“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:
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).
Story: A-Rank (S-Rank for the underlying storyline)
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
- Singleplayer [+1]
Blackwell Epiphany (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2014http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197968514473/recommended/236930/
Blackwell Deception (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2013
Blackwell Convergence (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2009http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197968514473/recommended/80350/
Blackwell Unbound (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2007http://steamcommunity.com//profiles/76561197968514473/recommended/80340/
The Blackwell Legacy (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2006http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197968514473/recommended/80330/