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Well, he actually knew Rosa personally unlike other ghosts. The way he contacted her could be similar to the way he did it when he was alive. That's the only explanation I can think of

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The Blackwell series / Re: Story Questions (Spoilers)
« on: May 04, 2014, 06:39:30 PM »
I think I figured out a possible answer to my own question. Patricia, Lauren and Jocelyn had virtually the same condition.
When I started to think about this, it got really confusing for me too.
Indeed, they are different from other people since they are Bestowers, they have some special connection with the universe, since they exist somewhere in between the two worlds - the living and the dead. If I understand correctly that mind break actually means that the soul of the Bestower gets somehow sucked away by the void - so the soul is safely hidden in the void, barely connected with the actual body, with the mind becoming part of the void. Though a Bestower's mind should originally be connected to the void in fact, it's just that with the mind break it's like a floodgate opening.
So I guess what Rosa managed to do is to sort of walk back to her head. Doesn't that make her stronger than all her predecessors? It sure does. But doesn't cancel the fact that the gate to the void was already fully open. I'm not sure about the death though. Perhaps it would keep on trying to suck her back in and trying to stop it caused the death?

It also appears that unwillingness to perform the duty has nothing to do with going insane because Madeline said that it was her responsible for Patricia's and Lauren's insanity. As for the Countess it is a bit unclear, but I would not be surprised if it was Madeline's doing as well. However, it is also possible that banishing the guide might lead to the same kind of mind break.

Not sure about what happened to Joey not being accepted by that wave of spirits passing through. You'd think it's because of his connection to Rosa. Is it because of him being the spirit guide or because Rosa is special? If it's the former then other Bestowers' ghosts should have stayed - Madeline being the exception since her current host was dead; so the statements that all the ghosts were saved would not be fully correct. If the latter - that would mean that all the Bestowers of the world were left without their companions and there would be nobody to help the new spirits.
It is by the way a pity that we did not see many other Bestowers. I wonder how many of those there are. One for every big city or? :) Since it was mentioned that one Bestower in New York is enough. If there are many, then they should form an Internet society so that they wouldn't feel so alone in this world :) Maybe hold yearly meetings, how about that :) No travelling by plane though I suppose huh

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As for Cooper's body, Madeline explains that they didn't get it before everyone fell unconscious.
Oh, thanks, I think I missed that one - played the game only once so far, too busy atm, trying hard not to start the game again or I'll never leave :P

Sorry for long post :) I do enjoy going into details like this :)

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I think wired connection does not get by the ghosts, so landline, for example, should be safe. But concerning Jeremy I think his ghost just desperately needed to reach Rosa, so this call happened in some strange way. I don't think it was a real call on his side.

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The Blackwell series / Re: Story Questions (Spoilers)
« on: May 03, 2014, 07:29:58 AM »
Dave's story, Dave's ending. In my opinion, the perfect ending would have also brought Lauren back to life, and she would have reconnected with Joey on the bridge while he dumped Rosa's ashes into the river. They would both have lost their powers. It always seemed to me that the relationship between Joey and Lauren was different from his relationship with Rosa. They could have lived out a normal, albeit, undocumented life, together.
I'm pretty sure Joey and Lauren were in love with each other but never expressed their feelings. At least with Joey it was stated clearly in the commentary to Unbound. And there was a hint about Lauren in the last game as well (haven't played the game with the commentary yet, maybe I'm wrong). So that actually would have been very interesting. Pity it was never meant to be.
Originally I liked Joey+Lauren team much more. But Rosa did become stronger than Lauren in the end.

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The Blackwell series / Re: Story Questions (Spoilers)
« on: May 03, 2014, 07:21:49 AM »
The ID problem I think can be solved. There are people with amnesia who forget who they are, including their names, and therefore cannot get back to their old lives. Joey can make up something like that for the authorities and thus get help with the new ID and everything; he can also get a fake ID, if there is no other way. He can occupy Rosa's old apartment since it is free now - unless it's too hard emotionally to do it - I don't think anybody cares as long as the rent is paid for. She also probably had some savings, maybe not much but still. He can also have her stuff - in case there are questions, he can say he was her boyfriend, nobody can prove otherwise. He was also the one got the... remains (by the way, I liked that the series ended the same way it began - on the bridge, saying goodbye).
And it's not like he does know not the modern world at all, he did see Rosa use all these gadgets. So imo he can more or less manage. It will be hard though; all acquaintances he has ever had are long gone.

