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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发行日期: 2012年1月13日

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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...

系统需求

    • 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
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4.2 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年11月19日
Blackwell系列的第二作,继承了前作的所有特色,依然短小精悍

本作在时间线上属于Legacy的前传,讲述Rosa出生以前Lauren阿姨和Joey搭档做灵媒时的故事,剧情主要是为第三部Convergence作铺垫,作者Dave在做正统续作Convergence时需要回顾一个几十年前的事件,他觉得回顾有点长,干脆单独提出来做成一个游戏好了,于是这就有了这里的Unbound

因为本作是临时决定做成游戏的,所以经费严重不足,虽然剧本没有缩水(本来就短,再缩水就没了),但实在是请不起美工了,以至于本作背景简陋,人物对话时没有头像,在画面上比起Legacy反而退步了,大家凑合着看吧……作者默认玩家玩Unbound的时候已经玩过Legacy了,所以对故事背景人物关系没有任何交代,请新人注意这点

阿姨Lauren是个重度烟瘾患者(阿姨声线好顶赞!没有头像略怨念),家里一堆烟灰缸以便于在任何时候任何地点任何姿势抽烟,游戏里出场就开始抽烟,一闲下来就抽烟,解决事件回家第一件事是先抽根烟放松放松~Joey在Legacy时被玩家指责不断划水存在感低下,于是本作开始他的吐槽能力直线上升,并引入双主角切换功能,很多谜题需要直接操控Joey来完成

故事主要围绕阿姨接下的两个独立的鬼魂事件,钉子户和街头音乐家,玩家可以按自己喜好选择先完成哪个后完成哪个,同时进行也可以;两个事件最后都会指向一个疯老婆子和一个报社的记者,于是……

虽然因为经费问题造成了一些遗憾,但内容上还是比较让人满意的,毕竟是唯一以Lauren阿姨为主角的一作,而且玩完本作也能更好的理解续作Convergence,如果已经跳了Blackwell的坑那么这款当然不能错过
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8.4 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年11月6日
这个游戏我在Steam上一共玩了五部,分别是Legacy、Convergence、Unbound、Deception、Epiphany,每部游戏其实很短,大约2小时左右的游戏时间。
主角Rosa Blackwell有一天发现自己能看到鬼魂,在Rose的姑妈死去后,一个打扮古老的鬼魂Joey找到她,自称是她姑妈的搭档,现在要和她一起工作。Rosa这才知道,原来她的家族有独特的血统,世代都有人能够成为“通灵者”。所谓通灵者,往往和一个长期行于凡间的鬼魂成为搭档,一起去帮助那些迷失在人间无法升天的灵魂,这些灵魂大都因为某种偏执的信念,死后回到某地,长期徘徊在那里不离去,而通灵者和搭档帮助这些人明白自己已死,引领他们升天。
于是Rosa尝试和Joey一起去“解脱”这些魂灵,在这个过程中,他们往往还要担负起侦探的工作,不是所有的鬼魂都能靠近,而且她们大都不轻易接受劝解,往往需要了解到他们偏执的东西,或是找到与之沟通的方法,才能够真正说服这些魂灵,为此她们时常陷入危险,也经常发现阴谋,但这都是值得的。
好像日本漫画关于地缚灵有很多类似的情节,但和一些故事不同的是,游戏中的鬼魂大都不是什么特殊人物,其中有不肯接受拆迁的大妈,有公司破产了老婆跑了跳楼还不甘心的老板,有单纯想念女友的艺术家,等等,他们执着的也未必是什么天大的冤屈,大多数都是自己想不开。游戏展现给玩家的,是平凡人所能面对的困难与疑惑,这点和《地狱先生》里面那种惨动天地的“地缚灵”故事有所不同。而游戏的重点也是在去调查这些魂灵的过去时解除谜题寻找真相的过程,询问证人有关线索、组合关键词发现奥秘、寻找有关的场景和电话等等,一个案子相当于一集美剧的故事量。
游戏对话比较简洁,整体玩下来很流畅,情节也够扣人心弦,要说缺点,就是游戏画面有够复古,可能有人会忍受不了。

