Blackwell 5: Epiphany
By Wadjet Eye Games LLC
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A dead man's soul cries out against the force of a ferocious blizzard. He cries for help. He cries for answers. Then he screams as he is torn apart like damp tissue paper.
This wasn't the first time, and it won't be the last.
The police are powerless to stop it, so the duty falls to the only ones who can. What force could be so powerful – and so malevolent – that it would destroy the very core of a life in order to get what it wants? Rosa Blackwell and Joey Mallone mean to find out, even if it means risking themselves in the process.
The thrilling final game in the Blackwell series - "Blackwell 1: Legacy," "Blackwell 2: Unbound," "Blackwell 3: Convergence," and "Blackwell 4: Deception."
Rock Paper Shotgun - "It's pretty much the perfect ending, both wrapping up and nailing a series that's been going from strength to strength since it first appeared way back in 2006."
PC Gamer - "The high-point of a consistently strong series, and a great showcase of adventure game design that fits the story's theme." [82%]
Gazebo - "The Blackwell Epiphany powerfully and poetically concludes a game series which has lasted nearly a decade." [4/5]
Indiegames.com - "It nails the tone, raises the stakes, brilliantly concludes the over-arching story and looks better than ever."
RPGFan - "I'm delighted that the final game in the series capitalizes on all that came before and delivers a solid, satisfying ending." [85%]
A solid and moving final chapter
I just finished the Blackwell series, and man does it go out on a strong note. All of the previous games had good voice work and challenging puzzles, but this final chapter had such a tense, gripping plot and some plot twists that will make you jump out of your seat! And the final act will leave you speechless, maybe even a little teary-eyed. The only thing I have negative to say about it is that the side plot in the middle of the game was a bit laborious, and pulled you out of the pace that the main storyline was doing so well to set up. A game series worth every penny!
I am sad that this is the conclusion; this is truly one of the best series of games that I have ever played. This game took hours to complete, had a compelling storyline, and moderately complex puzzles without a hint system (aside from the natural "plan next move" conversation option perhaps). I am looking forward to playing other games by Wadjet Eye Games. I can not fathom how much time and energy producing a game of this magnitude must take, but I appreciate its existence.
Keeps Getting Better
Played this on a PC but had to have this on my iPad mini. Have been a fan of this series from the start, and this latest episode (final?) does not disappoint.
No problems so far with gameplay, and the music is so very atmospheric (jazz) for the setting and game era. The intimacy of the touchpad over the mouse adds to the feeling of immersion in the story. Puzzles are logical and the player isn't bogged down with countless inventory items at once.
Player gets to be two characters of the duo and it's cool figuring out which character will be needed (but for long-time series fans, choosing won't be that difficult, lol).
Looking forward to the next Wadget Eye Games creation--hope it's another mystery.
- Category: Games
- Released: Feb 18, 2016
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 1.87 GB
- Language: English
- Seller: WADJET EYE GAMES, LLC
- © 2016 Wadjet Eye Games LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.