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When 3 NYU students kill themselves, nobody thinks that a sinister force is at work. Nobody but fledgling medium Rosa Blackwell & her new spirit guide Joey Mallone.
Release Date: Jan 13, 2012
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Buy The Blackwell Legacy

$4.99

Packages that include this game

Buy The Blackwell Bundle

Includes 4 items: The Blackwell Legacy, Blackwell Unbound, Blackwell Convergence, Blackwell Deception

Buy Blackwell Epiphany

$14.99

About the Game

When Rosa Blackwell's only relative dies after twenty years in a coma, she thinks the worst is over.  This all changes when Joey Mallone, a sardonic ghost from the 1930s, blows into her life and tells her that she is a medium.  Whether they like it or not, it is up to them to cure the supernatural ills of New York in this critically-acclaimed series of point-and-click adventure games.
When three NYU students kill themselves one after the other, nobody thinks that a sinister force is at work.  Nobody but fledgling medium Rosa Blackwell and her new spirit guide Joey Mallone.  It's trial by fire as they set these troubled spirits to rest.

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows ME or higher
    • Processor:Pentium or higher
    • Memory:64 MB RAM
    • Graphics:640x400, 32-bit colour: 700 Mhz system minimum
    • DirectX®:5.0
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    • Sound:All DirectX-compatible sound cards
Helpful customer reviews
72 of 88 people (82%) found this review helpful
292 products in account
49 reviews
4.7 hrs on record
“Evil doers beware! I’m Joey Mallone and I command the power of light breezes!”

The Blackwell Legacy represents the first of five parts in the Blackwell series. It is a solid point & click adventure game with an interesting female protagonist and a promising storyline. While most of the puzzles are easy to solve, some of them do not work out as intended, resulting in a break in immersion (e.g. the dog in the park).

Fun fact: Game developers always hire their family and friends to do the voice acting.
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My rating system consists of six categories in descending order of importance:

- Atmosphere
- Characters
- Details
- Puzzles
- Story
- Controls

Based on the performance each category will receive one of the following grading:

- S-Rank: excellent
- A-Rank: very good
- B-Rank: solid
- C-Rank: satisfactory
- D-Rank: inferior

If the S-Rank is awarded, a quote from the game or personal comment will be added as a token of my respect (in brackets).
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Atmosphere: A-Rank

Characters: A-Rank

Details: B-Rank

Puzzles: B-Rank

Story: B-Rank (A-Rank for the underlying storyline)

Controls: B-Rank
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To conquer all achievements of The Blackwell Legacy, you will most likely spend around 4 hours. A detailed achievement guide can be found on the link below.

http://www.wadjeteyegames.com/forum/index.php?topic=1458.0

Achievement difficulty: 1 of 10

Common:
- Singleplayer [+1]
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Blackwell Epiphany (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2014
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Blackwell Deception (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2013
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Blackwell Convergence (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2009
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197968514473/recommended/80350/
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Blackwell Unbound (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2007
http://steamcommunity.com//profiles/76561197968514473/recommended/80340/
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The Blackwell Legacy (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2006
Posted: May 12th, 2014
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
207 products in account
1 review
5.8 hrs on record
I'll keep this short. Dave Gilbert is basically the guy who got me interested in point & click games again. The game just got a new patch with additional commentary etc as well, so.. Personal recommendation coming here: Get this first game & then, when you realize how good it is.. buy the rest of them.
Posted: April 21st, 2014
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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
1,352 products in account
110 reviews
3.3 hrs on record
Just one heck of a solid old school adventure game. Great start to the series and I'm glad I got around to actually playing it.
Posted: June 8th, 2014
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
173 products in account
7 reviews
4.1 hrs on record
Such a well done point-and-click adventure for so little money. I just feel it should be more popular. It's a nice start to a series I'm eager to know more about.
Posted: June 28th, 2014
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40 of 74 people (54%) found this review helpful
231 products in account
26 reviews
7.1 hrs on record
Genre: Point-and-Click Adventure

Summary:
Following the death of her aunt, Rosangela Blackwell meets Joey Mallone, a ghost, and inherits her family legacy of guiding spirits to the afterlife.
At Joey's insistence, she begins an investigation to find the culprit behind a recent string of deaths involving college students.

Pros:
- The rules of the game's world are thought-out and established for future installments.
- The puzzles, despite their flaws, are both interesting and unique.
- Most of the voice acting is good.
- Wonderful soundtrack that complements the game well.
- Voiced commentary covers a wide-range of topics offering much insight on the development process.
- Unlockable gag reels, sound test, and concept art.

Cons:
- Several puzzles are unintuitive/strict regarding actions taken beforehand. This leads to a lot of backtracking.
- Plot is far-fetched with boring premises for the individual cases.
- There are frame drops during several parts of the game.
- The new additions to the developer commentary is mostly apologies.
Posted: February 25th, 2014
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