I have been interested in The Blackwellseries of indie adventure games by Wadjet Eye Games, for rather fewtime today, but - like is traditional in this humblest of lairs-hadn't handled to play via any of its games till yet yesterday, whenI eventually set up the 1st chapter: The Blackwell Legacy.Amazingly, I quickly ended and deeply loved it. I even decided not todo a review of the series like a complete, but to bring with everygame separately. They deeply deserve it. And can simply be playedindependently of every other.
Therefore, Blackwell Legacy. Pretty, itis the first game in the series, and the installment that introducesthe characters, adjusting, mood, play-fashion and rear story of theseries, though at the same time being a magnificent abruptly take achance by itself. The story focuses on somewhat-neurotic mediumRosangela Blackwell and the ghostly Joey Mallone, who appear intentwith figuring out the great natural troubles of New York City, in agame that might not be earth breaking, but is decidedly brilliantlywritten and stepped.
Both playable characters and everybodyelse you will meet while playing through the game are credible,interesting and properly fleshed out. No stamps are to be detected inBlack well's version of NYC. Interestingly and against contemporaryfears, the city is not railed; far from it. This is actually near tothe Jane Jacobs edition of urbanity with a bit of Woody Allen thrownin and it frankly produces for an excellent adjusting. Oh, and thatWoody Allen atmosphere never actually goes away, despite BlackwellLegacy not being a specially humorous adventure. Then again, itsrare, cynical jokes do work.
Great writing apart, Blackwell Legacyeven sports beautiful pixel-art graphics, great voice actors, alovely soundtrack and few truly impressive production values. I wouldreally go as far as telling its with par with most classic-eraadventures you would care to refer and even manages to subtlyinnovate.