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Re: Cognition Episode 1 Reviews
« Reply #60 on: January 27, 2013, 01:34:40 PM »
In from new German review site Ladebalken, an 85%!

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Re: Cognition Episode 1 Reviews
« Reply #61 on: January 27, 2013, 09:29:08 PM »
And an Italian review from Adventure's Planet gives it a 74/100!

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Re: Cognition Episode 1 Reviews
« Reply #62 on: January 29, 2013, 09:40:46 AM »
MiastoGier, a Polish site, gives it an 8/10!

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Re: Cognition Episode 1 Reviews
« Reply #63 on: January 29, 2013, 03:32:33 PM »
Gaming Illustrated gives it an 81%!

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Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, Episode One, The Hangman is both a mouthful and a well done, mature point-and-click adventure game. Not without its flaws, it’s a sincere title that respects the genre while adding its own stamp to it. With its thoughtful gameplay, quality story telling, unique art style, and moody soundtrack, Cognition successfully immerses the player into the gritty world of Erica Reed. Adventure gamers who have been pining for a game reminiscent of the feel and tone of Gabriel Knight will certainly appreciate Cognition.

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Re: Cognition Episode 1 Reviews
« Reply #64 on: February 07, 2013, 01:20:51 PM »
Another Ep 1 review is in from Indian Video Gamer, a 7/10!

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The Hangman is completely driven by its rich plot and dense character build-up; two areas where the game excels. You’d find yourself trying to extract every bit of information/help that each character has to offer in helping you proceed, and with a fair bit of logical thinking too. The game also incorporates the usage of the in-game web/phone/computer very well in aiding your quest.

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Re: Cognition Episode 1 Reviews
« Reply #65 on: February 13, 2013, 09:56:25 PM »
Another Episode 1 review has popped up from Gamersaurs!

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I’m not going to lie, this game is good, very good - the story is engaging, the puzzles are difficult without being ridiculous... A good point and click adventure, much like a good book, forces you to keep going, to keep playing until you’ve found the last clue, solved the last puzzle and for better or worse reached the end. Cognition Episode 1 Hangman did all of these things for me. I sat down to start playing in the afternoon and next time I looked away from the screen it was midnight, [and] the credits were rolling...

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Re: Cognition Episode 1 Reviews
« Reply #66 on: February 18, 2013, 01:51:58 PM »
Two more Episode 1 reviews are in!

From Indie Game Reviewer, a 3.5/5:

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While Cognition has a fair amount of substance, its main focus is on puzzle sequences. Gameplay here is familiar to the early Sierra On-Line games such like Police Quest, Kings Quest (understandable, given its studio’s raison d’etre.) Cognition, however, offers an interesting twist on the genre as you will often be forced to view your surroundings from an alternate “cognitive state,” which gives the situation a little more depth than most games of this type.

And from Dad's Gaming Addiction, another great review:

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Overall, I found my first experience with the series to be a positive one.  The first episode’s story was engaging from start to finish and I found it hard to put down. ... The art styles were fantastic, reminding me of something you’d find in a really good comic book.  The puzzles weren’t overly difficulty, but they weren’t so easy that I didn’t have to put my mind to work.  I’ve been waiting for a game like this for a good, long while and I’m pleased by what I’ve experienced thus far.  ... If you’re in the mood to be swept up by a compelling, interactive mystery story then I highly recommend that you take a look at the “Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller” series.

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Re: Cognition Episode 1 Reviews
« Reply #67 on: February 18, 2013, 09:27:39 PM »
Episode 1 is getting the love today! A review in from EveryEye.it, an Italian site, gives it a 7.5/10!

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Re: Cognition Episode 1 Reviews
« Reply #68 on: February 24, 2013, 03:51:03 PM »
Cognition Episode 1 was voted the Best Adventure of 2012 over at Planete Aventure!

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Re: Cognition Episode 1 Reviews
« Reply #69 on: February 28, 2013, 12:11:44 PM »
Our first Episode 1 iPad review is in from Pocket Tactics, with a 4/5!

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Its main strength lies in creating spaces that cry out for exploration, and in rewarding that exploration with narrative progress. Incidentally that’s the strength of all good adventure games, and though it has its faults, I’m pleased to count Cognition among them.

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Re: Cognition Episode 1 Reviews
« Reply #70 on: March 01, 2013, 10:59:19 AM »
AppGamers.de has reviewed the iPad version of Episode 1 with a 5/5! Our first perfect score!

Kotaku has also reviewed the iPad version!

