Black Mirror is "13 Dead End Drive" of video games, but with more tension and puzzles to solve. Their lighting, music and sounds are combined correctly to give us the feeling that something is waiting for us. A good recommendation for those who want to have a good time of mystery in the house of the Gordon.
Black Mirror has a lot of potential to be a good game with the story. There’s an interesting mystery to uncover that is compelling even if it isn’t real new. That potential is pulled short however by a lot of technical issues that can take away immersion and in some cases, ruin the game entirely.
This game is perfect for all fans of lady Gordon’s private desk, which, though comfortable, would be improper to use. The Scottish dialect was flawless! My flat mates and I regularly say some of Rory’s token phrases like “canstna” and “doesna”. The rotating key mechanism never gets old! We found ourselves entertained for hours just turning the key parts over and over; oh how we laughed when we found out we didn’t even have all of the necessary parts yet! Our personal highlight came as earlier when David/Edward/Andrew/John/Angus/Rory/Jim/Henry (or whatever his name was) swallowed a piece of paper with the satisfying noise: HAOMPH. Speaking of which all of the characters were memorable and had diverse name which we had no difficulties in differentiating between. We could not recommend this experience more, especially to all you Gaelic history buffs.
The game was great! I honestly thought it was going to be bad but it ended up being the best game. I think it's because there was a lot of mystery and suspense. The only issue I had was the hinting. I had to figure out every part of the game and YouTube a lot of the part of the game to figure out how to beat it. Also the loading to every room was bad. Hopefully the next game is upgraded.
We really wanted to like Black Mirror more than we did, but a few too many technical hitches put a cap on our enjoyment. This mystery is absolutely one worth solving thanks to the captivating plot and engaging characters, but be prepared to wrestle with poor controls, glitches, and frequent load times.
Despite a decent setting and story the actual act of playing Black Mirror just isn’t enjoyable. As a result the many flaws stand out all the more for it. For adventure game fans this is maybe one you’d want to look into if it ever goes on sale, but for anyone else there are far better places to start your adventure.
This Black Mirror reboot is a wonky adventure game flawed with some terrible gameplay ideas and a lot of loading issues. Even if you're a fan of the genre and a patient gamer, it's difficult to recommend it.
This game just gets into a positive area for me as a review.
What this game ends up being is a very interesting story all wrapped up in a very technically flawed presentation.
The voice acting and the fact they use proper dialect is very good, so is the story as a whole but what does distract from the experience is the fact that the game overall lacks polish.
Where does it lack? The character feels like he is drunk when you move him, its the best way I could describe it but you would have to feel it to understand fully. Also as others have mentioned the loading screens and occasional freeze. I have also noted sometimes textures fail to render at some angles such as the main staircase in the hall if you walk up it sometimes you can see through the house and some fps issues here and there. I have also managed to get myself stuck in the initial "chase" scene on the side of the path. However, again if you look pas this you can find yourself an interesting experience and a solid story
The plot progresses with further murder and an attempt to show the deteriorating sanity of David Gordon. But rather than arcane, unknowable madness we see more spooky ghosts than anything else. The voice acting was touted as one of the selling points of the game but after playing through it I’d hardly be bragging about the performances. They weren’t utterly dreadful and I did appreciate the odd bits of Scottish dialect that were thrown in but by and large I was bored by this game’s characters. Ultimately, Black Mirroris a game with admirable aspirations but poor execution has made this a disappointment.
Disappointing adventure game. The original game is way superior.
Clunky controls, so many loading screens, way too few puzzles, so few different locations, just inside the castle, garden, graveyard and some Stonehenge place, and way too short. Think I finished it in less than 5 hours.
Story I liked though and was the only reason I finished it.
Edit: Forgot to say there was also numerous glitches where character got stuck after cutscenes and had to load from save game, plus also experienced 6 crashes of the game during its short play through.
The original black mirror on pc is one of my all time favorites of point and click adventure games. Go buy the trilogy on steam instead of this game imo
SummaryScotland, 1926. Following the death of his father, David Gordon visits his ancestral home for the first time in his life. A life that is soon threatened by the dark secrets that claimed the sanity of many Gordons before him. Black Mirror Castle demands an offering.