FBI agent Erica Reed has an uncanny talent: she can see the past and piece together how a crime unfolded. But not even this sixth sense could save her younger brother, Scott, from a brutal serial killer. Three years later, the investigation into Scott’s murder has gone cold -- but Erica’s work has only just begun.
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Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Season One + OST Vol 1 vásárlása

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Értékelések

“Greater and more sinister things await us in the following episodes. I can't wait.”
http://indiegames.com/2013/01/cognition_an_erica_reed_thrill.html

“It is soaked with gloomy style, is gorgeous to look at and listen to, sets up its plot points with great precision, and takes off in the third act as it builds to a huge climax with a disquieting final shot that makes me genuinely eager to play the second episode.”
3.5/5 – Adventure Gamers

“An exciting story, an interesting main character, challenging puzzles, and a grandiose. atmosphere make for me this first episode a worthy spiritual successor of the Gabriel Knight series, which hopefully will be even better with each new episode. Besides The Walking Dead is the best for me so far (serious) Adventure game experience of the year.”
85% – Adventure-Treff

Season One

Order the Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Season One to get all four episodes (The Hangman, The Wise Monkey, The Oracle, and The Cain Killer), plus the prequel e-comic, Provenance!

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A játékról

FBI agent Erica Reed has an uncanny talent: she can see the past and piece together how a crime unfolded. But not even this sixth sense could save her younger brother, Scott, from a brutal serial killer. Three years later, the investigation into Scott’s murder has gone cold -- but Erica’s work has only just begun.

Jump into Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, the exciting four-part series that brings Erica face to face with the deranged demons of her past. A serial killer is loose in Boston -- one who seems to be leaving deliberate clues that only Erica, with her unique post-cognitive abilities, can uncover. Is she finally on her way to solving Scott’s murder? Or, blinded by vengeance, is she falling into a trap that could cost Erica her life? And how does this new killer know her secret?

Winner of six 2013 Reader’s Choice Aggie Awards, including Game of the Year, this edition of Cognition includes everything in the original game, plus brand new director commentary for all 4 episodes and exclusive content including concept art, storyboards, outtakes and other behind-the-scenes material about the development!

Developed by Phoenix Online Studios (makers of the King’s Quest spin-off The Silver Lining), with contributions from veteran game designer Jane Jensen (Gabriel Knight, Gray Matter) and comic book artist Romano Molenaar (Batman, X-Men, The Darkness), Cognition is a thrilling adventure that grips you and won’t let go.

Rendszerkövetelmények

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Op. rendszer: XP/Vista/7
    • Processzor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memória: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafika: ATI or NVidia with 512 MB RAM**
    • Tárhely: 7 GB szabad hely
    • Egyéb megjegyzések:: ** - Not recommended for play on Intel systems with integrated/shared video memory
    Ajánlott:
    • Op. rendszer: XP/Vista/7
    • Processzor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memória: 4 GB RAM
    • Grafika: ATI or NVidia with 1 GB RAM**
    • Tárhely: 7 GB szabad hely
    • Egyéb megjegyzések:: ** - Not recommended for play on Intel systems with integrated/shared video memory
    Minimum:
    • Op. rendszer: Snow Leopard (10.6.X)
    • Processzor: 2.0 GHz*
    • Memória: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafika: ATI or NVidia with 512 MB RAM**
    • Tárhely: 7 GB szabad hely
    • Egyéb megjegyzések:: * - For Mac systems, an Intel-based processor is required., ** - Not recommended for play on Intel systems with integrated/shared video memory
    Ajánlott:
    • Op. rendszer: Snow Leopard (10.6.X)
    • Processzor: 2.0 GHz*
    • Memória: 4 GB RAM
    • Grafika: ATI or NVidia with 1 GB RAM**
    • Tárhely: 7 GB szabad hely
    • Egyéb megjegyzések:: * - For Mac systems, an Intel-based processor is required., ** - Not recommended for play on Intel systems with integrated/shared video memory
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Ikbee
( 17.6 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: július 16.
Decided to give a review since it’s not getting a lot of love/credit.

The Good:
It successfully creates that dark/thriller murder mystery atmosphere (a bit like se7en in a way). The serial killers cases are dark, gruesome and pretty interesting to follow. This is definitely the strong point of the game. Putting all clues together to discover the identity of the killer is done in an unconventional way. It enters into the Psychic world, looking into past and the future, tampering with memories and all that good stuff. The story does take a while to get going, and there are some obvious “fillers” (basically all the Rose scenes which serves as tutorials/progression) but overall it’s pretty good, dark, filled with twists and stakes definitely pick up much earlier on the other episodes.

