Despite countless reports to the contrary, the PC point-and-click adventure genre is not dead. It may be lingering on life support like a terminally ill patient who hasn't quite given up the good fight, but it's definitely not dead. For proof of this, one need look no further than the brand new trailer for The Black Mirror 2, A point-and-click horror adventure from developer Future Games set to be released at some point before the end of the year.
A sequel to 2003's The Black Mirror, this second installment picks up 12 years after the events of the first game. Players take control of Darren, a young man who feels stuck in a rut. After a series of odd events transpire (including a murder...), Darren finds himself at the first game's spooky castle. Lots of pointing, clicking, and puzzle-solving ensues.
While The Black Mirror is unlikely to satisfy your twitch-gaming, "I need to shoot things in the face" urges, there's something to be said for the occasional trip down memory lane. Adventure games live and die by their puzzles and narratives--so if The Black Mirror 2 can tell a compelling tale with difficult (yet not impossible) mental challenges, it may help keep a dying genre of gaming alive for yet another day.
Check out the trailer, which is comprised entirely of cinematics and not any of the mouse-driven gameplay footage, after the jump.