorecard :-

1) Essential purchase
2) Recommended purchase
3) Recommended purchase during a sale
4) Not recommended unless heavily discounted
5) Not even recommended for Steam game collectors

Crime Noire

While it might be easy to criticize Blues and Bullets (a suitably "noirish" title in its own right) for trying too hard when it comes to getting its Noire stamp of approval there is no denying that what A Crowd of Monsters have lovingly crafted with their first episode of a five episode season - a format that has become increasingly popular for the adventure game genre - is a suitably stylish and visually splendid recreation of the crime genre. Featuring a real life tough-as-nails protagonist who was literally cut from the cloth of the Noire genre, Elliot Ness, the man responsible for bringing down the notorious mob boss Al Capone with his group of untouchables.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=487116956
The Noire genre is often characterized by wise-cracking cynical tough guys who often find themselves embroiled in incredibly bleak situations and Blues and Bullets hits the ground running right from its opening moments which feature missing children locked up in what looks like someones underground dungeon. With one of the children managing to escape from their holding cell the gamer is then given the opportunity of trying to save one of the other children or make a bolt for it. Suffice to say it doesn't end particularly well and sets up a disturbing and dismally bleak opening for what is looking like 2015 slow burn for the year.

While the Noire genre is often criminally under-looked when it comes to gaming what does exist in this cannon is all of top notch quality. Some of the best games ever released come from this genre - Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Father, Grim Fandago and L.A. Noire immediately spring to mind - so it would appear A Crowd of Monsters have their work cut out for them if they wish to join this esteemed club but based on the first episode of Blues and Bullets I have no doubt whatsoever that they won't achieve the same kind of critical plaudits the above mentioned games all received if they can keep this kind of momentum going in future episodes.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=486923915
Taking on the role of retired cop Elliot Ness the player is pulled into a world of kidnapping and sacrificial murder when he accepts the job from his former nemesis Al Capone, whose granddaughter has been one of the children kidnapped. While the first episode starts out slowly things soon pick up when you come across the first murder victim whose life has been brutally snuffed out and it is left up to you to scour the site for clues that tell you exactly what happened and hopefully lead you further down the rabbit hole. The investigation portions of the game play out very much like MURDER: SOUL SUSPECT where you search for clues and then arrange them into a sequence that makes sense. It's a simple process of investigation but effective. The game also does spice things up every now and then by plunging our former hero into gun-battle situations but thankfully these are not overused since this is the kind of game where the narrative needs to remain within focus and not get bogged down by its own game mechanics.

Blues and Bullets is also one of the most visually arresting games to come along in a long while. Captured entirely in black and white with splashes of red that literally cause many of the scenes to pop immediately reminded me of Sin City. I absolutely adored the art style and as Elliot Ness moves from one location to the next there are enough "WOW" moments to keep the player pushing on for more. I particularly loved the gun battle where Ness's thoughts where visualized as words dropping from the sky in which he could take cover from behind while shooting a host of baddies. This was without a doubt one of the absolute highlights of the first episode and something that almost left me speechless in the way it was delivered. Blues and Bullets also comes with a stirring bluesy soundtrack that is worth picking up alone. Having the voice actor who reprised Geralt of Rivia in all The Witcher games taking on the role of Elliot Ness was also a stroke of genius because his voice seems tailor made to fit that of the legendary law man.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=487108002
Not everything is perfect though. Elliot Ness's pacing seems a little off and it takes some getting used to his walking speed which feels like you are controlling the worlds oldest turtle. Animations can also come off as incredibly stiff and the lipsync feels like it needs a bit more work but honestly these are just nitpicks because Blues and Bullets is shaping up finely to be one of this years greatest adventures. Who knows - maybe one day when the whole season has run its course it can sit proudly with the likes of Gabriel Knight and Grim Fandango. Here is holding thumbs it does. Fans of episodic adventure games rejoice because there is a new possible classic on the horizon!

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78 of 84 people (93%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 23, 2015
This review has no spoilers of the game or story


If you enjoy story-driven games of the kind of Life is Strange, Telltale games, or David Cage games you will probably love this game to death. This is a Noir/Detective game that has similar gameplay to Life is Strange and LA Noire. What you do is that you are a detective by the name of Eliot Ness, the former leader of the Untouchables as you look for clues as you uconver the mysteries of a missing girl.

