The last game in the Blackwell series.
Vásárlói értékelés: Nagyon pozitív (194 értékelés)
Megjelenés dátuma: 2014. ápr. 24.
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"The high-point of a consistently strong series, and a great showcase of adventure game design that fits the story's theme."
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Értékelések

“It’s pretty much the perfect ending, both wrapping up and nailing a series that’s been going from strength to strength since it first appeared way back in 2006.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“The stakes are immense this time around. Rosa and Joey deal with more difficult cases and emotions than they’ve previously had to tackle. The game seems to be the longest yet and features a wide variety of locations to explore and characters to meet.”
Hardcore Gamer

“Its strong storytelling and solid puzzles will win you over.”
Adventure Gamers

A játékról

A dead man’s soul cries out against the force of a ferocious blizzard. He cries for help. He cries for answers. Then he screams as he is torn apart like damp tissue paper.

This wasn’t the first time, and it won’t be the last.

The police are powerless to stop it, so the duty falls to the only ones who can. What force could be so powerful – and so malevolent – that it would destroy the very core of a life in order to get what it wants? Rosa Blackwell and Joey Mallone mean to find out, even if it means risking themselves in the process.

Rendszerkövetelmények

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows ME or higher
    • Processor: Pentium or higher
    • Memory: 64 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 640x400, 32-bit colour: 700 Mhz system minimum
    • DirectX: Version 5.2
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
    • Sound Card: All DirectX-compatible sound cards
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows ME or higher
    • Processor: Pentium or higher
    • Memory: 64 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 640x400, 32-bit colour: 700 Mhz system minimum
    • DirectX: Version 5.2
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
    • Sound Card: All DirectX-compatible sound cards
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19 emberből 17 (89%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
35.3 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: január 8.
Rosangela Blackwell is a struggling author living in New York, and a medium. Enter Joey Mallone, a ghost and spirit guide tied to the female members of the Blackwell family. When Rosa's aunt, Lauren Blackwell, passes after being in a coma for decades, Joey is 'released' from Lauren and enters Rosa's life. Details are revealed throughout the five installments of the Blackwell series regarding the female members of the Blackwell family, how Joey came to be, what happened to Aunt Lauren to trap her in a comatose state, etc. Together, Rosa and Joey seek out and help tormented ghosts trapped in the physical world cross over to "the other side" throughout the series.

In BLACKWELL EPIPHANY, the fifth and final installment of the game series.
Rosa’s now fully embraced her quest to find trapped spirits in New York and help them to move on. We finally discover the origins of the two most prominent characters of the series, and learn a little more about a shadowy organization that is the antithesis of everything Rosa and Joey stand for. Many answers to things will be brought to light which have been hanging over the series since it's inception. The Blackwell series has always been focused on human stories, which has made this series so special. It definitely stands strong on its own merits with the incredible writing of Dave Gilbert.

EPIPHANY begins and immediately takes a serious dark turn when people's souls are ripped apart right in front of Rosa and Joey's eyes. And there's the ghost of a little girl which hits Rosa and Joey harder than others -- but, for the most part, not treated as all that different or special than the others along their journey. Death is unfair. Rosa and Joey know and accept that. It's the race to get the little girl's ghost ‘safe’ before whatever is destroying souls can take her death as easily as it took her life. There are other ghosts to be dealt with, too. From the TV news anchor desperate to leave her past behind, to the brother and sister striving to deal with childhood abuse.

How does one end such a phenomenal series? When you get to the last act, everything kicks into high gear heading for the finish line ... the grand finale. And, wow! What a finale! The very last scene is ... dare I say ... perfect!
Thanks, Dave, for such a wonderful experience over the past decade with the Blackwell series. Kudos!!!

(To enjoy the story at it's best, the games should be played in order of creation. 1st 'LEGACY' -- 2nd 'UNBOUND' which explores the events and time that Lauren Blackwell and Joey were working together in the 1970s (while Unbound turned out, unintentionally, to be a prequel to Legacy, it should be played after Legacy to not only help enlighten the player as to what happened in the first installment, but also gives the player clues as to what is coming in future installments) -- 3rd 'CONVERGENCE' which takes place about six months after the events in Legacy -- 4th 'DECEPTION' which takes place some time after Convergence -- and 5th 'EPIPHANY', which is the final installment in the Blackwell game series.)
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12 emberből 10 (83%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
12.7 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: január 8.
Overview: Blackwell Epiphany is the fifth and final installment in my favorite point-and-click adventure series in this century. The Blackwell series definitely has a special place in my heart. Epiphany tells the story of Rosangela Blackwell, an experienced medium (aka Bestower), and Joey, a spirit stuck with the Blackwell family, and they both go about solving mysteries in NYC and investigating cases related to ghosts who couldn't move on to the afterlife.

