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When detective Gingertail is called home by ex-girfriend Barbara, he never imagined that it would be the investigation of his life... and hers. After finding Barbara dead in her living room, he begins a vendetta fueled search for the killer. What lengths will Gingertail go to, in avenging the death of his old flame? Find the clues you seek in this all new series from game developer Brave Giant; Noir Chronicles: City of Crime.

  • A dark noir atmosphere
  • Mysterious soundtrack.
  • Wallpaper, concept art and music
  • Achievements and collectables
  • Find the killer!

Game System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
  • CPU: 600 Mhz
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • DirectX: 6.0
  • Hard Drive: 2090 MB

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Noir Chronicles: City of Crime Collector's Edition is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice mystery! Beautiful game with a great twist at the end of the demo. HO scenes are beautiful and clear but not too hard. Mini games are of various types and they are really well crafted. Most of the characters have that special quality that provides the understanding of the characters motivations, not only their actions. Nice game!
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ~~~THEY'RE COMING FOR YOU BARBARA!!!~~~ It’s quite the rush to find the culprit and solve the mystery, but the game as a whole needs to keep you invested from start to finish, as well as feature a nice cast of character in order to make the whole thing feel believable and engaging. Noir Chronicles: City of Crime is a gritty adventure game with puzzle and hidden object elements, in which you play the role of a detective named Gingertail. The game features the usual gameplay mechanics found in casual HOPAs, so you shouldn’t go in looking for original concepts or anything of the sort. However, at least the riddles can be pretty challenging every now and again. The whole thing starts when Gingertail (Fox) is called to the house of his ex-girlfriend Barbara, where he finds out that she has been murdered. You must conduct the investigation and find the clues to lead you to the culprit, as well as make sure that the detective doesn’t take his revenge too far in the process. The story is not groundbreaking material, but there are enough engaging scenes to make you forget about it. The gameplay formula is as classic as it can get if you are a veteran of the genre, which means that all you have to do is examine every scene carefully and pick up items. These items can then be used to open the way to the next scene, as well as solve the occasional puzzles. Speaking of which, there are all sorts of mini-games when it comes to the puzzles, each one of which requires either coordination or a bit of critical thinking. I could do without the mini-games where you punch the opponent. I just think that's a little juvenile for a mystery adventure. Lastly, the graphics are the same pre-rendered scenes with hand-drawn artwork on top, but they look gorgeous most of the time, and the artists were free to add as much detail as they wanted without impacting the performance. In addition, there’s excellent voice acting for dialog scenes, as well as carefully-chosen sound effects to go along with the action on the screen. Brave Giant may really have a great new series in the works and I'd like to see more games in this series. Hopefully you will too. Cheers!
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I liked this one a lot! Very interesting story line. Graphics were perfect for this atmosphere and theme.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Start for a Series Enjoyed! Glad to play a game where the villians are well human characters. Good work!
