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JohnnyW

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Unbound: THAT puzzle! (spoilers)
« on: March 22, 2008, 12:03:25 PM »
I have to say, I'm loving Dave Gilbert's games. I've just bought and played (and completed) all three of them. I think The Shivah might still be the best, but that might be because I'm still waiting for the complete story to unfold in the Blackwell series. Actually, I'd happily play a full-length adventure based on the Blackwell story. There's so many unanswered questions!

Anyways, I digress. I just finished Unbound and I have to say that THAT puzzle, where you have to get Lauren to realise something that you've already realised (Alex can be girl's name, too) was very frustrating! :) It was almost as frustrating as realising you needed Joey to "interact" with the sheetmusic he'd only just described as completely unremarkable!

Still, I love the whole Blackwell universe and can't wait to learn more about the characters... What happens to Lauren, how did she end up the way she did? Why does Joey not want Lauren to get in touch with her brother? Will we ever learn what happened to The Countess's guide (or is it relevant)?

I love the way all three stories interact with each other (Note to Dave: Don't be afraid of pointing out connections to the player... it's hard to remember every little detail that has been mentioned!). I can't wait to learn the next piece of the story. I could keep playing both characters forever in little episodic games!

When does Convergence come out? I don't want to spoil it with the demo!

Another note to Dave: Two words; "pop shield"! (http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/may05/articles/popshields.htm?print=yes) PLEASE!

I'd love to play a full-length episode of the Blackwell story, where you could control all three women, and they'd somehow, subtly be inter-related stories in some way... even if it was just emotionally. That would be great!

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Re: Unbound: THAT puzzle! (spoilers)
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2008, 09:54:43 PM »
Anyways, I digress. I just finished Unbound and I have to say that THAT puzzle, where you have to get Lauren to realise something that you've already realised (Alex can be girl's name, too) was very frustrating! :) It was almost as frustrating as realising you needed Joey to "interact" with the sheetmusic he'd only just described as completely unremarkable!
Just a note: the Alex puzzle is in Legacy, not Unbound. But that's probably not related to your point.

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Still, I love the whole Blackwell universe and can't wait to learn more about the characters... What happens to Lauren, how did she end up the way she did? Why does Joey not want Lauren to get in touch with her brother? Will we ever learn what happened to The Countess's guide (or is it relevant)?
We know what happened to Lauren: Joey says at the end of Legacy. Mediums exist to help the spirits into the next realm, and once they stop that, they pay a hefty price for it. As for Joey not wanting Lauren to contact Jack, I think he's just reminding her that she has been distancing herself from him for a while now. And I doubt we will ever learn what happened to the Countess's guide, although it might be in Convergence.

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When does Convergence come out? I don't want to spoil it with the demo!
It comes out mid-2008, according to the demo. That depends on Mr. Gilbert's progress, though. The demo is completely spoiler-free, and probably just the first scene in what will be the full game.

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I'd love to play a full-length episode of the Blackwell story, where you could control all three women, and they'd somehow, subtly be inter-related stories in some way... even if it was just emotionally. That would be great!
Based on the title "The Blackwell Convergence", I assume that it will have at least Lauren and Rosa's story combine. However, Patricia, Lauren's mother and Rosa's grandmother, suppressed her gift and refused to help any spirits. Having her involved in gameplay would be entirely uninteresting.