VISUALS

The visuals are amazing in a indie Unity title. You might of never even knew it was a Unity game until you saw this post because even I had to do some digging to find this out. The game has a black/white look to it with a splash of red just like the movie Sin City. The game's overall design really reminds me of Bioshock 1 with its classic look but with it's own originality. The enviornment down to the models have been done beautifully. You would of never thought this was made by such a small team. This game is true art.


Story

The story is riddled with the mafia, murder, and mystery. What can I say? It is simply amazing. The first episode of the game as stated by developers took "150 pages" to write up. The story lets you chose what you want to say and how you want to act during certain situations giving the player choice and to be able to put themselves in the shoes of Eliot Ness. The story is filled with refrences to Film and video games, its just brilliant to me how well this was put together. You will be surprised what this mystery turns into as you play Episode 1.




SOUND

The voice actors do an amazing job in this game, never did I sit there laughing at a bad performance. The actors do a great job representing their role within the game world. The soundtrack is actually exclusively written by a blues muscian from my research into the game which is really cool. The opening track was written just for this game and honestly it sounds AMAZING.


Honestly I give it a 9/10 for Episode 1


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73 of 84 people (87%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Blues and Bullets is an episodic alternative history noir game developed by A Crowd of Monsters. The first episode was released in July 2015 with the second due to be released in March of 2016.

I will keep this review updated with each chapter I complete.

Gameplay takes place in third person as you control Eliot Ness, the police officer who caught and locked up the great, Al Capone. Eliot has now retired from being a cop and runs his own diner, called Blues and Bullets. This game reminded me quite a bit of L.A Noire as you search for clues for a crime. There is only one crime scene to investigate in this episode but it is a gruesome one at that. There is a small element of gun play, which is very basic at best; it is done via an “on rails” mechanic similar to that of Time Crisis or Blue Estate. The gun play so far has a very small part to play in the game overall.

Graphically, the game is represented in a black and white noir style visual. This art style just looks awesome, whilst the graphics themselves aren’t stunningly good, the black and white tricks your eyes into thinking it is better looking than it actually it. The animation is slightly on the poor side, but nothing that can’t be ignored. Eliot is voiced by none other than Doug Cockle (the voice of Geralt from the Witcher franchise), and the rest of the voice acting is all done to a very high quality.

I was completely hooked onto the story right from the start of the game, there isn’t a slow ramp in excitement like most adventure games like this, and you get right into the nitty-gritty from the get-go. The ending of episode 1 leaves you wanting more as the plot takes a huge turn of events. There are plans for there to be another 4 episodes released, I am hoping they speed up the development cycle of them, as I think 9 months between episodes is a bit too much in my opinion.

There isn’t any aspect of difficulty in episode 1, the only real puzzle can be completed with just a matter of trial and error and the gun play scenes have checkpoints at every corner so even if you do die, you don’t have to replay a whole lot of content. I am looking forward to see how they make the gameplay elements of this game have more of a challenge in future episodes.

Episode 1 took me just about two hours to complete; this was with finding all interactable objects throughout the scenes to get an achievement. I found out at the end of the chapter, that finding all of these objects unlocks a “Bobble head” mode, which is always a classic cheat mode that used to be included in game. It will be interesting to see whether you can activate this mode in future episodes or whether it is only to be used in episodes you have already completed!

Sadly I did have a couple of technical problems with Blues and Bullets. I suffered two random crashes of the game that took me straight back to desktop, with no error message or warnings. There were no signs that the game was suffering performance issues, it did only happen when completing a scene, never mid gameplay. Thankfully the game saves at the end of each scene you complete, but this does leave room for game save file corruption. The game can be played with keyboard and mouse; normally for third person view games I opt for a keyboard and mouse controls, especially ones with any form of gunplay, sadly I could not do it with Blues and Bullets. Firstly the onscreen controls do not show any keyboard controls; only Xbox controls. Secondly, the cursor in game has a fairly big glitch where it just shows as a blank white square. You have to move your cursor to the bottom right hand corner of the screen for it not to be visible even when using a controller.