On the other hand, the situation Rosa ended up with could not have had any other outcome imo. Imagine she survives - but what to do with that "universe" in her head? How to live with it? And even without it... In the "real" world she would end up locked up - either in an asylum or in jail, and not even Sam Durkin would be able to help her. And even if we assume she was released - all these records would complicate her life badly.

I do wish we could see more of that group which Gavin belonged to. I did want to see a bigger picture of the story - I mean, seeing the part of the society that is fully aware of what Bestowers are. But I suppose the intention was to stick to the main characters and their so to speak isolation from the rest of the world.

Anway, there is just one strange thing that I noticed: Rosa ended up in an asylum, we do not know how much time she spent there but let's assume that it was a very short "stay". Palmer saw the dead body, Rosa knocked him out cold, but was eventually found and brought to the asylum - some time had to pass, even if it was just some hours. So, how come that after Rosa runs away from there the body is still there?.. Surely the police would have taken away the body and Madeline would have had to follow. Unless she maybe prevented them somehow - if we try to find an explanation.


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I played all the games but still got stuck in the last puzzle, had to look up a little clue in the walkthrough. Do not even know why I did not figure it out myself.

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Just finished the game for the first time. I'm deeply impressed. I think it's the first time I ever cried over a game ending. For me they were like interactive movies and I became so attached to the characters like I knew them personally.
All these games were wonderful and I am very sad that this is the end... But I want to thank Dave Gilbert and Co for this wonderful experience. Thank you, this was amazing.

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The Blackwell series / Re: Blackwell Deception is now available!
« on: October 14, 2011, 11:51:25 AM »
oh :(
then i will have to consider buying it here, pity there not much time left to order a dvd

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The Blackwell series / Re: Blackwell Deception is now available!
« on: October 13, 2011, 02:48:53 PM »
when will the game be released on BFG? :) Can't wait :)

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Woot! Finally! I've been waiting for this for a while :) I hope the game will appear on bigfish soon enough as well :)

And very nice art for the poster. I got the one with Joey and Lauren and wouldn't mind having this one as well :)

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Emerald City Confidential / Re: EEC cyrillic font problem
« on: December 12, 2010, 02:48:33 PM »
Well I understand that you cannot help but I still would like to mention that in my %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Playfirst I have a whole bunch of games developed by Playfirst all of which I bought, some of them I got from PlayFirst before they merged with BigFish, some of them I bought from BigFish. They also were developed on Playground SDK (I checked credits and website). That would be Dream Chronicles 3, Dream Chronicles 4, Wedding Dash 3, Wedding Dash 4, Fashion Dash, Fifth Gate, The Palace Builder, Chocolatier 3, and Emerald City Confidential. Out of all these PF games ECC is the only game that doesn't work.
But anyway, I guess the support will also tell me they have no idea or suggest I reinstall the game 100 times, since I am probably the only Cyrillic user client on their site.

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Emerald City Confidential / Re: EEC cyrillic font problem
« on: December 10, 2010, 02:35:54 PM »
Hello,

Thank you very much for replying. I actually encountered this cyrillic issue before in Aveyond 2 and 3 but luckily the guys on their forum made a fix for me. It worked in the following way: the game originally created a save game folder in the AppData folder but because the path to Appdata contains Cyrillic letters (my profile username) the game couldn't reach it so it refused to start. They fixed it for me by giving me some file which changed the path and i could myself write where I want to save my games, for example in C:\Saved Games. Once I did this the problem was fixed.
I was wondering if there is any way to change this save games path for EEC as well.  Unfortunately I am not good enough at it and I cannot find where I can change this.

P.S.I did send a ticket to BFG as well but so far they have not been useful, so I am trying to get help from whenever I can.

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Emerald City Confidential / EEC cyrillic font problem
« on: December 08, 2010, 10:03:41 AM »
I bought this game from BFG (i knew what the game was about so i used credit on it without trying) and it doesn't start because my Windows account contains cyrillic characters. Unfortunately I cannot reinstall my windows because that deletes all information on my computer (that's how the company i bought computer from made it) and playing on another account is not convenient.
Any solutions?
Or could you at least tell me the location where the game stores save files?

Thank you.

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The Blackwell series / Re: Convergence on casual gaming portals
« on: August 17, 2009, 01:37:39 PM »
yeah, yoohoo, got it as soon as i saw it on bigfish :)
passed through for the first time now and it was awesome.
also wanted to report a bug about frank but it was already covered. I hope the game will  be updated with the new fixed version on bfg as well. :)

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The Blackwell series / Re: Convergence on casual gaming portals
« on: July 23, 2009, 03:10:02 PM »
thanks a lot for your answer, I will be looking forward!

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