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Atmosphere rules in this narrative game about a cabbie on the trail of a killer.
Haphazard gameplay and varying narrative quality put a damper on Night Call's strong mood and hints of brilliance.
Night Call is an absorbing noir adventure with plenty of heart.
All in all, Night Call sets itself up with an inspired idea and premise. The concept of a man living the simple life as a city taxi driver going through regular life while trying to catch a sinister serial killer is fascinating.
Night Call is an interesting thriller adventure. With good atmosphere and promising mechanics, its "noir" side shows the madness and the difficulties of the nights in Paris. Sadly there are some problems with the general pacing and all the management side is poor.
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A title that grabs your attention and has you hooked almost immediately. But after a while, the repetition and constraining design choices will put you off.
Night call is thick with moody atmosphere and noir style; its writing is hit and miss, but it's tough not to be entranced by the central concept.
So, it’s a game with two key strands that feel forced together when they don’t really work in tandem. I like both ingredients in theory, but they don’t coalesce successfully, like how a vinaigrette salad dressing will separate into oil and vinegar until you shake it up again.
Night Call may draw you with its murder mysteries, but you'll keep playing to learn about its numerous, interesting characters. It's incredibly well written, if a bit pretentious in the best way. Unfortunately, it's numerous glitches may frustrate players too much to keep playing.
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.