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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

Pros

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

Cons

  • 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’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. “Judging by the way the lights are flickering, it must be broken.” USE: Fuse Box. “I need a key.” LOOK AT: keys. “One of them is labelled ‘FB’ - I guess that stands for Fuse Box.” TAKE: keys. “I don’t need any of these.” 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.
Platform"PC"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)
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