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Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 1: The Hangman review

The Good:
  • Detailed and gorgeous artwork
  • Outstanding soundtrack
  • Gripping third act and solid ending sequence
  • Reasonably strong voice acting
The Bad:
  • Supporting characters are generally thin and not likable
  • Setup for puzzles sometimes stretches credibility
Cognition: Episode 1 review
Cognition: Episode 1 review
The Good:
  • Detailed and gorgeous artwork
  • Outstanding soundtrack
  • Gripping third act and solid ending sequence
  • Reasonably strong voice acting
The Bad:
  • Supporting characters are generally thin and not likable
  • Setup for puzzles sometimes stretches credibility
Our Verdict:

Though flawed, the first episode of Cognition leaves a great final impression and sets up a series that could become a major achievement for episodic adventure gaming.

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What our readers think of Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 1: The Hangman


Posted by Antrax on Jan 29, 2015

Ridiculously constrictive


The Hangman is a decent game. It's well-written, it's technically adequate and the puzzles, while easy, aren't insulting. However, it's marred by its narrow scope which leads to a terrible interface. The graphics were glitchy on my computer, but it's...

Posted by Niclas on Nov 2, 2012
The first 2 hours of gameplay was just awesome. So much energy and awesomeness. If the game would have stayed like that the whole time, I would have easily given a higher score. Excellent graphics, music, and voice acting. The only downside is that the...

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