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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“Greater and more sinister things await us in the following episodes. I can't wait.”
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“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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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.

系統需求

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Mac OS X
    最低:
    • 作業系統: XP/Vista/7
    • 處理器: 2.0 GHz
    • 記憶體: 2 GB 記憶體
    • 圖像: ATI or NVidia with 512 MB RAM**
    • Storage: 7 GB 可用空間
    • Additional Notes: ** - Not recommended for play on Intel systems with integrated/shared video memory
    建議配備:
    • 作業系統: XP/Vista/7
    • 處理器: 2.0 GHz
    • 記憶體: 4 GB 記憶體
    • 圖像: ATI or NVidia with 1 GB RAM**
    • Storage: 7 GB 可用空間
    • Additional Notes: ** - Not recommended for play on Intel systems with integrated/shared video memory
    最低:
    • 作業系統: Snow Leopard (10.6.X)
    • 處理器: 2.0 GHz*
    • 記憶體: 2 GB 記憶體
    • 圖像: ATI or NVidia with 512 MB RAM**
    • Storage: 7 GB 可用空間
    • Additional Notes: * - For Mac systems, an Intel-based processor is required., ** - Not recommended for play on Intel systems with integrated/shared video memory
    建議配備:
    • 作業系統: Snow Leopard (10.6.X)
    • 處理器: 2.0 GHz*
    • 記憶體: 4 GB 記憶體
    • 圖像: ATI or NVidia with 1 GB RAM**
    • Storage: 7 GB 可用空間
    • Additional Notes: * - 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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SickB
( 6.0 記錄時數 )
張貼於:05 月 28 日
Game Breaking Bugs!

Don´t buy this game at no cost
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PrettyPrincessKitty FS
( 16.3 記錄時數 )
張貼於:05 月 27 日
The best way I can describe this is if the Blackwell games got high on PCP - similar sort of mystery/detective game, except you have mystical powers. However...it is significantly more serious (blackwell had some great character interaction, whereas this has a better overall story).

First off, it's incredibly gritty. There is no holding back in the subject matter (to the extent that if you're squeamish or don't like torture, probably stay away). The atmosphere, story, and writing is top-notch. I was consistently on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen.

Puzzles are on the harder end, but not frustrating.

Soundtrack is great.

Gameplay is a little clunky (moving around and lots of clicking), but not to detract it.

Definitely recommended.
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44
( 6.3 記錄時數 )
張貼於:05 月 20 日
Cognition is a decent effort, but it has definite problems.

On the positive side, it has a fairly interesting story and a strong atmosphere. Like many point-and-click adventure games, the graphics might be considered "primitive" by some, but they are well done and have a definite artistic style that is attractive. Erica Reed's "cognition powers" are fairly fun and the puzzles generally strike a nice balance in difficulty.

On the negative side, the game is buggy. I didn't come across any game-crashing bugs, but several things give this game a "less than polished" feel. Animations, interactions with characters or objects, even trying to walk can be problematic and sloppy. The inventory system is poor. The writing and dialogue have a flowery "fan fiction" style, which combined with the bugginess gives the game an amateur feel.

As a whole, I give a cautious recommendation to those who like adventure games, mysteries, or who dig the music or graphical style. Those who are used to more polished games from established studios should look elsewhere.
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MIkel
( 24.1 記錄時數 )
張貼於:05 月 18 日
Great adventure. interesting gameplay and really cool music, very inmersive. After completing 1 episode cant stand to finish!!
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Bill Cosby
( 4.6 記錄時數 )
張貼於:05 月 16 日
1. Interesting story and atmosphere
2. However... the UI/UX design is simply horrenduous and it takes up to 90% of your time:
- Walking around is ultra slow
- Interaction with "cognition" is buggy (i got stuck in episode 2 with it and couldn't recover)
- Inventory interaction is a blasphemy for anyone who's played any adventure games before (even games done 25 years ago in Sierra style had MUCH better inventory control).

