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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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  1. Positive: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Apr 16, 2017
    Once you have finished the game and switched off your console, you'll remember Blackwood Crossing as one of the most memorable gaming experiences in recent years: in just a few hours, it will summon vivid and palpable feelings; joy and sorrow so touching as to stimulate reflection on the value of brotherly affection.
  2. 90
    Heart wrenchingly beautiful and emotionally exhausting, Blackwood Crossing is a game that will be on your mind for days.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jun 14, 2017
    This bittersweet narrative adventure will play your heartstrings like a fiddle. [June 2017, p.87]
  4. Apr 9, 2017
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Apr 14, 2017
    Blackwood Crossing is a mature take on the process of grief and is certainly worth playing despite its flaws. It does not strive for a happy ending where there can’t be one, but instead presents an acceptance of what loss does to an individual and to a family, permanently. The grieving emotions of abandonment, guilt and confusion are wrapped artfully in a surreal world of rabbits and haunted potting sheds. It’s a game that can be completed in an evening, but only if you want to spend it struggling slowly through uncanny landscapes, and crying.
  6. Apr 10, 2017
    Indie studio PaperSeven tries to tell an original story about children dealing with loss. However, the surrealistic graphic style and the clumsy gameplay keep this game from getting good.
  7. Apr 13, 2017
    As a video game, Blackwood Crossing fails to deliver any sort of worthwhile gameplay. However, as an interactive experience, some may find its emotional story relatable and heartfelt which might just make it a satisfying journey.

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  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Mar 22, 2022
    this is a top notch point and click with a great story. a must play if you like the genre.
  2. Oct 17, 2022
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Quick background on me the reviewer, I tend to like single player games that is heavy on narrative the most. I also play a lot of racing games and use to play multiplayer games in my high school days but now that it's hard for me and my friends to find a good time to link up so now it’s rarer for me to get into a multiplayer game. Up to try any genre of games and sometimes I find something new that I didn't think I'd like. I own a PC (built by me), Xbox One X, Xbox Series X, PS3, PS4, PS5, and a Switch. I prefer Playstation due to their focus on narrative games. For scoring, I’ll be using the Gameinformer review scale and of course influenced by my personal opinions.

    (7) Average. The game’s feature may work, but are nothing that even causal players haven’t seen before.

    There isn't much to this game in relation to gameplay. It's a walking simulator that you play as a sibling of Finn and you guide him into excepting his death and to move on. If your looking for an emotional story then give it a try but beware you can't even run in this game, very little game mechanics.
  3. Nov 3, 2018
    You can describe this game easily with two phrases:

    Immersive, emotional storytelling: The way the story is told and the emotional world
    You can describe this game easily with two phrases:

    Immersive, emotional storytelling:

    The way the story is told and the emotional world of the main protagonist is kept into the world of bits and bytes is stunning and it really touches you! Some Question will be never answered and the way the game brings this into the charakter and the world of the game is outstanding!

    Awful gameplay mechanics and poor engineering

    The most annoying thing of the game is simply that you can not run - like - never! there are some parts with riddles where you have to move back and forth a few times and doing this in walking pace is nearly a dealbreaker because it annoys the hell out of who ever is sitting in front of the screen.

    The second downside, and by far the biggest one, is the loading screen that pops up everytime you change a scene. And it stays there for proper 30 seconds or more.

    In such a game with minor enviroments/scenes and a emotional story that lives from smooth transistions and a seamless experience it hurts to play it like this. Everytime the game gets really emotional a loading screen is waiting for you just to kick you back in reality and out of the immersion.

    It ruined a lot of this game for me. But all in all the story, the charakters and the way it is represented and how it builds up is written in such a unique and impressiv way, that i still would recommend this game!
  4. Jul 30, 2018
    There is a difference between gameplay and busywork, and this game doesn't know it. Also, Finn is a bit of a jerk.