Blacksad: Under the Skin
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About this game
Developer: Pendulo Studios
Content Rating: Mature
It’s the early 50s, and corruption, money, and fame are poisoning the sports world, in particular, boxing. The owner of a boxing club is found dead, and his star boxer, soon to be taking to the ring in an important bout, has disappeared. To solve the case, John Blacksad must once again poke through the seedy entrails of New York City…
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Problems aside though Blacksad: Under the Skin is an interesting tale of murder and corruption that presents in one of the best takes on the adventure game formula-multiple endings, choices that really matter, and a cast of characters that are extremely engaging. I never felt like the story was coming out of left field with its ideas, and was shocked when I started figuring out what was happening. I love this game and if the Life Is Strange or one of the many Telltale series has ever been enjoyable, I think there’s a lot of enjoy in Blacksad.
It’s such a shame. There’s a potentially amazing game to be had in Blacksad: Under the Skin. The idea is great and the vocal performances are strong all around. But having to reload your game a grand total of fifteen times before being taking out by a game-breaking bug is unacceptable. Hopefully Pendulo Studios learns from their mistakes and gives us the Blacksad game we can actually play and enjoy. If you’re still curious to try it, go with the PC version as I hear it seems to run a bit smoother.
Even if you’re not familiar with Blacksad’s previous adventures, fans of games like L.A. Noire or any of the Telltale adventures will find something to like about Blacksad: Under the Skin. It’s a real shame, then, that the game is so buggy on release. Numerous technical issues really spoil what would otherwise be a very entertaining whodunit.