Review:
If u dont mind the bugs, glitchiness and horrible UI the story is probably a 8/10 (havent played past episode 2).
If you do mind, the game is a 2/10.
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stinkpotfiend
( 26.6 記錄時數 )
張貼於:05 月 13 日
Ill keep it brief. I've been playing point and click adventures for as long as I've been gaming and I LOVE Cognition. I'm a big fan of the Gabriel Knight series and it sorta feels like getting some more of that (especially considering Jane Jensen's involvement). I casually played the first episode, but somewhere in episode two I got HOOKED and played non-stop until completion. I love that the puzzles pretty much always follow a logical progression. I'm not completely opposed to nonsene puzzles of some other games, but I liked that with proper use of my noodle, I could always deduce the solution.
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tomtom
( 18.6 記錄時數 )
張貼於:05 月 12 日
SUMMARY:
interesting murder mystery point&click game with novel cognition mechanic.
Game representation is pleasant, but lacks certain degree polish you'd expect from title having jane jensen's name attached to it. Needlessly amateurish character models and animation. Enjoyable 20 hour trip despite minor flaws and glitches.

GOOD:
fairly well told mystery murder story with several twists along the way
interesting congnition mechanics, where puzzles are, at times, solved by observing past history or items/people
well acted voiceover.
nicely painted backgrounds
20ish hours of gameplay for very acceptable price.

BAD:
opening sequence can be off putting since it presumes you caring about the protagonists without prior familiarity. Kind of like watching a porn movie that starts with climax and continues with a morning before.
some puzzles lack clear clues
buggy pathfining causes sometimes erica to take her sweet time to start walking where you point her with you cursor.
occasionally flaky animation where torso walks facing one direction, and legs face opposite direction (sand crab walk)
bad mesh topology on character mesh models. when erica turns her head, her neck twists as if she were strangled by imaginary foe. Facial expressions sometimes cause stray polygons pop out of character faces, making them look like creepy robots.
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roughnecks
( 20.8 記錄時數 )
張貼於:05 月 8 日
Personal Rating: Solid game, not recommended for casual players (like myself)
Classic Rating: ★★★☆☆

Strong Points:

✓ Exceptional Graphic Art, you can feel many hours spent in game developing: characters, backgrounds and cut scenes are very detailed and good-looking.
✓ Soundtrack: It's composed by two Volumes (as DLCs) and I only got the first one but it's been a pleasure listening to it even when I wasn't playing the game - absolutely no complaints.

Mixed Points:

✘ Inventory and Psion features: They are not easy to use and sometimes understand, on the contrary they get pretty messed-up. The complexity of game's puzzle probably demanded that but developers should have tried and found out a better compromise.
✘ Story and puzzles: The story is one of the strongest and weakest point of this game. Very, very deep, probably too deep. Aided by the fact that English isn't my primary language, it was very difficult to follow the story progress over each chapter.. it got each time more and more complicated and so did puzzles. Very often you are left without sufficient enough clues to solve them, that your only hope is trial and error. I got so frustrated playing the last chapter that I quit in the middle of it without completing the game.

So, it's basically what I said on top: this game has a lot of qualities and maybe you're going to fully enjoy it; however if you're not a "point and click" hard-core gamer but you still like this genre, I can't recommend to play "Cognition" - there are many more accessible and funner games than this one.
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Iophiel
( 22.2 記錄時數 )
張貼於:05 月 6 日
Great storyline! If you're a fan of story-driven games and like mysteries and crime drama, you'll really enjoy this game.

I remember having a bit of trouble figuring out what to do next at a few points, but overall it's pretty good at making the problem solving/puzzles challenging without being TOO challenging. They're all mostly intuitive and can be reasoned through.

Would recommend.
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caubert
( 37.0 記錄時數 )
張貼於:05 月 1 日
This game is amazing. I bought it a while ago but started to play it right now. It's suspense,eeriness, 'noir elements and puzzles are very interesting and captivating.

