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 guide) to clean up the mess.
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发行日期: 2012年1月13日

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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 guide) to clean up the mess.
From seedy downtown nightclubs to penthouse apartments to a luxury yacht on the Hudson River, Rosa and Joey will unearth the truth about the underground world of street psychics. Including some secrets that Joey would rather be left buried.

系统需求

    • OS:Windows ME or higher
    • Processor:Pentium or higher
    • Memory:64 MB RAM
    • Graphics:640x400, 32-bit colour: 700 Mhz system minimum
    • DirectX®:5.0
    • Hard Drive:350 MB HD space
    • Sound:All DirectX-compatible sound cards
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5.5 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年11月25日
Blackwell系列的第四部,基本延续了系列前作的风格,并且在流程上比过去的作品要长不少

故事接着Convergence,依然是跟着Rosa和Joey去作灵媒的工作,想必玩家们和Rosa一样对这些游荡鬼魂事件的处理已经是轻车熟路了吧,这次的一系列事件主要围绕一个灵能者诈骗/邪教团体,并且出现了知道灵媒组合存在并试图加以利用的组织,后者也同时是为续作Epiphany(系列完结篇)作铺垫

又换了新的背景画师,本作的背景不但细致,而且引入了灯光效果,如此华丽的背景演出对于一款像素点击游戏而言实在是酷炫~头像画师也换了,初期头像正如Steam截图所呈现的,质量低下恶评如潮,好在后续版本修正了,找来Convergence的画师重新绘制,所以大家请不要被截图吓退,游戏里的头像要漂亮很多

在系统上基本沿袭Convergence,只是在上一作被去除的线索关联系统这次改进以后又回来了~本作最大的改动其实是智能手机的引入,Rosa与时俱进买了MyPhone后,用手机就可以随时随地查看邮件、用Oogle引擎搜索,还可以充当记事本进行线索记录乃至地图,不像过去要上网查个东西一定要跑回家打开台式机,不得不说这个改动非常贴心

本作的模式化倾向愈渐严重了,不过也可以注意到作者在试图和这种模式化抗争,有意加入一些超展开来让故事显得更加戏剧化,也试图对鬼魂的情感有着更加深入的刻画,我个人对此还是很满意的,虽然又出现了一些设计颇有问题的谜题,但瑕不掩瑜,毕竟故事有趣才是最重要的

虽然本作基本没有出现过去的NPC,不过同样对故事背景也没有任何交代,游戏中也多次出现和过去作品有关的对话/细节,因此为了保证最佳体验效果,感兴趣的同学请从第一作Legacy开始按顺序补起;作为故事胜过谜题的点击类游戏,我相信Blackwell系列不会让喜欢这一类型游戏的玩家们感到失望
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4.7 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:1月5日
Blackwell 系列的第四部,故事在Convergence 之后的某段时间。我一直认为原始的故事只有前三部+Blackwell 家的主线梗概,所以本作个人倾向于为大结局做铺垫(也就是填坑)。

本作的流程比前三部长了很多,大概是Legacy + Unbound的总和:开始依然是熟悉的日常超度活动,不过很快就进入了一起凶杀案,而这个案子也是贯穿整个游戏始终。与此同时,本作也终于开始出现了有组织有预谋的凶手,话说这剧情真是标准的“成功学害死人”……最后结尾也是标准的挖坑节奏:小Boss 挂了,幕后另有黑手;虽然有点俗套不过还是可以接受的。但是有一些剧情稍显狗血,而且结尾的脑洞展开也算是一种强行填坑的表现(结果大结局……到时候再黑)。以前的故事在本作中出现了后续,并且由于Joey叔的人气戏份一路上升,本作也特意添加了Joey的背景,这些应该也是应玩家要求的结果。

解谜部分依旧是非常经典,不仅以前系统的优点被保持下来,还增添了新的元素。特别值得称赞的就是本作中出现了智能手机,终于不用走几步路就回家上网了;Joey 的两个操作也单独独立出来,新添的领带以及相关的谜题还是得花点心思的。不过系统多流程短所导致的问题也很严重:大部分谜题没什么含金量而且模式化的厉害;并且每个系统都用不了几次,更别说什么混搭了。