Pros:
  • Despite having ghosts and all, characters are very realistic, well-developed, deep, interesting, funny, and loveable
  • The story is interesting and solving the mysteries is really fun (despite the whole game being really on the depressive side)
  • Great and unpredictable ending to the series--I've read some bad reviews about it, but I thought it was awesome
  • Everything you've ever wanted to know about the series will probably be answered
  • The puzzles are kept to a sober level of difficulty, but there's no handholding, either--if you're used to the series, you shouldn't get stuck or need any guides
  • The dialogues and the voice acting are really outstanding, I can't stress it enough.
  • Has a very interesting mechanic in which you combine clues instead of items to solve puzzles, and that works really well with the investigation theme. This feature is even improved in this game, as good as in Deception or probably slightly better.
  • Once again, you get to control both Rosa and Joey (whose roll is even bigger then in Deception), adding a lot to the puzzles
  • Like in Deception, having the smartphone to do research and calls makes the game flow even better than the first three games
  • Really gorgeous retro graphics, always going up in quality throughout the games
  • BGM is awesome

Cons:
  • No in-game way to change the resolution
  • Alt+tabbing and alt+escing kinda screw the game (keyboard stops being recognized, some dialogues get cut down in a split second and you can't listen to/read them anymore), so you'll probably have to quit it and load it again to solve this issue
  • A few minor inconsistencies, like characters not reaching the conclusion at the right time, or combining clues not working until after it was reasonable for it to work and stuff like that (most of those were indirectly justified in the commentaries, like "this was added in the last week of production" or something like that)
  • IT'S OVER!!! =(

Bought on: Steam Store for R$ 11,19 (US$ 5.99 in the US at that time). I would've bought it last holiday sales even if it had no discount (and I wouldn't be disappointed).

Verdict: This is the last game in the series. Epiphany is considerably better, deeper, longer, more clever and more emotional than its prequels. Definitely the most serious, depressing (in a good way) and enjoyable game in the series. It's really fun and brings you back to old-school adventure games, while still bringing fresh elements to the table. Epiphany also imerses you in this intricate plot in a way like no other Blackwell game does (and they were already good at that). If you're into classic point-and-click games, you most definitely have to try it! Don't forget to play the other titles first! While you could play Epiphany as a standalone game, you'll miss a lot if you haven't played the other games. So don't do it! Start at the beginning. One thousand thumbs up!
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7 emberből 7 (100%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
16.7 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: január 12.
Epiphany really nails the final and most ambitious chapter to a charming and engaging supernatural detective series. The production quality has taken an obvious step up with Ben Chandler stepping in as lead artist, and Dave Gilbert honing his writing skills and puzzle design to near perfection. We get further backstory, a tying together of previous story threads, and closure.

I have more to say about the unique strengths & weaknesses of the series, but I'll put them into my 'The Blackwell Legacy' review. The above is a simple thumbs up for those who've completed previous installments.
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4 emberből 4 (100%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
20.0 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: május 17.
So this is the final episode of this great adventure game series. I just love the whole saga. Story is very enthralling, never boring. And 2 main characters, you will just fall in love with them. That's why the ending of the last game is really hard to accept emotionally. It makes sad. The game gives emotion, will make you feel empathy for main characters. I seriously recommend this saga to anyone who likes old-school, pixelated point'n'click adventure games.
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3 emberből 3 (100%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
8.6 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: február 1.
A fantastic and emotional conclusion to a wonderful series.
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3 emberből 3 (100%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
9.8 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: február 4.
The following is my opinion on the Blackwell series (and not just this fifth and final installment

Though the design, length and quality of these games vary from one another (the production span is 8 years), it is nearly impossible to take them apart. Sure, the gameplay can change drastically, the tone may shift from giddy to utter dark but it never feels wrong. That's hard to explain but Dave Gilbert sure did great.

The writing is excellent, the voice acting is great, the puzzles are logic (which is not a given in adventure games) and the overall feel of the series is spot-on.

If you're a fan of point n' click you cannot miss those games. For the others, it may rest on your ability to enjoy a game under 480p with a slow pace. But it is absolutely worth it.

