John’s at GDC, so when I was looking for a comment on The Blackwell Epiphany trailer, I thrust the RPS Truthdaphone underneath Adam’s nose, demanding to know if he was excited. He responded with: “I love the headbutt on the cop. Who says point and click games aren’t bad-ass?” Adam is from Manchester.
The Truthdaphone registered 12, so he’s not lying. And I’m not surprised: it’s carefully plotted, keenly written, idea-driven, and beautifully animated bad-assery as well. The conclusion to the venerable adventure series about a medium solving spiritual problems with the help of a Jazz-era ghost. Naughty-donkey trailer beckons.
Oh, I’m getting all nostalgic. I need to rediscover the series, and adventure games in general. I have lapsed from point and clickers (I haven’t even bothered with Telltale’s games, but that was more to do with them not being very good before The Walking Dead), drawn away as I searched for the perfect headshot and the prettiest cockpit. But I always get excited when I see something like this and Gemini Rue. They’re a direct line to a childhood hunched in front of Beneath A Steel Sky, poking away at pixels, and asking my dad for help.
Anyway, to Blackwell. Here’s the trailer I promised.
It’s out on April 24th.