Sam, a 33-year old man recovering from a recent break-up, returns to his hometown Basswood, West Virginia, for the funeral of his best friend. Understandably depressed and bitter, he feels completely out of sorts and out of place… But when he wakes up in his hotel room with a bloody shirt and no memory of his whereabouts the previous night, he embarks on a twisted investigation to find the truth. FEATURES:* Play a Thrilling Investigation -- Recall your memories and find the truth by exploring the dark undertones of a small town in West Virginia.
* Embark on a Compelling Emotional Journey -- Sam's quest is also one of redemption in his journey to find himself again and heal his wounded heart. * Direct Sam's Fate -- Your choices and values decide Sam's place in life as you shape his relationships with the Basswood's inhabitants.
Twin Mirror brings a mature and dark thriller story with good motion capture for the main character and some good ideas, even it sometimes feels a bit rushed and it's got several technical problems.
Twin Mirror on Xbox is a good game, and for fans of the genre like myself, it's a solid experience. For those who aren't as keen on the genre, nothing here is going to change your mind. With its compelling story, some fantastic characters, decent gameplay and moments of something that could have been brilliant, I enjoyed both my playthroughs. I was, however, left wanting more from the title and it feels like it sits in the shadow of its better DONTNOD adventure games.
Twin Mirror is a game with a very strong narrative component, so much so that it eclipses any mechanics or section of the game.
Without being unpleasant to follow, the escapade in the psychological thriller of Twin Mirror does not manage to engage the player enough in its stakes to be completely unforgettable, even if the amateurs of the genre should still find what they are looking for.
The biggest problem with Twin mirror is the lack of pace. When a game that only takes about six hours to complete often feels boring, you know something is fundamentally wrong. Luckily the game also does several things well, which is what made us keep playing.
Twin Mirror is unfortunately bit of a mixed bag. With some great ideas and potential for a captivating story it’s a shame that the adventure was cut so short. It feels like the game was intended to be longer and this is evident in the relative potential. Sam’s mind place is a highlight and does provide a lift to the game in areas that are at times lacking substance. The foundation was set but fell short of the great detective story that Sam’s return to Basswood could have been.
Twin Mirror has some elements of it that can't help but be admirable; its concept is intriguing, its voice cast is compelling, and it could have easily been the next buzzworthy photorealistic video game. But, in execution, it comes across as a dated, surface-level experience, one that isn't sure whether to be a complex character study or an open-world mystery, and is nowhere near as rewarding as the time and effort it asks you to put into it. Twin Mirror will undoubtedly find an audience of some who want to dive into its ambiguous mystery, but it's far from the most engrossing or well-executed title that video game fans could pick up right now.
October 30, 2018
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