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."
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
Was anticipating better
Bought the bundle after seeing rave reviews. Not impressed by gameplay. Finished each in about 2-3 hours and the both felt like hours of clicking around with little sense of purpose or excitement. The game almost feels like a job you don't get paid for and the characters are gruff and unlikeable. Many things don't seem very intuitive, I find myself just mindlessly combining notes and clues after each point of progress until I unlock the next point of progress. Feel like I have to slog through the remaining games in the bundle just to get my money's worth. Can't wait to get it over with and free the memory back up on my device for something else.
I knew this game felt familiar. It's exactly like one of their other games I didn't care for, Shiva. Oy. The game plays by itself. It doesn't need you. So much dialog and virtually no play time, unless you think playtime is being instructed of your next clue or location to go to and going there only to be in another pointless dialog for 20 minutes. There is nothing fun here. It's not cutesy, it's not interesting, the female doesn't speak in a way of normal speech flows. You're pointing, you're clicking, you're being led to each next screen and just doing what you're told. Not quite an adventure game. From my perspective it's Shiva in another form and someone will need to sit Shiva for me after this game is over.
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.
- WADJET EYE GAMES, LLC
- 317.9 MB
Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © 2014 Wadjet Eye Games LLC
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.