Reviews by ColsterJ

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Definitely worth your time, if you love point-and-clicks

ColsterJ | July 30, 2013 | Review of Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller Episode 1: The Hangman

This is Phoenix Online's first commercial adventure game series, and it's proving to be a strong start.

Cognition really succeeds in drawing you into the game world with its pacing, vibrant artwork and moody soundtrack. Aside from that, the puzzles are solidly designed and will likely satisfy most classic adventure game fans. They aren't too difficult, but they're not insultingly easy.

Erica as a character is pretty well fleshed out, and she is brought to life vividly through the voice work of Raleigh Holmes. The other characters tend to be less well-developed, but that doesn't affect the story too badly since the game is really centered around Erica's experiences. Her story is truly one of the most memorable among adventure games released in recent years, and you will see this especially if you continue past the first episode (please do!).

I highly recommend the game if you love classic point-and-click adventure games. It's certainly worth full price.

As far as negatives go, there are some minor technical issues from time to time, but they have become less noticeable in the following episodes, and there isn't anything game-breaking to worry about - just minor quirks.