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November: Noirvember

This month we’re playing games with a Noir tag. You can use Steam’s new “Advanced filtering options” to find games in your library that qualify for the theme.


To participate, reply to this post and tell us which games that fit the monthly theme you’re going to play.

Please use the following (or similar) format to make it easier for me to keep track of everyone’s progress, but feel free to add any extra thoughts about the game(s) to your post!

Name | Achievements obtained | Playtime | Status
:-: | :-: | :-: | :-: | :-: 
name of game 1 | achievements obtained | playtime this month | unfinished/finished
name of game 2 | achievements obtained | playtime this month | unfinished/finished
name of game 3 | achievements obtained | playtime this month | unfinished/finished
TOTAL: | achievements obtained | playtime this month | Number of games finished  

Have fun!


Challenge me

The newest edition of the monthly Challenge Me is available here: click.


Theme song

The Gaslight Anthem - Film Noir


FAQ

Do I have to participate in this month’s theme?
No, as with every theme, these are merely suggestions for anyone who is unsure about what to play next. If you already have a battle plan for your backlog and/or don’t like this month’s theme, you’re free to ignore it.

What happens if I don’t participate in the monthly theme?
Nothing.

What happens if I play all of my unfinished games this month?
Your backlog will be a much smaller place.

I don’t have any unfinished games - I’ve beaten everything I’ve started.
Really? well that makes one of us… I salute you.

I already finished my entry can I play another?
Go ahead - the goal is to reduce your unfinished games list. The more you can play the better.

Kaleith

Go play NoiR: Automata :spacecat: Nevermind :sab

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Night Call 0/0 2 h unbeaten

EDIT: complete failure, I only played a couple of hours of Night Call :sab

EvilBlackSheep

Here’s me hoping that the only thing i have matching this theme is not LA noire.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
name of game 1 achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
name of game 2 achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
name of game 3 achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
TOTAL: achievements obtained playtime this month Number of games finished
skanda

Return of the Obra Dinn has that tag. :blobdogeyes:

86maylin

Only 16 with Noir tag in my library. :P

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora 5/31 2.8 hours(previously at 3 hours 30 minutes) Unfinished
Total: 5 2.8 hours 0
Cece09

I have 9 only myself, plus an extra 6 when counting family shared

Moony1986
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Daily Chthonicle: Editor’s Edition 2/8 2.3 hours Beaten
The Wolf Among Us 35/35 9.7 hours Completed
1954 Alcatraz 25/25 6.6 hours Completed
TOTAL: 62 18.6 hours 3
skanda
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Gemini Rue 8/15 achievements 5.2 hrs this month finished
TOTAL: 8 achievements obtained 5.2 hrs this month 1 game finished
samwise84
Well not sure I can take part this time around. I only own 5 games with this tag and I already played 4 of them :
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Murdered Soul Suspect 34/48 11.5 beaten
TOTAL: 34/48 11.5 1
adam1224

45 titles lol
I’m surely able to find some overlap with the play-your-wins-november topic as it includes story rich games and most of my noir games are point and click / adventure, but they should be wins too…
1954 Alcatraz qualifies, and the remaining 2.5-3 Tex Murphy games. I’ll see how the month turns out, outside of these it’s Richard & Alice that I really should have played months, or even years ago. I’ll format these later but Alcatraz and R&A are the I do want to play, and Tex ones are the hopefully I’ll play category.
I’m unsure how much time there’ll be in the month… I don’t want to hard-commit but Primordia, Gemini Rue, Black Closet, Max Payne 2, Bear With Me, Knee Deep, maybe Face Noir, Daily Chthonicle: Editor’s Edition and a few others… there are so many nice games, just priorities :)

PS: also nice use of the new Steam feature!

adam1224

Finished Alcatraz 1954, yay!

Fnord

Oh watch you so that EA does not sue us for using this word!

EA once tried that, with a Swedish pen & paper RPG publisher. They had a game simply called Noir, and EA has made a game called Black. And Noir means Black…

Ylthin

At least the new categories thing will be useful for something.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Noir Chronicles: City of Crime 20/20 3.4 Completed
Renoir 0/9 0.0 unfinished
The Franz Kafka Videogame 0/12 0.0 unfinished
TOTAL 0/41 0.0 0/3
Ylthin

One down Day 1, not bad.

Lucky Thirteen

Hey, just wanted to let you know: Renoir is absoluely awful. I tried to play that game some time ago, couldn’t stand it. I’m quite curious to read your report on that game after you’ve played it :D

Ylthin

Haha, I’ll tell you when I’ll get to it x) !

