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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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adolson 23 December 2015 at 1:11 am UTC
Christmas is here!
Keyrock 23 December 2015 at 2:21 am UTC
Awesome, I've had my eye on this game ever since the Cynical Brit did a video on it many months ago. I'm a big fan of detective anything and the noir setting, so this should be right up my alley. As with any episodic game, though, I'm not touching it until all episodes are out.
ElectricPrism 23 December 2015 at 2:28 am UTC
How to make a game trailer in 2015:
1 ) Insert 3d cinematic that looks nothing like gameplay
2 ) slow motion / fast motion
3 ) cut to silence
4 ) Loud BwwaaaaaaaHHHH Sound
5 ) Profit
6 ) ..... What did I just buy?

View video on youtube.com


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Feist 23 December 2015 at 8:32 am UTC
Bought! This one I had missed completely even though it certainly looks like my kind of game. I went all in and got the whole season.

Edit: Btw. has anyone played through ep 1 & 2 of "The Detail", that title seems a little similar to this game and I'm thinking about buying it too.


Last edited by Feist on 23 December 2015 at 8:47 am UTC
HadBabits 23 December 2015 at 9:06 am UTC
ElectricPrismHow to make a game trailer in 2015:
1 ) Insert 3d cinematic that looks nothing like gameplay
2 ) slow motion / fast motion
3 ) cut to silence
4 ) Loud BwwaaaaaaaHHHH Sound
5 ) Profit
6 ) ..... What did I just buy?

View video on youtube.com

Don't get me started on modern movie trailers Just replace 1 with "Several dramatic, disconnected dialogue bits, with black transitions."

And don't forget about the fast BWAAAHWAHWAHWAH -w-
flesk 23 December 2015 at 9:10 am UTC
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FeistEdit: Btw. has anyone played through ep 1 & 2 of "The Detail", that title seems a little similar to this game and I'm thinking about buying it too.

I played episode 1 and liked it, but I forgot to write about it (I think). There's no action in it though.
Feist 23 December 2015 at 9:49 am UTC
flesk
FeistEdit: Btw. has anyone played through ep 1 & 2 of "The Detail", that title seems a little similar to this game and I'm thinking about buying it too.

I played episode 1 and liked it, but I forgot to write about it (I think). There's no action in it though.

Action is not a requirement for me as long as it has atmosphere and interesting characters/story. I remember wanting to buy "The Detail" earlier but I was put off by the fact that it had no "season pass" or some similar arrangement. (I see now that it still hasn't changed)
flesk 23 December 2015 at 10:14 am UTC
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It's been a while since I played it, but as far as I can recall, it was interesting enough that I played through most of it in one sitting. Took me 1.3 hours according to Steam. Gameplay consists mostly of exploring scenes to learn information that opens up different dialogue options that you use to progress, plus a few puzzles. I'm not the biggest fan of choice driven games, but I think choices have their appeal when they're as clear-cut as in this game.
ziabice 23 December 2015 at 11:32 am UTC
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The systems requirements aren't listed into the store page. Do you known if this works with the latest radeonsi open source driver?
QUASAR 23 December 2015 at 12:09 pm UTC
bought, thanks guys!


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