TSL - Cease and Desist
Started by KatieHal, January 30, 2013, 11:42:03 AM
QuoteI love the intriguing story, chilling scenes, detailed characters, great writing, and fun sense of controlling my own path through the adventure. The full voice acting and details visuals just add even more to the experience.
QuoteCognition Episode 2: The Wise Monkey is an excellent sequel and solidified Cognition's place as one of my favorite series I'm currently playing. The tone was set even before the opening credits and there were no letdowns in any of the puzzles, revelations or ending. The Cognition powers and the great writing gave life to the story (and even to each of the victims) in an incredible way that had me contemplating long after I finished it. The ending was just as mind-blowing, if not more, than the first episode due to the mystery deepening and all the potential it creates for the final 2 episodes. There's always been a special place in my heart for classic adventure games but this episode reminded me of what I've been missing in my gaming life and that's more series like Cognition. If you enjoyed the first episode there's no question you will love episode 2. If you've never played Cognition before I highly recommend that you start as soon as possible. This is a must buy for lovers of adventure games and Indie games.
QuoteSomehow even darker than the previous installment, Cognition: Episode 2 also offers a tighter narrative that uses the psychic abilities demonstrated earlier, so much better than before.
QuoteI don't want to spoil the first episode in case you're reading this but haven't played it, but The Wise Monkey starts with the FBI out to find the killer of the murdered woman from the end of the last episode. Of course, this is personal for many of them. In addition, one of the important characters from the first episode is taken by a serial killer almost immediately. I wasn't expecting so much action so quickly, and I definitely wasn't expecting that to happen to a character whom I really liked. It was an extremely exciting scene and made me pumped to keep playing.
QuoteThrough your investigations and your reconstructions of prior events, you actually get to know one of the victims and her personality a bit. The victims in this series feel like they were once vibrant human beings with their own hopes, dreams, and flaws. Cognition's biggest strength so far is that you not only want to catch the killer to finish the game, but to get justice for people who are actually worth caring about. Your work feels important, and it is that feeling that gives you an emotional connection to the story. While a lot of games may have well-developed living characters, the Cognition episodes might be the only ones with well-developed deceased characters.