Blackwell 1: Legacy 12+
Wadjet Eye Games LLC
Designed for iPad
The first game in Wadjet Eye's Blackwell mystery adventure series.
Rosa Blackwell's humdrum life is turned upside-down when she discovers she is a medium with the power to talk to the dead.
With the aid of the wise-cracking Joey Mallone, the family spirit guide, she sets out on a quest to lay to rest the ghosts of New York City.
But is Joey as well-intentioned as he claims? And why is her family bonded to him, generation after generation?
"The Blackwell Legacy" is the first in the critically acclaimed Blackwell series. It is followed by "Blackwell 2: Unbound" (available now!), "Blackwell 3: Convergence" (available now!), "Blackwell 4: Deception" (coming soon) and "Blackwell 5: Epiphany" (coming soon)
Just Adventure - "It leaves most independently developed games for dead." - A-/B+
Strategy Informer - "If this were a TV show, one watch of this and any TV network would commission a full series."
Adventure Gamers - "By the end of the game, [Rosangela Blackwell] is a main character you want to spend more time with." 4.5/5
Gameboomers - "An unusually compelling psychological study for an independent game to undertake."
Gamezebo - "A thought-provoking and detailed plot."
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Warning: This update invalidates old saved games.
Updated for 64-bit native builds.
Fixed bug that caused the game to crash randomly.
Fixed bug that caused sound to cut out after phone-calls.
Fixed bug that caused dog leash to remain on screen after removed.
Fixed bug that prevented user from dismissing keyboard by tapping on save game filename.
Ratings and Reviews
I have loved the game so far, however I have encountered a bug that keeps me from progressing. In Kelly's dorm room, I have tried using the phone and inquiring about a distraction. Nothing happened and now when I try to use the phone again it just cycles between the beginning and end of the phone conversation, no options are presented. I would greatly appreciate some help or an update so I can get the notebook and move on.
The lead protagonist is pretty much
Daria. If you’re a 90s kid and ever had the displeasure of re-watching Daria then you should know what you’re getting into. Great gameplay and voice acting. My gripe is just with the “Im so over being in this game” attitude the protagonist takes is so cliche and her disinterest in doing anything other than griping about the minutia of life is not very effective at sucking you into the story. I get that its a more mature adventure but it ends up feeling like a “spoiled brat in New York” simulator really fast.
You have to give your protagonist a sense of danger or at least make them a tad bolder. Just about everything you click on has some snide kind of retort like “Im not touching that.” But then you’ll end up using some random object that makes no sense and the protagonist has no trouble agreeing to do these weird things.I think for the right kind of person this is a great game mechanically but not for anyone looking for something more fantastical then a character who just complains all the time and weird things happened to. Just a matter of taste I suppose.
Voice Acting is not so good
I made the mistake of playing Kathy Rain on iOS just before purchasing this point and click adventure. If only I had played this first, maybe the sub-par voice acting - the "acting" part specifically - wouldn't have disappointed me so much. The protagonist's monotone emotionless delivery of most lines sounds read straight from the page. Other VA characters aren't much better, but having to listen to that one female voice throughout made the game much less fun. Even turning off the voices didn't improve the experience for me (sorry).
The game play is fun, and the story compelling. I would have liked the graphics to be a teeny bit more up-to-date. I enjoy the feel & look of 90's point and click PC games, but also like the smoother look of current-day controls.
Overall, not a bad game, but I don't think I will be purchasing the sequels.
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- WADJET EYE GAMES, LLC
- 318.1 MB
- Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 5.1.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2014 Wadjet Eye Games LLC
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.