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  • Summary: The film noir stealth game. Calvino Noir is the exploratory, sneaking adventure through the 1930s European criminal underworld. Architecture meets Noir as you become unwillingly entangled in a revolutionist plot. Inspired by the futuristic dystopian visions of Deus Ex and Blade Runner.The film noir stealth game. Calvino Noir is the exploratory, sneaking adventure through the 1930s European criminal underworld. Architecture meets Noir as you become unwillingly entangled in a revolutionist plot. Inspired by the futuristic dystopian visions of Deus Ex and Blade Runner.

    Play as a disparate group of last-chancers as they fight for the future of a city sliding slowly into the gutter. Some are broken souls, some are merely damaged - all are fighting to forge a future in an ugly world ruled by those whose hearts are cruel and dark.

    - Seven levels split across three acts.
    - Fully voiced, rich mystery plot.
    - Stunning visual style inspired by classic film noir cinema.
    - Explore a richly detailed and atmospheric world.
    - Coordinate multiple unique characters with a range of skills.
    - Use stealth or brute force to face those that stand in your way.
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  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. Sep 20, 2015
    60
    A nice, story driven entry in the 2D side scrolling adventure genre. Certain aspects do frustrate, and it can trip itself up in places, but when these are overlooked what lies underneath is an interesting stealth game, built up around a 1930’s story that is helped along by it’s fully voiced cast.
  2. 60
    Calvino Noir starts off strong with a great setting and cast of characters but finds itself almost totally crippled on account of its heavily flawed stealth mechanics; a tragically missed opportunity.
  3. Sep 24, 2015
    50
    Calvino Noir needed less time and effort spent on aesthetics and more spent on gameplay and delivery.
  4. Dec 4, 2015
    40
    Calvino Noir struggles to overcome problems of its own making. The controls are clunky and make the game more difficult than it needs to be. It fails at communicating its own mechanics, so much so that your first interaction with the enemy very likely ends in a very surprising death.
  5. 35
    There’s a cynicism deep-rooted in Calvino Noir, a heavy darkness you can’t escape. Death is always lurking, success is futile. Maybe this is the best representation of noire in games that nobody wanted.
  6. 30
    An excellent noir aesthetic doesn't save Calvino Noir from its utterly incompetent and buggy gameplay, making for an infuriating stealth title.
  7. Aug 31, 2015
    30
    Unless a patch comes out and changes just about everything in terms of gameplay, it’s not worth picking up and enduring the frustrating experience that is Calvino Noir.
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