Oh, and Ben Chandler, the God-on-Earth-of-AGS-community has worked on the penultimate game as well as this one here. Just so you know.
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3 emberből 3 (100%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
7.9 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: március 9.
This game has achieved something I would not have thought possible: It made me cry! The last time that happened was somewhere around the release of the movie 'The Green Mile' (the killing of that mouse just hit me hard).

I started playing the Blackwell series because the first game was on sale and I really enjoy the 'adventure' games with great stories. After I finished the first one I couldn't stop and played through all of the other ones as well. The grand finale of the series, Blackwell Epiphany, is in my opinion the best of them all.
The ending was just overwhelming and beautiful. These games had, no pun intended, soul!
Dave Gilbert, thank you.
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2 emberből 2 (100%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
5.4 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: március 16.
If you liked the first 4 games, you'll probably enjoy this finale. Play the first 4 though! The final installment has the best graphics and the most gameplay time. I enjoyed the story and I think most of the loose ends were tied up satisfactorily.
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1 emberből 1 (100%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
6.6 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2014. december 10.
Blackwell Epiphany may not be the best ending of the Blackwell series, but it’s totally worth playing.It takes you inside the story by introducing fantastic music and dialogue. With plenty of well thought puzzles and cases to crack, the game is worth spending time and money on, especially for those who have been with this series for years. Full Review.
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1 emberből 1 (100%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
10.1 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: május 21.
Finishing Blackwell Epiphany, the fifth and final Blackwell game, feels like the end of an era. And it's impossible to talk about this game individually outside the context of the entire series.

The Blackwell games are the kind of games you enjoy while sipping on a smooth whiskey and listening to slow jazz. Luckily, the games' soundtracks provide some amazing jazz, so you only have to worry about the whiskey.

The art is a purposefully pixelated retro style, which works because the gameplay and philosophy behind it is very much in tune with the visually similar point-and-click adventure games of the 90's.

The puzzles can be occasionally obtuse and frustrating, but for the most part once you learn the mechanics you'll know what to do next. And if you don't, the one tried-and-true adventure game formula of exhausting all conversation options and trying to combine every item with everything interactable will inevitably work.

Where the game really shines is the voice acting. Dave Gilbert continually got very talented people to work with him and the games are so much better for it. Both Abe Goldfarb and Rebecca Whittaker deserve to win awards for their multiple performances.

The series just kept getting better and better, making Epiphany easily the best entry of them all. The story really shines when it gets dark and serious, and Epiphany succeeds tremendously there. I'm so glad the writing didn't shy away from some really rough places and concepts. Bravo for taking a risk and going there.

This game is like the icing on the layered cake of the whole series. Its creators should be very proud of it. You won't find better on the indie adventure game scene. I'm beyond excited for what the team at Wadjet Eye games does next.
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1 emberből 1 (100%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
7.4 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: január 2.
The whole serie of Blackwell is pretty much must have for adventure fans. Something about those games, just gets you from first screen of Legacy to a final conclusion of Epiphany... What else to say? Blackwell franchise tells a story about Rosa Blackwell and her ghost friend Joey, their work is to help spirits accept their death and help them to move on to the other side. Anyone can recall another game about medium job? That would actually includ just that, been a medium? As far as I know, Blackwell uniq in that matter. It kinda blurs in final installment, but nevertheless stays true to it's origins. Charecter development is amazing! Voice acting is cheesy at first and second games, but overwhelmengly great at later instalments. Gameplay is easy and relaxing, for adventure game it doesn't have too difficult puzzles or even pixel hunting, it based around dialogues mostly. Also all games are releatively short, but entertaining.

Aw shucks. Dunno what else to say... Just that I guess: You love adventures? Get Blackwell!
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1 emberből 1 (100%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
7.7 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: május 16.
Here’s a point and click series that has been eight in years in the making. Fortunately, I did not spend eight years waiting to play them all as I started in early 2014, just in time for the last one to be released. The series aging poorly over a such a long time isn’t really an issue here as it’s done in the 90s style of point and click adventures. Pixel graphics, above-par voice acting, items to pick up and most of all, a compelling story.

What do I think? Not bad, not bad at all. The characters draw you into well-written, appropriately voiced, engaging point-and-click adventure. It’s probably one of the most intuitive adventures I’ve played in a while (especially after playing Monkey Island and Sam & Max). It’s also the only point and click adventure I’ve played set in modern times, in the real world. It’s weird to have to think ‘modern’
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1 emberből 1 (100%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
6.8 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: május 5.
An excellent ending to an excellent series. Holy crap. Things you will learn in this final episode:

--The full story about what happened to Lauren Blackwell
--The rest of Joey's story
--What happened to Madeline
--An explanation of happened to Gavin's spirit
--AND OTHER COOL THINGS

Great story games don't come along often. Now that Blackwell is over, I must pull up my hood and wander back out into the good story desert....