UX-desing is simple - so no idiotic menu surfing. Only thing I really don't like, because of the bugs and platform itself is the Unity Engine. Game is buggy, but it will not kill the fun, so I'd say developers took the best out of worse.

So if you like good female-protagonist detective point'n'click games this game is 100% for you. I very very much recommend it. And thank you dev's for making this game in the era of typical crap games. You saved it :)

edit: I finally finished the game, almost 40 hours of pure amazement and enjoyment. This game is a must for every adventure game player.
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dovahkiinkulaas
( 22.5 記錄時數 )
張貼於:04 月 25 日
The graphics are a little crude, although unique (cutscene graphics were done well.) The gameplay is mostly based on the story and I have to say the story is well-developed. I really enjoyed taking notes, using Erica's cognition, and solving mysteries. I really enjoyed playing all five episodes of Cognition and wish there were more games like it! 8/10
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Juhochu
( 25.8 記錄時數 )
張貼於:04 月 23 日
The story is amazing, you can really see Jane Jensen's handiwork and are reminded of the suspense in the Gabriel Knight series. The modern setting with smartphones and FBI tech makes the game easy to relate to. Also, a strong female protagonist is something I'm happy to see. The music also works very well and creates a thrilling atmosphere.

There are some minor bugs relating to character movement are a small annoyance but do not spoil the experience.
Highly recommended!
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ItzFate
( 4.5 記錄時數 )
張貼於:03 月 31 日
Do not buy this game. There is a terrible bug where once you help Terence with the Gallagher problem in episode 1, he doesn't give you the chat option to assist you in getting the tape recorder. Thus, you are left unable to progress in the game. It is great for a game to implement options which affect your actions, but having no possibility to proceed leaves the player extremely frustrated and untrusting.
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Sefu
( 3.6 記錄時數 )
張貼於:03 月 30 日
It's hard to tell that Jane Jensen merely consulted on plot elements, because this feels like one of her games. That is a good thing.

The story of a cop with psychic powers is a bit of a trope and I went into playing this thinking 'oh great, here's another Syfy crime drama', but they really took it further than I anticipated. It's actually really thrilling and good. As proof that I mean it, the same company did another game WITH Jane Jensen, my personal game development hero, and I think this one is stronger. Hurts to say, but I'm being honest. I crave a sequel.
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Grognard_87
( 25.2 記錄時數 )
張貼於:03 月 25 日
I voted for this origonally on Greenlight and I'm certainly not dissappointed in the outcome!

I'm a big fan of adventure games and I enjoy crime dramas too so this was really up my alley. The characters and story are all very interesting and interwoven very well, the character Erica is very interesting with attempting to learn and control her powers of precognition, which you have to use later down the line to solve crimes, stop murders and continue this dance of death for this serial killer before someone else is killed.

I'd highly recommend this for any fan of adventure games!

Edit: Forgot to add, There is a problem when playing this game on 64bit systems so I suggest doing the same work around as mentioned on their forums here: http://www.postudios.com/blog/forum/index.php?topic=15161.0

It's due to hyperthreading issue with the engine and the solution makes the game focus on just one core instead of getting confused with multiples. After I applied this fix the game ran nice and smooth with 0 crashes in it.
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amybabes
( 18.8 記錄時數 )
張貼於:03 月 23 日
Having recently completed Grim Fandango (probably the most famous point and click ever), I was looking for something that would top the experience and this did! I absolutely loved this game. The characters are all extremely interesting and Erica Reed is a really likeable, relatable girl, who even has the power to see into the past. To me, the graphics and the animations are brilliant (even when you get the odd glitch, it's just funny!) and the soundtrack is second to none. I have never played a game that has been so addictive and the storyline is so immersive,that I was lost in this for a week, like a book I couldn't put down. At times, the gameplay was so intense I felt like I was going to have a heart attack, but in a fun way! I genuinely cared for the characters, which makes the game all the more shocking when you do make a wrong move. I'ts gory, intelligent and daring. The puzzles are logical and made sense to me (although I doubt I could have completed them without the hints - thanks Dad!). If you are considering buying this game, do it. It's so so so so good. Every decision you make will affect the future of the game and also the lives of the characters you will grow to love, ever so fondly. It's genius.
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mikesanerd
( 21.1 記錄時數 )
張貼於:03 月 10 日
Overall, Cognition is a good game. The story is very compelling and the game play is pretty good. Episode 1 is very rough around the edges, and I almost gave up on the game, but things really start kicking in episode 2 and the game finds its groove. I definitely enjoyed it overall.

