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  • Summary: Friend. Confidant. Therapist. Voyeur. As a cab driver working the Paris night shift, you are many things to different people. Your gift is getting people to talk; and in order to catch the serial killer who left you for dead, that’s exactly what you’ll need to do.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Jul 19, 2019
    90
    Night Call's focus on story-telling and engaging atmosphere pays off as the developers mix in wonderful music and top quality animations to create one of the most unique experiences in recent memory.
  2. Jul 24, 2019
    80
    There really should be more games like Night Call out there. It tries something unique and succeeds at it, delivering compelling short stories through a limited yet meaningful interaction and wrapped up in a classy aesthetic. The game shows humanism and wisdom that the billion-dollar titles can only dream of.
  3. Jul 21, 2019
    79
    Night Call is thriller on the importance of verbal confrontation, adapting to one's interlocutor, creating fluid dialogues without necessarily complying with all their thoughts. A visual novel that is so classic, even predictable in its police nuance, but brilliant in the micro-situations we will experience in every journey.
  4. Jul 19, 2019
    70
    The characters you meet in Night Call are the stars of this noir-style thriller. Interestingly, the crime plot takes a backseat to meeting the residents of Paris and learning about their struggles and success. Unfortunately, the game becomes repetitive after the first case due to duplicated dialog and a lack of gameplay evolution.
  5. Jul 17, 2019
    65
    Haphazard gameplay and varying narrative quality put a damper on Night Call's strong mood and hints of brilliance.
  6. 60
    There’s no way to continue the relationships you’ve established, or even simply resume a passenger’s storyline, which can sometimes be quite lengthy. It seems like a baffling way to structure a game about talking to people, getting involved in their lives, and developing your character along the way. It’s especially disappointing because the writing is sharp and versatile – capable of being tense, dark, funny, or absurd – and the well-rounded cast of characters are a joy to uncover. Because of this and the poorly fleshed out investigative mechanics, Night Call feels like a mere shadow of its potential.
  7. Aug 20, 2019
    40
    Night Call has the potential, setting, characters and plot to be an epic noir detective title, but instead of capitalizing on it, the developers feel like they’re too in love with the taxi driver premise to let the best aspects shine through. Instead of using my cunning to find a killer, I spent more time worrying about money and hearing the same conversations over and over. What started as a journey of intrigue and secrets quickly became underwhelming repetition.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jun 26, 2020
    10
    Hey, I thought it was pretty good. not a masterpiece but I feel as though it wasn't made to be one. for what it is I think its great and madeHey, I thought it was pretty good. not a masterpiece but I feel as though it wasn't made to be one. for what it is I think its great and made me smile. Expand
  2. Mar 16, 2020
    9
    It's more a visual novel than a game in classic sense of the word, but I enjoyed it very much. Core gameplay focuses on collecting clues andIt's more a visual novel than a game in classic sense of the word, but I enjoyed it very much. Core gameplay focuses on collecting clues and managing your resources - fuel, money and time. But the most important and engaging part of the game are your passengers - each one of them has their own unique story, motivations and goals. The dialogues are written with empathy, warmth and sense of humour. You can see they're inspired by real-life stories - during your nights you meet people from different ways of life. There were times when I was literally smiling at the screen when my passenger left my cab after a wholesome discussion. The investigation part could be more complex, but again - the value of this game is about connecting with each other without prejudice and trying to understand each other. Expand
  3. Jun 20, 2020
    7
    Night Call è un gioco che presenta un impianto ludico un po’ povero, ma dal potenziale narrativo e dall’atmosfera ottimi. Monkey Moon e BlackNight Call è un gioco che presenta un impianto ludico un po’ povero, ma dal potenziale narrativo e dall’atmosfera ottimi. Monkey Moon e Black Muffin hanno confezionato delle indagini abbastanza interessanti e dai diversi livelli di difficoltà, in modo da adattarsi a un bacino maggiore. Insomma, si tratta di un videogioco adatto soprattutto a chi ama esperienze più narrative, e che può chiudere un occhio sulla povertà di meccaniche. Expand
  4. May 22, 2020
    6
    Some of the short stories (passangers) can be interesting, but the core story and gameplay loop leave much to be desired, mainly they areSome of the short stories (passangers) can be interesting, but the core story and gameplay loop leave much to be desired, mainly they are mostly missing. Expand
  5. Aug 21, 2019
    5
    I thought the game would be about making you feel like a detective, piecing things together, talking to potential suspects, trying to get themI thought the game would be about making you feel like a detective, piecing things together, talking to potential suspects, trying to get them to slip up and talk, instead it was mostly talking to many characters about things seemingly unrelated to my investigation. Every now and then you will get “real” evidence or leads. But most of the time it felt like conversations were a waste of time. I wish it had more thought out conversations and a better plot to keep you at the edge of your seat. Instead it keeps you asking when will I get something useful out of this? Expand
  6. Nov 15, 2019
    1
    Great idea, poor execution. There isn't really any strategy, just talk to people and hope they give you a random clue, which you add to a veryGreat idea, poor execution. There isn't really any strategy, just talk to people and hope they give you a random clue, which you add to a very simplistic crime board. Some are categorized for you and the rest are either completely obvious or total guesses. You dont really get to strictly investigate or logic. There is no way even to make an educated decision about who to pick up or talk to. Setting and ambience are good.
    Here's what made me give it up, though. The very obvious SJW agenda. I am so tired of this new cult, the preachings of which are far more aggressive, annoying, and ubiquitous than any other religion has been in my lifetime. I am glad I got to try before buying, which I will not do.
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