Best of Discworld Noir

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Terry Pratchett’s Discworld is, perhaps unsurprisingly given the game’s title, the setting for this point-and-click romp which combines the best elements of Bogart-esque Private Eye movies with

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld is, perhaps unsurprisingly given the game’s title, the setting for this point-and-click romp which combines the best elements of Bogart-esque Private Eye movies with the best-known fantasy environment in the world.

The game follows the trials and tribulations of the Discworld’s first PI as he takes on his first case–a missing persons job on behalf of a darkly mysterious female client who’s husband has gone walkies.

It’s pretty standard adventure fare with pointing and clicking aplenty as the case unravels, villains are revealed and outrageously long FMV sequences disturb the flow of the plot.

OK, so far it doesn’t sound that good, right? But perseverance is the name of the game and I couldn’t help but find myself getting drawn further into the plot to the point where it became impossible to leave it alone. The major draw in this title is the obvious input from Pratchett himself. The characters really bring this game to life, mixing the new–such as Lewton the private eye and main character with the old–Nobby Nobbs of the City Guard, Death and the Grim Squeaker–a hilarious character who is actually the Death of Rats.

Comedy abounds here, from the obvious to the incredibly subtle and there is plenty going on to keep you playing for quite a while.

At the end of the day, this is more suited to the Discworld fan then to someone looking idly around for an adventure game to fill in a couple of hours, but with it’s budget price thanks to an Infogrames re-release, Discworld Noir is a good purchase. —James Gordon

  • Binding:Video Game
  • Brand:Atari
  • CatalogNumberList:
  • EAN:3546430010037
  • EANList:
  • Feature:Walk the mean streets of Ankh-Morpork in this latest addition to the hugely successful Discworld saga
  • Genre:action-games
  • Label:Namco Bandai
  • Manufacturer:Namco Bandai
  • ManufacturerMaximumAge:216
  • ManufacturerMinimumAge:132
  • OperatingSystem:Windows 95
  • PackageDimensions:
  • Platform:Windows 95
  • Platform:Windows 98
  • ProductGroup:Video Games
  • ProductTypeName:ABIS_VIDEO_GAMES
  • Publisher:Namco Bandai
  • ReleaseDate:2000-09-01
  • Studio:Namco Bandai
  • Title:Best of Discworld Noir

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