Pros:
+ Good story with lots of twists and turns
+ Story has a ton of suspense and moves along at a good clip
+ Most of the point and click puzzles are pretty good. And when they're not, there's a built-in hint system to keep the game moving.
+ The character's psychic abilities give the game a unique feel.
+ Pretty good music.

Cons:
- Graphics are really rough and buggy, especially in episode 1. I am not a person who ever complains about graphics, but the weird, creepy facial expressions and body language are downright distracting. Sometimes Erica gets weird lines on her face like the Joker, or sometimes a character might contort their body in ridiculous ways.
- The voice acting is pretty hit and miss. People's accents come and go, and a couple characters are really bad--like the actor is reading their lines off of a piece of paper. Again, this is not something I normally complain about, but it can be pretty distracting.
- A few game mechanics were swings and misses, like episode 4's half-hearted attempt to make dialog choices and relationships matter. Apparently there are two ending, so your choices matter a little, but not really.
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Bob
( 18.9 記錄時數 )
張貼於:03 月 6 日
This game took a while for me to get into, it is quite slow, most of the characters are unlikable ♥♥♥♥♥♥ and the character animations are jerky, unnatural and prone to hilarious glitches. However by the time I got into the second episode I had been sucked into the story and couldn't wait to carry on. The use of the characters' paranormal abilities adds a nice twist to the usual point and click puzzles. In contrast to the terrible character models the background art work is excellent and rather reminiscent of Grey Matter, which is kind of a shame because this game really doesn't measure up to that game. So this is not the greatest point and click game but I'm giving it a thumbs up predominantly for the story.
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SamuraiJones
( 21.6 記錄時數 )
張貼於:03 月 3 日
To be perfectly clear, I'm bad review purely because of technical problems. By the end it was like trying desperately to watch a DVD with a scratch, or watch a streaming video when your internet keeps dropping out. The game would freeze up on me so I'd have to kill it in task manager. It never happened in the 1st episode, happened twice in the 2nd, happened regularly in the 3rd, and the 4th was nearly unplayable. There's a scene in the 4th where two characters talk in the car, with no opportunity to save partway through in case of a crash. It took me more than a dozen tries to get through that scene, because it kept freezing up in the middle. Honestly, if I wasn't so into the story, I would have given up on it, so take that as you will.

I've glanced at the discussion boards, and it looks like the developers were fighting alot of these issues. It looks like they were very responsive too. But the game is 2.5 years after release, and it still feels like early beta.

Ok, technical issues aside, I loved the game. If you play the demo, I just need to say: the game is better. Each episode was better than the previous. Now the 4th episode was an exception... I thought the ending was pretty weak, but I may have just been distracted by the crashes. There were a few little things... Erica's voice actor was obviously working on her accent as the games progressed, so her dialect drifted from midwestern to boston as the games progressed. Still though, the game really was one of the most intense point n clicks I've ever played.

So I loved the game, except that the freezes ruin it. If there's a 2nd season, I would definately be interested, although I might watch the forums to see if they got their tech stuff in order before buying it.
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merthbingol
( 2.1 記錄時數 )
張貼於:02 月 27 日
Pros:
Amazing story
Very nice soundtrack
Lovable characters
Good voice acting

Cons:
A lot of animation glitches. I mean "a lot"
I seriously don't like the main character Erica.
Very slow movements. It takes several seconds for a character to just pick something or turn around, go to another character and say "Hi".

