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#918709 - 10/14/13 12:30 PM Cognition 4: The Cain Killer -- a review by flotsam
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Those who've played the previous episodes
will no doubt play the last as well...

But does the last episode of Erica Reed's adventure
hold up to the promise of the earlier episodes?

How does the series stand up as a whole?

Find out in
flotsam's review of

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#918715 - 10/14/13 01:04 PM Re: Cognition 4: The Cain Killer -- a review by flotsam [Re: Jenny100]
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Thanks, flotsam!

wave Jenny!

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#918717 - 10/14/13 01:09 PM Re: Cognition 4: The Cain Killer -- a review by flotsam [Re: Jenny100]
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Thanks flotsam and Jenny!
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#918722 - 10/14/13 01:22 PM Re: Cognition 4: The Cain Killer -- a review by flotsam [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks flotsam (and Jenny100) yes

I haven't played any of this game yet as I'm STILL waiting for the "all chapters" disk version I pledged for via "kickstarter" !! rolleyes
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#918733 - 10/14/13 02:14 PM Re: Cognition 4: The Cain Killer -- a review by flotsam [Re: Jenny100]
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flotsam,

Maybe I'm dense but I don't see how you can give a game a C+, say the third part was 'middling filler' and the fourth part short, far fetched and disappointing, then recommend we play it.

"A disappointing last episode shouldn’t detract from everything that went before."

Why not?
Would you be saying that if it were the unsatisfying ending of a game that hadn't been doled out piecemeal?


Gil.
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#918736 - 10/14/13 02:50 PM Re: Cognition 4: The Cain Killer -- a review by flotsam [Re: Jenny100]
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Gil,

Maybe I'm not understanding your question - would thinking that the grade was solely for the last (4th) episode help? Grading all 4 episodes as one game would be different.

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#918760 - 10/14/13 04:24 PM Re: Cognition 4: The Cain Killer -- a review by flotsam [Re: Jenny100]
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Well I'm one of the ones who played the game through from Chapter 1 - 4 as one complete game.

Therefore, I don't judge the game chapter at a time but rather the whole game as a complete entity and I thoroughly enjoyed the game.

In my opinion the chapters are not stand alone and therefore should not be rated separately.

It's rather like judging Jack without Jill, or Laurel without Hardy.

That said my opinion of the game, as a whole, is that it deserves probably a B or B+.

I believe that flotsam did mention something similar in this review.
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#918769 - 10/14/13 04:57 PM Re: Cognition 4: The Cain Killer -- a review by flotsam [Re: MaG]
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Yes, you're right MaG, the C+ was for the last episode.
But does that change anything?
I get the distinct impression that Phoenix Online didn't plot the entire game at the start of development.
Either that, or they changed so much as they went along that they had to come up with "far fetched" solutions because they just couldn't think of a way to solve the dilemma they'd gotten themselves into otherwise.
I really can't think of an excuse for "short".

oldman, I'm glad you enjoyed the game.

Gil.
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#918835 - 10/15/13 01:47 AM Re: Cognition 4: The Cain Killer -- a review by flotsam [Re: Jenny100]
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Thanks flotsam and Jenny smile wave
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#918851 - 10/15/13 05:09 AM Re: Cognition 4: The Cain Killer -- a review by flotsam [Re: Jenny100]
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Thanks Jenny100 and flotsam. It always helps to read your reviews.
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#919276 - 10/17/13 07:39 PM Re: Cognition 4: The Cain Killer -- a review by flotsam [Re: Jenny100]
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Registered: 09/06/13
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thanks jenny and flotsam:)

I played the game from 1 to 4, i liked it a lot up to the final part, but the 4th episode was really short and the ending a let-down.
It is a pity because , feeling like that at the end , can make you forget how good the previous episodes were, and after so much gameplay there should be a solid and satisfying ending:(

margo

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