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  • Summary: MIND: Path to Thalamus is a First Person Puzzler that throws you into a fantastic and surreal environment. You will bend the natural elements to your will in order to progress in this emotive, mindbending tale.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Aug 15, 2014
    100
    For a game made by a team of any size, Mind: Path to Thalamus would be incredibly impressive. For a game made by such a small independent team, it's a masterstroke. Stunning, intelligent, fun, with wonderful puzzle mechanics and a thought provoking denouement, Mind: Path to Thalamus is a game that deserves to be remembered for a long time to come.
  2. Aug 6, 2014
    80
    Mind: Path to Thalamus offers memorable locations, great well-thought mechanics and intelligent puzzles with an almost perfect curve of difficulty.
  3. Aug 11, 2014
    80
    This game is not perfect. But it's definitely a seductive and addicting experience, thanks to its gorgeous visuals and quite solid gameplay that, in a certain way, help to forgive and forget mediocre writing and voice acting.
  4. Aug 27, 2014
    80
    This is not the biggest game ever, but the price is not too big either. This game will take you about six to seven hours and there is some additional gameplay, so it is definitely worth trying.
  5. Oct 15, 2014
    80
    A walk through the human soul could not be portrayed any better. Mind is an original nice-looking puzzle game, and if you make sense of the meaning of tasks, then the game is quite playable. It would have been perfect, if it was programmed slightly better.
  6. Aug 5, 2014
    76
    It's amazing how such a great game was made by one single person. Still, the player won't worry about how many people is behind a game, but in any case they will find a very engaging experience, with puzzles worth solving and environment worth visiting.
  7. Aug 28, 2014
    50
    Three years in the making, Mind: Path to Thalamus is a valiant effort on the part of Carlos Coronado. There are moments that impress, but the parts all add up to a mediocre story shoe-horned into a mediocre first person puzzler. I encourage the development team to keep it up, but I can’t really recommend this one as a must see.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 23
  2. Negative: 5 out of 23
  1. Aug 14, 2014
    10
    This game shows how you can create something great if a person wants. A big video game of puzzles, without helps neither tutorial that make a great experience of game, i'm waiting a Spanish version. Expand
  2. Aug 5, 2014
    10
    Amazing experience, and one of the most challenging games out there. Incredible and intriguing atmosphere from the guy that made the Warcelona mod for Left 4 Dead. Expand
  3. Aug 5, 2014
    10
    Are you a fan of puzzle games and good narrative?
    If your answer is yes, buy mind NOW!
    dreamy landscapes, fantastic allegories, and a
    brilliant soundtrack.
    What else?
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  4. Sep 19, 2014
    8
    good clever puzzle, very original and artistic graphic and rather interesting and original story = good game, small flaw: it doesn't have any hint system Expand
  5. Aug 18, 2014
    7
    this game is very tranquil - but it feels like - or is obvious ( if that was actually the case ) that the game suffers from polish. - the pacing is a mixed bag, the puzzles are alright but not too creative. the style and design is very well - but also very minimalistic - in a way. the game looks stylish - while it does hide some graphical deficiencies ( as in ... it could have been much more in terms of fidelity )

    sound design is well done - difficulty seems more for the casual player, while solving time sometimes seems to be stretched a bit beyond acceptable time ( no big issue ) - meaning, you quickly figure out what you have to do - but it takes a sometimes tedious bit of time to actually execute it.

    the whole tone of this game is very well done - and the overall positive aspects are much greater than the negative ones. it certainly is a game worth the money / worth the time.
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  6. Aug 16, 2014
    5
    I don't know why its norm today to remove save feature from game. I quit playing in the middle of Prologue and the surprise was "nice" when I came back to play and realized, that I have to start game from the beginning again. Options are lacking.

    You have to grab objects in this game, you grab them in front of your nose so that they take almost half of the screen and some of them are shining so bright that you can't see anything.

    Some of the levels are all foggy and it's complete trial and error to navigate through. Maybe the point there was no imitate human mind or something.

    "Simplicity" of game mechanics did make this game only more complicated and annoying. Game looks great and atmosphere is there, but I can't recommend this game for people who are just wanting to waste their time in some puzzles. This game does not have much innovating things and it's just like Dear Esther with a trial and error + puzzles
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  7. Aug 6, 2014
    1
    walking solve puzzle ... walking solve puzzle .. great art and music but gameplay is boring , i don't know how people can give 10 to this ? if you like puzzle this game is for you but otherwise if you like action stay away.... Expand

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