The story adventure game has revived in the last decade or so.Teltail was fantastic and brought the fledgling genre to life. The wolf between us And The Walking Dead game. Double Fine, led by LucasArts graduate Tim Schafer, has returned to his roots at Broken Age. Quantic Dream is a mind-boggling game like Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human that has shattered all perceptions of reality. Oh, and everyone’s favorite sneaky lounge lizard – Leisure suit rally – Finally, we have resumed our activities. But forget about Dontnod’s incredibly talented team that captivated us with Life is Strange and was nominated for a Game Awards to significantly enhance our Xbox portfolio (and win soon after it’s released. I hope that), Please tell me the reason..
But in 2020, Dontnod did another trick with the all-new adventure title Twin Mirror. This is a big step for the company in many ways and serves as the title of the first self-publishing.The tone of the game is darker than expected, and the game created by Remedy Alan Wake And Quantum break More than life is strange. The game also abolishes the episode format where Life is Strange and Tell Me Why are very effective. With all these big moves, one question remains: what’s the game good? Now, let’s find out.
Starting with the story and the characters, this is, of course, the place where the game is most successful. Twin Mirror is the story of Sam, a research journalist who returned to his hometown of Basswood, West Virginia to attend the funeral of his friend Nick. After all, a few years ago, Sam uncovered a plot in a local mine, rocking a small town in its center. His discovery saved lives, but it also sacrificed many livelihoods and made Sam an unpopular figure in the community. Sam simply pays homage and goes black in the hotel room with too many drinks and medicines (which is by no means a great combination), with the goal of skipping the town the next day. When he wakes up the next day, he finds his shirt full of blood. Now, whether he likes it or not, Sam is anthropomorphized as a dual personality known as “he” with some old friends and his conscience (which looks pretty close to YouTuber and author Hank Green). You have to ask what you find) Clearing his name, which happened the night before, and maybe even finding the one that killed his friend.
The story itself tramples the ground familiar to Dontnod and features a setup similar to both Life is Strange and Tell Me Why: a small town, an uneasy homecoming, a murder mystery. All of this has been seen before and is definitely better done with the titles mentioned above, but frankly I didn’t care because the mystery itself was so grabbed by me. The game also features a supernatural twist in the form of the Mind Palace, where Sam can escape to his heart and rebuild the crime scene. I don’t think this mechanism is as exciting as Life is Strange’s time reversal, but it’s still an incredibly fascinating addition, and the scene in Mind Palace is visually stunning. The game also does a great job of reproducing a panic attack realistically and with respect.
Not surprisingly, the characters are great. Sam’s ex-Anna is a lively and exciting heroine with attention to detail. Nick is a fascinating flashback character we see about him, and his daughter Joan is a sympathetic person called Bug. At the levels of Erica Lindbeck and Ashly Burch in “Tell Me Why” and “Life is Strange,” it’s definitely not noticeable, but all performances are solid. Nevertheless, the dialogue here is as solid as the various dialogue options. Sam can be anything from a well-meaning gumshoe with trauma to a town bully, depending on how he plays. You often have to walk the border between the two.
The gameplay is not much different from Life is Strange. It’s an adventure game with point-and-click elements that are easy to understand and track in most cases. Reconstructing puzzles, especially crime scenes, is very attractive, but art styles can make it difficult to gather clues or understand the boundaries of a particular environment (more on this later). Masu). Still, if you’ve played Life is Strange, you should be able to relax with Twin Mirror. If not, it’s far from a bad place to get started. The game also features a fully playable version of Pac-Man. This is a nice touch.
In terms of aesthetics, the Twin Mirror is an incredibly mixed bag. For all accounts, the environment looks really nice and touches reality. The character model is very detailed, down to the individual hair follicles on the skin. Also, the game runs at nearly locked 60 fps, loads incredibly fast on the Xbox Series X, with slower frame rates (mainly Mind Palace) or longer load times. However, the animations here, especially the facial animations, still want a decent bit and often land in the uncanny valley. Pop-in is also a noticeable issue, and characters may lack basic features like facial hair just to appear later. The same applies to some of the details of the environment. None of these issues break the game, but if you want a photo-realistic look, the issues become clearer and less immersive. Still, overall, the game looks very good, especially outside the conversation sequence.
Finally, I would like to briefly touch on value. The Twin Mirror runs about 4 hours and 30 minutes, which is pretty short, but most of the story is fast-paced (and could still benefit from an additional hour). The game has multiple endings and is worth some replay. However, at a price of £ 24.99, it ultimately depends on your feelings about the genre. I think this game is worth playing, but it doesn’t hurt to wait at a point where price cuts or game passes may be included.
Overall, Twin Mirror on Xbox If it’s a bit inconsistent, it’s a good game. It’s not the best adventure game, but it’s still a solid experience for fans of this genre. For those who aren’t too keen on this genre, there’s nothing to change your mind here. Still, this is a good experience with a fascinating story, some great characters, decent gameplay, and moments of brilliance. It is hampered by some unfortunate problems and the shadow of the better Dontnod Adventure brothers.
The story adventure game has revived in the last decade or so. Teltail brought the fledgling genre to life with a fantastic Wolf Again As and The Walking Dead game. Double Fine, led by LucasArts graduate Tim Schafer, has returned to his roots at Broken Age. Quantic Dream is a mind-boggling game like Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human that has shattered all perceptions of reality. Oh, and everyone’s favorite sneaky lounge lizard-leisure suit rally-is finally back in action. But forget about Dontnod’s incredibly talented team …
Twin Mirror Review-Diplopia
Twin Mirror Review-Diplopia
- Grip story
- Good character
- Decent gameplay
- Sometimes visually stunning
- Inconsistent visuals and off-facial animation
- Stuck in the shadow of Dontnod’s other better adventures
- Many thanks for the free copy of the game-Dontnod
- Format-Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PS4, PC
- Version reviewed-Xbox One on Xbox Series X
- Release Date-December 2020
- From Selling Price-£ 24.99