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Tecmo's Deception (PlayStation)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.6
Overall MobyScore (5 votes) 3.2

The Press Says

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All Game Guide
Those looking for a 3-D action game along the lines of Doom or Tomb Raider will probably be disappointed in this title because it revolves more around strategy and decision making than pulse-pounding action. Role-playing game purists may scoff at the lack of parties and inability to leave the castle, but for those longing for something new and different amidst the endless sea of PlayStation fighting and racing games, Tecmo's Deception is a frightfully good time.
Consoles Plus
Idée sympa, et jeu bien fait, Devil Deception vous ravira. Pour jeunes Maîtres en herbe.
Devil's Deception est un jeu qui vaut surtout pour son originalité. Jamais encore on n'avait vu un titre de ce genre sur console. Très prenant, le jeu vous scotche des heures, alors que les morts se succèdent et que votre pouvoir grandit toujours un peu plus. Les situations auraient méritées d'être un peu plus variées, c'est vrai, mais l'expérience que vous propose Devil's Deception mérite vraiment d'être vécue. À voir.
Mega Fun
Das auf den ersten Blick wie ein Allerwelts-RPG aussehende Devil's Deception macht mehr Spaß, als es zunächst den Anschein hat. Die kleinen und großen Gemeinheiten lassen den versteckten Teufel in mir selbst so richtig aufleben. Der eher mittelmäßige RPG-Anteil gewinnt mächtig durch die strategischen Elemente. Gut plazierte Fallen nehmen dem Helden sehr viel Arbeit ab. In Sachen Technik erwartet Euch eine saubere 3D-Engine, allerdings ohne herausragende Ideen. Die Steuerung ist in Ordnung, daran gibt es nichts auszusetzen. Mein besonderes Augenmerk erhält der Sound. Zwar gibt es keine Sprachausgabe, jedoch ist dunkle und teilweise so richtig böse erscheinende Musik sehr hörenswert.
Absolute Playstation
I am up to Chapter 20. I have logged around 15 or 20 hours on this baby and it's still going strong. I have found that when confronted with heady moral decisions, kill first and worry about the consequences later...enjoy!
La maniabilité est assez douteuse, la 3D n'est pas top et le fun brille par son absence. Bref, un titre très médiocre...
Tecmo's Deception is a really interesting variation on the classic RPG, but it's likely to appeal to a smaller audience. If you have the patience for a slower moving game and you like the idea of doing in the good guys, you'll probably like Deception.
Many of you will be aware that Bullfrog’s illustrious Dungeon Keeper should be winging its way to the PlayStation in the coming months, but in the meantime Sunsoft’s engrossing game fills the void adequately. It certainly won’t be to everyone’s taste, and it does get repetitive, but it’s a highly original concept with rewards for persistence and patience.
Game Informer Magazine
Once you get accustomed to some of the game's general clumsiness, however, you'll find a distinct diabolical joy as you electrify and skewer the simple-minded dopes who stumble into your lair. There are certainly less frustrating ways to be a jerk, but not many can make you cackle like Deception.