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  • Summary: After the unexpected death of a close friend, Kristina returns to her hometown looking for answers, only to unearth a string of dark secrets. I Saw Black Clouds is an interactive psychological thriller with supernatural elements and branching storylines.
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  1. 70
    I Saw Black Clouds does a lot of things successfully in the FMV genre. The acting and cinematography are impressive for a title with a smaller budget. The internal systems also lead to lots of interesting variations in the story. Unfortunately, the shotty editing and hap-hazard final act leave something to be desired. It’s a benefit to know that it can be completed in a single sitting, which might make for a fun, suspense-filled evening activity. Be prepared, though: it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
  2. May 4, 2021
    50
    I Saw Black Clouds is a good idea with a terrible implementation, where a good cast plays at the level of a school play.
  3. 40
    Utterly dreary, glacially paced, constantly fumbling over its own scene transitions, and rife with frivolous and inconsequential decisions, I Saw Black Clouds is everything you shouldn’t do with an FMV game.
  4. Mar 30, 2021
    30
    I Saw Black Clouds is hard to recommend. A poor story, even with its multiple paths, is made worse by a thematic weakness and extremely limited gameplay that is never going to grab people other than FMV aficionados. Throw in its use of mental ill health to facilitate cheap plot twists and it's unlikely the game will stay with anyone for the right reasons.
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