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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 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
  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. Feb 1, 2014
    8
    Great game, really! Plz read my review, it makes more sense than the haters' ones. I disagree with IGN according to the story topic.Great game, really! Plz read my review, it makes more sense than the haters' ones. I disagree with IGN according to the story topic. Consortium has, indeed, an awesome and mysterious story. I got envolved into it in the first minutes of gameplay. This game has that "your actions care in story-progressing" thing, like in Mass Effect of Star Wars: Knights of Old Republic. You can choose who you want to make friends with and who are the people you don't like in your universe. These mecanics are awesome! Don't play if you are lookin for a Call of Duty shotting stuff though. Consortium has its shotting moments, but they are not as complex and well made as in the big shotters games. You should play it for the story and new mechanics. It's graphics are not good and it has some major bugs/glitches issues, but these negative aspects should not make you avoid it. Give it a chance!! I'm looking foward to playing Consortium's sequence! Expand
  5. Fuz
    Jan 8, 2015
    6
    Potentially interesting.
    Too bad it's riddled with bugs, like disappearing subtitles (and in a story-driven game it's something extremely
    Potentially interesting.
    Too bad it's riddled with bugs, like disappearing subtitles (and in a story-driven game it's something extremely bad) and the savegames get deleted if you had an older version and patch it. And those aren't tolerable flaws. Also, the game raises lots of questions and don't answer them... they will *eventually* be answered in a potential sequel.
    I think there is a gem hidden beneath the bugs, but it's too hard to find and I can't recommend a game so buggy and unpolished.
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  6. Jan 2, 2015
    5
    It's an interesting / unique scenario and nice graphics. Unfortunately with a lot of issues, so I stopped playing after about 1h. Can't judgeIt's an interesting / unique scenario and nice graphics. Unfortunately with a lot of issues, so I stopped playing after about 1h. Can't judge anything after that. Issues:
    - All characters look the same and have the same name (except numbers and faces). I have no idea who said what. Not sure how I'm supposed to solve a murder mystery here.
    - Quite abstract user interface with useless "tips" like "Use the recycle feature to RECYCLE". WTF?? Some kind of weird inventory feature where I have to dispose energy to store more stuff? I don't know what this game tries to tell me.
    - Quite unbalanced simulator mission. Far more enemies than ammo. In the end I simply walked out, ignoring dead civilians and enemies. That's the point that I decided that this was a was of time.
    - Game takes very long to load.

    Perhaps this would be really fun if I studied it hard for a few hours and made notes. But I'll simply play something else instead.
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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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