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  • Summary: A noir adventure spanning time and space. You play as No Man, a watch peddler caught in a love triangle with other cosmic beings, Miss Mass and Golden Boy. When your affair turns into a bitter confrontation, you will witness a gunshot fired by a jealous god—otherwise known as The Big Bang.A noir adventure spanning time and space. You play as No Man, a watch peddler caught in a love triangle with other cosmic beings, Miss Mass and Golden Boy. When your affair turns into a bitter confrontation, you will witness a gunshot fired by a jealous god—otherwise known as The Big Bang. Jump into the expanding universe and search for a way to prevent or destroy creation and save your love.
    A NON-TRADITIONAL POINT AND CLICK ADVENTURE
    With a focus on tactile puzzles and exploration, you’ll experiment with objects in small slivers of the universe to discover how they can be manipulated to progress your journey. Dial a rotary phone; destroy a civilization; plant a garden; improvise with a musician; create life—all in your search for a way to save Miss Mass.

    JUMP INTO THE EXPANDING UNIVERSE
    The Big Bang isn’t just the birth of creation as we know it, it's also a gun blast frozen in time, with the bullet speeding towards the love of your life. You’ll jump into pockets of time, explore moments throughout the lifespan of the universe, and search for a way to change the course of destiny.

    WITNESS THE BIRTH AND HISTORY OF MANKIND
    You’ll observe moments in the history of the universe, from the first microseconds of Life to trillions of years in the future. What will you learn about these new creations, in your search to destroy them?
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Apr 6, 2021
    90
    The best way to summarize Genesis Noir is that it is an art piece that is only possible in its medium. It is a beautiful experience full of emotional connections, and that is told genuinely and with such intelligence that it is deeply relatable. It is a profound experience and one wholly unique to the industry.
  2. Mar 25, 2021
    85
    Stirring, artistic, and emotionally resonant, Genesis Noir is quite a unique experience. The puzzles can be tedious, but the game makes up for it with gorgeous art direction and sterling creativity.
  3. Mar 29, 2021
    85
    Anyone who has felt attracted to this game will hardly be disappointed, those who continue to think that these narrative adventures are not real games, can safely go further because Genesis Noir is not here to make you change your mind.
  4. 80
    As with many art-focused games, it’s painful to discuss a work’s aspirations and pretensions without degrading the ambition of its ideas, especially in an industry where art-games are often relegated to the sidelines of mainstream discourse. Genesis Noir is at once a remarkable creative achievement that embodies the best and brightest of the art-game genre. But as the game unfolds in all its zany glory, it also loses its way at the end–the message gets through, but the repetition becomes tedious. Perhaps the best way to reinvent the Big Bang isn’t in one harried review sitting. Play it slow and savor it.
  5. Apr 1, 2021
    76
    A little abstract in nature, but Genesis Noir is an all-around stunning audio-visual adventure.
  6. Apr 2, 2021
    70
    Genesis Noir is a very curious game, and mostly in a good way. The cosmic nature of its narrative is tied down interestingly in its humanized elements and the animation and music do a good job of giving every moment life and charm, even if it can sometimes get confusing. It’s not a long game, and some of its stretches are a bit too simplistic for their own good, but Genesis Noir also features a lot of creativity in prominent portions of its puzzles and progression. If you enjoy a good point-and-click adventure and don’t mind a game that just wants a moment to share its bombastic narrative of cosmic creation and love, Genesis Noir might very well be narrative worth your time and interest.
  7. Apr 22, 2021
    55
    Genesis Noir stands out as an unique experience in the current landscape. There’s no argument there. However, for all of its gorgeous art, daring concepts and oblique storytelling, the gameplay and interaction required to succeed in this medium ends up failing to connect and doesn’t engage with the player in ways that feel significant.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Mar 27, 2021
    10
    Inovador, trilha sonora com muito jazz.
    Arte muito linda.
    Joguei pelo gamepass.
  2. Apr 7, 2021
    8
    This is an original very creative game, great visuals and music..to me its more like an interactive art piece than a game play-through.
  3. Mar 29, 2021
    7
    Avventura grafica molto originale che concentra tutta la sua forza sull'emozionare il giocatore ma che ha un gameplay scarno. Infatti tuttoAvventura grafica molto originale che concentra tutta la sua forza sull'emozionare il giocatore ma che ha un gameplay scarno. Infatti tutto ruota intorno ad un tasto. Expand
  4. Jul 26, 2021
    7
    Not the best gameplay ever and a little buggy but it offers a nice experience, worth a try.
  5. Apr 12, 2021
    6
    A great way to trigger an epileptic seizure. Not a terrible game, but I am not so impressed as other reviewers here. One point forA great way to trigger an epileptic seizure. Not a terrible game, but I am not so impressed as other reviewers here. One point for originality, which is also questionable, cause "There is no game" did it sooner and way better... Expand
  6. Apr 11, 2021
    4
    Pretty verging on beautiful, but cold, hollow, and ultimately dull experience. No single gameplay element can be said to work well. ThePretty verging on beautiful, but cold, hollow, and ultimately dull experience. No single gameplay element can be said to work well. The characters and plot are both incredibly thin (nobody does almost anything, almost nothing happens) and are told in wild abstractions such that it's hard to even say with certainty that anybody really interacted with anybody else in the entire game. Also, the game's sense of space and movement is absolutely **** Again, the visuals are nice, but not nearly nice enough to compensate for the extremely unrewarding, scattered gameplay. If this were a 15-minute (max) animated short, it might have worked to a degree. As it is, it's just a confused string of minigames. Expand
  7. May 27, 2021
    0
    Nice to look at but very bad to play is not a winning formula. Whoever did the art in Genesis Noir ought to be pretty peeved at whoever didNice to look at but very bad to play is not a winning formula. Whoever did the art in Genesis Noir ought to be pretty peeved at whoever did the game design. Expand

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