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Old 05-06-2011, 02:45 AM   #1
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All in all, i really enjoyed playing it and thought it did justice to the Black Mirror Trilogy.

There weren't really many actual puzzles until a few at the end, but the progression of the game was logical which is alway important imo.

I really really wish they hadn't given Adrien a Boston accent, it grated on me in Black Mirror 2 and it did in this game too... why they could have shipped him off to a remote part of the British Isles i'll never know.

The evil presence was laid on really thickly too and it had a bit of a pantomime feel to it which i found killed the atmos with random "Bwhahahahahahaaa!!!"'s and an excessive "stabby stabby" weapon fettish that made me want to laugh more than recoil in fear.

It did make me crap myself at one point but the remainder of the game was pretty timid.

I really missed the gore from BM1

There were a couple of bugs and glitches along the way, one of which would have put an end to the game if it wasn't for the option to skip puzzles.

I found the storyline satisfying and the game seemed never ending (in a good way) although the brief yet intense explaination of the supernatural went way over my head at the very end and i didn't have a clue what was going on. Fortunately i could read the diary entry after the credits to attempt to understand it...

If you loved the first game and hated the second, like i did, then it is definately still worth playing as it makes up for BM2 which i felt paled in comparison.

It would probably have been ok as a stand alone game so i'll give it 7/10.
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All in all, i really enjoyed playing it and thought it did justice to the Black Mirror Trilogy.

There weren't really many actual puzzles until a few at the end, but the progression of the game was logical which is alway important imo.

I totally agree. Actually I've noticed that the tendency to reduce them had alredy started with BM2 and I didn't like it at all! I don't understand what's the point of having a character run around places with little to do or to work with...where's the adventure if u don't have any real problem to solve? The museum, for instance, was totally irrelevant for the success of the game...what a waist of progrmming!

The evil presence was laid on really thickly too and it had a bit of a pantomime feel to it which i found killed the atmos with random "Bwhahahahahahaaa!!!"'s and an excessive "stabby stabby" weapon fettish that made me want to laugh more than recoil in fear.

Yep, I agree even to this. The way Murdred was interfering with Adrian behaviour was ridiculous. Pity though....less showing off a voicing over to laugh about and more character introspection would have reached a deph of atmosphere

I really missed the gore from BM1

Yes, I missed that too!

I found the storyline satisfying and the game seemed never ending (in a good way) although the brief yet intense explaination of the supernatural went way over my head at the very end and i didn't have a clue what was going on. Fortunately i could read the diary entry after the credits to attempt to understand it...

As for the storyline, yes, I'd say that I liked it more than BM2, altough it might depended on the fact that I had to get used to a character too out of place in the Willow Creek. I don't think it was a good idea to introduce, as main charatcer, an American developed in the way it was becasue his sceptisism wasn't matched by a truly threatening and counterbalancing evil world. What can I say? As a player I warmthed towards Samuel but never towards Adrian.
The end was awful. The fight between Adrian and Murdred was 100% irrelevant and didn't involve the player one bit. Even a timed silly challenge would have engaged the player more.

Between 1 and 10? I'd give BM3 a 6.5 because I really loved BM1 and I prefer to close my eyes over the things I didn't like over the next 2 installments (the second game would take a neat 5) and honour the memory of a brilliant first game.
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The museum was the most memorable part of BM2 for me, it was funny how extreme it was, and also Bobby and the german tourists obsessed with the gore.

I think they tried to replicate that in BM3 and giving you an opportunity to revisit it to see how it had changed. I'm glad it was there, but it should have played a larger role.
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