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BLACKTAIL

PARASIGHT S.A., Focus Entertainment
Dec 15, 2022 - Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, PC
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

71%

Critics Recommend

TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
Shacknews
8 / 10
God is a Geek
8 / 10
Game Rant
4 / 5
GamingTrend
90 / 100
PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10
Wccftech
8.7 / 10
COGconnected
84 / 100
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BLACKTAIL - 'The Forest Awaits' Gameplay Trailer

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BLACKTAIL - Gameplay Overview Trailer

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BLACKTAIL | Official Announcement Teaser


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Critic Reviews for BLACKTAIL

Blacktail is a beautiful adventure steeped in Slavic dark fantasy, though this setting sometimes sits at odds with its pan-Atlantic voice acting and script.

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Originality is a rare quality in games, and Blacktail has this in spades – the Slavic folklore, the surrealist narrative, the unusual plot structure, the craggy yet dreamlike artstyle, the archery-based gameplay. Sure, some of the systems could be simplified and streamlined, but at least they aim to test the boundaries and seek a different point of view. Blacktail may not be a graphical marvel or a masterstroke in action gameplay, but this indie title has a fascinating magic all its own that’s difficult to define and even harder to find in games today.

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Blacktail may not put every foot right, but it's still an enjoyable, compelling romp through a dark and beautiful fairytale world.

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Blacktail is an indie RPG survival game based on the Slavic Baba Yaga tale with some minor issues that don't stop it from competing with big names.

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Blacktail’s art and captivating storytelling take the narrative genre in a new direction. Backed by a combination of solid gameplay and in-depth moral system, the game excels in almost every aspect.

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With its bewitching fairy-tale presentation, satisfying combat, enticing exploration of a beautiful world and a narrative that is lovingly inspired by dark Slavic fables, I really enjoyed my time with Blacktail. Though the various gameplay systems are very much inspired from what we've seen in similar games already and the platforming side of things isn't quite as polished as I might like, Blacktail nonetheless is a thoroughly enjoyable action RPG that serves as a stellar debut effort for Polish developer The Parasight. I can't wait to see what they come up with next.

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Blacktail offers so much with a strong tone throughout. While some areas could have had more polish, what we get is still fantastic.

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In a landscape littered with copycat games, Blacktail’s originality make it a winner. Set aside the game’s mechanically frustrating and probably unnecessary boss battles. Blacktail’s world, characters and narrative are easily worth the very reasonable price of admission.

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