Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller is a 2013 adventure game developed by Phoenix Online Studios. It follows the eponymous Erica Reed, an FBI agent with the power of Post-Cognition, the ability to touch things or people and see past experiences. Continue reading Cognition: Season 2 Speculation
And I’m back! Holidays enjoyed, food devoured, post-bing-detox done! Now let’s start up a year with a nice little Attic Diving, where I take a plunge into other people’s Mental Attics to find out nice stuff about their past, current and future projects. To start the year we have an interview with Phoenix Online Studios, developers of the hit episodic game Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, which earned top marks on The Mental Attic’s Scoring System! You can read my review here.
I want to thank the amazing Katie Hallahan, Head of Phoenix Online PR and Game Designer, for taking time out of her busy schedule to answer this mammoth list of questions, which will hopefully not be the last list I send her, though I have promised and committed to keeping the interviews shorter from now on!
Warning – Spoiler Alert: The last two questions (19 & 20) contain spoilers, so if you haven’t played the game, please skip them!! Continue reading Phoenix Online Studios – Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller
Another week gone! Just a few short ones until this kickass year ends. Kim, from 1001up.com, asked me about two things I thought made this year amazing, and I had no problem coming up with something to say. As for what I said, well…don’t be so nosy.
This week’s image is a bit of a pun, if you know your Hellboy, you’ll get it!
- Episodes have fantastic and engaging stories.
- The overarching plot is amazing.
- Solid Gameplay.
- Powers get plenty of use.
- Erica’s smartphone is useful for more than just calling.
- Incredible music and voice acting.
- Smart and interesting puzzles.
- Lengthy loading times (Episodes 1 & 2)
- A few crashes (Episodes 1 & 2) Continue reading Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller – Review
This week’s feature image comes from To Aru Majutsu no Index’s Academy City’s Cleaning Bots, aren’t they cute? You need to all check out that series, it’s fantastic.
This has been an interesting week, more on the personal side than The Attic. Continue reading Attic Cleanup – 08-12-2013
Just played it and finished it, but won’t go into a review just yet, mostly because it’s an episodic game and I don’t like reviewing them until I have the whole experience. In fact I think it’d be rather irresponsible of me doing so. I can’t complain about any plot-point or plot-hole YET, considering that might be a hook for future episodes; nor can I complain about character development when this is just the first episode. It’s like complaining about a movie plot and character development after the first 20 minutes of a movie.
I will say that it’s pretty good, but it doesn’t feel like an adventure game. Like the Walking Dead before it, Telltale’s adaptation feels more like a visual novel than an adventure game.
On other news, I’m playing Night of the Rabbit and will review it as soon as I’m done with it, and after that I’ll go into Cognition, a really cool episodic adventure game.