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Deception IV: Blood Ties Review | The Game Scouts

Palmer Sturman: Deception IV: Blood Ties caught me completely off guard. It’s the fourth in the long dormant series, but up until recently I’ve never heard of it and I definitely haven’t experienced anything like it. It’s takes the tactics genre and serves it up with a unique spin that blends action, survival, and puzzle mechanics together to make for some relatively satisfying gameplay. It’s fun initially – exploring traps, chaining combos and watching them play out on unsuspecting victims is a total blast the first few times, but as the game progresses its sheen quickly fades. A limited trap selection, relatively stupid AI, bland graphics and a truly bizarre story kept this title from really striking a chord with me. The game’s online options did manage to extend the replayability of this 10 hour title a bit more, but because of my other gripes I doubt I’ll be revisiting it anytime in the near future.

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Inception1351d ago

"A limited trap selection, relatively stupid AI, bland graphics and a truly bizarre story kept this title from really striking a chord with me"

Limited trap? BS! it's over 100 traps and you must play both story and mission mode to unlocked all traps.

Relatively stupid A.I? If you talked chap 1 than yes the A.I not very good. But from chapter 2 until the end, the enemies trying to avoid the same route if they got trap twice in the same spot. Some boss even really smart when avoiding the traps.

Bland graphics? lol what do you expect from a niche game like this? You play it for gameplay, not graphics. And the important thing it's run very smoothly. I rarely experienced a frame drops, glitch, or bugs.

About the story it still interesting, not the best / very memorable yes. But it has 4 different endings depends on who's enemies you captured.

See, this is why i never trust reviewer this days. They only play a small fraction of the game, called it a day, and write a review as fast as they can so they can get hits :(