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.Read full description
Scotland, 1926. Following the suicide 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.
Tormented by nightmares and waking dreams for all his life, David fears that it might be his destiny to follow in his father's footsteps, down a path that leads to madness, and death.
Is there really a Curse that has been haunting his family, like his father believed?
It is up to David to uncover the horrible truths, buried under generations of silence and fathoms of stone. Black Mirror Castle demands an offering...
A modern re-imagining of the acclaimed gothic-horror adventure series
Interactions with vision-like apparitions which help you learn more about the past of your family
Eerie atmosphere focusing on the horrors of the mind, in the style of EA Poe and HP Lovecraft
High quality voice acting from a compelling ensemble cast
"I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity."
Edgar Allan Poe
David Gordon never knew his estranged father particularly well. Still it comes as a shock when he is summoned to his family's ancestral home in the Scottish highlands, after his father has taken his own life there. David does not know much about his father's final weeks, but the circumstances of his death seem more than peculiar. Settling the heritage is merely an excuse for David to find out more about the castle his father grew up in, meeting the family he never knew and for shedding light on the mysteries surrounding his father's death.
Tormented by nightmares and waking dreams for all his life, he fears that it might be his destiny to follow in his father's footsteps, down a path that leads to madness and death.
Is there really a curse that has been haunting his family for generations as his father believed? Or are the mysteries hidden inside the cold walls of Black Mirror house of a far more wordly nature?
It is up to David to uncover the horrible truths, buried under generations of silence and fathoms of stone.
ABOUT THE GAMEPLAY
"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."
Edgar Allan Poe
Like in the original graphic adventure trilogy, the Gothic Horror genre and its unique atmosphere of madness and psychological distress remains at the heart of Black Mirror.
The point-and-click gameplay of the original trilogy served as the basis for the re-imagined gameplay, which focuses on close-up investigation and interaction with nightmarish visions that plague the protagonist of the game David Gordon.
ABOUT THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY
"No man can choose his death."
Detective Collier, Black Mirror (2003)
In the original adventure trilogy, Samuel Gordon and Darren Michaels search for the truth behind the Curse of the Black Mirror that has haunted the Gordon-family for generations.
The acclaimed original trilogy laid the foundation Black Mirror (2017) is built upon.
Dense gothic horror atmosphere, rich visual details and a dark story full of characters who are not what they seem to be - the journey of Samuel Gordon and Darren Michaels is as captivating today as it was when the games were first released.
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Even if it's no longer a classic point and click adventure game (it's more of a riddling walking simulator) and the keyboard control is a total letdown, Black Mirror is still fun to play. Still, it's worth noting that with a controller, the control problems become almost nonexistent. Other than that issue, the loading times are quite long. Even when actions are carried out, it will take a while to load. Although there are one or two bugs here or there, the game is playable on the whole. The pronounced light effects not only look great but also create a great atmosphere. Everything looks dark and beautiful old-fashioned. The music is well done and fits the setting. I've needed 6 hours of playing time to finish the story, and I feel that's just the right amount for a game like this. What I found very good was that the linear flow of the game made me feel like watching an Oscar-winning movie. Although it is very different from the old Black Mirror games, it retains that familiar feeling very well. True, a few more puzzles wouldn't have hurt, but those who played the first game and liked its dark atmosphere will certainly not be disappointed.
The new 'Black Mirror' game is the fourth game in Black Mirror series which is kind of a remaster or reboot version and if you do not need to have any information about the story of the three previous releases, don't worry, because this new game will follow a new and independent story. The Black Mirror gameplay like its previous version, is in point and click mode. The focus of this adventure title is on the horror style, in fact, the game is inspired by the gothic horror. The game has a unique atmosphere so that you will feel deep into your feelings of fear and in your minds. The game insists players to look carefully at close-ups in different game environments and is very enjoyable to all adventure fans.
Black Mirror was pretty good point and click series. While the first game was pretty meh (mostly because it was made at the time when the genre was pretty dead), 2 and 3 were really awesome sequels with great writing and dialogs, atmosphere and really thought out puzzles. While graphics were nothing to write home about, everything else was in place in those games. Now, they decided to make a reboot and sadly, it sucks. I'm sad to say this, because I wanted this game to be really good, because I love the genre and the series, but there is nothing redeeming it. Graphics are not that great, at times it looks bad, however, point and click games are not about graphics but writing, puzzles and atmosphere. Sadly, it fails on every front. The first minutes of this game and the first puzzle are a trap for the player, because it starts really good, but after beating the game (it is barely 5 hours!), I can that only the beginning is strong and the only thing they did right. It feels almost like they had the idea for the demo and then they run out of ideas, so they made incredibly average game with no puzzles to talk about and completely missing the point on the genre itself. Also, this game tries to push dialog choices, but it doesn't do or change anything anywhere (just like most dialogs in Witcher 3, most of the time it maybe adds one more line). Overall, I'm disappointed. 5 hours, strong lack of puzzles, but what annoys me the most is that there was idea and some heart put into it in the beginning and you can feel it and it is incredible shame it is fading away after you beat the first puzzle. Wait for a bigger discount, bundle or just go back to the previous entires. It didn't need a reboot, especially the one this bad.
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