Blackwell Legacy: Writer And Her Ghost Detective

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Hello, people who may or may not like point n click games with sassy ghosts, this is for you. Check out my take on the Blackwell Legacy!

What is the Blackwell Legacy about?

The Blackwell Legacy came out in 2006 and it is a series of five games with The Blackwell Legacy being the first in the series. The game starts with you scattering the ashes of your recently deceased aunt who is your only family left. From there the game combines elements of point and click, puzzle, and detective games to carry the story.

This is for the entire series but features a lot of Blackwell Legacy

Who made Blackwell Legacy?

Dave Gilbert, who seems to specialize in puzzle adventure games. You can find him here.

How did you find this game?

I got in the steam summer sale. Something I think is cool is the ability to get commentary from the developer. Since this game is several years old you can hear both his old and new commentary which I think is super cool. I wanted to play the game for myself and found them to be distracting from a player’s perspective so I turned them off. I might replay it to hear all the commentary now that I know what I’m doing to hear his experience. I’d have to say out of the two main characters: Roseangela and Joey Mallone, Joey is my favorite. Roseangela needs a hug. Joey is suave, sassy, and funny.

What I liked about the Blackwell Legacy:

  • The game is good at keeping your interest
  • Clever ways to implement the mechanics
  • The characterization
  • All the dialogue is voiced over
  • The developer’s commentary (dev perspective)
  • Length
  • Joey Mallone, I want to know more about him
  • The mystery behind Rosangela’s family history

What could have been better (minor spoilers): 

  • I wish the plot kept going, you only solve one case for the entire game. I wish it had kept going with the momentum it picked up at the end. That or the ending didn’t leave me feeling satisfied. 
  • Developer’s commentary (player perspective)

Final Thoughts

Overall, I probably rank this game a 7/10. Thank you for reading my take on “Blackwell Legacy”, I appreciate it. Comment below your favorite detective game. If you like my content, consider subscribing to my mailing list and if you want a review on something similar, click here 

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