Oh and soundtrack is pretty good!


The Bad:
It does have some flaws. Some people point out bugs, but in my entire play through I only encountered one (when I failed one puzzle and had to reload a save) so can’t say much for that. But yes there will be character walking glitches but that’s nothing out of the ordinary and the voice acting can be weird (lack of emotion, delivery, and big pauses between lines in some cases) but it got better in the latter episodes (or maybe I got used to it?).

Edit: Forgot to say the way character moves is pretty.... ridiculous. Yes It kinda looks bad, and when someone talks (cutscenes) it looks unpolished but the same could be said to the telltale series. So graphically expect the same as telltale games.


The only thing I’d complain is the “delay” between actions, or inputs. Doing something like trying to open a locked door can take up to 10-12 seconds! Only to say it’s locked in the end. And then to take back control of your character can take another 5 seconds. And there are a lot of “locked doors”. This is my only complaint but the game was good enough for me to ignore that, and note that it doesn’t happen for everything but you definitely notice.
jaytin
( 31.3 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: július 5.
The story is okay, but the voice acting is really bad. Weird graphical glitches around the character's mouths and shoulders/arms make the whole atmosphere pretty hilarious, not good in a Detective game where atmosphere should be important. The way the main character walks is just bizarre, she looks like a sumo wrestler that had an accident in his loincloth. I think they should have delayed releasing this game until they sorted out the bugs.
Glad I didn't pay full price for it. Severely lacking in both atmosphere and polish.
Theyrvalls
( 20.2 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: július 4.
What is Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller?

Genre: Point & Click Adventure
Setting: police officer with supernatural abilities hunts down psychotic killer in a noir-style city
Difficulty: 6/10 --> some scenes require some puzzling
Length: 10-20 hours for a single playthrough, another 10 for rerunning and unlocking all achievements
Mode: singleplayer campaign
Similar games: Broken Sword series, Gabriel Knight series, Sherlock Holmes series


The positive aspects:

- Let's emphasize: The VOICE ACTING is OUTSTANDING.
- authentic atmosphere: a dark and dirty city, devious cops and suspects, and, of course - the voice acting!
- thrilling episodic story with well-written twists, gathers pace and slows down at the right moments, summarizing flashbacks. Not your typical happy-end-for-all-story!
- well-embedded background music


The negative aspects:

- Sometimes the game would freeze and crash, causing you to start over again from the last save (which may have been a while ago)
- The spot identification is sometimes messed up
- Ok, finally some high-level critics: characters are a bit too cliché. the hard-boiled cop, the handsome agent, the tech geek etc.


Result (and summary for those who have no time reading):

Don't hesitate to buy Cognition: ERT! Alone the voice acting is worth the price. Plus this adventure grants you a dark, yet gripping story with dramatic cutscenes and fitting background music. And that comes in a handy package with your beloved pointing and clicking!

Now! What are waiting for?! Go buy it!
barthyka
( 0.2 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: július 3.
Az egyik legjobb kaladjáték, amellyel valaha játszottam.
Draknath
( 6.4 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: július 3.
This game is really nice, and I'm loving the music.
UnrealDelusion
( 17.0 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: június 29.
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller is an episodic adventure spread over 4 episodes.

In the game you play Erica Reed, an FBI agent, who loses her brother to a serial killer. After three years the case gets closed by the director of the FBI since there has been no progress in the investigation since that fatefull night. Then one night you get called to a crime scene to determine if it was a murder or suicide and from there on on you get spiraled into an investigation in which you not only have to find the murderer but also find a way to prevent your own death.

