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Blackwell Unbound
7.9 out of 10

Blackwell Unbound

The year is 1973. The sound of a lone saxophone drifts over the Read more

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Blackwell Unbound

Adventure Classic Gaming
25 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Blackwell Unbound is the second game in the Blackwell series from Dave Gilbert of Wadjet Eye Games. In an unusual twist for the series, this prequel to The Blackwell Legacy goes back in time and tells the story, not of Rosangela "Rosa" Blackwell, but of her aunt Lauren Blackwell, whose ashes is seen scattered by Rosa from the Queensboro Bridge in the original game. Once more, Gilbert has inimitably penned an exceptional story for this short but riveting game.
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Blackwell Unbound by Looney4Labs

30 July 2012
  • Excerpt: “This one looks promising.” Lauren Independent game producer, Wadjet Eye Games, introduced us to Rosangela Blackwell and Joey Mallone in December 2006 with its release of The Blackwell Legacy . This release was planned as the first in a series about the pair. Blackwell Unbound continues this series, but as a prequel to the first game. While Joey is still central to the story, Rosangela has been replaced by her aunt, Lauren Blackwell.
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Blackwell Unbound

15 May 2012
Overall 9

Blackwell Unbound review

29 February 2012
  • Excerpt: The Blackwell series seems to be a collection of games that hopes to recreate the magic of classic point-and-click adventure titles. The first game, The Blackwell Legacy , succeeded in delivering smart characters, witty dialogue, and an intriguing plot. Add to that some fun adventure gameplay and mystery-solving, and it's safe to say that the game really captured a lot of the genre's charm.
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Overall 7

Expert Review

Adventure Gamers
1 October 2007
  • Conclusion: Blackwell Unbound is easy to criticize, but hard to really dislike. Although it improves on some aspects of the design of The Blackwell Legacy, notably by making Joey a playable character and increasing the doing-to-talking ratio, it introduces a number of problems of its own, such as an ending that doesn't make sense and a more or less broken notebook system.
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Blackwell Unbound

10 July 2011
  • Conclusion: Un bon point & click à l'ancienne dans un bon espace-temps rétro, voici ce qui définit le mieux Blackwell Unbound. Pour peu que vous vous laissiez séduire par l'ambiance et le scénario sans doute inspiré des histoires mystérieuses parsemant le milieu du jazz (la première enquête rappellera aux connaisseurs la mort non élucidée du saxophoniste Albert Ayler), vous passerez un très bon moment et repartirez les yeux brillants et la tête pleine de questions vers la suite de...
  • Pros: Une histoire passionnante , Une bande-son qui correspond parfaitement à l'ambiance et de bons doublages , Des énigmes intéressantes et tordues juste comme il faut
  • Cons: A quand une traduction française ? , On en veut plus, toujours plus !
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Overall 7

Blackwell Unbound

8 December 2009
  • Summary: "Die tollen Dialoge aus der Feder von Dave Gilbert sind ihr Geld wert. Ich hatte auf jeden Fall meinen Spaß mit Blackwell Unbound und freue mich nun auf das neue Blackwell Convergence. Wer jedoch mehr Wert auf klassische Rätselkost legt, sollte sich zunächst einen Eindruck anhand der frei verfügbaren Demo-Version verschaffen.
  • Pros: Klasse Vertonung, Unterhaltsame Dialoge, Joey Mallone, Perfekte Integration der Rätsel in das Gameplay, Sehr kurz, Grafik veraltet
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