画面来说,我觉得像素风能到这水平真的相当厉害了……除了分辨率不给力之外其它都相当华丽,硬要挑的话也就是美感稍逊吧(2012年的纽约不要要求太多)。虽然截图里的立绘烂的还不如我画的,不过实际游戏中的立绘是Convergance 的画师的作品,应该是初版玩家怨念太大的结果。音乐和配音依旧是一贯的高水平演出,不多说了。

本作的彩蛋变成了剧情插入+屏幕上的图标,一方面能看出制作组的诚意,另一方面有点破坏画面美感……彩蛋中提到他们筹划了很长时间(本作和上一作相隔4年),可以看出来制作组是真心想做一个相对完美的大结局篇,从游戏中也能看出来他们在尽力迎合玩家们的意见;虽然游戏本身有缺点,但制作组的态度绝对要满分。

最后的最后,如果各位有兴趣而且不介意复古的画面和BE的话,这个系列的坑绝对值得一跳;更何况还有卡+成就好刷+75OFF折扣呢?
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7.5 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年9月1日
“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.
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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).
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Atmosphere: A-Rank

Characters: A-Rank

Details: A-Rank

Puzzles: A-Rank

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

Controls: A-Rank
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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).

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=152575801

Achievement difficulty: 1 of 10

Common:
- Singleplayer [+1]
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Blackwell Epiphany (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2014
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197968514473/recommended/236930/
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Blackwell Deception (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2013
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Blackwell Convergence (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2009
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197968514473/recommended/80350/
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Blackwell Unbound (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2007
http://steamcommunity.com//profiles/76561197968514473/recommended/80340/
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The Blackwell Legacy (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2006
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197968514473/recommended/80330/
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7.5 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:1月4日
Overview: Blackwell Deception is the forth installment in my favorite point-and-click adventure series in this century. The Blackwell series definitely has a special place in my heart. Deception tells the story of Rosangela Blackwell, a not-so-novice medium, and Joey, a spirit stuck with the Blackwell family, and they both go about solving mysteries in NYC and investigating cases related to ghosts who couldn't move on to the afterlife.

Pros:
  • Despite having ghosts and all, characters are very realistic, well-developed, deep, interesting, funny, and loveable
  • The story is interesting and solving the mysteries is really fun
  • The puzzles are kept to a sober level of difficulty, but there's no handholding, either
  • The dialogues and the voice acting are really outstanding, I can't stress it enough. And this game has no problems with different volumes like its prequel.
  • Has a very interesting mechanic in which you combine clues instead of just items to solve puzzles, and that works really well with the investigation theme. This feature is even improved in this game.
  • Once again, you get to control both Rosa and Joey (whose roll is even bigger now), adding a lot to the puzzles
  • Having the smartphone to do research and call makes the game flow even better than the previous games
  • Beautiful, beautiful retro graphics
  • BGM is awesome, probably the best so far in the series, or at least as good as Unbound

Cons:
  • No in-game way to change the resolution
  • Alt+tabbing and alt+escing kinda screw the game (keyboard stops being recognized, some dialogues get cut down in a split second and you can't listen to/read them anymore), so you'll probably have to quit it and load it again to solve it

Bought on: I got it on a trade for another game key/link I had. Its full price is US$ 9,99 (R$ 16,99), and it's been as cheap as 90% off on Steam.

Verdict: This game is the last game in the series I've played so far (will start Epiphany right after I finish this review). Deception is considerably better, longer, and more clever than its prequels. It's really fun and brings you back to old-school adventure games, while still bringing fresh elements to the table. If you're into classic point-and-click games, you most definitely have to try it! I had played it a few years ago and it was still fun to replay it now. Don't forget to play the other titles first! While you could play Deception as a standalone game, you'll miss a lot if you haven't played them.
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5 人中有 5 人(100%)觉得这篇评测有价值
10.1 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年11月11日
Congrats, Wadjet Eye-- while the previous Blackwell games play like shoddily made rush-jobs, 'Deception' is a damn fine experience. Bravo! I'm glad to finally be able to recommend something from this series-- just wish it didn't take 3 previous flops to get to this point.

