Reviews and Problems with The Blackwell Convergence
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23 November 2014
Summary: Once again this series does nothing to advance itself and try to get better. It suffers from the same flaws that the previous two games had and only has the addition of having slightly improved graphics and travelling system.
Summary: I loved this story/game and I'll keep buying them as long as David Gilbert and company keep writing great game stories like this. The traditional pixelated graphics are clearer on close-ups in this game but still keeps the overall flavor. It was great seeing the faces of the voice actors at the end. Wonderful character voices.
Summary: I'm sorry, Dave Gilbert, but I'm a bit tired of the series. The AGS engine is extremely dated. Your writing, as usual, is superlative. But, having played the first two in the Blackwell series (and favorably reviewed them for another site), I find this effort more of the same. For someone new to Blackwell and Joey, this is a fine introduction. But, your Emerald City Confidential is a much better and more original game.
Summary: I'm really astonished at the people here who hate the graphics. I think that the background graphics are gorgeous, and the Blackwell games have always featured pixelated art. That being said, this game has one of the best story lines going among casual games, and this game did an incredible job of integrating the story into the gameplay. I gave it only 4 starts because it was pretty short. Other than that, a big thumbs up!
Summary: I'm not nostaligic for the days when objects in adventure games were various sized blobs differentiated only by imagination so I understand why people are being put off by the graphics. However, if you grit your teeth and live with the look there is great voice acting and characterisation, an intriguing story and an emphasis on thinking things through rather than inventory use to reward you.
Summary: Since you cannot award minus stars, I had to give this game 1 star. In one word, no make it 2 words: Awkward and Dumb. Pixel animations make me feel as if I'm in a time warp. You could spend the entire hour free test switching from Joey to Rosa. Hate I wasted time to download but surely won't waste any money buying this game.
Summary: One star because I had to give it one. The resolution is so bad right from the beginning, I felt like I was looking thru a foggy lense after just 5 minutes of play. The graphics are pixelated and there is no option to fix it or play windowed. HORRIBLE.
Summary: Another great adventure from Wadjet Eye Games. What I like most about the Blackwell series is the atmosphere created despite the very simple graphics, the humor and the music. The voice overs are excellent as usual. I'm looking forward to new adventures of Rosangelina and Joey.