A new film opens to rave reviews, despite its bloody history. A beautiful uptown office remains unoccupied, despite its prime location. A downtown artist berates himself for selling out, while a Wall Street investor congratulates himself on a job well done. Just normal life in the big city?
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Release Date: Jan 13, 2012

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

 

About This Game

A new film opens to rave reviews, despite its bloody history. A beautiful uptown office remains unoccupied, despite its prime location. A downtown artist berates himself for selling out, while a Wall Street investor congratulates himself on a job well done. Just normal life in the big city? Or is somthing more sinister binding these events together?
Bizarre connections are a dime a dozen for the Blackwell family, but just how far back to they go?  Medium Rosa Blackwell and her spirit guide Joey Mallone are about to find out.

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:64 MB HD space
    • Sound:All DirectX-compatible sound cards
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
Blackwell games' reputation as classics is well deserved
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
The Blackwell series is a very very good point and click adventure with pretty good voice acting.You need to play them all to really feel the story and the depth of the characters. The Finale(Epiphany) was FANTASTIC(you may shed a tear). Its one of those games where the toil of playing all those hours actually felt meaningful in the end. The Voice acting was satisfying enough to make you forget its actually a point and click game.
Some solutions to some puzzles may not be that obvious at first, but if you dont get it,plenty of guides there.

Since almost all the blackwell games have similar mechanics, didnt think of writing different reviews for each of them.

9/10 for the series. Writing this after playing all the 5 episodes.

Kudos to Dave Gilbert and The whole Team.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
This Blackwell Series is an interesting one. As each game progresses, the storyline becomes more and more polished, the art gets better and better, and the puzzles and clue finding get more interesting. In this third installment you get much of the same as Blackwell Unbound. Here are some of the pro's and con's of the game.

Pro's: The storyline is evolving into a rather interesting and mysterious one. Rosa and Joeys relationship is more defined, which allows for better interaction between the two characters, much like Lauren and Joey from the second game. The puzzles have become much more fun, even for someone like me that is used to the "Use banana with three headed monkey", I am really starting to get used to this puzzle style and believe that the puzzle style is the right one for this type of game. I also enjoyed the music and the length much more in this game from the previous two.

Con's: I still hate the art. Sorry, I just don't like it. The consistancy between the games on a number of aspects is not good. On the one hand some of the changes are good, but some of them are not and you have to get used to a new style every time.

I've since changed Blackwell Legacy from a thumbs down to a thumbs up. The first game still lacks in many aspects, but it sets everything up and the series as a whole up to this point is at least a 7.8/10 in my book (and that is saying something because this doesn't fit my conventional style). And as I have said before, if you love mystery and clue finding then this series is one of the best out there, making it a must buy. If you're more like me, you could go without this game and be fine, but you won't regret buying it either.

Check out my other point and click adventure reviews on my page!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
This game is very well thought out. I love the plot and game style. The visuals add a lot to the overall feel of the game. I loved playing this game but you'd need to play the whole series to fully u seedy and what's going on in Blackwell Convergence.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Overview
The 3rd in the Blackwell series, Convergence picks up from where the story left off in Legacy, the 1st Blackwell game. You play as either Rosangela Blackwell or Joey, her spirit guide. The notebook is still in use, but you no longer have to match one topic to another in order to develop a new lead.

The Good
  • Story - More content and mystery here compared to the previous 2 Blackwell games. Loose ends are tied up, and there's a pretty good climax.
  • Replayability - You have to make choices at a few points in various parts of this game which will affect the consequences. This makes it worthwhile to give the game at least a 2nd playthrough to see the alternative outcomes.
  • Characters - There's quite a variety of different people and ghosts, including some from previous games. More importantly, I was amused to discover that some characters actually existed in real life!
  • Setting - A few of the locations featured are actual, real life ones. I had a bit of fun googling them after the game ended.
  • Ending - Particularly satisfying, especially if you've played the previous Blackwell game (Unbound).
  • Graphics - Done in the same style as before, so is consistent with what players of the previous 2 Blackwell games have become used to.
  • Voice acting - Always consistently good.
  • New puzzle-solving ideas - POSSIBLE SPOILERS ==> Access "Oogle", the game's search engine, to find out more about someone or something, and hack someone else's "Bmail" account to see what secrets they hide!

The Bad
  • Previous 2 Blackwell games must first have been played - You can choose not to, but you'll miss out on the full experience if you just jump into Convergence directly.
  • Backtracking / Time-wasting - You have to keep going back to Rosa's apartment in order to check stuff on the computer. It's the digital age, for Christ's sake. Just have her carry a smartphone!
  • Length - My 1st play took around 3 hours. A lot of that time was spent going back to Rosa's apartment to check stuff on her computer. (Each time you go home you have to access the computer, bring up search, enter it, wait for results to show, then close computer, exit apartment, wait for elevator, and go to map.) Minus that and total gameplay duration would be a lot less.

Summary
Despite its flaws, Convergence should overall still be an experience every old-school adventure gamer will enjoy. The story and puzzle-solving mechanics make sense, and the availability of different outcomes (based on the player's choice) at different points of the game keeps things fresh, so a 2nd play could still yield a fresh result.
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