Noir Syndrome is a procedurally generated Detective Murder-Mystery with a new story every time! Featuring slick pixel art animations and a jazzy soundtrack, the player is thrown right in to a highly stylized vision of film noir.
There’s been a spree of murders lately, and I’ve been hired to find the culprit. No one leaves here until we figure out who it is.
Noir Syndrome is somewhere between a side-scrolling adventure game and point and click adventure. You can use your mouse or keyboard to control it. You go around talking to people, building a list of suspects. You visit crime scenes to gather evidence, and using your notebook, figure out who dun it.
The game also allows you to go around killing people, but I haven’t found any use for that. It feels like an afterthought. Every detective needs his gun right? The game actually has plenty of content too, including costumes. The defaults are male and female.
The story is simple. It’s prohibition era USA. A killer is going around called Anubis. It’s up to you to find them, stop them and within a small period of time.
This is another game where I LOVE the soundtrack. The music fits it very well, and you feel as though you are actually in the time period it takes place.
Overall, I found Noir Syndrome to hit one of those sweet spots in my library. It fills a niche that I didn’t realize was empty until I played it, and I do recommend it. I give Noir Syndrome a toast with strawberry jam rating. It was fantastic all around, but the use of Java may scare some people off, as well as the obvious mobile optimizations. But do give it a try, and see for yourself.
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