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My name is Fox.... When I played the beta some time ago, I found a good, exciting crime story with animals as characters, so I felt reminded of a fable. Now there is still an entertaining crime story but the characters are humans now, though still bearing slight marks of the fable character, they could stand for. The intro shows a scene, as if taken out of an older gangster movie: the boss of a gang orders a murder. The victim will be a lady, whom private eye Alfred Fox some time ago could help in a case of threatening letters. Subject to numerous articles in the yellow press, she seems to be an It girl. Both, Fox and she had a short love story, on her side more of an affair but they remained friends afterwards. When the hired killer arrives at her place, she is able to call Fox, but it is too late. When he arrives, she is already dead. Fox calls the police. Waiting for them, he is attacked by Barbara’s murderer, who was still in the house. A fight, which he loses. As friend and private investigator he cannot leave the case to the police but wants to investigate himself. After clearing himself of the suspicion to be the killer, he is on his way. There were some clues in Barbara’s living room, one of them a half burned photo of her and a possible lover, where you still can see the ringed hand of the man. The story gives me the feeling of watching an old crime movie – charming, with a clear characterization of the figures. The bad ones are bad, the victim was sort of diva but the beauty with a good heart, the private investigator Fox a clever guy, who will surely win the race against the police and find the culprit. HOS and puzzles are creative and entertaining. All in all a surprisingly good game with an old but never boring story.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NOTHING IS “BLACK-AND-WHITE” IN THIS "NOIR" WHODUNIT HEADED BY A “FOXY” GUMSHOE 4 CHAPTERS PLUS A BONUS CHAPTER: Strategy Guide: 53 Pages OVERVIEW: Alfred Fox! This time it is personal! Be prepared to do some sleuthing in the dark, seamier sections of the Big City as you investigate the murder of your former flame, Barbara. This is a remastered cartoon whodunit which originally featured animals as the game characters. Personally, I thought the animal characters were a novel addition to the game. However, the humans do create a darker, more realistic image to the game. This game should appeal to those who like 1940-style film noir murder mysteries or those who like an easy-breezy game. To me, the game is creatively designed with plenty of action and a nice portrayal of the dark side of the Big City. There is some tongue-in-cheek humor, almost a satire of the film noir genre. I chuckled to see the endless adoration of Alfred Fox’ devotion to his “gorgeous” diva, - bespectacled Barbara with her chubby chipmunk cheeks. The British accents throughout are masterful and take us back to a time of the stark reality produced by those black-and-white whodunits. I am purchasing this game. It is a nice way to spend a winter day! MECHANICS: Brave Giant has provided a decent game filled with many extras. The story is an engaging whodunit with a cast of suspects who will keep you guessing as to the culprit behind the crime. There are equal number of HOP scenes and puzzles within the game. You can replay some of the HOP scenes and puzzles as well. There is also a game to play in lieu of the scenes. You collect thirty-three (33) items, all of which are related to detective work. The items include shoe prints, handprints, and one fingerprint! Why one fingerprint – who knows? HOP SCENES: This is a classic HOP lovers’ delight. There is a variety of different styles of scenes. They include the usual lists of items. There is one search and replace scene which requires manipulation of the items once found within the scene. There is one FROG as well. Due to the dark nature of the scenes, I found some of the items difficult to locate. You can also play a variation of a Match-3 game in lieu of the scenes. PUZZLES: The puzzles vary in style; however, none are difficult. They are also thematic and fit quite nicely within the theme of the game. There are quite a few physical puzzles in which you punch out a baddie. There are deduction puzzles which require you to assess if a suspect is telling the truth. You also answer questions by the police chief to see if you are not involved in the murder as well. I do feel the puzzles fit the sleuthing aspect of the game. LEVELS: Casual, Advanced, Expert, Custom Hints and Skips: 10 to 120 seconds. General hints: 2 to 240 seconds EXTRAS: Map is provided at the beginning of the game 20 Achievements Replay HOP scenes and puzzles Collect 33 items (11 shoe prints, 8 high heel prints, 13 handprints, 1 fingerprint) 8 Wallpapers, 8 Concept Art, Music, Cutscenes HERE ARE THE DETAILS (SPOILERS) FOR THOSE WANT MORE INFORMATION ON THE HOP SCENES AND PUZZLES IN SEQUENCE HOP SCENES: You have the option to play a variety of a Match-3 games in lieu of the scenes. (A) List of items (B) Silhouette. There are morphing objects within this scene (C) Storybook. Locate 3 symbols for each page within the pages of the book. (D) Locate 12 bottle openers (E). List of items (F) Search and replace. Locate items and reuse them within the scene. (G) FROG. Locate parts to create a camera. PUZZLES: (1) Easy 2) Moderate difficulty (3) Difficult A. Moving tiles puzzle. Move three tokens to their designated locations to remove three bars to disclose a keyhole. Rating: 2 B. Sequence puzzle. Follow the sequence of punches to punch out a baddie. 3X Increases in difficulty. C. Choose the right answer. Answer questions by choosing between 3 answers. D. Jigsaw puzzle. Place pieces of a letter together by placing them within a jigsaw frame. You must rotate some pieces. Rating: 1 E. Mathematical puzzle. Using the numbers 1 to 9, create four problems so that the answers to the equations equal those on a given sheet of paper. Rating: 2 F. Knock out the baddie. Try to guess the proper sequence to knock out the baddie. 3X Trial and error. G. Deduction puzzle. True or False. Assess if the suspect is telling the truth looking for clues on his clothing and demeaner. H. Rotating rings puzzle. Rotate rings to recreate an image. Rating: 2 I. Lock puzzle. Set the combination to a lock to enter a safe. Rating: 1 J. Chess puzzle. Move a knight around a set of squares until all are lit green. Rating: 2
