Noir Syndrome Review | Hardcore Droid

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The resurgence of noir in gaming is something to be excited about. Even for those of us who haven’t scoured eBay looking for replica Maltese Falcons, or who only have second-hand nostalgia about Bogie and Bacall—or no nostalgia at all—noir is instantly captivating. Protagonists with dark secrets, love affairs, criminal underbellies, and instantly quotable dialogue (From Casablanca: “You despise me, don’t you?” “If I gave you any thought I probably would.” I keep starting conversations with despicable people in the hopes of one day using this line). After the success of Rockstar’s L.A. Noire, games in the genre started appearing on mobile platforms, like Detective Grimoire and King of Chicago. The latest of these is called Noir Syndrome.

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