Tempête Joachim
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
All Walls Must Fall 37/153 4.5h beaten
The Charnel House Trilogy 18/18 1.3h completed
Contrast 22/22 3.1h completed
Grim Fandango Remastered 47/47 (43 this month) 12.1h (5.8h this month) completed
The Shivah 10/10 1.3h completed
TOTAL: 134/250 (130 this month) 22.3h (16h this month) 5/5

List

the Traveler

EDIT: Was not in the mood for my first pick, after trying it out one night. Changed selection, still on theme.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Pendula Swing 10/41 6hrs unfinished
Bangledeschler

It was a cold fall day. The leaves changed much like the people. Shriveled, dry, only to be stepped on. I made my way to my favorite establishment, the BLAEO. If you didn’t know what those letters stood for already then you were better off not knowing. Every person in that establishment is a killer, a fighter, an assassin. Haunted by their past of built up games, their only goal is to kill their backlog. Almost feel sorry for them, except… I am one of them. Passing by my fellow patrons, I notice the theme on the board “Noir”. Only a smirk crawls across my face as I jot down a few targets before leaving. The match I strike is dim, much like the chances of clearing my backlog, but enough to light my cigarette. A woman with an unlit cigarette in her mouth stands besides me. Eyes vacant, but still sucking that cancer stick as if it were going to combust any moment. I get it, we all got our pasts we are running form. So, I pass on the rest of my matches and mention, “Those are some pretty dim matches, but they will be just enough to get by and just maybe get the job done.” Walking away into the cold night and chuckling, I only whisper to myself, “Yeah… it just might get the job done.”

Name Achievements obtained Achievements This Month Playtime (Before Month - End of Month) Status
Batman - The Telltale Series 30/30 30 (0h - 7.5h) Completed
Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered 17/17 17 (0h -8h) Completed
Knee Deep 24/43 24 (0h - 3.5h) Finished
L.A. Noire 0/60 0 (0h - NA) unfinished
MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECT 0/48 0 (0h - 0h) unfinished
Post Mortem N/A N/A (0h - 0h) unfinished
Tesla Effect N/A N/A (0h - 9h) Completed
TOTAL: 71/198 71 28h 3/1/3/0
skanda

http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/orson_wells_Slow-Clap.gif

I wanted to write an intro similar to yours but realised I had no writing skills!

Bangledeschler

Thank you! Always looking for a reason to dust mine off. Certainly interested in seeing what your intro (and others) could have been. I always enjoy getting into the theme of the month. Nonetheless thank you for presenting another great theme! ^_^

Trent

BRAVO! Picture me as the clapping guy that Skanda linked. So glad I happened to scan down the page a bit.

Bangledeschler

I enjoyed writing it, and I am glad you enjoyed it. Thank you, as well. ^_^

JaffaCaffa

Reserved Murdered: Soul Suspect

Edit: Nvm, my first fail to complete a challenge in a while! The month flew by.

rlaw100

Me before realizing the new Steam Beta lets you filter by tags: I don’t have that many Noir games.
Me after realizing the new Steam Beta lets you filter by tags: Analysis Paralysis

I guess I’ll try to pick up Hot Tin Roof again, as well as try to 100% two games that I already beat.

Name Achievements (Initial) Playtime (Initial) Status (Initial)
Daily Chthonicle: Editor’s Edition 3/8 (0/8) 11.5 Hours (0 Hours) beaten (unplayed)
Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora 1/31 (1/31) 0.7 Hours (0.7 Hours) unfinished (unfinished)

Beaten already, but want to 100% (Not gonna count these two for PoP purposes)

Name Achievements (Initial) Playtime (Initial) Status (Initial)
The Charnel House Trilogy 18/18 (17/18) 5.6 Hours (5.0 Hours) completed (beaten)
The Wolf Among Us 35/35 (33/35) 18.6 Hours (16.7 Hours) completed (beaten)

Edit 11/7: Added Daily Chthonicle: Editor’s Edition. Procedurally generated story where you play the editor of a newspaper in a grim H.P. Lovecraft universe. I’m enjoying it quite a bit, but its definitely a very niche game. If you’ve played Zafehouse Diaries, it plays similiar.

ninglor03

So apparently having my Steam in german doesn’t allow me to search for “noir”? I can only search for “Krimi-Noir”. Is this now the same? thinking
If so, I got a few.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Dead by Murder 0/0 53 min finished
The Detail achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
Detective Hunt achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
Face Noir achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
Noir Chronicles: City of Crime achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
This is the Police achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
TOTAL: achievements obtained playtime this month 1
Janediel
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered 17 17.2h completed
The Monster Inside 7 12.8h completed
The Wolf Among Us 35 31.8h completed
Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders 50 14.2h completed
TOTAL: 109 76h 4
malabagaa

Ok, having a filter makes everything easier.. have “only” 10 games which fits the theme.. hope I’ll be able to beat at least one!