...on the other hand... Dave Gilbert has written a lot of other games... goodbye, money?
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3 emberből 2 (67%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
10.7 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2014. december 23.
If you enjoyed the previous Blackwell games, pick this up. Wraps up the series well, with even better production values than the last game.
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3 emberből 2 (67%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
12.7 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2014. december 18.
Uhh, what even to say. If you're here it's probably because you played the other games in series, or at least one of them. It's not the best in the series plot-wise but it's still good in that regard, and it's great in terms of game design. People complaining about the ending are 100% in the right to do so, though I'm not especially bothered by it. But yeah. If you liked 1-4 then 5 will be enjoyable too.
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4 emberből 2 (50%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
5.6 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2014. december 27.
Great end to a great series.
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2 emberből 1 (50%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
5.1 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2014. december 21.
Fantastic conclusion to the series on a character and emotional level. Some of the plot stuff is a bit out there for a series that started off relatively grounded. But still, it wraps up pretty much every dangling thread of the series, touching on various past antagonists and even giving closure the characters in the prequel game (the second one) and ends with a closed book for the most part, which is pretty rare for video games in their constant bid for sequels. Game is a bit meatier than the rest of series, lasting me about 5 hours when the rest lasted about 3, and continues the trend of the series refining as it went along when it came to its' mechanics. Most of the puzzles are pretty well done save for a couple pixel hunt moment. Snag it if you like adventure games, and if you haven't played the series at all, they're a great little run of games that know when to not overstay their welcome.
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77 emberből 74 (96%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
6.1 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2014. április 24.
It's not very common for a video game to have a totally satisfying and conclusive ending, even more so if it’s a series. The Blackwell games managed to stick the landing completely and Epiphany makes for one of the best conclusions I've ever seen in a video game.

Do yourself a favor and buy the whole series right now and start from the beginning. The series grows and gets better with each installment. Epiphany is just a great culmination of everything that came before it mixing great writing and logical puzzles into an overall fantastic game.

Epiphany has quickly become one of my new favorite games. I also would say that The Blackwell Series as a whole easily rivals the adventure game classics. Fans of the series should buy this game ASAP and for those who haven't played them I reiterate to just buy the whole series now if you're interested, you’re in for a memorable ride. I definitely won't be forgetting it anytime soon.
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39 emberből 36 (92%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
5.6 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2014. április 24.
Oh, where to start?! If you've never played a Blackwell game before you really should start with The Blackwell Legacy (or even The Shivah, which ties-in) because this is the fifth and final part of a story arc, and it just won't mean anything to you unless you've done the others. It is a fairly typical Wadjet Eye game - good characters, a deep, rich plot, great music and some lovely art that mixes modern with retro styles - and it comes with the flaws you expect from adventure games, i.e. moon logic and a rigid progression structure... ah, whatever. It doesn't matter.

If you liked the earlier Blackwell titles, this will cap the story for you and you just... have to. Seriously. BUY IT.
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30 emberből 29 (97%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
17.5 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2014. október 27.
111 reviews, only 15 bucks, published way back in April... how unfortunate.

Only one guide for this game. One. The only one that I could find anyway. I only really looked for it because I had a slight difficulty with something I missed. I'd seen what I needed to do earlier, I just didn't remember, probably because I'd run out of coffee quite a while ago.

Anything I could rag on this game would pretty much be nitpicking. In all honesty, if this game made any screw-ups, they are no worse than certain AAA titles that get stupidly enormous amounts of undeserved praise. The ending wasn't perfect, I kinda saw it coming, but it gripped me and it didn't ♥♥♥♥ me off. Granted, yes, a few holes were left unfilled, but ultimately they can somewhat be ignored due to the way things were wrapped up being quite final. It did seem a tad abrupt, though, but I've seen far worse endings, believe me.

The gameplay tries to draw elements from all the previous titles and succeeds rather well. I felt it was a bit of a challenge without being completely convoluted and irrational as torturing your neighbor's dog for no reason, so I'm happy. At no point did I really need a guide, but nothing was excessively easy. This and the last game both did this pretty well, unlike Convergence which felt rather too straightforward to me.

Maybe the series could have kept going, wrapped a few more loose-ends up, but overall I think this was a fine conclusion to an excellent series. It's a shining light at the end of it all.
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