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  • Summary: The Blackwell Legacy is the first case in a miniseries of games that stars a medium named Rosangela Blackwell and her spirit guide Joey Mallone. Their mission, it seems, is to assist tormented spirits and investigate supernatural goings on. They don't understand why they are thrown together,The Blackwell Legacy is the first case in a miniseries of games that stars a medium named Rosangela Blackwell and her spirit guide Joey Mallone. Their mission, it seems, is to assist tormented spirits and investigate supernatural goings on. They don't understand why they are thrown together, but they do the best they can. The duo's first case will involve a series of suicides at a local university. Something unnatural has forced these students to kill themselves, and nobody knows why. Rosangela, who is just coming to terms with her new status as a medium, finds herself cast as the unwilling detective in this gruesome mystery. [Wadjet Eye Games] Expand

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. This game is throughly enjoyable and most adventurers, new and old, will savor the experience of meeting these new characters in what promises to be a quality series.
  2. PC Format
    87
    A fun adventure for a rainy weekend, and great demo of the indie scene. [July 2007, p.72]
  3. The Blackwell Legacy is an outstandingly written and acted adventure game, only held back by limitations of the fairly primitive game engine and, perhaps, some design decisions. It readily gets a "Thumb Up" from this reviewer. As one who particularly enjoys story and narrative, I found The Blackwell Legacy to be compelling, involving, memorable.
  4. If this were a TV show, one watch of this and any TV network would commission a full series – much like any adventure game fan who tries this will almost certainly follow this series throughout its run - provided it sticks to a somewhat regular release schedule.
  5. Although it doesn't quite match the classics, The Blackwell Legacy has more to offer than just nostalgia. Its appeal will depend on how interesting you find the story.
  6. PC Gamer UK
    69
    Lovingly drawn New York backdrops go some way towards rescuing the painful puzzles. [July 2007, p.90]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Jan 14, 2012
    10
    This game is excellent! if you've played Gemini Rue by the same company (one of my most favorite games) then you will love this aswell. TheThis game is excellent! if you've played Gemini Rue by the same company (one of my most favorite games) then you will love this aswell. The only bad thing about this game is that its way to short, so i would suggest getting all 4 which they sell as a bundle off of steam for way low price of $15. If you like the point and click style adventure games than you should seriously play this, the graphics are an early 90's style which has alot of charm to it and you will either like or dislike... One of the best things about Wadgeteye Games who made this and Gemini Rue was the fact that it has no hint system, we can all get a walkthrough online for any game but id personally rather walk around for an hour pulling my hair out because im stuck trying to figure it out and finally figure it out and feel accomplished than to just click a button and be told how to do it...maybe thats just me. If you think the graphics are oldscool so it must suck then you are wrong, ask yourself do you think the first 3 Star Wars movies are worse than the newer 3 because it was made nearly 40 years ago? i think the old ones are better, again, that might just be me. Excellent game, hope they keep making more oldschool style ADV games (especially Sci-fi like Gemini Rue) :) Expand
  2. Jun 26, 2016
    9
    Great start for the series- although it is clear that both the story, the inventory system and even if I love oldschool graphics, theGreat start for the series- although it is clear that both the story, the inventory system and even if I love oldschool graphics, the character and backgrounds are in development and the developer is still finding his flow with the characters and story, this is where the seeds get sown! These days you can get the whole Blackwell series for like 15 bucks or less during summer sales or other large sales so go grab it if you love your oldschool adventure games. Rosa really belongs up there in the pantheon of adventure game protagonists together with Guybrush, Simon, Indy, etc. Expand
  3. Jan 15, 2012
    8
    The Blackwell Legacy is the first title in a series of four (thus far) adventure games set in present day New York City. The game itselfThe Blackwell Legacy is the first title in a series of four (thus far) adventure games set in present day New York City. The game itself follows the seemingly antiheroine protagonist Rosangela Blackwell, a young twenty-something writer who struggles to find her place in the world after the death of her only remaining relative. T.B.L. uses an engine called Adventure Game Studio or AGS for short, so 'old school' admirers will no doubt get a kick out of the retro sprites used instead of modern day animation for graphics. Sadly, Legacy is rather short and can be finished in a single session over a rainy day weekend yet it only makes you hungry for more! :D Expand
  4. Jun 27, 2014
    7
    Point'n'click classy adventure with a redhead, not very social "journalist" as a main character. Story was pretty good with logical gameplayPoint'n'click classy adventure with a redhead, not very social "journalist" as a main character. Story was pretty good with logical gameplay (not just random combining stuff like in many adventure games) although not very long. What I like most on this game is that every single conversation is dubbed. Expand
  5. Sep 11, 2017
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. First in the series of five games.
    It is an alright game.
    Finished in 5 hours (leisurely / slow-thinker mode).

    Everything about this game is average. Puzzle solving is innovative (at least for me) in that it does not involve using items from the inventory (even though the inventory is still present), but rely no combining clues and dialogue. Solutions to some puzzles are not believable and awkward - for example [spoiler] , in the hospital - why can't Joey, who's a ghost, take a pick at the list of allowed visitors and tell Rosa which name to use, so the guard will let her pass?

    Stuff like that however, does not prevent the game from being cute. Voice acting is pretty good too. The story - again - just alright, but i hope this is a setup for the following iterations of the series.

    En Resumen:
    An Alright and Short Adventure.
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  6. May 17, 2017
    6
    Some interesting ideas, brain tickling puzzles and well fleshed out characters are let down somewhat by a game that feels a little too shortSome interesting ideas, brain tickling puzzles and well fleshed out characters are let down somewhat by a game that feels a little too short to be ultimately satisfying. However, the Blackwell Legacy shows a lot of promise and with a bit more content and a bit of spit and polish it could be a really worthwhile series going forward and I look forward to seeing the series develop. Expand
  7. Mar 29, 2017
    4
    I really wanted to like this game, but the notepad and inventory mechanics are a long way from intuitive. There were several times where II really wanted to like this game, but the notepad and inventory mechanics are a long way from intuitive. There were several times where I knew what I wanted to do, but I couldn't because I hadn't combined everything with everything, or hadn't exhausted seemingly unnecessary conversation trees. I know that's the A B C of adventure games, but when you have to start grinding through all the combinations rather than working it out with your head, it becomes a chore rather than a pleasure. Still, the graphics and the idea of the game is good, it's just several of the puzzles play out poorly. Disappointed. Expand

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