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Re: Current Re-Plays and Plays :-) [Re: sanford] #1141059
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Definitely, Sanford laugh

And oldbroad ....
I, too, very often have a few games on the go at the same time - but wading through all three of these Black Mirrors I have "contained" myself this time !! lol


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Re: Current Re-Plays and Plays :-) [Re: Mad] #1141157
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Glad you're enjoying 3 more than 2, Mad. thumbsup


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Re: Current Re-Plays and Plays :-) [Re: venus] #1141172
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Oh, I certainly am, venus. It's a much more engaging affair altogether yay


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Re: Current Re-Plays and Plays :-) [Re: Mad] #1141538
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Well I am very much liking The Black Mirror 3 !!!! thumbsup

Not remembering much of it at all from my original play, it has been like a new game for me - and is fast becoming my favourite of the series yes


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Re: Current Re-Plays and Plays :-) [Re: Mad] #1141542
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I liked the first one best -- the only one made by Future Games.

Of the 2nd two Black Mirror games (both made by Cranberry Productions), I liked the 3rd one a lot better. The 2nd one seemed to take half the game to get started. Despite that Lovecraft-type stories often take place in New England, I thought the depiction of New England in Black Mirror 2 was very bland and ordinary, and half the game is over before you get out of New England and get to the Black Mirror Castle environment. Even then, the atmosphere wasn't as good as in the first Black Mirror, and I think that is mainly due to the better background sound and music in the first Black Mirror.

As far as games go, the 2nd two games were more stable, and didn't have situations like getting eaten by the wolf because you'd used too many bullets earlier.

Re: Current Re-Plays and Plays :-) [Re: Jenny100] #1141562
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Oh, I do still like the first one myself Jenny100. It is an excellent example of how a good Adventure game could play out at that time yes

I found The story in Black Mirror 2 to be soooo slow to develop and, as you say, the game was nowhere near as atmospheric early on as it could have been whistle

But the more "modern" build up and execution of the story - as done in The Black Mirror 3 - is very much to my taste grin

I think the three together, though, do still make a darn good trilogy thumbsup


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Re: Current Re-Plays and Plays :-) [Re: Mad] #1141609
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I appreciate that Cranberry made Black Mirror 2 and 3 as real adventure games. I just liked the first one better, and a lot of that was because of the sound design. I can appreciate that some people might like Black Mirror 2 or 3 better. I don't remember being eaten by a wolf in Black Mirror 2 or 3.

Cranberry also made Gray Matter, Mata Hari, and Lost Chronicles of Zerzura. I don't remember many people commenting on Lost Chronicles of Zerzura when it came out. I thought it was sort of like one of the Kheops games (like Secrets of Da Vinci or Nostradamus) only in 3rd person.

Re: Current Re-Plays and Plays :-) [Re: Jenny100] #1141689
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I wasn't that keen on either Gray Matter, Mata Hari, OR Lost Chronicles of Zerzura myself when they were released - although I think I might still have two of them.

So who knows ?? I might replay those two some day laugh


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Re: Current Re-Plays and Plays :-) [Re: Mad] #1141694
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I still haven't played Gray Matter but I liked Mata Hari and Lost Chronicles of Zerzura.

Re: Current Re-Plays and Plays :-) [Re: Mad] #1141717
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I was a beta tester for Gray Matter - while I enjoyed doing that; by the time the actual game was released I went "ugh - I can't face it again" smile


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Re: Current Re-Plays and Plays :-) [Re: Mad] #1141721
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"ugh - I can't face it again"

That is what makes me wonder how people can write walkthroughs.

Re: Current Re-Plays and Plays :-) [Re: Mad] #1141733
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It's boring as heck, oldbroad! lol


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Re: Current Re-Plays and Plays :-) [Re: Mad] #1141768
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Interesting. I loved Gray Matter and consider it one of the better games I've played. I thought it was developed by Wizarbox, however. duh

Lost Chronicles of Zerzura was fun, but not nearly as good as the Black Mirror games. Mata Hari was frustrating for me. It had way too many mini games, and while the in between parts were okay, they weren't interesting enough to endure the numerous, annoying mini games a second time.


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Re: Current Re-Plays and Plays :-) [Re: venus] #1141803
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Originally Posted By: venus
Interesting. I loved Gray Matter and consider it one of the better games I've played. I thought it was developed by Wizarbox, however.

Actually I think you're right.
I was reading from a list at Mobygames
http://www.mobygames.com/company/deck-13-hamburg-gmbh

The other adventure games in that list do say Cranberry on the individual game pages, but Gray Matter does not, so I'm not sure why it's listed there.

