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Cognition: Episode One
Use your brain
by Harry Slater 5/3/2013
Product: Cognition
Developer: Phoenix Online Studios
Format: iPad
Genre: Adventure, Puzzle
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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It takes more than a good story and some decent puzzles to make an adventure game. You need to build a UI that makes sense, and which lets the player interact with the world you've created as frictionlessly as possible.

Unfortunately, Cognition: Episode One only has two of those important components. It weaves a gripping tale, and presents you with plenty of mysteries to unravel, but a clumsy control system left over from its time as a PC title will leave you frustrated.

Cogs are whirring

The game tells the story of FBI agent Erica Reed, a young investigator who finds herself embroiled in a series of chilling murders. Luckily, she has a psychic ability that lets her discover the recent history of certain objects by touching them. ...
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If it weren't for the controls, Cognition: Episode One would be a must-buy. But it's worth playing all the same
Audio/visual: 8
Gameplay: 7
Value: 7
Innovation: 8
Overall: 7
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