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  • Summary: 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,
    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.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Nov 20, 2019
    90
    Blacksad: Under the Skin is stylish, involving, exciting and despite its animal characters – or because of them – harrowingly humane, a gripping pastime for any mystery buff.
  2. 76
    Blacksad: Under the Skin is an adventure that moves away from the classic point and click structure, but it's far from perfect in the ambitious game design. That said, Pendulo Studios game is pleasant to play and overall unmissable by fans of the original comic.
  3. Nov 13, 2019
    75
    It is in the performance where he falters, with a slow, frustrating rhythm and a development that lacks polish, which sometimes dissuades the player from wanting to move forward.
  4. 60
    Fans of the graphic novels may very well be able to stomach the flaws in Blacksad: Under The Skin, but I worry curious newcomers will find the experiential cost of entry too much to stomach.
  5. Nov 19, 2019
    60
    Blacksad: Under the Skin has a pleasantly engaging story and fine, if somewhat repetitive, game play mechanics. Unfortunately, the end result just did not seem to be a finished product. Significant patch work will be needed to do justice to the story.
  6. Nov 18, 2019
    55
    Blacksad: Under the Skin is plagued by tons of technical issues and weak character designs, the story is interesting and could be enjoyed, provided you could neglect its technical shortcomings.
  7. Dec 10, 2019
    40
    Blacksad’s potent atmosphere and several good ideas are completely overshadowed by tons of awful mistakes, terrible controls and zero player impact on the story. This is a huge disappointment - and I’m a fan of the original comic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Dec 3, 2019
    10
    Игра напомнила мне The Wolf Among Us, в дешевом исполнении. Я прощаю им кривое управление,порой слишком большие паузы в диалогах, и неуместныеИгра напомнила мне The Wolf Among Us, в дешевом исполнении. Я прощаю им кривое управление,порой слишком большие паузы в диалогах, и неуместные лицевые анимации. В конце концов это не Mass Effect: Andromeda. Я скучал по таким играм, простым и затягивающим. Бюджет у игры не большой, и хочу хоть чем-то помочь разработчикам в дальнейшем создавать что-то подобное. Но с учетом ошибок и не доработок в проекте. Expand
  2. nd_
    Nov 15, 2019
    10
    Exciting story about corruption and murder in a world of professional boxing, beautifully rendered New York of 50s, jazz soundtrack, and catExciting story about corruption and murder in a world of professional boxing, beautifully rendered New York of 50s, jazz soundtrack, and cat as a main hero in a noir detective game Expand
  3. Nov 28, 2019
    10
    I am a big fan of detective stories and the game is good in this regard. There are technical flaws, as well as the lack of dynamics for me.I am a big fan of detective stories and the game is good in this regard. There are technical flaws, as well as the lack of dynamics for me. But overall I really liked it Expand
  4. Nov 13, 2019
    9
    Awesome game that is very close to the comics, good gameplay and awesome graphics, love it.
  5. Nov 15, 2019
    6
    Великолепная стилистика,музыка и атмосфера в целом.
    Но: геймплей уж слишком скуден, управление топорно, так и критические баги мешают
    Великолепная стилистика,музыка и атмосфера в целом.
    Но: геймплей уж слишком скуден, управление топорно, так и критические баги мешают спокойно играть.
    О вариативности во всех смыслах можете забыть.
    Геймплей 3.5/10
    Графика для стилистики 8/10, графика в обычном понимании 5/10
    Сюжет 7.5/10
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