Blacksad: Under the Skin
Blacksad: Under the Skin is a noir, detective action-adventure game where you play as a cat detective, John Blacksad, as he investigates the suspicious death of a boxing club owner. It is an adaptation of the Eisner-winning Spanish comic series Blacksad by Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido. I
It’s a point-and-click, choice-based game where there are consequences throughout the game. You can make crucial deductions and because you’re a cat you have senses that can help you hear, see, or smell things that will help advance the investigation. Throughout the game, you can be a good person or a bad one, but it can affect the story and how you play going through it. The art style is comically cool but just isn’t graphically amazing.
You can finish the game very quickly. If you don’t take the case you finish the game, and if you take the case you get to go through the game having boring conversations most of the time. The characters are lame, and the NPCs are boring as hell. The camera and the control styles are not great and I hope it can be fixed in the next patch.
The combination of animal characters, Telltale Games, L.A. Noire, and Frogwares’ Sherlock Holmes games, is Blacksad: Under the Skin. Just not in a good way. If you want to play multiple dialog options, narrative story games, this isn’t the one for you.
-Art Style -Characters are dull
-You have cat senses -The conversations are boring
-You can be good or bad -Camera and control style is a mess
-Boring as hell