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New Features: Unbound (episode 2 and a prequel to Legacy) improves on the first game by making it possible to manually control either Lauren or Joey. This proves useful, as Joey can do certain things as a ghost that Lauren cannot. Unbound also replaces the ability to research leads via computer with researching leads via phonebook/telephone. This new research method is actually very fun, and once you realize how it works, you'll enjoy using it every time.
Item / Inventory Use: Definitely in there, and you'll definitely use items on environment and also combine items; however item/inventory use is relatively downplayed compared to a lot of other point-and-clicks.
Puzzle Quality: Very good! Puzzles are sort of "L.A. Noir" in nature. You interview NPCs to acquire information on particular subjects, and the important information you find is jotted down in a notebook. You can then use the idea in your notebook like inventory items during interviews with other NPCs to pry for new information. You can also combine ideas in your notebook if you think there is a connection, which can create new ideas and generate new leads to investigate. There are also inventory type puzzles, but the interview puzzles are the main attraction.
Solution Quality: Very good solutions to puzzles and solutions make perfect sense. (Just make sure you exhaust all dialogues!) I never felt like solutions were illogical or overwrought nonsense. It's safe to say that this game avoids the hugest problem that games in this genre usually have.
Story/Characters: Very good! In fact, this point-and-click emphasizes these aspects the most, so if those are the most important thing to you in a point-and-click, then you don't wanna miss out on the Blackwell games.
Dialogue Quality: Very good! Lots of dialogue to explore, and the character dialogue is well-written, believable, and interesting.
Length: Very short! Games in the Blackwell series are more like "episodes". You can take one down in one or two hours if you know your way around a point-and-click.
VERDICT: As far as the point-and-click genre goes, you absolutely don't want to miss these---especially if story and characters are your favorite part.