“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.
My rating system consists of six categories in descending order of importance:
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).
Story: C-Rank (A-Rank for the underlying storyline)
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
- Singleplayer [+1]
- Trying to Cut Down [+1]
Blackwell Epiphany (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2014http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197968514473/recommended/236930/
Blackwell Deception (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2013http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197968514473/recommended/80360/
Blackwell Convergence (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2009http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197968514473/recommended/80350/
Blackwell Unbound (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2007
The Blackwell Legacy (PC) – Adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2006http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197968514473/recommended/80330/