I Saw Black Clouds begins with a warning that tells you that the sport options graphic depictions of suicide after which about 4 seconds later somebody commits suicide. The deceased is a troubled lady named Emily and we transfer swiftly on to her funeral the place we’re launched to Kristina and Charlotte who’re decided to unravel why she did it. We play as Kristina, who’s both English or Scottish relying on what scene you are in.
This can be a stay motion interactive psychological thriller wherein actual actors do actual appearing similar to in an actual film, solely you management the motion by making the selections. By way of writing, appearing, and particular results, I Noticed Black Clouds is not on a degree with one thing you’d see within the cinema, and even late night time on Channel 5, feeling extra on a par with an elaborate finish of yr faculty play. Should you suppose that is scant reward then you definitely clearly by no means got here to one in every of our faculty performs.
The entire thing has a low funds really feel to it, and never simply due to the aforementioned appearing or particular results. There’s a clumsy pause each time you’ve a choice to make which is completely comprehensible as a result of nature of the title, but additionally inescapably distracting. The enhancing, too, may do with some work, as everytime you make selections the background music or conversations jarringly transition since you will not essentially be watching the scenes within the order they had been filmed.
The story pans out otherwise relying on selections that you simply make, and it is truly fairly spectacular how wildly completely different the plot paths may be. When you’re at all times going to be funnelled into one in every of a handful of endings, the way you get there may be completely completely different. We performed it 3 times and whereas two runs had been fairly comparable, one was roughly half-comprised of footage we would by no means seen earlier than, and the narrative went in a completely completely different course.
Finally, how a lot you get pleasure from I Noticed Black Clouds goes to hinge in your appreciation degree for schlocky horror and low-budget psychological thrillers. It is an amusing sufficient diversion, however the story might depart you unhappy relying in your route via the sport, and there is nothing right here that you have not already seen in a dozen straight to DVD clangers starring Stephen Baldwin or Tara Reid.