Definitely one of the most absurd and unique games I have played.
When you, like me, have been reviewing games and movies for a while, it needs to be something very new or odd that makes me raise my eyebrows – and that is actually the case with Genesis Noir. This is by far the most odd game I’ve ever played.
Our avatar is called No Man and he sells watches in a street corner, his fate is directly linked to the birth and death of the universe. This is an unparalleled cosmic adventure.
Already when I start Genesis Noir then I realize that this is something completely different from everything else I have played before. The simple but beautiful graphics, the simple but ingenious imagery and the smart controls quickly draw me into the game. Game mechanical is Genesis Noir anything but advanced, but the story we get to partake of is all the more interesting.
It is a love story, which can thus be linked to the birth and death of the universe. Time and space are upside down, but there is still a (dreamlike) logic in where you are going and why. This is a point-and-click game that is anything but ordinary.
No matter how cool and odd it is, it should basically be a game and on that front it really is Genesis Noir as the weakest. Because it will never really be a challenge in terms of play. Which is a shame. Then it finally becomes a bit much of a good thing with black and white pictures and jazz music and I finally long to see something in color.
In conclusion, I still want to recommend Genesis Noir for the simple reason that this is a really cool and odd element in the gaming market – and with the pretty small price tag, it is well worth investing in and supporting.