Overall, an above the average, very well written point&click that is highly recommended to the fans of the genre.
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張貼於:05 月 8 日
Personal Rating: Solid game, not recommended for casual players (like myself)
Classic Rating: ★★★☆☆

Strong Points:

✓ Exceptional Graphic Art, you can feel many hours spent in game developing: characters, backgrounds and cut scenes are very detailed and good-looking.
✓ Soundtrack: It's composed by two Volumes (as DLCs) and I only got the first one but it's been a pleasure listening to it even when I wasn't playing the game - absolutely no complaints.

Mixed Points:

✘ Inventory and Psion features: They are not easy to use and sometimes understand, on the contrary they get pretty messed-up. The complexity of game's puzzle probably demanded that but developers should have tried and found out a better compromise.
✘ Story and puzzles: The story is one of the strongest and weakest point of this game. Very, very deep, probably too deep. Aided by the fact that English isn't my primary language, it was very difficult to follow the story progress over each chapter.. it got each time more and more complicated and so did puzzles. Very often you are left without sufficient enough clues to solve them, that your only hope is trial and error. I got so frustrated playing the last chapter that I quit in the middle of it without completing the game.

So, it's basically what I said on top: this game has a lot of qualities and maybe you're going to fully enjoy it; however if you're not a "point and click" hard-core gamer but you still like this genre, I can't recommend to play "Cognition" - there are many more accessible and funner games than this one.
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張貼於:05 月 18 日
Great adventure. interesting gameplay and really cool music, very inmersive. After completing 1 episode cant stand to finish!!
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張貼於:05 月 20 日
Cognition is a decent effort, but it has definite problems.

On the positive side, it has a fairly interesting story and a strong atmosphere. Like many point-and-click adventure games, the graphics might be considered "primitive" by some, but they are well done and have a definite artistic style that is attractive. Erica Reed's "cognition powers" are fairly fun and the puzzles generally strike a nice balance in difficulty.

On the negative side, the game is buggy. I didn't come across any game-crashing bugs, but several things give this game a "less than polished" feel. Animations, interactions with characters or objects, even trying to walk can be problematic and sloppy. The inventory system is poor. The writing and dialogue have a flowery "fan fiction" style, which combined with the bugginess gives the game an amateur feel.

As a whole, I give a cautious recommendation to those who like adventure games, mysteries, or who dig the music or graphical style. Those who are used to more polished games from established studios should look elsewhere.
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張貼於:05 月 27 日
The best way I can describe this is if the Blackwell games got high on PCP - similar sort of mystery/detective game, except you have mystical powers. However...it is significantly more serious (blackwell had some great character interaction, whereas this has a better overall story).

First off, it's incredibly gritty. There is no holding back in the subject matter (to the extent that if you're squeamish or don't like torture, probably stay away). The atmosphere, story, and writing is top-notch. I was consistently on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen.

Puzzles are on the harder end, but not frustrating.

Soundtrack is great.

Gameplay is a little clunky (moving around and lots of clicking), but not to detract it.

Definitely recommended.
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張貼於:05 月 1 日
This game is amazing. I bought it a while ago but started to play it right now. It's suspense,eeriness, 'noir elements and puzzles are very interesting and captivating.

UX-desing is simple - so no idiotic menu surfing. Only thing I really don't like, because of the bugs and platform itself is the Unity Engine. Game is buggy, but it will not kill the fun, so I'd say developers took the best out of worse.

