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LegendLongy 03-19-2012 04:25 PM

The Blackwell Games
 
I have just completed Dave Gilbert's Blackwell series (The Blackwell Legacy, Blackwell Unbound, Blackwell Convergence and Blackwell Deception) and I have to say they were very impressive games. The story line was gripping from the first to last game and was a very original storyline. The voice acting can be a bit hit and miss but it can be over looked as the story compensates for this. The graphics are Similar to the Ben Jordon series and improve dramatically from game to game proving that sales must be doing well to improve the quality so much. I was surprised that games could be produced with this quality on AGS, not that I'm giving the program a bad name because it's given me hours of entertainment, it's just you don't find games like this on Big Blue Cup. Not in my experiences anyway! I love the whole character switching aspect of the game too as it's not very common in Point and Click games, it makes the game fresh. I'd recommend them to anyone who's looking for a good point and click to lose a few hours in without having too much of a challenge completing so they can focus more on the story, without having to use a pie cutter on a rubber tree to fix a broken boat. All of these titles are available at: http://www.wadjeteyegames.com/

chrissie 03-24-2012 11:18 PM

I loved all these games too & couldn't wait for the next one to come out. I really liked the stories & the witty dialogue.

Siddhi 03-25-2012 01:18 AM

Yeah I've played the first three in the series and enjoyed them.

If I had to play them individually, then I'd say that the story is too short and the game too easy. I'd say get the whole series and play them together one after the other.

One thing that bothered me was that the plot tends to have abrupt endings. You're working on something, and suddenly you run across the villain, have one puzzle to solve, and the game is over.

I liked the graphics and the sound. A lot of people complained about the voice overs, but I liked all the voices.

I've started to like these short entertaining games that are on the easier side.

Jelena 04-01-2012 08:13 AM

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Originally Posted by chrissie (Post 604877)
I loved all these games too & couldn't wait for the next one to come out. I really liked the stories & the witty dialogue.

I agree completely with what she said. :)

Stonez 04-17-2012 11:24 AM

The games are short, but they're well crafted and good fun. The retro feel in both ambiance and game play is welcomed by me. Too often we have style over substance, and his old school series has decent measures of both.

Banter 04-17-2012 02:28 PM

I loved the series as well, and look forward to the next sequel. Specially after that clifhanger :P

You should also play "The Shivah". It is the best adventure by Dave Gilbert, in my humble opinion.

smulan 04-17-2012 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Banter (Post 608190)

You should also play "The Shivah". It is the best adventure by Dave Gilbert, in my humble opinion.

I agree, buy and support an AG, not just a funding project.

chrissie 04-18-2012 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Banter (Post 608190)
I loved the series as well, and look forward to the next sequel. Specially after that clifhanger :P

You should also play "The Shivah". It is the best adventure by Dave Gilbert, in my humble opinion.

I'm not sure I agree it's the best but I just loved the humour in that game & it's what led me on to being a great fan of everything Wadget Eye produces!


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