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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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  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Jan 29, 2020
    85
    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.
  2. Nov 27, 2019
    75
    Despite the technical problems and in movements, Blacksad has proved to be a pleasant experience. History keeps interest from the beginning to the end; the characters have character and contribute their involvement in the story; The ability to gather objects and research, make the gameplay more exciting and, in the end, there is a real need to make sound decisions and solve the case successfully.
  3. Nov 19, 2019
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Nov 18, 2019
    65
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Dec 3, 2019
    55
    Blacksad: Under The Skin is a specific case where an overall good game gets totally ruined by the appalling technical side of things. Go for the PC version as it shows a much better finish.
  6. Nov 19, 2019
    50
    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.
  7. Nov 25, 2019
    30
    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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. Nov 14, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Amo este juego esta hecho con mucho cariño es todo lo que pedía y mas es un caramelo disfruto saboreando cada segundo que me da el título Expand
  2. Feb 8, 2020
    9
    I gave this game pretty high rating, but I also struggle to recommend it to my friends. It's both amazing and messy at the same time. I'm aI gave this game pretty high rating, but I also struggle to recommend it to my friends. It's both amazing and messy at the same time. I'm a fan of a Blacksad comic series, so.. very bias. This game is just like Witcher 1 for CD Projekt Red. Local developers adapting local author. If they don't stop - they will come to Blacksad on Witcher 3 level.
    Pros: amazing noir detective story; keeps true to the spirit of the Blacksad comic; I personally did not encounter any game breaking bugs, guess the patches did their work
    Cons: clunky controls; performance drops at times; sometimes visually messy
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  3. Nov 11, 2019
    8
    The game launch was delayed yet due to tech error it was released on Nov 5th on XBOX and PS4. It was buggy and unplayable but Microids createdThe game launch was delayed yet due to tech error it was released on Nov 5th on XBOX and PS4. It was buggy and unplayable but Microids created a patch really quickly so now players have a chance to test the game before official release) Tech aspects still can't be judged but the plot is good and solid. Expand
  4. Dec 2, 2019
    4
    game launched with bugs that literally were game breaking first I had to deal with voice cuts when character speaks to another character theirgame launched with bugs that literally were game breaking first I had to deal with voice cuts when character speaks to another character their voice were cut so only way for me to understand what they were saying was through subtitles.second the game has worst game saving mechanics I have ever seen in video games it literally puts me back in 2 hours of where I stopped so if you want to finish this game do it on one sitting developers say it looks like and lip sync is also pretty bad.

    I finished the game on one sitting because I was afraid to turn it off so my progress would be lost so i played and finished it in about 7 hours.

    What I Liked:
    1. good protagonist has that kind of charm that will stick with you.
    2. perfect setting i liked whole animals thing in the game it was different from anything i played.
    3. nice soundtrack.

    What I Didnt Like:
    1. it felt to me that some characters didnt have any emotions or feelings. also the dialogue was pretty bad even though i couldnt hear half of it because of voice cut bugs so i had to read subtitles.
    2. horrible camera placement and movement it really annoyed me and wanted to turn off the game.
    3. story felt like half done to be honest some choices didnt make sense or did anything different.
    4. graphics were pretty bad so were textures it was laughable really even after patch.
    5.the whole game resolves around the last fight contender vs champion i even bet money on contender to win the match you build up the whole game to see the fight but the game finished without showing the fight it was pretty lackluster and ruined the whole experience for me.what was the point of me betting then? if I cant see who won or what happened. I was expecting cinematic of sort but game ends abruptly with ending that doesnt make sense.

    now to end this review i must say that i am disappointed i pre ordered the game and got most broken game I have ever purchased its shame really for game in 2019 to be this broken. if it wasnt enough also the ending ruined it for me i didnt accomplish anything i didnt see the "big fight".

    it has good moments but with amount of bugs and weak ending i cant recommend this game for 40$ if you really want to play wait for it to become 20$ or cheaper it doesnt worth more.
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  5. Dec 7, 2019
    1
    It's currently not in a playable state, even with 4 patches and an added sarcastic tutorial addition. The game still crashes at random pointsIt's currently not in a playable state, even with 4 patches and an added sarcastic tutorial addition. The game still crashes at random points in the game normally after a conversation so each party just stares at each other until you admit defeat and go to menu and since you can't save it, you go back to whatever checkpoint was before ...

    Occasionally it'll crash while walking around or suddenly the scene will turn black and white for no obvious reasons. it's a shame as the story and premise seem good, but with the jarring loading, those hall of fame cards coming at you and causing more loading issues, plus the crashes make it unplayable. Game needs more patches, i think Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft should take a little blame, as what's the point of given the 'ok' on a game that's in this state... it's embarrassing and fills the current market with 0 confidence in them. Money comes before gamers no matter their company slogans
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  6. Dec 28, 2019
    0
    About 15 minutes in and the game crashes. This never should have been released in such a broken, unplayable state. I'm returning for a refund.

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