Adding more artists to the repertoire definitely paid off. The change in visual style for the 4th installment in this series is refreshing; all my previous gripes with the art (rough animation, bad perspective/pixelation, flat atmosphere) have all been fixed-- and beautifully. The art/animation in 'Deception' is tight, stylish, and consistent.

The upgrades on sound (FINALLY; a pop filter! ...and proper mixing!) are fantastic. Gameplay is more refined & intuitive; a nicely updated GUI with more preference controls has been added-- even the writing & dialogue/timing are more solid and entertaining.

Newcomers, grab this one! If you're curious about the earlier games, I can only suggest buying the 4-pack Blackwell bundle if Steam offers it on sale again-- otherwise, you're better off watching a "let's play" of the the first three chapters.

There are multiple references to previous storylines that may otherwise be lost on the unfamiliar in 'Deception'-- but all in all, it stands alone as a fun & original supernatural mystery that any adventure gamer can enjoy.
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4.9 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年10月6日
Made a baby face plant into a door 10/10
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7.2 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年8月24日
Another great addition to the Blackwell series, Deception is nice and familair (in terms of narrative style and what you can expect the game to look and feel like). It's good to see some more back story in this one to reignite your intial interest in Joey's character and help round out the characters and make them seem more real. The script in this one is great for interactions between Joey and Rosa (banter, as Dave Gilbert describes in the commentary) and the introduction of a new type of threat (besides a rogue ghost) makes it tantilising to think of what the next game will contain. Great soundtrack and visuals on this one, and I do like that they brought back the 'notebook' clue management system with Rosa's phone. As a side note, it's good that they limited the amount of content in the commentary mode for this one, there was just way too much in the last game when you found the unlock for them. Also nice to see what the voice actors look like but they never do look how you'd imagine compared to how they suit their characters. *****
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4.0 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年8月1日
Alot of ghost kissing and fighting.
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7.0 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:1月2日
I would recommend this game to the lazy ones, looking to pass the time. The game is quite simple, so it isn't really a challenge, but the story is interesting, especially if you like scifi stuff.
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1.2 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:1月23日
if your into point and clicks adventure games you can't go wrong with the Blackwell series.
they are ghost / detective stories where you'll need to swap between the 2 to hunt for clues.
kinda of serous stories with humor based on dialog between a shy shut in girl and her disgruntled ghost.
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9.4 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2013年11月25日
Surprisingly enough, this game is really great. It has a creative story and gameplay, amazing voice acting, and is a pretty good challenge for fans of point and click games.
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7.1 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2013年11月27日
I purchased Blackwell Deception as part of the Indie Royale Bundle and to be honest, I didn't know the game beforehand. It's an old school Point and Click graphic adventure, a genre that's lacking nowadays. No need to say it far exceeded my expectations. I hadn't played a P n' C Adventure this good since the Chzo Mythos collection by Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw. Surely there are other great recent games like the Secret of Monkey Island HD remakes, Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse or Hector: Badge of Carnage but they're nothing new. On the other hand, Blackwell Deception is a breeze of fresh air. If I had to describe it I'd say it is a mixture between The Secret of Monkey Island (the boat segment is clearly inspired by the Pirate LeChuck), Maniac Mansion (the supernatural part of the game), Broken Sword (the ambience) and Beneath a Steel Sky (the gadgets Rosa uses, the disco scenario).
The characters are well built and the side dialogues make you know them better if you give the effort. By the end of the game you will really care about what happens to the protagonists (hint on a sequel) .
The puzzles are inventive and well thought-out even though I would have liked to see more item combinations. The "switch character" system can become a little confusing in the not so obvious bits because you'll need to analyze the effect Rosangela and her "spiritual guide" have in each single object to figure out a solution. There's one particular puzzle where you'll need to click the same object for an indetermined amount of times until you succeed, it's kind of random so you might get stuck in that part for some minutes, but it's really nothing serious.
The soundtrack is excellent, the trumpet songs reminded me of Dire Straits final studio album On Every Street.
The game has some replay value, you will probably miss 2 achievements during the first playthrough and then you still have the commentary mode to finish.
I got BD for about 4€ with 3 other games (AVSEQ, Oil Rush and To The Moon) so I consider it was a hell of a deal. Unfortunately I started playing the Blackwell saga from the fourth chapter so I didn't know much about characters' backgrounds/side stories but that's not the game's fault.
I've bought The Blackwell Bundle from Steam since then. I'd recommend this saga to any Graphic Adventure enthusiast
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11.1 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年4月2日
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
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10 人中有 10 人(100%)觉得这篇评测有价值
6.9 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2013年7月23日
This recommendation is for the whole series. The Blackwell series are a bunch of charming adventure games about a woman that discovers she's actually a spirit medium and with the help of her ghostly assistant is destined to help souls cross to the afterlife. What really makes the games stand out is the writing and characters. The characters are likable and develop over the course of the series, biggest example being the protagonist, Rosa, who starts off as goony social r*tard but as she eventually accepts her family's calling she becomes far more confident and outgoing. The plots for the games make for some real solid supernatural mystery stories and they even take pages from New York City's history books and actually add some lesser known real people from the city's past into the plot. If you like adventure games definitely check these out, especially because the fifth and final game isn't too far away

