Time to stay in Scot­land

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Black Mir­ror

Don’t be ex­pect­ing this to be the video game ver­sion of Char­lie Brooker’s much-revered tele­vi­sion se­ries of the same name - this Black Mir­ror is a re­vamp of a 2003 PC ad­ven­ture game in the spirit of Bro­ken Sword.

Set right here in Scot­land, you play David Gor­don, a young man who has re­turned home to un­cover the mys­tery of his fa­ther’s death, so cue puz­zle solv­ing, in­ter­ac­tions with creepy char­ac­ters and a gen­uinely dis­turb­ing cas­tle set­ting.

It’s an ab­sorb­ing ride, al­beit rel­a­tively short by to­day’s stan­dards - six hours - and the plot draws you in. Down­sides are that the graph­ics are a bit un­pol­ished and the voice act­ing sounds like some­thing from early Playsta­tion re­leases.

How­ever, if you can put that aside, Black Mir­ror is a nice change of pace and has a real cin­e­matic feel.

Creep show Black Mir­ror has thrills and frights

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