The Blackwell Legacy is the first game in the Blackwell series (the others being Blackwell Unbound, Blackwell Convergence and Blackwell Deception in order of release, with a fifth and final game coming soon).
Modled on old school point and click adventure games, this takes both the good and the bad from the genre. While the story and the characters (and when I say characters I mean the protaganists) are well developed and some of the puzzles are well thought out, there's a lot of backtracking and a few puzzles that just don't work and the game refuses to help assist you, with no hints or advice.
The story involes Rosa a young girl in New York whose only relative, her Aunt, recently passed away having spent most of Rosa's life in a mental ward. Whilst investigating a local suicide for a newspaper article Rosa encounters the ghost of Joey Mallone who explains that like her Aunt she is a medium and must help lost sprirts move on.
There's more to the story in the game, and it also develops further over the sequals, so to say anymore would be spoling it. The game is fully voice acted and Rosa and Joey's actors put in excelent performances, though the rest of the characters vary from poor to good. The graphics are relaible, with charcter models and backdrops looking a lot like older P&C adventures, but still seeming fairly modern.
I got stuck once or twice at some of the previously mentioned poor puzzles (THE F&%*ING DOG LEAD) but there are plenty of guides online to help you out. The game is quite short and will proably take aywhere between 2-4 hours to complete first time round, however there are 8 achivements to earn, only 3 of which you get for just playing the game to completeion as standard, and a commentary mode by the creator (wherein he talks about the creation of the game the difficulties and what he learnt from it) which adds extra playtime.
+ Intresting Story and Charcters
+ Some clever puzzles
+ Good voice acting for the main protagainsts
+ Great music and decent graphics
- Some really frustrating puzzles
- Too much bactracking
- Alot is just set up for the sequals.
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