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Adventure Game Scene of the Day — Tuesday 18 November 2014

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I love Noir in books and movies. I have watched The Big Sleep and Chinatown many times. The marvelous atmosphere of corruption, sex, murder, and the typical sarcastic one-liners. Noir games are usually less convincing. Well, at least they tried, we can’t all be Polanski.

I remember the story of The Dame Was Loaded as decent, but I read there are many endings and I only saw one. The developers made a couple of bad gameplay decisions, which took away some of the fun. It’s the story, the characters, and the truly atrocious acting that kept me playing. Especially the acting, although one look at the stills of the sullen waitress was enough to start me giggling. The voice of the protagonist wasn’t bad though. He tried a little too hard to sound deep like Marlowe. 

In the screenshot my favorite bad actor. He’s your partner and he’s been killed. No big loss. His death scene made me laugh out loud.  See for yourself. It starts at 9:25.

     

Oh, don’t look at me like that. I’m not a real adventurer, I just played one on TV. I couldn’t find my way out of a maze if you paid me. - Antheria Jack in Zork Grand Inquisitor.

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OMG!
The “hand pointer” in that specific place in the screenshot makes it look like your partner died on top of someone else!!!

     
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There’re also nicer screenshots from this game, like this one, or this one, or this one. Smile

     

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You missed the best one.  Tongue

     

Oh, don’t look at me like that. I’m not a real adventurer, I just played one on TV. I couldn’t find my way out of a maze if you paid me. - Antheria Jack in Zork Grand Inquisitor.

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I was saving the best for last. Tongue

     

Recently finished: Four Last Things 4/5, Edna & Harvey: The Breakout 5/5, Chains of Satinav 3,95/5, A Vampyre Story 88, Sam Peters 3/5, Broken Sword 1 4,5/5, Broken Sword 2 4,3/5, Broken Sword 3 85, Broken Sword 5 81, Gray Matter 4/5\nCurrently playing: Broken Sword 4, Keepsake (Let\‘s Play), Callahan\‘s Crosstime Saloon (post-Community Playthrough)\nLooking forward to: A Playwright’s Tale

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