So if you like good female-protagonist detective point'n'click games this game is 100% for you. I very very much recommend it. And thank you dev's for making this game in the era of typical crap games. You saved it :)

edit: I finally finished the game, almost 40 hours of pure amazement and enjoyment. This game is a must for every adventure game player.
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4.6 記錄時數
張貼於:05 月 16 日
1. Interesting story and atmosphere
2. However... the UI/UX design is simply horrenduous and it takes up to 90% of your time:
- Walking around is ultra slow
- Interaction with "cognition" is buggy (i got stuck in episode 2 with it and couldn't recover)
- Inventory interaction is a blasphemy for anyone who's played any adventure games before (even games done 25 years ago in Sierra style had MUCH better inventory control).

Review:
If u dont mind the bugs, glitchiness and horrible UI the story is probably a 8/10 (havent played past episode 2).
If you do mind, the game is a 2/10.
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25.2 記錄時數
張貼於:03 月 25 日
I voted for this origonally on Greenlight and I'm certainly not dissappointed in the outcome!

I'm a big fan of adventure games and I enjoy crime dramas too so this was really up my alley. The characters and story are all very interesting and interwoven very well, the character Erica is very interesting with attempting to learn and control her powers of precognition, which you have to use later down the line to solve crimes, stop murders and continue this dance of death for this serial killer before someone else is killed.

I'd highly recommend this for any fan of adventure games!

Edit: Forgot to add, There is a problem when playing this game on 64bit systems so I suggest doing the same work around as mentioned on their forums here: http://www.postudios.com/blog/forum/index.php?topic=15161.0

It's due to hyperthreading issue with the engine and the solution makes the game focus on just one core instead of getting confused with multiples. After I applied this fix the game ran nice and smooth with 0 crashes in it.
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張貼於:02 月 1 日
For context, I am long time adventure gamer.

In brief, loved this game. It had a great story and mixture of puzzles. Loved the subject matter although may be gory for some (i.e. serial killers and graphically violent scences). Several parts of the story were a bit confusing and I felt had to jump to some of our own conclusions (or interpretations); but overall was compelling and had nice twists. Puzzles were of appropriate difficulty. I got stuck on a couple, but that was my fault for not paying attention to some detail. All the necessary info was provided at some point prior to a puzzle. A couple of times was not clear what needed to be done from a game function point of view (as opposed to a puzzle), but persistence in trying out of the box thinking will help. The psion game mechanics are compelling. I strongly recommend this game if you like detective adventure stories.
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32.3 記錄時數
張貼於:2015 年 12 月 22 日
Epic Thriller.
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17.5 記錄時數
張貼於:2014 年 01 月 29 日
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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19.6 記錄時數
張貼於:2014 年 06 月 28 日
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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36.9 記錄時數
張貼於:2014 年 10 月 30 日
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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30.7 記錄時數
張貼於:2014 年 04 月 9 日
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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2.3 記錄時數
張貼於:2013 年 12 月 20 日
Cognative dissonance at its finest.

I like the comic book stylings since I'm a comic book kinda guy. Efforts like this are ensuring a resurgence in the genre.
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19.2 記錄時數
張貼於:2015 年 06 月 4 日
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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18.6 記錄時數
張貼於:2013 年 09 月 30 日
Fantastic game. One of the best stories in a video game I've played. Intriguing yet disturbing, and full of tense moments. The closest analog I can think of are the Ace Attorney/Phoenix Wright games. Now imagine those games without the court cases. Now add in much deeper investigation scenes accompanied by extremely cool "cognition" techniques, and you basically have Cognition.

I can not emphasize enough how good the story is. Big budget $60 games struggle to achieve anything close to this. The characters have real emotions and real backstories, and the player will feel for them. Some characters make me want to punch them in the face, others make me tear up inside. Its these bonds that really make the player attached to Erica and her situation.

The story really takes off due to the tense moments. Although all games have tense moments, Cognition handles these so much better. The intensity never lets up. Just when the tense scene seems to be ending, something even crazier springs up. Best of all, Cognition is not afraid to have harmful consequences. In other games, I am relatively calm even in tense moments because I know everything will be fine once I complete the scene. Not so in this game. Even if everything is executed correctly, key characters will die, gruesome imagery will haunt the player and the sanity of the player will be repeatedly questioned. All in all, a must play and a must buy.