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than I thought it would be, based on the reviews Usually I tend to agree with those of our esteemed reviewers who like challenging and well-produced games. I appreciate their input and give them applause for their detailed analyses. However, with this game I guess I diverged enough for me to write about it. I enjoyed the demo and wanted to play on after it ended. It was campy, but fairly logical and I was curious enough about the characters' relationships to want to see how it unfolds. It's light on HOPs and puzzles and more on progressing through the adventure. I like the crime genre as long as it's not too far fetched from a logical process. I don't really care for the added price of CEs, so the CE version isn't for me. But I'm sure I'll check out this game again when it is an SE.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good game with a nice noir feel! Completed CE: This is a good game. It has a great story. The puzzles I felt were easy and the grainy scenes gave it the "noir" feel. The voice acting was well done and I really liked the music score because it went perfect with the game's themes. The story was good but lacked the suspense it needed to give it the pizzazz of being noir. Playing Dectective Fox was great but I could tell he was walking into danger before it happened...so unnoir style. Also, there was not really a mystery because I felt it was given to me to fast, to early. There was no build to the suspense and thrill of the mystery that you get from noir. And I found..I guess a bug...in several of the voice clips that Detective Fox and other npc's lines were clipped off before they finished talking, I was thankful for the text because I could read what they should have said. This could really be a great game if the developers fix the bugs and put a little more thought into it. Don't rush it! Build the suspense and thrill of the mystery. And don't throw the ruin it by giving the story away to early in or quickly in the game!
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A change of pace. You play Detective Fox (Gingertail??) and a woman you fell for calls you in distress. You go to her house and by the time you figure out how to get in, she's dead. You get involved in the case and run into some mobsters that you are trying to prove killed her. It's a nice game. A tad slow. You can figure out what to do most of the time and that's the fun of it. What to do next. Some different puzzles and interactive hops. There are morphing objects and collectables that are pretty easy to find. I think an advanced player would buy this as a SE not a CE. Overall, a nice "escape" on a Sunday afternoon.
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just don't open the door Barbara! I am sure I must have played a game developed by Brave Giant before, but if so, I can't remember it so this is a new developer for me. I will be on the look out in the future for games from this developer because this is a pretty good game. Many of the ideas for using objects in the game are new to me. Using a flattened umbrella spoke as a screwdriver is just one of the ideas I haven't come across before. However, we do encounter some of the same ole, same ole things. The boxing match between our hero and Mortimer is one of those. There is a suspension of logic occasionaly as I don't think many people keep a vise just lying around outside, nor would someone board up their hide key to the house in the wall but keep the crowbar needed to retrieve it locked up in the shed. While Barbara was being murdered, I, as Fox, was running around finding tokens and keys to open the door. If Barbara was so frightened, why did she open the door for her killer? Why not make him look for the key and the tokens. I am not a fan of the type of graphics used. It seemed to me that the developer couldn't make up their minds whether to use art deco graphics or not. The attempt to do so came off rather cartoonish. The scene in Mortimer's apartment looked art deco and cartoonish as well as the graphics in the first bar scene. The story line is one that we have had over and over. Private detective searches for killer while the police let you do all the leg work. In this story, the police are told to back off from the investigation but Fox is told to continue. Ok, that's a little hokey. The collectibles are a little different in that they are shoe prints or hand prints. They are easily spotted. Achievements are the usual things. In short, there's not much to the CE bling in this game. In spite of its shortcomings, this is a good way to spend an afternoon of gaming. Try the demo. Or wait for the SE since there is nothing spectacular about the CE bling.
Date published: 2018-01-14
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