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Re: Cognition Episode 1 Reviews
« Reply #71 on: March 03, 2013, 08:50:03 PM »
Apples 'n' Apps gives Episode 1 a 3.5!

Inside the Game, an Italian site, gives it a positive review.


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Re: Cognition Episode 1 Reviews
« Reply #72 on: March 04, 2013, 08:11:22 PM »
More Episode 1 iPad reviews are coming in :)

Slide to Play gives it a 3/4!

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That’s why a game like Cognition Episode 1 is such a refreshing experience. It’s a thrilling, engrossing adventure game where the solutions usually make sense and you’re rarely left with that “What just happened?” feeling. It also has a unique twist that makes it fun.

Pad Gadget gives it a 4/5. :)

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The puzzles are challenging, but not too difficult to figure out. The plot of the story is riveting. The sound track is creepy and makes you want to hurry up and save the day.



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Re: Cognition Episode 1 Reviews
« Reply #73 on: March 05, 2013, 07:30:49 PM »
Destructoid has posted their Episode 1 review--a 7.5/10!

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Accompanying the drama and puzzles are some truly gorgeous painted backgrounds rich in detail and character. So often I see the concept art for a game and fall in love, until I see the finished product and wonder how it fell so far. With Cognition, the sort of beautiful concept art I frequently use as a background on my desktop can be found everywhere. Of course, the locations being graveyards, abandoned buildings, filthy bachelor pads and an FBI office don't immediately scream "aesthetically pleasing", but it is, regardless.
Read more at http://www.destructoid.com/review-cognition-an-erica-reed-thriller-the-hangman-247721.phtml#rkuxyVuh4lYB9tVa.99

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Re: Cognition Episode 1 Reviews
« Reply #74 on: March 06, 2013, 11:06:03 AM »
PocketGamer gives Episode 1 on the iPad 7/10!

Gaming Excellence says 8/10!


AppSpy says 3/5!
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Re: Cognition Episode 1 Reviews
« Reply #75 on: March 06, 2013, 06:27:20 PM »
148 APps gives it a 3.5/5!


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Re: Cognition Episode 1 Reviews
« Reply #76 on: March 08, 2013, 08:26:39 AM »
Apps Looking gives it a 3.5/5!

Apps Strawberry concurs on the 3.5/5 and adds that we are "DARK AND BROODING" (which we all knew, of course).

And Just Another Gaming Site gives it a 7.5!

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The story is easily this game’s biggest strength. Even though there are a few slower sections in the middle, you will be completely engrossed in Erica’s hunt for the serial killer and the mysteries of the main plot. Cognition opens up with a really compelling prologue which plays a big part in setting up the rest of the game. The beautiful soundtrack helps set up the tone of the game and even though it’s mostly dark and gloomy, it manages to find a good emotional balance. The Hangman is a good opening episode for a story heavy game.

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Re: Cognition Episode 1 Reviews
« Reply #77 on: March 12, 2013, 08:28:39 PM »
More Episode 1 reviews!

PocketGamer France gives it a 6.9 on the iPad.

And Virtual Inn says 7.0!

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Re: Cognition Episode 1 Reviews
« Reply #78 on: March 21, 2013, 11:15:20 AM »
We've got a few more Episode 1 reviews in :)

Gamers Intuition quite enjoyed the game!

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[W]e can sum up Cognition into an adventure game for grown-ups with an engrossing story and intriguing gameplay. Episode 1: The Hangman is not without some flaws, but it's a promising adventure that leaves you shocked, wondering and wanting more right up to the end of the credits.

Polygonien, a German site, gives a positive review.

Hrej.cz, a Czech site, gives Episodes 1 & 2 an 8/10!

Finally, CyberLudus gives Episode 1 a 70/100 in Italian. :)

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Re: Cognition Episode 1 Reviews
« Reply #79 on: April 05, 2013, 08:51:31 AM »
An iPad review from Gaming Illustrated gives Episode 1 a 73!

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Cognition is an old fashioned adventure game in every essence of the word. The controls are intuitive and the interaction with objects and other characters is enjoyable. Cognition though seems a bit “safe” in an age where other titles are pushing the boundaries. For fans of adventure games, Cognition is a great alternative to spend your money on. There’s plenty of challenge, loads of puzzles and clues to examine and everything is done nicely.]Cognition is an old fashioned adventure game in every essence of the word. The controls are intuitive and the interaction with objects and other characters is enjoyable. Cognition though seems a bit “safe” in an age where other titles are pushing the boundaries. For fans of adventure games, Cognition is a great alternative to spend your money on. There’s plenty of challenge, loads of puzzles and clues to examine and everything is done nicely.
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