《失去束缚》的两个案子都是小人物,但又出现了伯爵夫人。
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4.8 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:1月2日
The Blackwell 系列的第二部,剧情时间线来说是最早发生的一部,讲的是姑妈 Lauren和Joey 的故事。虽然和第一部 Legacy 没有直接联系,但是本作是第三部 Convergence 的铺垫,相关人物也会在后几部里出现,因此还是推荐各位玩一下。

Unbound 这部作品的产生其实纯属意外:制作组在做正统续传Convergence 的时候发现Lauren 姑妈的铺垫实在是太长了,索性独立出来单做一个新游戏比较合适。因为是仓促立项的产物,游戏制作时间不长(仅有2个月),经费也不够,因此和前一作相比,画面有着很严重的退步,剧情也稍微短了一些。本作也是全系列里唯一一部没有头像的作品,如果想看到 Lauren 姑妈真容的只能去玩大结局 Epiphany……不过那里姑妈已经30+,看不到本作的萝莉形态了。

尽管制作粗糙,画面残念,本作还是有不少亮点的。一是双主角系统。本作中的Joey哥终于摆脱了前作中酱油挡路男的形象,无论是剧情还是解谜中的存在感都有所上升;使用Joey穿墙看东西也成了本系列的经典解谜方式之一。二是新加入的搜索系统。本作中很多解谜需要查电话本才能继续推进剧情,虽然很现实,但是由于各种原因这也导致本作和后面的 Convergence 变成了烦躁的不断回家查电话本/电脑,这一点差评。另一点是剧情的自由分支。为了不让玩家们厌烦这种典型的发现鬼魂-寻找原因-超度鬼魂的三板斧模式,本作加入了自由分支系统,两个案子可以自由选择破案顺序。虽然依旧有着分支比重不同,而且由于流程过短导致模式化的感觉更明显的弊病,但这种尝试无疑是值得好评的,制作组在最后两部中也套用了这个模式。

最后说说剧情。其实本作的剧情没太多好说的,不过可以从许多细节中推测出来The Blackwell 原始故事的大概:Lauren 的梦里有一些是在第一部 Legacy 中出现过的场景,估计是原始故事的一部分。感觉这个工作室的故事很受劳伦斯·布洛克的影响,除了笔力实在和大师有所差距……Lauren 姑妈的性格简直是不傲娇的女版马修·斯卡德:颓废+烟瘾,对走无常事业也只是被动接受。而Joey 则是继承了傲娇+超级热心肠。本作也揭示了走无常工作的另一面:终身制、没报酬、工作量大,而且还有犯法的风险,看看天朝……唉。

尽管游戏质量只能说是差强人意,但是对于已经跳坑的各位而言,《Blackwell Unbound》依旧是不容错过的作品。和系列其它作品一样,本作依然是有卡有成就,而且打包能到75 OFF,推荐各位买来刷刷看。
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7.4 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年12月31日
Short Verdict: Blackwell Unbound is the second installment in my favorite point-and-click adventure series in this century. The Blackwell series definitely has a special place in my heart. BU tells the story of Lauren Blackwell, a medium, and Joey, a spirit stuck with the Blackwell family, and they both go about solving mysteries in the 70's, if I'm not mistaken, and investigating cases related to ghosts who have problems moving on to the afterlife. It's definitely better than The Blackwell Legacy, but the sequels are even better. It's really fun and brings you back to old-school adventure games, while still bringing fresh elements to the table. If you're into classic point-and-click games, you most definitely have to try it! I had played it a few years ago and it was still fun to replay it now. Don't forget to play The Blackwell Legacy first! While you could play BU as a standalone game, you'll miss a little bit if you haven't played TBL.

