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The Blackwell Legacy review

A back-to-basics point-and-click game that'll leave you smiling at the friendly ghosts

For

  • Charming story
  • gameplay
  • Backgrounds are pretty
  • Price is right

Against

  • Puzzles can be maddening
  • Could be longer
  • Need more adventure games

A charmingly low-res point-and-click adventure by the team behind rabbi detective story The Shivah. You%26rsquo;re a neurotic New York book reviewer - until you start seeing a friendly ghost named Joey.

Sample puzzle: a security guard is bothered by a flickering light. LOOK AT: Fuse Box. %26ldquo;Judging by the way the lights are flickering, it must be broken.%26rdquo; USE: Fuse Box. %26ldquo;I need a key.%26rdquo; LOOK AT: keys. %26ldquo;One of them is labelled %26lsquo;FB%26rsquo; - I guess that stands for Fuse Box.%26rdquo; TAKE: keys. %26ldquo;I don%26rsquo;t need any of these.%26rdquo; USE: fist ON: keyboard.

The real solution is to walk around a lamppost to confuse a dog, but lovingly-drawn New York backdrops go some way towards rescuing the painful puzzles. The Blackwell Legacy is availablehere for $15.

More Info

GenreAdventure
DescriptionA charmingly low-res point-and-click adventure by the team behind rabbi detective story Shiva.
PlatformPC
Release date:29 December 2006 (US), 29 December 2006 (UK)
Available platforms:PC
Genre:Adventure
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