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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The gameplay itself isn't mindblowing, but it doesn't have to be. Still, we can't recommend the game at this moment in time as it's very broken. We sincerely hope that the developers are quick to correct the issues because the state it's in right now is simply embarrassing. If you're a big Blacksad fan, you might be able to look past the problems, but everyone else should wait until the issues are fixed.
Overall, Blacksad: Under the Skin is both a faithful adaptation and a frustrating example of modern adventure game pitfalls. Fans of the original comics will enjoy seeing Blacksad himself brought to life so accurately, but some inconsistent performances in the voiceover department and some frustratingly unresponsive controls make it a far less enjoyable experience. There’s a really intriguing mystery to unfold and solve, but with some technical problems and a little too much blurring for our liking, you’ll have to grit your teeth if you really want to crack this case on the go.
Las mecánicas, demasiado lineales, fáciles y conservadoras, podrían haber tenido un pase gracias a su historia, que capta a la perfección la esencia de los cómics y clava su tono y temática. Lástima que existan tal cantidad de trabas entre el jugador y dicha trama, haciendo que desconectemos de ella y no seamos capaces de ver más allá de tanta interferencia. Esperamos fervientemente un parche que nos quite la demoledora sensación de estar ante un juguete roto.