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
  • The puzzles are kept to a sober level of difficulty, but there's no handholding, either
  • The dialogues and the voice acting are really outstanding, I can't stress it enough. And this game has no problems with different volumes like its prequel.
  • 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 time you get to control both Lauren and Joey, adding a lot to the puzzles
  • Beautiful retro graphics
  • BGM is awesome, way better than the already good tunes from TBL

Cons:
  • Sometimes the audio played doesn't match the text written
  • The low resolution annoys me a bit (you can set it to 1280x960, though, but that option is hard to find)
  • While the game itself is a lot more polished than its prequel, they didn't take the time to properly proofread the dialogues, especially the ones with a character named C.

Bought on: PC and Android Bundle 11 by Humble Bundle for an average of US$ 0.55 (roughly R$ 1,46). It's also totally worth its full price, which isn't high at all!
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4.6 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年10月28日
This one touched me more than first one. Beautiful game, great story.
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3.1 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年10月18日
Blackwell Unbound is the second game in the Blackwell series, and it’s a very considerable improvement over its predecessor. It takes all the concepts introduced in the first game and explores them far more thoroughly, creating a perfect blend of gameplay, story, and puzzle difficulty. While still great, Blackwell Legacy was at times too linear and straight-forward, as well as ruled over by its exposition.

Now, Blackwell Unbound takes a step forward and balances all its elements very well. The writing and characters are absolutely wonderful, and the jazz-noir atmosphere is thoroughly soothing. And the puzzles, as mentioned, are a bunch of fun to solve. After playing it, it's suitably become one of my favorites in the genre.
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4.6 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年9月24日
Second game of the Blackwell saga, and actually a prequel to The Blackwell Legacy, The Blackwell Unbound is one charming point and click adventure. Featuring Lauren Blackwell, Rosa's aunt, the game is full of little details that will help us understand that part of Lauren's past we just had a glimpse of in the first game, and her connection with Joey. New York in the seventies is so freaking cool in this game, and so are the strange and funny characters (and ghosts) that Lauren and Joey will find on their journey.

As always with the Balckwell games we're not talking about a game hard to beat, the puzzles are pretty easy, but even if I don't like it very much I'm inclined to think that it is a specific design choice to make the story flow freely at any time. The narrative aspect of the Blackwell games is prominent, the story is very well written and it always feels that the player can identify with the characters and some of their problems, and choices. Plus, Joey. Joey's awesome. So, essentially, the Blackwell Unbound is a good game "per se", a very cool second chapter of the saga, and a great prequel.
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2.0 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年9月10日
Blackwell Unbound is a prequel to The Blackwell Legacy. It is a point and click adventure, and sticks to the usual control scheme and playstyle of the genre.

In Blackwell Unbound, you play the aunt of the protagonist of Blackwell Legacy. Since this game sort of jumps in to the middle of a relationship between a medium and spirit guide, it is helpful to play the original game first to get some explanation on what is going on. With the help of Joey Malone, a ghost from the 1940's, you must solve mysteries and help lost ghosts find their way to the spirit world. It is a nice shake up of the usual detective story dynamic. While you still must look for clues and interrogate witnesses, you are doing so with the help of a ghost. You can switch from time to time between Lauren and Joey, the ghost, to help you advance. Certain things can only be done by Joey, such as moving through walls or talking to other ghosts in the real world.

Blackwell Unbound runs a good bit shorter than The Blackwell Legacy. I really enjoyed the notebook functionality in the first game, but found it a little lacking in this one just due to the overall shortness of the game. This may be because while there is one overarching story, there are two distinct mysteries to solve. The first game just had one mystery that kind of led to another and so on, but the clues really built off each other and involved a lot more using the notebook to combine clues and interrogate witnesses.

The graphic style is pretty much unchanged from the first game. It is reminiscent of early 90's adventure games, which in my opinion have aged better than games from the late 90's and early 00's that begin using 3D. They look well enough, but they are really lacking in detail. It's ok to use that style, but I'd like to see it sharpened up a bit with some more detail added overall.

