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  • Summary: Scotland, 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.
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  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Nov 29, 2017
    70
    Don’t pick up the game expecting a AAA quality adventure; you’re not going to get it. But if you can overlook its tatty edges, Black Mirror comes equipped with an intriguing narrative, excellent atmosphere and solid gameplay that’ll keep you interested from start to finish. And let’s not forget those Scottish accents.
  2. Nov 28, 2017
    70
    The narrative, voice work, atmosphere and world of Black Mirror itself are all excellent with some nice touches throughout. The execution of the game isn’t quite so nice, with dodgy controls, frame rate issues, a bit of visual jarring and horrible loading times being amongst the negatives.
  3. Nov 27, 2017
    65
    The Black Mirror reboot revolves around dark family secrets, with a narrative that pays homage to classic gothic tales. Even so it has a lot of technical flaws: from graphics issues to bugs and bad animations, there's little to save from this point of view.
  4. Nov 29, 2017
    60
    Stuttering, freezing at times, and just lacking any smooth feeling whatsoever really dampened my entire play through. I enjoyed my time with the game and the story it tells, but I can’t help feel like it could have used a few more months of polish or perhaps just a longer development time. The Black Mirror is ripe for being that classic creepy haunted manor mystery type setting, but everything surrounding its tale makes it hard to get pulled into and constantly pulls players out of the experience with its follies. This mirror is still worth looking into, but its cracks definitely show.
  5. Nov 29, 2017
    50
    Despite creating a macabre atmosphere and delivering some decent puzzles early on, Black Mirror is a somewhat insipid and uninspired adventure game exacerbated by frequent loading screens and shoddy presentation throughout. It belongs at the bottom of a deep loch.
  6. Dec 16, 2017
    47
    Even though I love indie horror, this was a bit too broken to appreciate properly.
  7. Nov 27, 2017
    40
    While Black Mirror manages to get some things right with horror atmosphere and great exploration of the setting, it fails to achieve success on almost every other front. Between the poor writing, average voice acting, the low-quality lighting and camera, and the god-awful performance, Black Mirror is a game that offers you little for what you pay.

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  2. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Jan 3, 2018
    6
    I was very excited to learn that Black Mirror was making a comeback, and I was hoping that it would be as good as the original. ThankfullyI was very excited to learn that Black Mirror was making a comeback, and I was hoping that it would be as good as the original. Thankfully this version does have a few things going for it, but unfortunately it also has a few too many problems which does make it difficult to get fully invested into the game. One of my favourite things about the game was definitely the story, and in my opinion it’s a fantastic story which remains gripping and interesting throughout. Unfortunately though the game does suffer with quite a few technical issues throughout and this does make the story less immersive, which is a shame because the story is so good. The atmosphere does help to combat the technichal issues and sometimes you will forget about them because the creepy atmosphere keeps you glued to the screen, but in the end you still notice the issues. The gameplay is a bit hit and miss, but on the whole the puzzles have been done really well and I found the controls to be responsive most of the time. My only real problem with the gameplay was the hideous camera, and the awkwardness caused a lot of frustration where there didn’t need to be any. I also became frustrated with the amount of loading screens that are dotted everywhere. I wouldn’t have minded as much if the loading screens were quick, but unfortunately they seem to go on forever and it can harm the rhythm of the game. The presentation side of the game is something that I really enjoyed, especially when it came to the sound design. The voice actors have done a fantastic job making the story even more believable and they make you connect with the story even more. The visuals are pretty decent as well, but I would have liked them to have made the game a little brighter. At the end of the day I must admit that when everything was said and done I was a little disappointed with this version of Black Mirror. Don’t get me wrong it does have some very good things going for it, but for the price the game is currently at I would have liked the problems to have been fewer. As it stands at the moment I can’t fully recommend Black Mirror, but once it reduces in price and has a patch or two then it may be worth purchasing. Expand
  2. Jan 5, 2018
    3
    True, it does have an eery atmosphere, but that's not enough to take the edge off how clunky it is to play, the very average graphics andTrue, it does have an eery atmosphere, but that's not enough to take the edge off how clunky it is to play, the very average graphics and dialog... and the loading times!!! I played almost to the end when a bug meant I couldn't access the inventory and stopped my progress, which was actually a relief. I definitely would not recommend this game- it isn't worth the money or the time. Expand
  3. Dec 10, 2017
    2
    One of the worst games I have ever played. Every time you leave an area, and some of them are very very close together, there is anOne of the worst games I have ever played. Every time you leave an area, and some of them are very very close together, there is an incredibly slow load screen. The game should have cost no more than 5 to 10 dollars and even then it would be a hard sell. I love point and click games and walking simulator type games so that is not the problem here. The problem is the game is just terrible. The story is nothing new, the voice acting is ok, the music is not great but the controls are atrocious. I literally fell asleep playing this game waiting to walk from one room to another to do almost nothing. Don't waste your money on this game. I wouldn't even recommend you play it for free. Expand