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  • Summary: Taking place entirely on board a massive futuristic aircraft, CONSORTIUM is a first person science-fiction role-playing experience unlike any other. The story begins in our world - the "real world" - where we here at Interdimensional Games have developed a satellite (iDGi-1) capable ofTaking place entirely on board a massive futuristic aircraft, CONSORTIUM is a first person science-fiction role-playing experience unlike any other. The story begins in our world - the "real world" - where we here at Interdimensional Games have developed a satellite (iDGi-1) capable of opening a digital rift through time and space. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Apr 7, 2014
    80
    This dialogue based RPG has fallen into the trap of its own ambition. One can only hope that the potential next installment might be able to avoid it. [Issue #239]
  2. Jan 27, 2014
    80
    Consortium is an ingeniously subversive gem, containing enough backstory to fill a Triple-A trilogy while focusing exclusively on an airship crew in distress. The execution is a little clunky at times, but Consortium still has the charm and depth to encourage multiple playthroughs as we wait for the sequel.
  3. Feb 3, 2014
    80
    It’s over far too soon, but you’d be hard pressed to find many better small scope narrative role playing experiences than Consortium, and it certainly leaves you wanting more.
  4. Feb 10, 2014
    65
    Consortium is a peculiar game: it delivers a deep universe tailored on the decisions of the player, and shows an original meta-narrative side. On the other hand, the game is glitchy as hell, the FPS sections are not so good, and the story ends just when it gets really interesting.
  5. Feb 13, 2014
    65
    A bold indie-RPG based on dialogues and misunderstandings.
  6. Feb 17, 2014
    60
    In a horrendous package, Consortium hurts your feelings, and dresses you in a futuristic uniform, in which you'll feel the impact of your decisions, so you'll get to know slightly different stories. In any case, prepare for many uncomfortable compromises.
  7. Mar 23, 2014
    35
    An overly ambitious, tedious, shockingly short game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
  1. Jul 24, 2014
    10
    CONSORTIUM is one of those tricky games that will make you ponder over what could have been possible if the team had an unlimited budget andCONSORTIUM is one of those tricky games that will make you ponder over what could have been possible if the team had an unlimited budget and unlimited time to work. It gives you a taste and leaves you wanting much, much more.

    In particular the first time through is quite exciting. Although you're on rails, of course, it's not always obvious where the rails are. Replaying the game to find the ways in which scenes can be altered is fun, but also bittersweet because you'll see the limits of what was possible.

    The voice acting and direction are both excellent, and are critical to the experience (this game would not be nearly as interesting without the voice acting).

    I feel it deserves a 10 not because it's perfect (it isn't, not even close), but because it really is a "must-play" for fans of the genre. Play CONSORTIUM, and wonder about what's possible for this medium.
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  2. May 3, 2014
    10
    This game it's absolutely stunning in the way how to tell a story. For me it's have everything, good written characters and voices, greatThis game it's absolutely stunning in the way how to tell a story. For me it's have everything, good written characters and voices, great screenplay and very detailed lore.
    The game mechanics are great, your choices make a difference, every game its different, i have never seen such a replayability.

    And I like the graphics, it's suits the game.

    About the bugs, I was waiting to patch 1.2 and they did good job, not a single crash or bug. I have played the game for 17 hours (finished it twice). Only some graphic glitches, nothing serious.
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  3. Jan 28, 2014
    10
    Simply one of most amazing games Ive ever played. It just blown my mind. If you love true RPG, where your choices really matters, withSimply one of most amazing games Ive ever played. It just blown my mind. If you love true RPG, where your choices really matters, with intriguing story and characters, this game is for you. I've finished this game 5 times now, and on every playthrough i see completely different content. Replayability of this title is insane.

    But, yeah, if you're looking for another generic COD-like stupid shooter - Don't buy it. You'll be disappointed. Not much combat here, and you can talk your way out of any fight if you are smart.

    COD-lovers gonna hate, but i didn't have such fun playing video game since first Deus Ex.
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  4. Mar 15, 2016
    9
    Consortium is unlike any game I've played before, and I mean that in the best way possible. It is one of those games that impacts you andConsortium is unlike any game I've played before, and I mean that in the best way possible. It is one of those games that impacts you and keeps you thinking about it long after you play it. In this game, you don't play as another person but you play as yourself controlling an unknowing real-life person from an alternate version of reality set in the year 2024.

    It's a story-driven sci-fi rpg with fps elements. How the story unfolds is dependent on how you choose to play. The game is very similar to the Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Mass Effect's (to name the big ones) take on plot progression by interacting with NPCs through a conversation tree. The conversation tree is the core game mechanic and it is done really well. Fully voiced conversations have many possible choices and feels very natural. The voice acting is great and the character development is superb.

    The graphics are very cartooney and I honestly think the shadow textures are some of the worst I've seen, ever. Performance isn't where it should be, either. Despite these issues, Consortium is still one of the most immersive games I have played in a long time. That says a lot. I was very impressed at how encompassing the world is and the backstory is super fleshed-out.

    The shooting mechanics are also sub-par. I only had to use my weapon once in my story, but your story will most definitely be different and you may choose to use your weapon more. Don't get this game if you are looking for a shooter, that isn't what this game is about.

    The story is pretty short in length, but rich with substance and a high replayabilty value. All-around I have really enjoyed this game. The story is captivating and impactful. I want to give it 10/10 but I have to take off something for the gun mechanics and performance issues. For what this game set out to do, I think has gone beyond.

    I really hope the sequel gets funded because I really want to finish the story.
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  5. Sep 21, 2014
    7
    Interdimensional Games has worked hard in bringing to us an intriguing alternate future courtesy of Consortium, but unfortunately it has beenInterdimensional Games has worked hard in bringing to us an intriguing alternate future courtesy of Consortium, but unfortunately it has been poorly executed resulting in show-stopper bugs, uninspired combat and a clunky user interface. This game isn't as great as some AAA FPS/RPG hybrids out there but it's not a bad effort by an indie development house. Expand
  6. Feb 27, 2016
    5
    Consortium is a game that fails to live up to the sum of its parts.

    Inter dimensional Games has created a game made up of two basic
    Consortium is a game that fails to live up to the sum of its parts.

    Inter dimensional Games has created a game made up of two basic systems: a fairly complex set of first person shooter mechanics and a fairly complex branching dialogue based RPG. The game simply does not seem to have had enough time or money to fully realize the potential of either system.

    The combat is utilized all of 3 times in the game, 2 of which take place in a virtual reality training simulation complete with wireframe environments. Though there is a complicated limb and vital organ damage system, it doesn't play much of a factor in actual combat. It's over-designed.

    The dialogue system is where the games true potential comes to fruition, more than serviceable indie voice acting combines with a well thought out dialogue system with about as many options as a fallout game, along with an alignment system that promised future consequences.

    Unfortunately the story was so incredibly short, (it only took me 3 hours on my first try) that there is no payoff at all, the game ends on a cliffhanger setting up for a direct sequel.

    Consortium was a nice dialogue driven ARPG which showed narrative promise, but its short length and overly complex combat system holds it back from being anything other than an average and fairly unrewarding experience.
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  7. Jan 10, 2014
    0
    This is unreal. Who releases a game that doesn't even work? If I could give a negative score, I would. They've written an open letterThis is unreal. Who releases a game that doesn't even work? If I could give a negative score, I would. They've written an open letter explaining that the game won't even be playable until the end of January... just hang onto your 20 bucks until the fix this unplayable, unstartable joke of a game. Expand

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