THE GOOD
  • Excellent story
  • Beautifull music
  • Logical puzzles
  • Great to above average voice acting
  • Hint system availble for those who want to use it
  • Strong female lead character

THE BAD
  • Mediocre animations at some spots in the game
  • Had two spots in my gameplay where a grapical glitch happened on my character
  • A few puzzles, while logical once you figure them out, are really hard

THE UGLY
  • Nothing really in my humble opinion

Final Verdict: 9 out of 10
Vergilius
( 5.5 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: június 29.
Bugs make it impossible to proceed. This game might have a good story and ideas BUT it's obviously developed poorly. I don't recommend buying it.
thesqueedler
( 0.9 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: június 28.
The voice acting is poor, the story is thin and the pacing is not good. Game play is slow, UI is clunky and awkward. I can't recommend it, sorry.
garnetofeden
( 26.0 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: június 27.
Although the comic-book style graphics aren't the greatest, the rich story, abundance of well-developed female characters with different physical characteristics and personalities, and unique cognition ability mechanics more than make up for it. The music fits the themes perfectly, and I found myself thinking about the game long after finishing it. Fans of the Blackwell series from Wadjet Eye Games would probably find plenty to love in Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller.
Sugar
( 30.3 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: június 26.
One of the best P&C adventures I played in the recent years - a detective adventure with supernatural and horror elements.
Pros:
1) Very intriguing plot - you can feel that writers put a lot of time and work into it
2) Quests that NPCs give you can be solved in different ways
3) Beautiful art design - it fits perfectly with stories about serial killers
4) Great music and voice acting - again fits perfectly with murder investigation story
5) Puzzles and quests are logical and solvable - this one is really important for me personally as there are a lot of adventure games that lack logic leaving you unsure of what you are suppose to do and prety much forcing you to guess. Puzzles are about logic NOT about guessing

Cons:
1) Bugs, technical problems - wasn't really a problem for me as I found a fix really fast, but still can be annoying
2) I personally feel like the 4th episode was weaker in terms of story than the first 3
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Ajánlott
17.0 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: június 29.
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller is an episodic adventure spread over 4 episodes.

In the game you play Erica Reed, an FBI agent, who loses her brother to a serial killer. After three years the case gets closed by the director of the FBI since there has been no progress in the investigation since that fatefull night. Then one night you get called to a crime scene to determine if it was a murder or suicide and from there on on you get spiraled into an investigation in which you not only have to find the murderer but also find a way to prevent your own death.

THE GOOD
  • Excellent story
  • Beautifull music
  • Logical puzzles
  • Great to above average voice acting
  • Hint system availble for those who want to use it
  • Strong female lead character

THE BAD
  • Mediocre animations at some spots in the game
  • Had two spots in my gameplay where a grapical glitch happened on my character
  • A few puzzles, while logical once you figure them out, are really hard

THE UGLY
  • Nothing really in my humble opinion

Final Verdict: 9 out of 10
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Ajánlott
30.3 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: június 26.
One of the best P&C adventures I played in the recent years - a detective adventure with supernatural and horror elements.
Pros:
1) Very intriguing plot - you can feel that writers put a lot of time and work into it
2) Quests that NPCs give you can be solved in different ways
3) Beautiful art design - it fits perfectly with stories about serial killers
4) Great music and voice acting - again fits perfectly with murder investigation story
5) Puzzles and quests are logical and solvable - this one is really important for me personally as there are a lot of adventure games that lack logic leaving you unsure of what you are suppose to do and prety much forcing you to guess. Puzzles are about logic NOT about guessing

Cons:
1) Bugs, technical problems - wasn't really a problem for me as I found a fix really fast, but still can be annoying
2) I personally feel like the 4th episode was weaker in terms of story than the first 3
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Nem ajánlott
31.3 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: július 5.
The story is okay, but the voice acting is really bad. Weird graphical glitches around the character's mouths and shoulders/arms make the whole atmosphere pretty hilarious, not good in a Detective game where atmosphere should be important. The way the main character walks is just bizarre, she looks like a sumo wrestler that had an accident in his loincloth. I think they should have delayed releasing this game until they sorted out the bugs.
Glad I didn't pay full price for it. Severely lacking in both atmosphere and polish.
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10 emberből 6 (60%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
Nem ajánlott
5.5 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: június 29.
Bugs make it impossible to proceed. This game might have a good story and ideas BUT it's obviously developed poorly. I don't recommend buying it.
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5 emberből 5 (100%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
Ajánlott
0.8 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2014. augusztus 6.
Az utóbbi évek egyik legjobb kalandszériája, nyilvánvaló hibái (a kissé puritán, bár az alacsony költségvetés miatt érthető grafika és animáció, néhány vitatható tervezői elgondolás) ellenére. Jó, és nagyon felnőtt sztori, ami simán elmenne egy tévészéria alapszkriptjének, ötletes puzzle-rendszer, szimpatikus főhős jó szinkronnal. Aki szereti a műfajt, és főleg az olyan nyomozós kalandjátékokat, amely felnőttnek tekinti a játékost, bátran vágjon bele, nem fogja megbánni!
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94 emberből 85 (90%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
Ajánlott
17.5 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2014. január 29.
You play as Erica Reed, a Boston FBI agent with a deeply troubled past and some supernatural abilities, which are introduced to you throughout the first episode.

