Talk:Game:Discworld Noir

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Happeny thought it was Inspector Luton. Who's right? --Old Dickens 20:44, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

Lewton is definitely right. Have you played it? It's genuinely good. I enjoyed it enormously, and I got it for only £2.50 on eBay. Bargain! Lots of it is very cleverly Discworldian and the voices are well suited to it. --Knmatt 20:12, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

Having worked my way, painfully and slowly, through the first of the three discs, it is apparent there are contradictions and continuity problems involved in trying to relate the events of Discworld Noir into the rest of the canon. For one thing, Lewton has only been working as a P.I. for one month. It is assumed he was with the Watch more or less imediately prior to this before leaving over a bribe.

Yet in an early scene where he is talking to Nobby, he seems genuinely surprised to hear Vimes has got married to Lady Sybil and the expanded Watch has moved to the Yard. For a P.I., this appears to be really out of touch, as by inference this must have happened in the fairly immediate past. (placing the chronology somewhere shortly afterMen at Arms). Supporting this, Lewton also expresses surprise when Nobby explains the Watch now has a troll, a dwarf, and a werewolf - ie, the person-power available to it at the time of Men at Arms. Lewton's time in the Watch must have been contemporaneous with Guards! Guards! or slightly before. But if only four men remained in the Watch at that time, where was the room for an Inspector under Vimes' command? Had he been in the Day Watch under Quirke, a simple bribe would not have got him sacked, and in any case Vimes would not have done the sacking: this would only have troubled Quirke if a junior had not offered to share it with him.

And while Lewton tells us it has been a month since he set up as a P.I. with rent and a bar tab to pay off, he tells Samael the pianist that it's been eight years since he last set foot in the Cafe Ankh. An eight year gap (away from the City) might explain more adequately why he is genuinely unaware of the changes in Vimes' life, but this is not specifically alluded to anywhere else...--AgProv 16:01, 11 May 2010 (UTC)