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Ok, this game hasn't a somewhat weird or odd atmosphere but it's setting in times of WW2 has some nice noir flair to offer:

"The game's protagonist, Sean Devlin (based on war hero William Grover-Williams), is a hard drinking Irish racecar mechanic,[4] a regular among the racing groups of Paris. After being cheated out of a win in the 1940 Saarbrücken Grand Prix by Kurt Dierker, a Nazi colonel, Sean and his best friend Jules Rousseau seek revenge and sabotage his prized racecar. After being captured, Dierker executes Jules during interrogation under the belief they are really British agents sent to spy on him, but Sean escapes. The rest of the storyline chronicles Sean's fight to kill Dierker. He is recruited by the French Resistance and its leader Luc, and British SOE, who help him throughout the story. The story takes place during World War II and the German occupation of France, but the war itself is used as a backdrop to the main story, which is about Sean's fight to avenge Jules's murder, protect his sister Veronique, and kill Dierker, which is where the story comes to its conclusion."

"Colour is a key element in the gameplay, and players will experience an Ōkami-esque style when entering certain parts of the city. In order to make that district coloured ("inspired") again, players must weaken the German forces occupying the area. In doing so, that district's citizens regain their hope, characterized by the "Will to Fight" (WtF) factor, a measure of public morale. In areas with low WtF, the area is dark, with colour being various shades of grey (with the exception of city lights and several German flags, bright red and complete with swastikas), whereas in areas with high WtF, the area is vibrant and with full colour. WtF also affects gameplay, as in areas with low WtF, the area is filled with German soldiers who patrol in most places of the map in large numbers." (wikipedia.com)

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I played it, and it's really awful.

The mechanics are clunky, the controls are bad, the acting is stereotypical to the point of being racist, and the artwork doesn't look that good when it's moving. If you've ever played around in Second Life, that's the kind of quality to expect from this game.

It's a shame though, because the concept of using color is really cool, and the atmosphere could have made for a great game.

Here's hoping LA Noir by Rockstar Studios doesn't go down the same path.

http://www.rockstargames.com/lanoire/splash.html
too bad... :-( But thanks for the info. I was on the edge of buying it. Maybe I should check my DVD/game renatl shop first and try it out...

Tome Wilson said:
I played it, and it's really awful.

The mechanics are clunky, the controls are bad, the acting is stereotypical to the point of being racist, and the artwork doesn't look that good when it's moving. If you've ever played around in Second Life, that's the kind of quality to expect from this game.

It's a shame though, because the concept of using color is really cool, and the atmosphere could have made for a great game.

Here's hoping LA Noir by Rockstar Studios doesn't go down the same path.

http://www.rockstargames.com/lanoire/splash.html
To be honest, this is an outright lie. It's not stellar, but the controls aren't crap at all and the PS3 version DOES look like that screenshot 99% of the time. The 360 version doesn't have as good anti-aliasing but there's not major difference, other than that. It's at least tons better than Turning Point: Fall of Liberty (which has received praise on this website, which puzzles me) and I prefer it to the immensely frustrating Grand Theft Auto 4.

Give the game a shot. It's not as bad as he makes it out to be. Besides, it's under $20 used last time I saw it.



Tome Wilson said:
I played it, and it's really awful.

The mechanics are clunky, the controls are bad, the acting is stereotypical to the point of being racist, and the artwork doesn't look that good when it's moving. If you've ever played around in Second Life, that's the kind of quality to expect from this game.

It's a shame though, because the concept of using color is really cool, and the atmosphere could have made for a great game.

Here's hoping LA Noir by Rockstar Studios doesn't go down the same path.

http://www.rockstargames.com/lanoire/splash.html
my husband played it a bit, it's beautiful, the voice acting was charming and I loved the color changes, however he did not finish the game,and sold it back to gamestop. he just didn't like it enough to continue

I know it has been awhile since anyone commented on this but please don't yell at me I just wanted to voice my opinion on this game. Pros: The Setting. Open world WW2 Nazi Occupied Paris(Similar to the GTA series). Parkour (almost similar to Assassin's Creed). Cons: The controls and music, I would have loved to have more music in the car radio's than there is. Also seeing as your character is apparently a mechanic you would think there would be some minigame to fix your race car's engine but their isn't. Overall Opinion: I personally would recommend getting this game but if you are skeptical still I would say rent it and make your own decision.

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