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I can’t recommend this game enough. It has been one of the best gaming experiences that I’ve had. The only negatives I can convey are that it is on the short side and a little easy. This is going to be one of the shortest reviews I’ve ever done!
Conclusion. Dave Gilbert loves what he’s doing, and this is quite obvious in his latest game. A masterfully woven story, pretty graphics and a soundtrack which could have been composed by Angelo Badalamenti make it a must have for all fans of the adventure genre. One can only eagerly anticipate what Dave is going to do next.
Blackwell Unbound ist ein nettes Independent-Adventure für einen verregneten Nachmittag. Der Schwierigkeitsgrad ist relativ niedrig und klassische Inventarrätsel sind die Ausnahme, trotzdem plappert ihr euch vergnügt mit Joey und Lauren durch die zwei, leider recht kurzen, Story-Stränge.
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks
Blackwell Unbound is a gem. It's relatively short and can be finished in one long sitting—about five hours in my case. And you will want to finish once you start. Gilbert's writing sucks you in. You'll laugh at the dialogue, feel the frustration of trying to pry secrets out of ghosts, and finally join in the satisfaction of Joey and Lauren as you and they piece together your hard-earned clues to resolve the dilemmas and solve the crime.
Un bon point & click à l'ancienne dans un bon espace-temps rétro, voici ce qui définit le mieux Blackwell Unbound. Pour peu que vous vous laissiez séduire par l'ambiance et le scénario sans doute inspiré des histoires mystérieuses parsemant le milieu du jazz (la première enquête rappellera aux connaisseurs la mort non élucidée du saxophoniste Albert Ayler), vous passerez un très bon moment et repartirez les yeux brillants et la tête pleine de questions vers la suite de la série.
While on the short side - about 4 or 5 hours or so - the sub-$10 Blackwell Unbound is a fun adventure worth clicking through, especially those with a nostalgic leaning towards "old school" graphical adventure games. And of course this downloadable diversion might also whet your appetite for Wadjet Eye Games' next game in the series, The Blackwell Convergence.
It's a low-budget title and it shows, but if you can overlook the rough spots, Blackwell Unbound is well worth the (low, low) price.
Blackwell Unbound provided me a pleasant afternoon’s gaming. The story, while fairly predictable, revealed itself in such a manner as to keep me playing. The dialogue has its funny moments. The graphics, while primitive, are adequate to the task of giving background to the story. The voice acting is good, and the background music enhances the atmosphere.