Black Mirror "Bandersnatch" on Netflix

Apr 16, 2018
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Anyone else watched this? It's an interactive episode where you make decisions for the main character of the episode/movie. That is, it's an adventure game about a guy making an adventure game in the 80s. Very meta.
At some point the main character becomes aware that someone is making decisions for him
It's an interesting commentary on game design, I though particularly apropos for most of the games featured on this site.
 
Jan 11, 2019
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is he episode released yet ?? and do i have to watch the full series to understand what is going on ??
and how many decisions i can make ??
 

TheBlueKnight

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Oct 1, 2018
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I was hoping for more shows from Charlie Brooker, but I guess he moved on (no yearly review anymore). Or some new even, at least we got and .

For some reason I don't seem to like Black Mirror, really I should as I like Brooker's dark sarcasm and it's usually science fiction. Heard a bit of a radio interview about it though and it did sound interesting.
...and do i have to watch the full series to understand what is going on ??
Black Mirror episodes are all stand alone, you don't really need to worry about order. There's a walkthough for Bandersnatch if you don't enlarge the image it shouldn't spoil but give you an idea of the choices. It's been out for a about two weeks.
 
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I was hoping for more shows from Charlie Brooker, but I guess he moved on (no yearly review anymore). Or some new even, at least we got and .

For some reason I don't seem to like Black Mirror, really I should as I like Brooker's dark sarcasm and it's usually science fiction. Heard a bit of a radio interview about it though and it did sound interesting.

Black Mirror episodes are all stand alone, you don't really need to worry about order. There's a walkthough for Bandersnatch if you don't enlarge the image it shouldn't spoil but give you an idea of the choices. It's been out for a about two weeks.
i don't like black mirror too i understand you well
but interactive episode that's more than i expected and if i don't have to watch the full season to understand it i will watch it
of course

i tried an interactive movie called 'late shift' and it was very good to me many decisions to make with many ending (+ kissing scene only no adult sex)
i really hope we see more things like that in the upcoming years
and imagine interactive movie with sex and adult content wooooooooow (oh sorry i just over reacted)
and i don't mean interactive like life selector games no it's just porn with some back ground story
i mean deep story with sex mixed together i don't know why i am so exited :love::love::love:
 
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Papa Lazarou

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I just watched it tonight and I know that I have played too many sex games, because I was hoping he was going to shag the doctor instead fighting her.
 
Jan 11, 2019
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I just watched it tonight and I know that I have played too many sex games, because I was hoping he was going to shag the doctor instead fighting her.
HAHAHA the same with me (every movie or tvseries i imagine strange things going to happen) but then i remember that it's not a sex game
 

GuyFreely

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May 2, 2018
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They stole my premise where the MC is aware that you are controlling him. I found the whole thing very 'meh' as I found several episodes in the last season. They have a lot of wasted potential lately in this series. I really hated the whole meta of the episode being about itself. I mean at one point you can literally say you are watching a show on Netflix. It was super immersion breaking and stupid imo. I could have done without the meta commentary on controlling people's lives through choices for your entertainment, because he's a fucking actor. He's not actually experiencing any of the shit I'm supposedly choosing for him. I didn't mind the episode being about working on a choose your own adventure game. That part I was fine with in a "I see what you did there" kind of way. I just wish it didn't try to make the viewer a character in the story because it wasn't done very well. I gave up on it pretty quick when I got to an ending because it had soured me on the whole thing.
 

random.guy

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I didn't bother watching it because I don't think it's that revolutionary experience that I needed without knowing so.
I mean, I played my fair share of Visual Novels and RPGs that can take hundred hours: been there, done that. If I have to sit in front of the TV more than the illusion of choice I prefer some good storytelling.

I haven't heard anyone commenting the story per se being good, so I'm not interested in watching it at the moment. But I accept suggestions to do so if someone wants to vouch for it!
 

GuyFreely

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May 2, 2018
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I didn't bother watching it because I don't think it's that revolutionary experience that I needed without knowing so.
I mean, I played my fair share of Visual Novels and RPGs that can take hundred hours: been there, done that. If I have to sit in front of the TV more than the illusion of choice I prefer some good storytelling.

I haven't heard anyone commenting the story per se being good, so I'm not interested in watching it at the moment. But I accept suggestions to do so if someone wants to vouch for it!
I don't think it's a "must see" by any stretch. Watch the Ballad of Buster Scruggs instead.
 

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