The year is 1973. The sound of a lone, ethereal saxophone drifts over the Roosevelt Island promenade, while a series of accidents plague a midtown construction site. The citizens of Manhattan take no notice of these events, let alone think they are connected.
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Julkaisupäivä: 13. tammi, 2012

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Osta Blackwell Unbound

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Osta The Blackwell Bundle

Sisältää 4 kohdetta: Blackwell Convergence, Blackwell Deception, Blackwell Unbound, The Blackwell Legacy


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"Actually the second game in the series, a very well-written experience with a good story and the amazing protagonists. Both memorable and enjoyable."

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The year is 1973. The sound of a lone, ethereal saxophone drifts over the Roosevelt Island promenade, while a series of accidents plague a midtown construction site. The citizens of Manhattan take no notice of these events, let alone think they are connected.
Embittered medium Lauren Blackwell and her spirit guide Joey Mallone are the only ones who believe that there is anything strange going on, and they are the only ones who can stop an enigmatic killer from striking again...


    • 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
Hyödylliset arvostelut
12/12 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
5.0 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 17. elokuu.
Blackwell Unbound is the second installment of Blackwell series, and it is a prequel to the first game. Here, we take the chance of experiencing the previous generation of the Legacy, with Lauren Blackwell. I have to say that the previous game left me with such great expectations, I rushed to play this one and first, was quite confused not the find Rosa. The city, the time, even Joey's attitude was different. Then I realized that finding Lauren instead, was a welcoming surprise in the end.

In this game we play as Lauren Blackwell, Rosa's witty and daring aunt back in 1970s. She is a chain smoker, a lady with an attitude and she has the guts that Rosa lacked in the previous game. She takes the day as it comes, and doesn't rest until a case is closed. Alongside Joey - the famous legacy himself - they investigate many potential cases and guide restless spirits to their after lives. In this specific period of their partnership however, they shall meet a strange old lady and end up witnessing a darker shade of what being a medium actually means.

This game is a bit grim in tone compared to the Blackwell Legacy. Dialogues carry sharp, two sided meanings, heavy with bittersweet feelings and a burdening suspense. The nature of the cases, and their resulting situation reveals a darker, shadier side to the medium business. Since we already know how Lauren's story will end eventually, seeing her venturing further down into her story is somehow heartbreaking.

Lauren is a strong character, as I briefly described before. She is so driven and so courageous, she ends up being downright suicidal sometimes. Her relationship with Joey is completely different whence compared to Rosa's relationship. We experience the advantage that Lauren and Joey already knew each other for a long time. So there is no awkwardness in their relationship. There is no "Oh no, ghosts are real?" period. I wondered if there would even be a little romance between them! I personally think this was a great opportunity to discover further background and in-depth personality to Joey and Lauren Blackwell.

The gameplay is nearly the same as before, yet the loveliest addition to the game is that Joey has become a playable character now. You are welcome to send him through walls or use his perception to check on the environment to catch a small nuance that may help you to progress in the case. I have to add that the voice acting was remarkably improved compared to the first game also. Alongside the commentary feature which we are already familiar with, you can enjoy some backdrop jokes, concept arts and various unused recordings when you finish the game.

All in all, I liked this one and now I feel more attracted to the Blackwell series altogether, witnessing Lauren and Joey in their time. Whence you look up on a family tree and compare the generations, it is not possible not to connect yourself better with given history. I cannot wait to play the third part and see what Rosa has been up to!
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3/3 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
1.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 21. kesäkuu.
After the first Blackwell game I was hooked on the story, but had things I wished future entries would improve on. I'm glad to say the second game was just the kind of leap forward in quality I was hoping for.

The music was borderline inappropriate in the first game, and here in the second game it's just perfect. The art is better, the game is more stable, and the puzzle designs are more ambitious, without turning into a complete pain in the ♥♥♥. Like the first game it’s short and easy, which is perfectly fine for the story it’s trying to tell. I had a great time with it.
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2/2 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
4.0 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 21. toukokuu.
This is my favorite game of the series. Why? Because of the setting. Their portrayal of 1973 life was accurate enough to make me nostalgic. Although I was a baby in the 70's, enough of it carried over into the early 80's that was when my first memories were forming. Things that are to become relics or already have, like wired phones, telephone books! (these were Google before the internet), cold calls, smoking everywhere, tube tvs, transistor radios, were all nice details that breathed life into the game. Thanks Wadjet.
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2/2 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
2.7 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 22. kesäkuu.
Your choice is really simple actually. If you enjoyed the first game of this series, "The Blackwell Legacy", you'll find this one even more enjoyable. It has "better" design, comparing to the previous installment, of course. It serves as a prequel, and follows a part of Lauren Blackwell's life, Rosangela's aunt. The soundtrack is much more improved and I really love the addition of Jazz and what not. Just get the entire bundle on this series, you will not regret it. Voice acting is basically equal to the previous title, and I love some of the recorded voices (especially Joey Mallone's). Please keep in mind that if you are not a fan of the point&click genre and if you mind playing a game with low resolution and low quality (pixelated) graphics, then the Blackwell series is not or you. I mean, the whole of WadjetEye's are not for you. Cuddos for The Shivah's easter egg. Really recommend this title.
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2/2 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
7.3 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 3. toukokuu.
In this sequel to the previous Blackwell: Legacy, the narrative switches over to Rosangela's aunt and predecessor, Lauren. Lauren and her spirit guide, Joey, have been working together for some time by the start of this game and so the introductions and surprise of the last game have been replaced with an easy rapport. The transition of protagonist could have been disruptive, but considering the previous game ends on the question of Lauren's life and career, the chance to learn more about her was a welcome one. By making a full game of the answer instead of gaining this information through flashback or exposition (either from lost letters or Joey himself), you get a chance to see Lauren and Joey really interact with one another. In fact, moments where Joey has to comfort Lauren or talk her through the problem at hand are a common mechanic used to pause and sort through a twisted, interconnected set of cases. This installment has everything the past one did: retro/pixel graphics, great writing backed by great voice acting, and puzzles that are engaging as well as logical. Most importantly, this installment builds the same need to learn more, to see where this is going, as the last one did. I'm not sure if I'm excited to actually play the next game (I did play this immediately after finishing Legacy), but I am eager to learn more about the Blackwells and their relationship with the spirit world.
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