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  • Summary: The year is 1973. The sound of a lone, ethereal saxophone drifts over the Roosevelt Island promenade, while a series of accidents plague a midtown construction site. The citizens of Manhattan take no notice of these events, let alone think they are connected.
    Embittered medium Lauren
    The year is 1973. The sound of a lone, ethereal saxophone drifts over the Roosevelt Island promenade, while a series of accidents plague a midtown construction site. The citizens of Manhattan take no notice of these events, let alone think they are connected.
    Embittered medium Lauren Blackwell and her spirit guide Joey Mallone are the only ones who believe that there is anything strange going on, and they are the only ones who can stop an enigmatic killer from striking again...
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  1. Jun 26, 2016
    10
    Dear adventure game lovers, this is where things really started to get interesting! Instead of picking up with Rosa in present day New York,Dear adventure game lovers, this is where things really started to get interesting! Instead of picking up with Rosa in present day New York, this "episode" in the Blackwell legacy provides meaning, depth and nostalgia for Rosa's backstory by jumping in a thirty or so odd years prior with Rosa's aunt. The music in this episode really starts picking up (and never leaves you anymore in the series) and the funny, warming and at times also sad moments give meaning to what is otherwise a convoluted and empty action packed games industry. Grab a copy on one of the sales along with the other entries in the series- it's definitely worth it! Expand
  2. Dec 29, 2012
    10
    This is an excellent game. I totally loved it. It was the second game i played in the blackwell series (I got the bundle and played them all).This is an excellent game. I totally loved it. It was the second game i played in the blackwell series (I got the bundle and played them all). Totally worth it. Great atmosphere and music. Perfectly captures the 40's(?).. Also I really loved the main character's artwork and animations. Story was short and sweet and tied in very well with the first game. Expand
  3. Mar 31, 2017
    9
    I really enjoyed this game. I felt that the first Blackwell game (Legacy) was so so and a bit broken, but this one is wonderful. The puzzlesI really enjoyed this game. I felt that the first Blackwell game (Legacy) was so so and a bit broken, but this one is wonderful. The puzzles are logical and just tricky enough. Best of all, the dialogue, voice acting, story and atmosphere are excellent. I'm just sad it's over. Great game. Expand
  4. Aug 14, 2013
    8
    This is a great adventure game.
    Beware, play all of te series or you will loose much of the story and fund.
    Fair puzzles, excellent story,
    This is a great adventure game.
    Beware, play all of te series or you will loose much of the story and fund.
    Fair puzzles, excellent story, and, ih, the music and ambient on this one is amazingly good.
    I enjoyed this one more than the first one.
    The story is sad, but hey, it's a game about life and death.
    If you are curious enough, you will find that the back-story of one of the NPC, it's actually
    based on a real reporter.
    If you can buy the pack, do it.
    These are the type of games, you can play relaxed and really enjoy the story, and,
    specially, the music on this one.
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  5. Sep 1, 2021
    8
    I enjoyed this one, and it's superior to the first game. Some stronger character writing is going on and the interface is much improvedI enjoyed this one, and it's superior to the first game. Some stronger character writing is going on and the interface is much improved (although part of me misses the detailed character face models).

    Storylines were more moving this time around overall. Kind of curious about the Developer Commentary although not in a rush to dive right in straight after finishing the game.
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  6. Nov 22, 2013
    8
    After the first chapter being a little "so and so" due to a pretty annoying character, the second game changes character and set up: we're inAfter the first chapter being a little "so and so" due to a pretty annoying character, the second game changes character and set up: we're in the past this time and our main character is the aunt of Rosangela, Lauren, which is a very different character and definitely less annoying than Rosangela, although can be a little uninteresting sometimes.

    Graphically it has improved a little but not by too much, however storywise is very good and has some nice interesting twists in the end (which will be continued in the next game).

    Controls have been also amplified since you can now control Joey, making some areas only passable for him.

    Voice acting is still pretty good (despite noticing some imperfections now and then on technical level) and actually pretty charming too: they fit almost perfectly and don't sound too ****

    All in all, if you loved the first, get this as well, as it's an important piece of story for the next game.
    Don't if you didn't like the first.
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  7. Nov 23, 2014
    5
    I felt this iteration in the series was even worse than the previous one. The story isn't any better and the protagonist is even more annoyingI felt this iteration in the series was even worse than the previous one. The story isn't any better and the protagonist is even more annoying than the previous game. Travelling around can be confusing and there just wasn't anything memorable or interesting in the game to begin with. Expand

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