+ Incredible story
+ Engaging characters with personable backstories
+ Mood appropriate music
+ Innovative "cognition" mechanics
+ Vivid imagery
+ Intelligent puzzles that are never too vague

- Minor graphical glitches
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19.2 記錄時數
張貼於:2015 年 10 月 1 日
Short version: 81%
(Episode breakdown: 95%, 94%, 64%, 79%.)
A paranormal serial murder thriller packed into a point ‘n’ click adventure? It’s easy to sell this concept, harder to actually pull it off. Cognition luckily manages to do that, although not without problems.

Long version:
Psychic cops and serial killers are always a good mix in the hand of capable writers, and Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller is a nice example of that. It follows the struggles of the titular FBI agent, who needs to tackle not one, but four different murderers preying on the streets of Boston.
Her story is structured like a television miniseries with four self-contained episodes. Arguably, the first two ones are the best as they remain close to the concept of being about the investigations, while the third episode is just a huge plot dump constrained into a single location, and the fourth hastily ties everything together using a set of rather tired clichés (including the classic ‘you are suspended!’ one).

Still, the plotting is spectacular; each episode has endings that would make you grip the edge of your chair if they wouldn’t also feature the best, most complex puzzles, with perfect music to boot. The developers really knew how to reward patience.
As for the rest of the game, Cognition is a fairly standard point ‘n’ click (with an uncomfortable interface) that adds cognitive powers on top of the usual item manipulation. The use of these powers is not really consistent; there’s one that you invoke maybe three times in the entire story, even though you spend half an hour acquiring it.

Graphics aren’t too spectacular: the backgrounds look good, but the characters are weird and glitchy. The audio is a lot better with a memorable soundtrack, and all main actors do an astounding job playing their (fairly stereotypical) role. It really helps getting immersed in the game, which is always great for thrillers like this.
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22.0 記錄時數
張貼於:2013 年 12 月 1 日
A really great game for a little money. FBI agent versus the serial killer - sounds cliche? Don't worry, the story will surprise you a few times. Especially the first two episodes are very enjoyable and worth playing. The story is like the mixture of two famous film thrillers: Seven and Silence of the Lambs.
Advantages:
+An interesting plot and characters
+Story twists
+Nicely written dialogues
+Mechanics: typical adventure with some puzzles and action elements
+Music
+Voice acting
+2D graphics (great comic stylised drawings )
Disadvantages:
-Initially great story slows down at the end
-Towards the end of the game the characters' choices become unreasonable and ridiculous
-Bugs
-3D graphics
However, try it if you like point-and-click thriller style adventure games.
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17.0 記錄時數
張貼於:2013 年 11 月 26 日
Having played the first 2 chapters of this game, I would say it is an interestingly presented adventure game. Its strongest part would be the artwork cinematics, along with a quite interesting storytelling and a good soundtrack. The gameplay is fairly comfortable, the riddles mix well with the overall plot and the voice acting is generally ok, if not falling short in some parts. The game's low point would definitely be the graphics: the characters' skin has a weird shine on it, while movement is unnatural and glitchy. Overall, I hesitantly recommend it, if you don't think the glitchy graphics would ruin your experience. It is a shame however, that it was not built around its strongest point which is its art style.
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28.1 記錄時數
張貼於:2013 年 10 月 10 日
All episodes have unique gameplay features, different extraordinary powers and duration of each of them is about 5-8 hrs.
An intriguing plot with logical and interesting puzzles, accompanied by beautiful soundtrack.
Comic book arts are just great and voice acting is very well done, especially for Erica and Cordelia.
Some dialogs are short and weird though. It could be better...
Devs made a pretty good thriller atmosphere.
There're a few graphical bugs (not critical) and character turning animation is too slow.

If you like a serial killer plot you'll definitely like this game.
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