The voice acting is much improved, with only small complaints. The main character in particular sounds so much better. She sounds engaged in the story, while her predecessor sounded a little bored. Joey sounds the same, which is neither great nor bad. The main villain sounds pretty terrible in Blackwell Unbound. It really kind of removed me from the story. I think you will understand when you hear it.

Overall, I actually enjoyed this more than Blackwell Legacy. While it was a little shorter, and I missed using the notebook as much as the original, I found the overall improvement of the story and voice acting won out. I really like this main character more, although I'm not expecting to see much more of her. I will definitely try out the next game in the series, and recommend you give this game a look.

Grade: B+
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4.2 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年11月10日
Like the other Blackwell-Games, this is a very good low budget Point&Click-Adventure game and definitely worth buying if you like the genre! I would recommend starting with "Blackwell Legacy", as that is the first game in the series and "Blackwell Unbound" is the second one.

In contrast to the first game you won't see any major flaws in game design in this one (like huge infodumps and the infamous first rather boring puzzle with the doorman). The plot pacing is a lot faster and the puzzles are a bit more interesting. However, the game length stays about the same, depends how quick you solve all the puzzles, as does the general gameplay. You still got your notebook and puzzles are mostly solved via dialogues and said notebook and rarely with items in your inventory.

Personally, this is my favourite game of the series. I thought the relationship between Lauren and Joey was much more interesting than the one between Rosa and Joey, the dialogues were really good and fleshed out the characters really well. Besides that, I REALLY loved that voice of Lauren <3. I really wished Dave Gilbert would make another game with Lauren.
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2.5 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:1月4日
A short and sweet point and click in the old school tradition.
Wel lrealized characters with decent spoken dialogue, though the two leads were top knotch.
The puzzles were not too obtuse, but some of the solutions were somewhat "buried" which was a tiny bit annoying.
A better outing than the first game, Blackwell Legacy. I liked Lauren a lot better as a Main Character.
I like seeing how these indie games improve over time.
In the end it is well worth the 2-3 hour play time just for the music alone.
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1.0 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:1月23日
if your into point and clicks adventure games you can't go wrong with the Blackwell series.
they are ghost / detective stories where you'll need to swap between the 2 to hunt for clues.
kinda of serous stories with humor based on dialog between a disheartened girl with a smoking problem and her disgruntled ghost.

this one you play as Roses aunt, Lauren.
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3.1 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年9月1日
Even if Lauren is not nearly as interesting as Rosa, Blackwell Unbound is a solid prequel to one of the most interesting adventure games in a while. 7.5/10.
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2.6 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年12月21日
its ok
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4.8 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年5月13日
“BOO! Oh, look. I scared it to death. Wait. No. Hold on. It was already like that.”

Blackwell Unbound represents the second of five parts in the Blackwell series. On its own it is a prequel dealing with the past of the first game. Compared with its predecessor it has a better balance between gameplay and storytelling.

Other strong points are the mature characters and their witty dialogues. In addition the puzzles are more logical and the voice acting remains top notch. While the main story is not as strong as in Blackwell Legacy, the underlying storyline profits from this flashback.

Fun fact: The storyline of Blackwell Unbound was originally a part of Blackwell Convergence, but due to budget issues it was decided to release the game content as a stand-alone.
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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: A-Rank

Puzzles: A-Rank

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

Controls: B-Rank
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To conquer all achievements of The Blackwell Unbound, you will most likely spend around 4 hours. A detailed achievement guide can be found on the link below (thanks to nek♥|sorrow (。◕‿‿◕。)).

