Blackwood Crossing is a very well thought out game developed by PaperSeven and published by Vision Games. This adventure game had some creepy parts in it but the story was more about life and hard times. It was a lot of fun finding little things here and there that added just a little bit more to the main character’s story. If you don’t want to be hit in the feels then this game might not be for you.
The story starts out with the main character, Scarlett, on a train. She hears the voice of her brother Finn and tries to find out what trouble he might be getting into. After you find him, he takes you on this crazy journey though the train that’s changing around you. Every single element in the game has something to do with the story and it all meshes extremely well. I could not get myself to step away from the game because I wanted to find out what happened next.
On the technical side of things, most of the game ran smoothly. The only complaint I have is that the movement was a little jumpy. The character was hard to maneuver in certain areas but the instructions of how to control things were very clear and worked flawlessly. The game is very immersive and there are areas on the train you can actually watch change. There is a part where a forest grows and at the end is a family member’s greenhouse. The greenhouse is filled with different flowers and plants, and you can look at the fields outside and the hear birds chirping.
One thing that I feel is unique about this game is that all the characters play a major role in the progression of the story. They are part of the puzzles you solve and reflect memories of the past. They are all connected in some way to Finn and Scarlett and are in many areas of the game.
Overall this game is incredible. The story is predictable but beautiful and something I think everyone can enjoy. The game is short but definitely worth the $15.99. I could go on forever about how great this game is, but you just have to play it to understand the awesomeness of Blackwood Crossing. It’s available on PS4, Xbox One, and Steam.
Final Verdict 9.5 out of 10.