[PlayStation 4] I Saw Black Clouds Review
I Saw Black Clouds from Wales Interactive is an interactive full-motion video experience with a supernatural twist. Learn more in our I Saw Black Clouds review!
I Saw Black Clouds from Wales Interactive is an interactive full-motion video psychological thriller experience with a supernatural twist. It is Rated M for Mature, so it’s not going to be something that you can play with your kids around! I previously got a chance to review other full-motion video releases from Wales Interactive, such as The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker, as well as The Bunker, along with The Complex on the Nintendo Switch, so I was definitely ready to dive into a new FMV experience on PlayStation 4.
You play as Kristina (Nicole O’Neill), who finders herself back in her hometown after the unfortunate suicide of one of her friends. After meeting up with another one of her friends and quickly comparing notes to see if either one of them had talked recently to Emily, Kristina is asked by Emily’s mom to go to her daughter’s place to pick up a pendant that was given to Emily and which used to belong to her grandmother. Kristina agrees to do this, and what follows after this is a series of events of the supernatural variety that will keep her on edge.
As was the case for other FMV interactive experiences from Wales Interactive, there are different endings for you to reach, and how you get there will depend on the choices you make. This adds lots of replay value to I Saw Black Clouds since the choices made along the way will greatly impact the overall outcome, leading you down different paths that you won’t be able to see in one go. There are
The choices you make will affect different variables as you progress through the story. There will be three stats tied to the story – denial, acceptance, and guilt – as well as relationships that will change with some of the main characters of this adventure. These choices will also affect your own character, moving the bar for honesty, strength, morality, tact, and introspection.
Trophy-wise, this is not the type of game you can just Platinum in a single run since there are multiple endings to unlock, and some will cancel out others, given that you’ll need to have a specific set of stats for denial, acceptance, and guilt, as well as for honesty, strength, morality, tact, and introspection, to be able to trigger them. Add how your relationship with some characters will change based on the choices you make, and there are several potential combinations for reaching this or that ending.
If you’re a fan of previous interactive FMV experiences from Wales Interactive, then I Saw Black Clouds will certainly scratch that itch. It’s different from previous games from the studio and a bit more linear at times, but it’s still a good option for fans of the genre. There are four endings to reach, and almost 600 scenes to experience. I Saw Black Clouds is out on PlayStation 4 with a $12.99 asking price.
This I Saw Black Clouds review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Wales Interactive.