Street psychics. Their blinking neon signs are everywhere, promising love and wealth and happiness. They make a fortune preying on the gullible and milking them dry. So when these victims begin dying and leaving confused spirits behind, it can only take a genuine psychic (and her wayward spirit...
A text based walkthrough of Wadjet Eye Games "Blackwell Deception ". This is the fourth game in a five game series. The game is not overly difficult and I feel that pictures or even videos are unnecessary for this walkthrough. This guide clearly highlights...
This is the fourth game in the Blackwell series, and while my impressions of some of the earlier games was fairly mixed, I have to admit that these games are starting to resonate with me. The production values have steadily increased (except for maybe Unbound), and so far this entry has been a high point for me. I'm already hyped for the conclusion.
The writing has definitely improved, which in turn has improved the voice over work. I think this is the first game in the series where I didn't feel like someone was voicing a role that they clearly did not fit. Overall the voiceover work is pretty solid, and the characterization has improved greatly as well. Rosa's portrayal as a socially inept writer has been refined out of the "socially disfunctional" territory; she's still got the awkward jokes and nerdy quips, but they don't feel as forced as they used to. Joey actually gets some development which was exciting to see. And the ghosts in this game were also some of the most interesting in the series. Each presented a level of character depth not seen before, and it was a joy to learn about each one in order to send them on their way.
The overall plot hints at an overall series antagonist (just in time, right before the last game), but regardless it's nice to see that. I expected the scope of this series to stay fairly small, so I'm surprised but intruiged to see where the finale ends up.
Art has been spotty in the past for this series, but this is one of the best so far. The background artist really outdid him/herself; all of the environments are very nicely drawn and feature some pretty impressive lighting effects. The closeups are very good as well. The only place I think the art regresses a bit is in the character sprites - I think Convergence's looked nicer overall. Regardless, this game was a pleasure to look at. I only wish it ran at 1080p and emulated the low-res look, so it wouldn't screw with my monitors.
The puzzles were pretty well designed, though some left me frustrated and wandering from location to location, trying to find the one clue I'd overlooked. The note combiner function is back, which is nice, combined with a mobile phone letting Rosa read email and do searches anywhere, which thankfully prevented a lot of the monotanous pit stops back home featured in Convergence.
Having seen how far this series has come, I'm going back on my previous reviews. I would recommend all of these games to fans of the genre. The passion Wadjet Eye puts into these games is palpable and constant improvements make me eager to finish this review up so I can start the last episode.
While not paced as well as Unbound, Deception still had a decent story as well as some solid characters. For instance, this is the first game that we truly learn anything about Joey's backstory.
That being said, the plot drags in several places, especially at the beginning. Also, there are some relatively nonsensical solutions to the puzzles in this game compared to the logical solutions made in previous games.
Still, of the first four games in the Blackwell saga, Deception sits with Unbound as the only two games in the series worth picking up on sale.
Blackwell Deception - Game seems to start, but will not display full screen
I had several hours of playtime into this, then suddenly last week when I went to start the game, it no longer opens correctly.
I click on the shortcut, and it starts -- I can hear the opening screen music, and it shows up in the task bar -- but if I cli...
Graphics resolution lower in-game than on Store Page
My graphics are pretty pixellated. A massive improvement over the previous three games, but still very noticeable. But if you look at the the screenshots on the store page they're hardly pixellated at all. What gives? As far as I can see there are no mods...
Hi, I have all the 5 Blackwell games in Steam, currently I have a MAC and played/won all the MAC versions of the game, but I also have installed windows in another hard disk partition where I play mostly the only-windows games so the rest of the franchise...