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Noire crime thriller Blues and Bullets released for Linux on Steam

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This is the first of five planned episodes in a retelling of the story of Eliot Ness—the agent who brought down mob boss Al Capone. The first episode is now available for Linux on Steam, and simultaneous releases are planned for the remaining episodes.

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I have yet to try the game myself, but it has received positive reviews from press and users on Steam, and seems worth a look. According to Destructoid, who criticized the game for its poor pacing, the game has some interesting elements, like third-person shooting from behind cover. The trailer also seems to suggest elements of crime scene investigations, but none of the reviews I've seen seem to be clear about how these tie into the game.

The first episode can be bought separately on Steam, with an upgrade to the full season available, and all purchase options are currently on sale. If you give it a try, please tell us what you think in the comments.

About the game (from Steam)
Eliot Ness, the former leader of the legendary Untouchables, wished only to spend the rest of his days working in his diner, not dwelling too much on the cesspit of corruption his city, Santa Esperanza, had degenerated into.

But things rarely go as planned.

When children suddenly start to disappear and the police just simply a blind eye, Eliot decides to take the law into his own hands, track down the culprit and bring him to justice by any means necessary, even if he has to abandon his dreams of a peaceful life and again get embroiled in shootouts with the usual array of assassins and hoodlums.

Helped by various characters from some unexpected places, the player must guide Eliot through the increasingly morbid and decadent scenarios searching for clues to solve the cases in the five episodes of this season's Blues and Bullets.

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crowned 23 Dec, 2015
Looks well enough. Reminds me a little of Max Payne, with a demonic undertone and maybe? actual detective work. Unfortunately, thanks to SteamSanta, there's like a list with 10+ game titles I am going to purchase already.
RTheren 23 Dec, 2015
You'll also get this trade card with this text on it:

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stan 23 Dec, 2015
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So this fantastic trailer (and the article too, sorry) left me with absolutely no idea what kind of game that is...

Last edited by stan on 23 December 2015 at 3:30 pm UTC
Keyrock 23 Dec, 2015
Quoting: stanSo this fantastic trailer (and the article too, sorry) left me with absolutely no idea what kind of game that is...

Here you go:
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stan 23 Dec, 2015
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Thanks Keyrock. Looks like it’s mostly a huge cutscene with some choices here and there.
Also things I heard in that video: unskippable videos, non-rebindable controls… Ouch.
Seegras 23 Dec, 2015
Still, it's quite moody, nicely made and I somehow like it.
Segata Sanshiro 24 Dec, 2015
Wow, this looks really great! After the experience with Dreamfall Chapters though, I'm going to wait until at least 4/5 episodes are out - nothing against the game, I jsut can't really get into a plot if I have to wait a while between parts because my memory is pretty bad.

Will certainly get this once all five are out though, it has an excellent vibe to it.
adolson 24 Dec, 2015
Quoting: stannon-rebindable controls… Ouch.

No such thing if you own a Steam Controller. Just one of many reasons why that thing is so great.
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