Cognition is a traditional point and click adventure game, and it doesn't add too much to the formula. When you click on something, a small radial menu shows up of things you can do with the object, and its context sensitive. You can look at it, use it or grab it, or use your currently equipped inventory item on it. The graphical inventory is on the right side of the screen, and you can not only equip an object, you can also look at it, use it, or combine several objects together.

It definitely has a very mature comic-book feel to it. The cutscenes are delivered in the standard "motion comic" style, with minimal animation - mostly to highlight the important aspects of the scene. The actual gameplay has full cel-shaded environments and characters, complete with mouth movements to accompany the voice acting. The music is also wonderfully done and definitely sets the mood for each scene. The best thing I can say about it is that it didn't get in the way, which is the point for a game like this. It highlights the atmosphere appropriately.

Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller may have some clumsy animation, some robotic faces and the occasional instance where the tech and the art don’t quite gel, but it is a hugely competent adventure game in every other regard. One that provides stimulating puzzle mechanics that make perfect sense within its world, and a compelling story that quickly gains momentum and keeps it up until it culminates in a thrilling, memorable finale. That’s categorically what you want from the genre.
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Ajánlott
19.6 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2014. június 28.
Cognition is an adult graphic adventure about lost, revenge and fate.

Story is really well done and progresses nicely without feeling forced, most puzzles are logical, all characters are complex and have motivations that you can understand, this is helped by the great voice acting.

The game has a supernatural twist, but it doesn't feel cheesy and works well in the game for the most part, allowing for some very interesting mechanics.

DIfficulty is well balanced except a couple puzzles that might require an effort, but everything is feasible and can be deducted logically, no need for weird guessings. There are a few moments where you can actually die, but it's not frustrating since the game allows for fast retrying.

All 4 episodes are quite good, but the third one is weaker because it focuses on a single location, although it's needed to move the plot further and get ready for the final of the game, so it can be forgiven and it's not bad anyway, just not as good as the other 3 episodes.

The game has a few technical bugs, like the character moving through objects, but none are gamebreaking, just a few little annoyances.

Overall I greatly enjoyed the game and highly recommend it to anyone looking for an adult graphic adventure with an interesting plot.
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Ajánlott
36.9 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2014. október 30.
Cross between "the mentalist" and the nastiest CSI torture killing episodes you've ever seen.

Steep learning curve on episode 1, fighting with the interface to work out ways to advance the adventure.
Probably most people will give up somewhere along this lengthy episode which is a shame because Episode 2 and 3 are real gems, better than vast majority of adventure games.

This a very long and involved adventure game with challenging puzzles.
I am skilled with this type of game but lost patience several times and consulted walkthrough.

The gore and shock of this series is a seriously over the top and would be quite upsetting and disturbing for most. I struggled not to barf at times. There's one viscious torture killing after another and it gets to be a bit much.

The dialogue and characters are well done for this type of game.
There is a lot of implausible high drama, cliff hangers and twists, perhaps akin to a comic book series.
It does make for an exciting ride.

I liked it, but honestly think only a small subset of gamers would.
* need patience for a very long game with challenging learning curve, interface, and puzzles.
* have unusually strong stomach for truly over the top gore and disturbing content (torture killing)
* appreciate convoluted plots and well written dialogues
* like adventure games with paranormal (psychic) aspects.

Sherlock: jack the ripper might be another good title for fans of this game -- highest quality writing though the game is quite old.
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Ajánlott
30.7 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2014. április 9.
This game is a point & click, mystery solving game. Was not sure i was really going to enjoy it, but quickly found myself liking the game.

The voice acting is pretty good. I really liked the characters, especially the main one, which is pretty important in a game.The game is styled like a comic

I found myself getting stumped A LOT. Almost felt like I had to actually be an FBI agent to crack the case. lol. The game does no hold your hand, and what you should do next is not always obvious. The game has a tip system, but it lets those who want to figure things out on their own, do so. The cases are pretty lengthy, more so if you get stuck a lot, like me. The story has small alternate paths. They don't change the story too much, but it's nice to have the small alternate choices

Small negative is that sometimes you have to travel back and forth to the same spots several times in a row, and it gets a bit annoying. Like in the first episode I recall having to go to the antique store, then back to the station, then back to the antique store, then back to the station again.

