Blackwood Crossing

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 5, 2017

Blackwood Crossing's truth is unforgettable and wrenching.

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7 / 10
Apr 10, 2017

Blackwood Crossing does a great job with telling a story, but it’s lacking in lustre as a game. The surreal setting, the believable characters, and the plot are all highlights of Blackwood Crossing, and if that is what you’re looking for to wile away a couple of hours, then I recommend it. If you’re focus is purely more on the gameplay side of things, it may be worth waiting for updates to roll out to address issues like movement and fiddly interaction. PaperSeven’s first release shows a studio that has promise in storytelling, but it just needs to fine tune the gaming side a little bit more.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 15, 2017

Once you'll have finished the game and switched off your console, you'll remember Blackwood Crossing as one of the most memorable gaming experiences in recent years: in just a few hours, it will summon vivid and palpable feelings; joy and sorrow so touching as to stimulate reflection on the value of brotherly affection.

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7 / 10
Apr 5, 2017

A short experience, but very intense and emotional.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 4, 2017

Blackwood Crossing is a surprising release, a game that delicately explores the difficult emotions of grief, guilt and love told through the eyes of two orphaned siblings.

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Unscored
Apr 11, 2017

As it is, it's very hard to recommend spending £12 on – already a tough call for such a short game. It's not fit for purpose, even if it could still stretch over its unacceptable flaws and reach me. I will keep an eye out, and enthusiastically let you know should such a thing come about.

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JVL
Haltay

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14 / 20
Apr 11, 2017

With its story and atmosphere Blackwood Crossing gives an original adventure and provide various emotions to the player. Even if it has a few problems such as a few loading times, a slow moving speed, a short game time, PaperSeven's title transports you into the world of Scarlett and when the final screen arrives, you only want to keep on playing. We look forward to play their next game which, hopefully, will correct the few flaws of this first soft.

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83 / 100
Apr 11, 2017

Blackwood Crossing is a game I highly recommend experiencing. It's a game that defies explanation but has deeply emotional implications. If you're as fascinated as I am by the emerging trend of games that portray real feels then Blackwood Crossing is a no-brainer.

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Apr 12, 2017

This is a game that would firmly benefit from a sale, so I suggest you keep your eyes out because you won't want to miss this memorable experience.

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6 / 10
Apr 4, 2017

It's hard to dislike Blackwood Crossing. It makes a valiant attempt at telling a tender story in an unconventional way, and for that its developers absolutely deserve credit. Unfortunately, its attempts largely fall flat. There are some striking visual and auditory moments to be sure but they don't make up for the predictable narrative and spotty voice acting.

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