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Street psychics. Their blinking neon signs are everywhere, promising love and wealth and happiness. They make a fortune preying on the gullible and milking them dry. So when these victims begin dying and leaving confused spirits behind, it can only take a genuine psychic (and her wayward spirit guide) to clean up the mess.
Release Date: Jan 13, 2012
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Includes 4 items: The Blackwell Legacy, Blackwell Unbound, Blackwell Convergence, Blackwell Deception

About the Game

Street psychics. Their blinking neon signs are everywhere, promising love and wealth and happiness. They make a fortune preying on the gullible and milking them dry. So when these victims begin dying and leaving confused spirits behind, it can only take a genuine psychic (and her wayward spirit guide) to clean up the mess.
From seedy downtown nightclubs to penthouse apartments to a luxury yacht on the Hudson River, Rosa and Joey will unearth the truth about the underground world of street psychics. Including some secrets that Joey would rather be left buried.

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:350 MB HD space
    • Sound:All DirectX-compatible sound cards
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1,196 products in account
10 reviews
11.1 hrs on record
First of all, I must say I feel a bit cheated. The game runs natively in 640x480 resolution, but other than the title screen and one unused background mentioned in the commentary mode, all art is point resampled from 320x240. It shows and is such a pity, especially given that the background art used ingame is pre-rendered, so it should be a cinch to up-res it natively.

Also, the whole medium/psychic bashing was extremely heavy handed. I'm all for social commentary, but there's a fine line between this and irrational bashing and I feel this game crosses it at times. Yes, mediums are con artists. This does not mean they feast on child flesh, drink human blood for breakfast, etc, etc.

Speaking of crossing the line - Joey has been getting meaner and meaner with each game and some of his lines here are downright abusive. Not sure how to feel about that.

Other than that, another improvement from previous game. Really loved the implementation of commentary mode, and it actually had some good insights into development this time instead of n-th musing about how Dave Gilbert met this or that voice artist. Being able to use phone to look up clues was amazing, since you had to travel to PC apartment to do that in previous games, killing pacing in the process.

Some nice, simple puzzles - nothing akin to Donkey Cart puzzle in Discworld or Cat's Mustache from Gabriel Knight 3, everything was really logical. A few conversation puzzles as well, and few instances of needing to combine clues. Good hint system if you ever get stuck, although I still had to look some things online once or twice - though take it with a grain of salt, since I never was good with actual adventure game 'gameplay' - I play them mostly for story/conversations.

Personal 'not feeling ripped off' price point: $5
Posted: April 2nd, 2014
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
118 products in account
13 reviews
4.0 hrs on record
Alot of ghost kissing and fighting.
Posted: August 1st, 2014
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17 of 26 people (65%) found this review helpful
1,105 products in account
25 reviews
3.9 hrs on record
Best in the series. Well done Wadjet Eye.
Posted: February 6th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
59 products in account
3 reviews
5.4 hrs on record
Amazing graphics, awesome music, the sudden realization that you're in over your head and yet... there's nothing you can do about it... it's all here in this, the fourth installment of the Blackwell series. If you haven't played the other three games before this, I would recommend doing that first as they all tie tobgether and things can get confusing if you don't. But you should definitely play them all if you're a fan of adventure, point-and-click games.
Posted: June 13th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
343 products in account
21 reviews
5.1 hrs on record
As always with the Blackwell games, it is a fantastic classic point and click adventure game. You should play the whole series if you like the genre.
Posted: June 17th, 2014
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
189 products in account
23 reviews
4.9 hrs on record
Surprisingly enough, this game is really great. It has a creative story and gameplay, amazing voice acting, and is a pretty good challenge for fans of point and click games.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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