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James Noir's Hollywood Crimes (Nintendo 3DS)

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MobyRank
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2.7
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 1.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 5.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 1.0
Overall MobyScore (1 vote) 2.7


The Press Says

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70
Canadian Online Gamers Network
Given I have not played too many fantastic puzzle games on the 3DS I was pleasantly surprised with James Noir’s Hollywood Crimes. That said, the games frequent and long loading times, and the less than helpful hints will inevitable frustrate those who pick up the game. Yet, James Noir’s Hollywood Crimes is pretty good bang for the buck and those looking for some enjoyable and challenging puzzles for their 3DS then James Noir’s Hollywood Crimes may be for you. Just be aware that this “Teen” rated game is geared more towards older teens and adults who have a hankering for crime solving puzzles.
65
4Players.de
Manche Rätsel sind auch vorbildlich in den Storyverlauf eingebunden, 3DS-Funktionen wie Kamera, Bewegungssensoren, Touchscreen und 3D-Darstellung werden clever genutzt und die Inszenierung im 60er Jahre-Stil kann sich durchaus sehen und hören lassen. Auf der anderen Seite wirkt aber auch vieles billig und unausgereift. Die kriminalistischen Recherchen des gänzlich stummen Protagonisten verlaufen völlig linear und sind viel zu schnell vorbei, die spärlichen Animationsschleifen sorgen für unfreiwillige Komik, während es die Hinweisfunktion an Konsequenz und Anschaulichkeit vermissen lässt. Hinzu kommen eine durchwachsene Schrifterkennung, logische Inkonsequenzen im Storyverlauf sowie gelegentlich unterschlagene Alternativlösungen. Rätselfüchse werden trotzdem ordentlich und teils originell unterhalten - an die Klasse eines Professor Layton reicht James Noir allerdings nicht annähernd heran.