Night Call Reviews
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.
A stylishly presented, adult-themed adventure that explores the night life of Paris in thought-provoking but agreeably quirky detail.
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.
Review in Italian | Read full review
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.
Despite its numerous technical glitches, Night Call leaves a strong impression and I’m positive that with a couple of improvements it will definitely rise above.
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.
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.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Night Call is an interesting and quirky game hold back by it's lack of depth and complex narrative threads. A decent and original game nevertheless.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Despite its promise to be a noir investigation in the heart of Paris, Night Call focuses way more on its narrative and brilliant part, at the expense of the mystery itself. Yes, the iconic characters you drive from a neighborhood to another is beautifully written, but we would have hoped to play a real part trying to find the culprit.
Review in French | Read full review
Become the Batman of taxi cab drivers as you try to solve a neo-noir murder mystery.
An initially fascinating murder mystery that descends into repetition for its final two-thirds. A real shame.
Great for a single play-through, but no incentive to replay.
Night Call is interesting in ways most games aren't. It's a game that humanizes people that usually get mockery. It's so good at this that it overshadows the serial killer stuff. It can lose its steam thanks to some repetitive gameplay, but its shorter length prevents it from dragging on. Its design choices will turn away action-oriented players, but it's a pleasant surprise if you want more compassion in your crime fiction.