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
1954 Alcatraz 0/25 0h unplayed
Face Noir / 0h unplayed
Grim Fandango Remastered 0/47 0h unplayed
Murdered: Soul Suspect 0/48 0h unplayed
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified 0/41 0h unplayed
The Detail 0/55 0h unplayed
The Shivah 0/10 0h unplayed
Third Eye Crime 0/16 0h unplayed
This Is the Police 0/10 0h unplayed
The Wolf Among Us 0/35 0h unplayed
TOTAL 0/287 0h 0
Trent

Any progress to report? :)

malabagaa

Sadly, no.
I was pretty confident I would be able to beat at least one of those but plans went in another direction.. let’s hope this month goes better, perhaps thanks to the holidays break :)

Cece09
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
The Charnel House Trilogy 18/18 2.2 Finished
TOTAL: 18 2.2 1

Fahrenheit doesn’t work so could only do 1

Garcias

This new filter search functionality helps a lot ahah

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
The Franz Kafka Videogame 10/12 2 hours beaten
Grim Fandango Remastered 0/47 0 hours not started
TOTAL: 10/59 2 hours 1 beaten, 1 not started
Trilled Meow
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Richard & Alice 21/21 11.7 hours completed
TOTAL: 21/21 11.7 hours 1
escollo
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status HLTB for Last.M
Grim Fandango Remastered 47/47 15.3h completed 12 Hours
Knee Deep 40/43 6.6h beaten 4 Hours
Post Mortem 12.3h completed 6 Hours
The Franz Kafka Videogame 12/12 2.4h completed 1½ Hours
Lucky Thirteen

Hey, I actually managed to finish some games this time around! That’s becoming a rare thing for me lately >_<

Name Achievements Playtime Status
Face Noir N/A ~11 hrs ✔️
MURDERED: Soul Suspect 48/48 ~19 hrs ✔️
Gemini Rue 15/15 ~16 hrs ✔️
TOTAL 63/63 ~46 hrs 3
Trent

How did you like MURDERED: Soul Suspect?

Lucky Thirteen

Quite a lot. The demons were entirely unnecessary and just plain annoying (you can easily edit a file to make them less annoying, luckily), but other than that, it’s a very solid detective adventure.

Trent
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status  
Deadlands Noir - That Old Time Religion 14/14 4h14m completed  
Noir Chronicles: City of Crime 20/20 3h51m completed  
The Shivah 10/10 2h24m completed  
TOTAL: 44 10h29m   3 completed
banikanani
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Murdered: Soul Suspect 48/48 10h completed
TOTAL: 48 10h 1
Alvin04
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
The Monster Inside 7/7 0.7 hrs finished
Fahrenheit Indigo Prophecy Remastered 17/17(before 7/17)) 19 hrs(9 hrs before) finished
name of game 3 achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
TOTAL: 17 10.7hr 2

I got stuck half-way on Fahrenheit Indigo Prophecy 200+ days ago due to the quick time events not working with my keyboard, but this was the only Noir game I had in my library that I could play for BLAEO Noirvember, so I finally took the time to scrounge through Gamefaqs for a walkthrough and in the walkthrough it explained that if you changed to resolution to the lowest settings 640 X 480, you could actually do the quick-time events. And it worked like a charm! I was finally able to complete the quick-time events :D I finally got to enjoy this masterpiece and that’s what it is! I loved the over the top fight scenes and the music XD. Watching the bonuses, I recall how much love games like this got in the PS2 Era.

codasim
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Bear with me 65/65 4hrs finished
TOTAL: 65 4hrs 1
emymer
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Noir Chronicles: City of Crime 20/20 5h1m finished
Jack Orlando: Director’s Cut N/A 6h3m finished
TOTAL: 20/20 11h4m 2
SolubleCrow
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified 31/41 33.2 hours Beaten
TOTAL: 31 33.2 hours 1