I also really recommend Primordia and Resonance, which the developer, Wadjet Eye, help publish. I'd make separate recommendations for them, but I own them on GOG so I can't.
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32 人中有 22 人(69%)觉得这篇评测有价值
3.9 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年2月6日
Best in the series. Well done Wadjet Eye.
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15 人中有 12 人(80%)觉得这篇评测有价值
3.9 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2013年12月7日
The fouth installment builds up on all the positive from the previous games. I find the story to be the best yet, with some parts being especially touching. There is improvement on the puzzles, most were well-designed and a couple just way cool! Voice acting, characters and music score/sound effects are all excellent. Also, what an ending!
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11 人中有 9 人(82%)觉得这篇评测有价值
5.3 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2013年11月9日
Excellent. I liked Unbound and Convergence more, but this one is still very well written. Can't wait for Epiphany!
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10.7 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2013年12月11日
If you're a fan of point'n'click adventures: This is your game series.

+ Amazing writing/dialouges
+ Lovely animated and sophisticated characters/background stories
+ Adult humor
+ Great Story development/excitement curve
+ Awesome voice acting
+ Additional "Behind the Scenes" material and commentary
+ Convincing all-over-atmosphere
+ Fitting music

The story can get quite emotional without relying on heavy romances.
The games are still more of a detective story involving ghosts, personal
tragedies, intrigues, murder and envy.

The series is easily one of the best modern point'n'click productions and
you can really feel the commitment and engagement that was used to produce these games.

If you liked this series, you will probably also like other games from Wadjet Eye:
- Gemini Rue
- Resonance
- Primordia
- The Shivah
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10 人中有 7 人(70%)觉得这篇评测有价值
5.0 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年1月22日
Before anything I just wanna say that the only other game I've played from the series is Blackwell Unbound. I probably should have played the other 2 first before Deception but that's not too big of an issue.

As someone who has finished Unbound recently, I can see the differences (for the better) that the Developer applied into Blackwell Deception. A few small quirks were improved upon such as being able to move to the next map without having to switch to the Spirit Medium.

I especially liked the format in which the cases were presented in this game. You get thrown right into a case as a 'tutorial' and then given a few more cases that all eventually converge to one larger idea. I am glad that the Developer finally decided to reveal a bit of information on our ghostly companion and did so in a way that would keep players interested.

The one thing I didn't really like was how the commentary mode had large bubbles showing up all over the screen. I realize that you can turn it off but if you are trying to go for 100% during the first time, it's a little bit unpleasant. I like listening to the commentary but I'm not fond of the bubbles (the bloopers were funny though).

It also would have been nice if some of the phone features were used more. I didn't need to read a whole lot of mail so that feature felt a bit underused.

Overall the game was an even better experience than Blackwell Unbound. Finishing this title has me excited for the 2 other Blackwell games on my list. The combination of Joey and Rosangela seemed a lot smoother than with Lauren.
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3 人中有 3 人(100%)觉得这篇评测有价值
4.8 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年1月18日
I have never been into Adventure games really, however I gave this game a try and I am glad I did. It has a very interesting premise and is a lot of fun to play. I recommend checking it out if you are into this genre, or would just like to try something a little different. It has an interesting story and it really makes you think.
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