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An jeder Straßenecke ein Medium. Blinkende Neon Zeichen sind überall und versprechen Liebe, Reichtum und Glückseligkeit. Mit leichtgläubigen Passanten wird ein Heidengeld gemacht und sie werden ausgesaugt.
Veröffentlichung: 13. Jan. 2012
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Enthält 4 Artikel: The Blackwell Legacy, Blackwell Unbound, Blackwell Convergence, Blackwell Deception

Über das Spiel

An jeder Straßenecke ein Medium. Blinkende Neon Zeichen sind überall und versprechen Liebe, Reichtum und Glückseligkeit. Mit leichtgläubigen Passanten wird ein Heidengeld gemacht und sie werden ausgesaugt. Als aber diese Opfer anfangen das zeitliche zu segnen, und dabei verwirrte Geister zurücklassen, dann bedarf es einem wahrhaftigen Medium (und ihrem launischen, spirituellen Führer), um dieser Unordnung Einhalt zu gebieten.
Durch zwielichtige Nachtclubs der Stadt bis hin zu Penthouse Suiten und luxuriösen Yachten auf dem Hudson River: Rosa und Joey werden das Geheimnis lüften und die Unterwelt dieser Wahrsager kräftig aufwühlen. Und dabei auch so manche Heimlichkeit aufdecken, die selbst Joey lieber weiterhin im Verborgenen gelassen hätte.


    • Betriebssystem:Windows ME oder höher
    • Prozessor:Pentium oder höher
    • Speicher:64 MB RAM
    • Grafik:640x400, 32-bit Farbtiefe: 700 Mhz System minimum
    • DirectX®:5.0
    • Festplatte:350 MB HD frei
    • Sound:Alle DirectX-kompatiblen Soundkarten
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3 von 3 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.0 Std. insgesamt
Blackwell Deception ist der vierte Teil einer 5-teiligen Serie. Allesamt sind die Spiele sehr gute Adventures, die sich grob gesagt mit Geistern und Mordfällen befassen. Die ganze Serie ist außerdem in einem Retro-Look gehalten.
Verfasst: 9. August
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15 von 17 Personen (88%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
11.1 Std. insgesamt
First of all, I must say I feel a bit cheated. The game runs natively in 640x480 resolution, but other than the title screen and one unused background mentioned in the commentary mode, all art is point resampled from 320x240. It shows and is such a pity, especially given that the background art used ingame is pre-rendered, so it should be a cinch to up-res it natively.

Also, the whole medium/psychic bashing was extremely heavy handed. I'm all for social commentary, but there's a fine line between this and irrational bashing and I feel this game crosses it at times. Yes, mediums are con artists. This does not mean they feast on child flesh, drink human blood for breakfast, etc, etc.

Speaking of crossing the line - Joey has been getting meaner and meaner with each game and some of his lines here are downright abusive. Not sure how to feel about that.

Other than that, another improvement from previous game. Really loved the implementation of commentary mode, and it actually had some good insights into development this time instead of n-th musing about how Dave Gilbert met this or that voice artist. Being able to use phone to look up clues was amazing, since you had to travel to PC apartment to do that in previous games, killing pacing in the process.

Some nice, simple puzzles - nothing akin to Donkey Cart puzzle in Discworld or Cat's Mustache from Gabriel Knight 3, everything was really logical. A few conversation puzzles as well, and few instances of needing to combine clues. Good hint system if you ever get stuck, although I still had to look some things online once or twice - though take it with a grain of salt, since I never was good with actual adventure game 'gameplay' - I play them mostly for story/conversations.

Personal 'not feeling ripped off' price point: $5
Verfasst: 2. April
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14 von 19 Personen (74%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
4.0 Std. insgesamt
Alot of ghost kissing and fighting.
Verfasst: 1. August
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5 von 5 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
7.5 Std. insgesamt
“Spiritual services, huh? Why do I always end up with the nuts?”

The Blackwell Deception is the fourth of five parts in the Blackwell series. In comparison to the predecessors the atmosphere and story are presented in a more serious and sinister way. Another strong point is the development of the sophisticated and charming characters.

The ability of combining clues has been reinstated and well implemented in a few conversation puzzles. Another improvement is the introduction of the mobile phone, which allows you to search for clues and information on the run, instead of travelling to the PC in your apartment.

The commentary mode has also been improved by providing icons on the screen you can click upon, resulting in a less intrusive way of telling background information.

My rating system consists of six categories in descending order of importance:

- Atmosphere
- Characters
- Details
- Puzzles
- Story
- Controls

Based on the performance each category will receive one of the following grading:

- S-Rank: excellent
- A-Rank: very good
- B-Rank: solid
- C-Rank: satisfactory
- D-Rank: inferior

If the S-Rank is awarded, a quote from the game or personal comment will be added as a token of my respect (in brackets).

Atmosphere: A-Rank

Characters: A-Rank

Details: A-Rank

Puzzles: A-Rank

Story: A-Rank (S-Rank for the underlying storyline)

Controls: A-Rank

To conquer all achievements of The Blackwell Deception, you will most likely spend around 5 hours. A detailed achievement guide can be found on the link below (thanks to Link).

Achievement difficulty: 1 of 10

- Singleplayer [+1]

Blackwell Epiphany (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2014
Blackwell Deception (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2013
Blackwell Convergence (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2009
Blackwell Unbound (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2007
The Blackwell Legacy (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2006
Verfasst: 1. September
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.9 Std. insgesamt
Deception is the longest Blackwell game yet and also the most creepy. You start to unravel more of a big picture to events that happen to Joey and Rosa. Voice acting, art, gameplay continue to be excellent. I can't wait for the conclusion!
Verfasst: 23. April
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