BLACKSAD: Under the Skin

Maximum Games, Microids, Pendulo Studios

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
60
Top Critic Average
18%
Critics Recommend
Based on 23 critic reviews
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BLACKSAD: Under the Skin

Rating Summary

Based on 23 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

60

Top Critic Average

18%

Critics Recommend

Based on 23 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCNov 5, 2019
PlayStation 4Nov 5, 2019
Xbox OneNov 5, 2019
Nintendo SwitchSep 26, 2019

Developers: Microids, Pendulo Studios

Publisher: Maximum Games

Genre: Adventure

A dark corruption scandal in the heart of the New York City's underworld for charismatic detective John Blacksad! The 50s, New York City: Joe Dunn, owner of a boxing club, is found dead. Meanwhile, rising star Bobby Yale, due to take to the ring for the most important fight of his career, has mysteriously disappeared. Sonia Dunn, Joe’s daughter, takes over the gym and must deal with its financial woes. She hires private detective John Blacksad to investigate Yale’s disappearance. This sinister case will take our investigator to the darkest, most dismal depths of New York. With its anthropomorphic characters and its incredible 1950s feel, BLACKSAD: Under the Skin promises all the eerily dark adventure of a detective novel, just like the eponymous comic book series. Conduct the investigation in your own way. Make use of your feline senses as you hunt for new clues. Make decisions on behalf of Blacksad and influence the outcome of the case. FEATURES: An official and all-new story for BLACKSAD, set in the comic book series’ unique world, perfectly recreated for gamers. An investigative narrative game with gameplay combining investigations, puzzles, quick time events (QTE) and multiple-choice dialog. Choices that directly influence the development of the character and the story's ending. More than 30 characters, including new faces and old favorites, each with their own story. An immersive world with a jazz soundtrack to rival the very best of Hollywood’s film noir. Fans of adventure games will love its gameplay and narration while fans of the comic book series will be thrilled to rediscover the characters and graphic style of this unique world. A dark world of anthropomorphic animals

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BLACKSAD: Under the Skin Reviews

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Unaware of its absurdity, Blacksad: Under The Skin fails at much of what it attempts

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Blacksad: Under the Skin is a decent detect-'em-up that lacks a bit of noir style.

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Blacksad: Under the Skin is a game that detective fans will like with a new case that could be taken from the original comics, but the technical problems weigh too much on the final result and we will see if in the future they can be solved .

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I really, really wanted to like Blacksad: Under the Skin. I love the original graphic novels and just wanted this to be an interactive version of that. Perhaps it could have been, but we're unlikely ever to know thanks to a torrent of technical faults that kill any enjoyment it might give. Pendulo Studios need to urgently fix nearly every aspect of Blacksad: Under the Skin on PS4, and until they do that, this is one mystery best left unsolved.

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Europe Didn't Get the Memo About Blacksad: Under the Skin's Release Date Delay

Europe Didn't Get the Memo About Blacksad: Under the Skin's Release Date Delay

Cat's out of the bag.

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