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  • Summary: Blackwood Crossing is a single-player, first person narrative game. An intriguing tale exploring the relationship of Scarlett and Finn, two siblings who are growing apart. When their paths cross with a ghostly figure, an ordinary train ride evolves into a haunting adventure of love, death and magic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. May 25, 2017
    80
    An emotional adventure with limited gameplay and a moving story that will be remembered.
  2. Apr 26, 2017
    80
    Blackwood Crossing demonstrates a trend that’s taking a subset of adventure games in a new direction: edgy, succinct writing, excellent production values, puzzles that further the story without slowing the pace, and tight, detailed locales. Adventure gamers who favor an emphasis on robust story and inventive character development will be delighted. Those who like to wander for hours through extensive terrain or unravel mind-boggling puzzles should stay away. This game wrapped me up in its piquant enigmas, made me care deeply about the characters, and kept me on the edge of my seat right up until the end. Crossing over from light to dark, from strife to acceptance seldom happens without a misstep, but this game handles it all with aplomb. Reaching the destination left me longing for more, yet the path is so creative and emotionally riveting that it’s well worth the journey.
  3. Jun 9, 2017
    75
    Provided you're not short on empathy, Blackwood Crossing has a good tale to tell. The various forms of loss and growing up are dealt with quite well, while the fanciful setting gives you the impetus to keep going even if you know exactly how the tale will end. It does need some work on the puzzle mechanics, as a fiddly detection system and slow walking can be frustrating once the solution is known. Overall, this is a good first effort from the development team, and it's worth a look if you're a genre fan.
  4. Apr 5, 2017
    70
    A short experience, but one that's very intense and emotional.
  5. Apr 7, 2017
    70
    PaperSeven, an independent English studio, debuts with Blackwood Crossing and presents a journey through an emotional and surreal family and brotherly history that will reach our hearts.
  6. Apr 6, 2017
    70
    Blackwood Crossing is an emotionally interactive story but there are some striking visual and playable errors.
  7. Jul 5, 2017
    59
    A forgettable game with a simplistic story and primitive puzzles. As soon as you leave the game, they quickly fade away like memories of a seemingly fun dream.

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  1. Jul 20, 2017
    6
    Five Word Review: Short adventure game about loss.
    Favorite Thing: The art style for the characters.
    Least Favorite Thing: The movement
    Five Word Review: Short adventure game about loss.
    Favorite Thing: The art style for the characters.
    Least Favorite Thing: The movement feels very floaty and unresponsive.

    Date Completed: 2017-07-19
    Playtime: ~ 2h
    Enjoyment: 6/10
    Recommendation: It's a short and (mostly) enjoyable experience. Just don't expect to be blown away.
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