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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: 10 out of 14
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  1. Apr 4, 2017
    90
    I highly recommend playing Blackwood Crossing. Look, you will know whether this is the kind of game you might like by looking at the trailer or screenshots, but it’s game about character, story and atmosphere, rather then high action. Even through it’s a tad short and the price is north of the £10 mark, it’s a beautiful, life affirming gaming experience that I won’t forget for a long time.
  2. Apr 5, 2017
    85
    The truth Blackwood Crossing finds is unforgettable and emotionally wrenching. Its palette of feelings - love, loss, anger, belonging - are beyond the scope of all but the best narrative games, and Blackwood Crossing is one of the most beautiful and best I have ever played. It explores the meaning of childhood, without falling into a soup of schmaltz. It dares to investigate the mutual incomprehensibility of adulthood and childhood, and to explore the different landscapes we and our offspring inhabit.
  3. Apr 10, 2017
    85
    Needless to say, Blackwood Crossing is a gem, though a couple of slight problems cloud its shine just a bit. This truly is an impressive, memorable and spectacularly human game that does a better job than most of conveying real human emotions through interactive experiences. As such, it behooves you to check it out and give it a chance to warm your heart.
  4. Apr 13, 2017
    80
    [Blackwood Crossing is] not perfect, but the amount of love that pours out of the game – both in terms of the visual and technical quality from the team of developers and in the palpable relationship between the characters – far outweighs any minor nitpicks you could have.
  5. Apr 10, 2017
    75
    Blackwood Crossing brings us a memorable and moving experience. Its script, characters and themes will catch us from the very beginning. The game has serious issues on both gameplay and technical aspects, but the quality of its story tips the scales in its favor.
  6. Apr 10, 2017
    75
    Blackwood Crossing might be short but sweet, yet it's clearly an experience that's been made as a labour of love, and as such, it has a magical, almost ethereal quality that's impossible to forget.
  7. Apr 4, 2017
    60
    Blackwood Crossing begins with the promise of a fantastic and emotional journey, and provides one from beginning to end when it comes to a terrific story, but in terms of gameplay, the journey ends well before we can even take a stroll to the dining car or the like. It’s just too short a trip, not allowing for enough time to make the most out of things when it comes to puzzles, challenge or unique interactions. It’s decent, sure, but sadly never gets the opportunity to be truly interesting, which is sad given the amount of potential here.

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  1. Apr 9, 2017
    9
    A perfect narrative, this game will touch your heart. PREPARE TO CRY. Maybe the gameplay could be a little better though, but I understandA perfect narrative, this game will touch your heart. PREPARE TO CRY. Maybe the gameplay could be a little better though, but I understand it´s a narrative game and it doesn´t has to have a perfect mechanics. Expand