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#1133754 - 12/01/17 11:41 PM Re: Black Mirror Out Now on PC & Consoles [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Just finished the review so should be posted soon. Ditto some of the things mentioned above.
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#1133763 - 12/02/17 08:22 AM Re: Black Mirror Out Now on PC & Consoles [Re: flotsam]
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"Mostly they like the graphics, though they don't like the controls, and you can be killed because of confusing or fiddly controls."

Sounds a bit worrying !! shocked
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#1133775 - 12/02/17 09:31 AM Re: Black Mirror Out Now on PC & Consoles [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I just started the game and have dusted off a controller I haven't used in a long time - it's a Logitech and, so far, seems to be working ok.

I do notice a delay when some scenes change - roughly about 4 seconds - I guess that's when it is loading; even
though, as someone mentioned, the game doesn't indicate that's what it is doing.

Someone may have mentioned this - how does the game save? Maybe I missed something in the initial setup.

I bought the game through Amazon, they had a price of $23 for Prime users and I have to say the box it came in is a little better than most boxes for games I've bought.

Robert


Edited by rmelone (12/02/17 09:33 AM)
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#1133853 - 12/03/17 08:44 AM Re: Black Mirror Out Now on PC & Consoles [Re: rmelone]
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Robert, someone else will have to tell you how you save the game. Flotsam's review does say this:

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You have complete freedom of movement in the game world and can save at will (except inside a vision). Choose “continue” in the menu to start from where you left off.


It's good that apparently you can save (almost) anywhere.

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#1133858 - 12/03/17 09:27 AM Re: Black Mirror Out Now on PC & Consoles [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I bought the game from Amazon, it doesn't play right on my laptop, so am returning it. hardwall wavegirl
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#1133862 - 12/03/17 09:44 AM Re: Black Mirror Out Now on PC & Consoles [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
rmelone Offline
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Flotsam is right. It's just that it took a while at the beginning for the "save"
option to not be grayed out, now I can save just about anywhere.

So far I'm enjoying the game but I am finding that it's sometime difficult to, shall we say
without giving anything away, to line up objects but I guess that will come.

Robert
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#1133865 - 12/03/17 09:57 AM Re: Black Mirror Out Now on PC & Consoles [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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TLC, do they actually let you return opened games on Amazon?
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#1133900 - 12/03/17 01:24 PM Re: Black Mirror Out Now on PC & Consoles [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Yes, they do Ana. wavegirl
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#1136268 - 12/24/17 06:32 AM Re: Black Mirror Out Now on PC & Consoles [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I've just got to chapter 3 and I'm playing with mouse and keyboard. I am no better with the controls than I was when I first started.

Not noticed that much of a delay when moving to a new scene. Graphics are good and the story line is still intriguing despite having played the earlier versions.

No bugs and glitches so far.

So I'm loving it.


Edited by teassoc (12/24/17 11:47 AM)

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#1136276 - 12/24/17 09:40 AM Re: Black Mirror Out Now on PC & Consoles [Re: teassoc]
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I'm glad to hear you are enjoying the game, teassoc! wave12

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#1136290 - 12/24/17 10:59 AM Re: Black Mirror Out Now on PC & Consoles [Re: teassoc]
Mad Offline
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Originally Posted By: teassoc
I've just got to chapter 3 and I'm playing with mouse and keyboard. I am no better with the controls than I was when I first started.

Not noticed that much of a delay when moving to a new scene. Graphics are good and the story line is still intriguing despite having played the earlier versions.

No bugs are glitches so far.

So I'm loving it.


Hurrah for a favourable opinion !!!!

Thank you, teassoc bravo12
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#1136301 - 12/24/17 11:40 AM Re: Black Mirror Out Now on PC & Consoles [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I watched a playthrough on YouTube.
The story is fine.
The dexterity-dependent parts ensure I won't be buying it.

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#1136307 - 12/24/17 12:15 PM Re: Black Mirror Out Now on PC & Consoles [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks, Ana. I started this game but haven't had time to play very much yet. I agree, the controls are really bad, and I usually have no problem with direct control. It's very difficult to get precise movement, which is okay for now, but I worry what will happen when the ghost encounters come into play. The story is good so far, so here's hoping the encounters are manageable. At least it's possible to save manually, so I'll save after every encounter if I have to. lol12
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#1136623 - 12/28/17 05:27 AM Re: Black Mirror Out Now on PC & Consoles [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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After playing this game I can hardly even remember what actually happened in it storywise. Overshadowing what may very well BE a good story was, for example, having to solve a tedious "jig-saw" puzzle more than once because the game "rewards" the player for solving that puzzle by throwing him or her into one of those badly designed "ghost encounters" in which it is pretty easy to die, not least because of the incredibly bad controls. Dying takes the player back to before the tedious puzzle, with som repeated dialog thrown in just to make things even more fun and exciting (note: sarcasm). No possibility to manually save between solving the puzzle and the ghost encounter of course. Good game design! (not).

The game has its moments, but my list of what-were-they-thinking-moments like the one above would be pretty long. I would advice anyone against buying this game even at a discount before it is heavily patched into a game that doesn't do its utmost to frustrate the player as often as possible.


Edited by frazap (12/28/17 05:28 AM)

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#1136638 - 12/28/17 11:47 AM Re: Black Mirror Out Now on PC & Consoles [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks for your info frazap. Dying often in a puzzle is bad enough but having to repeat conversations AND a prior puzzle? Not my cup of tea!

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