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Lost Chronicles of Zerzura was fun, but not nearly as good as the Black Mirror games. Mata Hari was frustrating for me. It had way too many mini games, and while the in between parts were okay, they weren't interesting enough to endure the numerous, annoying mini games a second time.

I had a similar problem with the "magic" puzzles in Gray Matter. They were pretty much the same puzzle over and over, and I didn't like it the first time. The story was good though.

Re: Current Re-Plays and Plays :-) [Re: Jenny100] #1141809
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Although I wasn't too enamoured of the three games, I didn't totally dislike them.
But I did think Gray Matter was rather repetitious rolleyes


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Re: Current Re-Plays and Plays :-) [Re: Jenny100] #1141843
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Originally Posted By: Jenny100
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Interesting. I loved Gray Matter and consider it one of the better games I've played. I thought it was developed by Wizarbox, however.

Actually I think you're right.
I was reading from a list at Mobygames
http://www.mobygames.com/company/deck-13-hamburg-gmbh

The other adventure games in that list do say Cranberry on the individual game pages, but Gray Matter does not, so I'm not sure why it's listed there.

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Lost Chronicles of Zerzura was fun, but not nearly as good as the Black Mirror games. Mata Hari was frustrating for me. It had way too many mini games, and while the in between parts were okay, they weren't interesting enough to endure the numerous, annoying mini games a second time.

I had a similar problem with the "magic" puzzles in Gray Matter. They were pretty much the same puzzle over and over, and I didn't like it the first time. The story was good though.


Thanks for the link, Jenny. That's strange that it would be listed with the Cranberry games on Moby Games.

The story in Gray Matter is what hooked me, it's true, although I thought the standard inventory puzzles were fine. I enjoyed the Daedalus side story and the puzzles that went along with it quite a bit. I do agree with you regarding the magic puzzles. I thought the idea was intriguing, but the execution could have been much better. The magic tricks were just basically following instructions from a list, which wasn't very exciting or much fun.

However, I'd take the tedious magic trick repetition over the frustration of the Mata Hari dancing quick time events and stealth train mini games any day. lol


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Re: Current Re-Plays and Plays :-) [Re: Mad] #1141850
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I rather enjoyed the dancing in Mata Hari. I got frustrated a few times, but I liked it. wink

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I forgot about those magic puzzles now that you bring them up a replay becomes a tough concept

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O.K. A change in the verdict on the order of BM's coming up, I suspect wink

I am well on the way to finishing BM3 now and if the final chapter is as enticing as those that have gone before, this third game will definitely take over 1st place in the trilogy - for me
I have SO thoroughly enjoyed this final "episode" smile

I'm considering Woodruff and the Schnibble for my next replay. Unless I get totally tempted by Lighthouse The Dark Being, of course, which is a lurking possibility !! hamster

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Re: Current Re-Plays and Plays :-) [Re: Mad] #1142045
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Finished Black Mirror 2 this evening. Taking a break before starting Black Mirror 3 though. At least until tomorrow.

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I hope you enjoy BM3, oldbroad yes
I certainly did !! yay
But fancy deciding to wait such a long time before you start it rotfl


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Truthfully, I want to wait longer because it's getting to be too much at one time which ends up taking enjoyment away from it, but still, I don't really want to wait too long. I am anxious to get through with Black Mirror and move on to some other replays and new plays.

I started a casual game that doesn't appear to be too long so will probably start game 3 later today. I'm glad you enjoyed it Mad. the only thing I remember about it at the moment, is the shades, which I did not like.

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Hi.

Sorry !! I used the wrong "tense" in my last post, oldbroad.
I should have said "I certainly DO like it" as I'm still playing it - and am just about to start the final chapter whistle

[I'm being delayed though because at the moment I'm producing "year end" accounts for a charity school where I act as Voluntary Treasurer and I'll have to forego a fair amount of gaming time until they are finished shocked ]

A big advantage to BM3 over BM2 (for me) is that the story progresses much faster and I find that a lot more satisfactory thumbsup

Good Luck for when you get to BM3, anyway grin


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Started game 3 last night.

Good luck with your year end accounts Mad. Too bad they're interrupting your game time right when you're nearing the end.

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The delay might be a short term saving of my sanity though, oldbroad, if what I remember of the coming up "Shades" is accurate scared

Anyway, let us know how you like YOUR replay of BM3, won't you ?? grin


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