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=115254920

Achievement difficulty: 2 of 10

Common:
- Singleplayer [+1]

Special:
- Trying to Cut Down [+1]
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Blackwell Epiphany (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2014
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197968514473/recommended/236930/
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Blackwell Deception (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2013
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197968514473/recommended/80360/
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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
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The Blackwell Legacy (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2006
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197968514473/recommended/80330/
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4.3 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年1月1日
Not the biggest fan of the games of this series. While they are alright bite-sized adventure games I never really liked the characters very much (other then Joey). The puzzles were alright and the dialog...decent but I never got hooked on the story as a whole. Think this might be in the better half of the Blackwell games but as I cant really recommend any of the games seperatly as you should play all four as a whole you'd have to experience everything no matter what.

Has some tricky achievements that will require some extra focus (especially the smoking achievements). If you dont plan ahead during your first playthrough or use savefiles in a clever way you will need to beat the game twice. Also make sure, like all Blackwell games, to turn on the commentary track during your first playthrough.

Time to 100%: ~3-5 hours
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4.4 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年1月21日
Blackwell Unbound is one of the first few point-and-clicks that I genuinely liked. The game focuses on the story and character interaction so I found that I didn't have to think too much in order to progress through the game. I just found myself getting into all the conversations with the various personalities.

At certain points of the game, I found myself wanting to know more about certain characters. It's a bit unfortunate that the scope of what you discover isn't as broad as what it could be but then again, that kind of information can derail from this type of game's main focus.

My only real gripe with the game is how Lauren keeps flicking her cigarette all over the place when her apartment has like 3 ashtrays and an ashpail outside. You would think she'd use one of them.
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3.1 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2013年11月6日
This is a great prequel to Legacy. All of the investigation flows really smoothly and I only consulted a walkthrough for one minor thing that I missed. Really satisfying.
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3.3 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年7月6日
Blackwell Legacy & Unbound

Background: Love Point & clicks. Stumbled across this as a reddit recommend during the summer sale. Played shortly after Perfidious Petrol Station (similar style game) so was in the mood for retro gaming.

Reviewing both the first and second game as they are very similar and i played them back to back.

Impressions: Anyone whose played the first two Blackwell games will point to their lo-fi charm.. Blackwell captures the days of SCUMM/Lucasarts perfectly... all too perfectly with it's qwerks, dead-ends, glitches and clunky interface. But as ever it's the story and characters that need to stand-out and within 5minutes I was hooked on the plot and invested in the characters.

The Good:
* Superb story in a world that feels lived in.
* Original gameplay ideas that are fun to explore.
* Great characters and cases that make logical sense.
* The Notepad mechanic is genius.
* Recaptures the days of Monkey Island.
* Achievements make replay more fun.
* Commentary is fun and enlightening.

The Bad:
* Voice acting can be a little off (part of the charm).
* Can get deadended because you missed clicking one thing.
* Save/Load interface is awkward.
* Can't ALT+TAB on Win 7 without locking up and CTRL+DEL.
* Some visuals are stretched by widescreen monitors.
* Some lines unvoiced or used in error (very few).
* Commentary is spoliery don't listen on first play-through.
* Short length but value when bought as a pack.
* Bonus features has audio swearing not in the main game.

Recommended for: Old school P n' C fans who value plot and characters over glitz. Ideal for nostalgia hounds and teens who like the supernatural.

Conclusion.
7/10. It won't blow you away but it's a solid set of games and deserves to be played.
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9 人中有 8 人(89%)觉得这篇评测有价值
3.5 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2013年12月20日
Great game, better than the first! Compared to the first one the voice acting, art and story are much better. If your a fan of the first game, or just like point n' click adventures in general give this a go. This series is a great place to start for begginer point n' click players.
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8 人中有 7 人(88%)觉得这篇评测有价值
3.8 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2013年12月7日
The second game in the Blackwell series is a prequel, and involves a very important character mentioned in the first game. It is shorter, and the plot is not as gripping as Blackwell Legacy. However, there's some fun puzzles and introduces a new way to find information and solve puzzles which was not possible before. The writing is solid, and the voice acting is really great as it was in the first game.
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