Detour Film Review – L.A. Noire Gold Film Reel Series

Detour Update – 4k Restoration and Bluray Way back when I had the idea of presenting reviews and analysis of all the major gold film reels of actual Noir titles featured in the game L.A. Noire. Life has a way of changing plans, so the project never got very far.

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Dark Sun: Shattered Lands (SSi – 1993) Intro (4:3 1440 – DosBox Enhanced GM)

  Another Action/Adventure Fantasy RPG in the long-line of SSI related late 80s to mid 90s PC games. Running on the ECE SVN build of DOSBox and using the FluidR3 soundfont through virtual midi mapper. Info on Dark Sun: Shattered Lands from Wikipedia: Dark Sun: Shattered Lands is a turn-based

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Anvil of Dawn (1995 – DreamForge) – Intro (Dosbox Enhanced – GM)

  Anvil of Dawn is a mid-90s RPG under the SSI banner from DreamForge Intertainment. Featuring voice acting and a OPL3 General Midi score composed by the Legendary Fatman. Here that music gets the HQ Soundfont treatment using FluidR3. Rendered at 2k with a 4:3 aspect ration. More info via

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Alone in the Dark 2 (Infogrames – 1993 CD-Rom) – Intro (4:3 1440)

  AitD2 had a few different names based on region and what system you played it for : (Wiki) “Alone in the Dark 2 is the 1993 sequel to 1992’s survival horror video game Alone in the Dark developed and published by Infogrames as the second installment in the series.

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Alone in the Dark (Infogrames – 1992 CD-Rom) – Intro (4:3 1440)

  The intro for both characters from the CD-Rom version of Alone in the Dark, featuring voice-over and Redbook audio. Presented in 4:3 aspect ration at 1440 (1920×1440). Lately I generally use the ECE build of Dosbox with a normal5/6x scaler. Early polygon-based games are a bit rougher than standard

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Touché: The Adventures of the Fifth Musketeer (Clipper Software – 1995) – Intro (ScummVM 4:3 1080)

  A lesser known adventure game from the mid 90s, Touché looks to replicate the LucasArts style, specifically that of Monkey Island, with a similar approach to humor and dialogue as well. The game had several versions, this one featuring full voice acting. More info via Wikipedia: Touché: The Adventures

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Ninja Gaiden II – The Dark Sword of Chaos – Intro

Ninja Gaiden II – The Dark Sword of Chaos Intro sequence as captured via the Retron 5 with enhancements. The excellent sequel to the original that started a long-lasting franchise. Some info via Wikipedia: “Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos, known in Japan as Ninja Ryukenden II: Ankoku

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King’s Quest VI Intro – Enhanced

Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow is the 6th and perhaps most popular and well-known entry of the Sierra adventure series King’s Quest. It again features voice acting and large world to explore. Setup ScummVM Daily Build FluidSynth with FluidR3 Soundfont HQ3x Graphics setting. Via Wikipedia : “The game takes place almost

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