This game definitely might be flying under a lot of people's radar. I feel it deservers a bit more reCOGNITION.
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Ajánlott
19.2 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: 2015. június 4.
Review: Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller

"Cognition promises to be an exciting game for adventure fans with a rich story and beautiful (and creepy) visuals!"

This is what Jane Jensen says about this game. If the mastermind of Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers would make such an appraisal, why would you even care about reading my own opinion? Well, maybe you have never heard of Jane Jensen. You have never played Gabriel Knight. You may have never even played a Point-and-Click Adventure at all. Go ahead, read further.

You will find yourself taking the role of Erica Reed, a Boston FBI Special Agent, accompanied by her partner John McCoy. Right after the start they are rushing to a cemetery in order to rescue Erica’s brother Scott, who is being held captive by a psychopath called "The Cain Killer". He is known for gruesome murders involving siblings who get tortured with devices you would only expect to see in a Saw movie. Erica owns a special power, the cognition, that only she and her partner John know about. Explained simply: She sees what others did in the past, trying to use this to her own advantage. Right now you, the player, will make her use of it to get into the crypt where Scott is being held. If you read the Official Description carefully, you will already know how this is going to end..

3 Years Later..
Erica spent the last 3 years trying to find the man who did this to her brother. Having not found him and losing control of her life she is forced to close the Cain Case and move on. But soon after she begins to investigate the next murder, she finds clues - left for her. Clues pointing out that whoever killed that person knew about Erica’s "special gift". Is it the Cain Killer again? A new serial killer? And why would he know about Erica’s Cognition Ability? With the help of Rose, the owner of an antique shop, medium and expert for psychic abilities, and her Partner John, Erica tries to solve this puzzle in the four acts of Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller.

Use your mouse to click, Erica moves, doubleclick and she runs. Press Space to highlight Objects to interact with. Congratulations, you just learned the basic controls. Some objects can be used, others can even be combined in your inventory. This is the bread and butter of Adventure Games but learning to use this efficiently will save time, time you will need to solve some of the puzzles this game has to offer. I had a tough time with some of them but if you get stuck there is a really nice hint system. This games story is amazing and it knows how to keep you engaged if you get stuck. Ericas special power, the cognition, is key for nearly every problem you will get confronted with. It requires some trial and error but it adds possibilities other games simply can’t offer. Your power will evolve while progressing, forcing you to rethink situations, finding new ways to solve puzzles.

The overall setting is dark and stylish, combined with cutscenes that appear in nicely drawn comicstrips. I must admit that I encountered some bugs while playing like mouths that looked like broken boxes. This is nothing that breaks the game but tends to look a bit funny sometimes. What keeps you really entertained instead is the amazing soundtrack which all of you should give a listen even after finishing Cognition. Whether your heart needs pumping or your soul cries for relaxation, this games music makes sure that things start to get emotional. Believe me.

Big Text, Quick Facts:

Pro:
  • An intriguing, dark and mature story with an exceptional plot.
  • Interesting main protagonist..
  • ..and many antagonists
  • Dark graphics with comic looks
  • Veterans AND Newbies will quickly get used to controls and mechanics
  • Fresh take on problem solving with Ericas Special Powers
  • Rewarding puzzles
  • Nice hint system
  • Amazing soundtrack
Con:
  • Comic Look (listed as pro but not everybody likes that kind of style)
  • Puzzles might get tough sometimes, literally forcing you to use the hint system
  • Graphical bugs
  • At some points I simply felt overwhelmed with where to go or start
  • Too hard for kids eyes and ears

Summary:

If you haven’t shut your mouth with shaking hands, asking how all of this could have happened, you haven’t played Cognition yet. Be prepared for a clever, dark and brutal thriller that plays with emotions - but brace yourself for some tough puzzles that might discourage you at first sight. Do not let this happen. Use your Hint System if it gets to hard and enjoy the plot.

There is something I have to add for those of you still hesitating. I haven`t played Gabriel Knight or any game connected with Jane Jensen before either, so my praising words should be an assurance for all of you.

8,5 / 10

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