To sum up, Blues and Bullets is so far a very interesting adventure game that has a lot of potential. Hopefully the technical problems are cleaned up before the next release of the series comes out. If you are a fan of the Noire themed films and games, this game is definitely going to be for you. It’s a fairly quick paced game which is something that a lot of adventure games can’t boast about so even the casual players amongst you will definitely get some enjoyment here.

If you are on the fence about the game still, you can purchase just episode 1 for £3,99 which should give you a good amount of content to see whether you will enjoy the rest of the series, provided the developers don’t change it drastically or you can purchase the complete season for £14,99. Right now I would be completely happy paying £14,99 for this season, it does a lot of things right and the only negative points are technical problems which will hopefully be patched in the future.

Tom's Score Card
1) Stay away
2) Not Recommended
3) Only recommended when on sale
4) Recommended
5) Highly recommended
6) This is a must play

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74 of 90 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 27, 2015
Fantastic game. Very engaging and mature story. Youc an see the devs didn't have the biggest budget but they went above and beyond creatively to eclipse that obstacle. I highlgy recomend the game for likeable characters, very interesting story and mystery and I grealty await the second episode.
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50 of 56 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 23, 2015
Can I hug the developers, please?
Oh, the game, right.
TL;DR: Blues and Bullets plays like many recent (and not so recent) Telltale titles, but with less emphasis on being a movie with 3,5 buttons to press and more emphasis on poking around; and feels like Tex Murphy games that went easy on jokes and went hard on brooding. Oh, and there's some case solving with Murdered: Soul Suspect vibes.
Solid noir setting and appropriate visuals? Check.
Brisk characters coupled with nice voice acting? Check.
A compelling detective whodunit? Check.
Definitely worth checking out if you're into trenchcoat aesthetics.
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37 of 43 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 14, 2015
Blues and Bullets is an episodic noir-detective click-and-point game.Although the click and point is not as important as in many other games.

Graphics 8 of 10
The graphics fit the game like a glove.The only colors present in the game are black and white with sometimes a dash of red. Just perfect.

Music 8 of 10
The music is consistent with the era the setting takes place , think of 1920ies. Jazz tunes and so and classical suspense background music and sounds. Really nice. The voice acting was generally good although there are some characters that sound offbeat and kind of fake.

Gameplay 7.5 of 10
I have mixed feelings about the gameplay. Overall it's okay with quite some QTE taking place. But I wish there was an option to actually run and not stumbling forward , like slow motion and all. But I really do like the detective mode, where you have to find clues to solve some of the mysteries that take place in the event of the game.

Story 8.5 of 10
Without spoiling the story I must say that I truly enjoyed it and it's hard having to wait for the next episode to be released. Basically you are an ex- cop who's got quite some issues and still has one open case to solve before he can find peace. That's said enough.


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31 of 39 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 29, 2015
Former retired detective Eliot Ness is called back to duty when children start going missing and police refuse to follow leads. Getting approached by a strange yet familiar character while on shift at the local diner brings an opening to get back into the game and bring some justice to his small piece of the world.

Opening episode was like a good book, hard to put down page turner that ended with a bang leaving you wanting more. Similar to the telltale series a playthrough will take around 2hrs. While movie-like by nature, you do receive tasks to arrange a puzzle-board containing collected photographic evidence along with including some interesting albeit easy gunplay segments. Would like to see more options with dialog choice in future eps and perhaps open areas up for further exploration. Given some of the detail a lot of it felt glossed over and short lived.

Performance issues seems to have been fixed as of last patch, check the forums to be sure. Gamepad would be suggested but keyboard/mouse is managable, No controls needed to be mapped so the option was not available. Resolutions scaled upto 4k+ and the game provided several presets for shadows and otherwise, should run on a range of systems.

With aesthetics that seem inspired by Sin City/Max Payne, wonderful soundtrack and great voice work from memorable characters including Capone himself. Blues in Bullets is a series worth recommending taking a look at, just don't expect much of a challenge. Cheers folks.
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
The main character is voiced by Geralt of Rivia. What else could you want?
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