Excerpt: The Blackwell Deception is the fourth game in the series, and it's a shame I haven't been following it before now. The visual style hearks back to the 90's when titles like Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis , Full Throttle , Day of the Tentacle and the original Monkey Island and Sam and Max...
Simplistic ghost adventure game lets you solve mysteries.
Common Sense Media
26 December 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that The Blackwell Deception is a point-and-click computer adventure game. This game intentionally recreates the look and feel of the 1990's vintage games, giving it an "old-school" aesthetic.
Conclusion: Despite my earlier sneer at the game for irritating me so much at the start, I did end up being hugely impressed by The Blackwell Deception . It’s seriously one of the best adventure games I’ve played in years that has words in it (I’m looking at you, Machinarium ).
Summary: When Dave Gilbert founded Wadjeteye games, one of the first titles they released was The Blackwell Legacy. Following the adventures of Rosangela Blackwell, it was classic point and click fare with a retro look that was irresistible to those who grew up with Sierra adventures games like Police Quest.
Conclusion: With a little more challenge and visual polish, this could have been a truly great adventure, but instead settles for being another solid supernatural mystery. If you’re not impressed by VGA-style pixel artwork in 2011, you may wish to try to the demo before parting with your hard earned cash...
Excerpt: The Blackwell Deception is the fourth game in the Blackwell series from Dave Gilbert of Wadjet Eye games. Gilbert has established himself as a prominent indie game developer and publisher, receiving both commercial success and critical acclaims for his retro styled games.
Excerpt: Let’s not beat around the bush; point-and-click adventure games are largely a thing of the past. Games focusing on narrative are still present, but most have evolved mechanically past simply pointing at objects with a computer mouse.
Pros: Delivers exactly what fans of a point-and-click adventure game expect, Unique story provides mystery and intrigue, Well-crafted dynamic between characters
Cons: Game mechanics don’t evolve past point-and-click, Could’ve used more complex puzzles
Conclusion: The Blackwell Deception is a welcome addition to one of the most enjoyable adventure game series ever made. It can sometimes become unclear what you should be doing next and missing a clue can often result in aimless wandering – but for the most part the story unravels at a brisk clip that...