Deception IV Blood Ties
Product ID: PCSE-00401
Genre: Action, Strategy
Size: 603 MB
Release Date: March 25, 2014
Deception IV Blood Ties follows the main character Laegrinna, the devil’s daughter who was created from a fragment of his soul. Three thousand years ago, the devil was defeated by twelve warriors known as the Saints where they sealed him using the Holy Verses. After the devil’s imprisonment, the Verses were divided into 12 items and given to the Saints and their descendants. In the present, Laegrinna is tasked by her father to find the Holy Verses from the descendants of the Saints so the seal imprisoning her father can be broken. Helping in her mission are Caelea, Veruza and Lilia, daemons and servants of her father.
The game is a revisit of Tecmo’s 1996 PlayStation game Devil’s Deception. As a game focused on strategy, the player aims to defeat enemies by luring them into a wide variety of traps. The aim of the game is to prevent the enemy from reaching the player, exclusively using traps. Players can choose to utilise a variety of different traps, including rolling boulders, electrocution, fire, spring boards, spiked walls, human cannons, falling bathtubs, banana peels, an iron maiden, and locomotives. Proper timing of traps is an important aspect of the gameplay, as the player is also able to fall victim to their own traps.\
Players are able to set their trap combinations within three methods, namely Brutality, Magnificence, or Humiliation; each different type used will grant different rewards from the devil’s three servants. Effective utilisation of the environment also allows the player to deal additional damage to foes. The PlayStation Vita version of the game allows players to select and activate traps using the touch screen.