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  • Summary: After waking from a five week coma, Theo finds his life in disrepair. With no memory of the accident, it’s up to Ted and Teddy – the conscious and subconscious voices in his head – to work out what happened, and put his life back on track.Headspun is a game about recovery, discovery, and theAfter waking from a five week coma, Theo finds his life in disrepair. With no memory of the accident, it’s up to Ted and Teddy – the conscious and subconscious voices in his head – to work out what happened, and put his life back on track.Headspun is a game about recovery, discovery, and the ongoing battle between logic and emotion. Expand
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  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Sep 4, 2019
    67
    Headspun tries to merge several genres in one game. On paper, the idea might have worked, but when you actually play it you see its shortcomings. However, it’s a good option if you’re looking for something experimental.
  2. Sep 9, 2019
    60
    Headspun is intriguing and takes creative risks by blending genres together. It's a shame about those few missing links.
  3. Sep 3, 2019
    54
    Headspun is a well-meaning attempt at exploring a fascinating topic. Wandering around certain rooms like the Dream Theater and Memory Bank, you see some some vivid imagery, and are faced with interesting questions about the relationship between memories and identity. But it never delves deeper, restricting you to tedious minigames and superfluous base-building while you wait to see how story pans out. Headspun failed to entrench itself in my memory, and I wouldn't feel differently even if its swarms of bugs were squashed.
  4. Aug 30, 2019
    50
    Headspun's mix of management sim and FMV narrative is fairly unique. However, repetition and buggy gameplay mar the game's potential.
  5. Sep 20, 2019
    45
    I happen to be a big fan of FMV games, so I’m always happy to see another entry join the genre’s catalog. It may be unfortunate that too much of the game is focused on its least interesting parts, but the story is able to bring up questions of happiness, work, friendship, and mental health that I give it credit for trying to tackle. Your time is probably best spent elsewhere, but here’s to hoping the crew over at Superstring can learn from their mistakes and come back for a stronger sophomore effort.
  6. Aug 28, 2019
    30
    For every spark of a neuron, there’s a cluster of dead cells threatening to snuff it out. The entire enterprise feels like a bundle of great ideas that mix together into something that’s less than the sum of its parts.
  7. Aug 30, 2019
    30
    With some work, Headspun's central premise of controlling a person Inside Out-style could really have potential to tell an intensely personal and human story while presenting entertaining gameplay opportunities along the way, and perhaps Superstring can stick the landing if they choose to revisit the concept in the future. As it stands, though, this isn't it. Its story is moving if a bit anticlimactic, but meaningless progression, poor mechanics, and a complete devaluation of players' time cause Headspun to fall flat on its face.
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  1. Sep 13, 2019
    4
    A game that tries to blend the different genres but fails miserably. The more time you play this game, the more time you are losing. A gameA game that tries to blend the different genres but fails miserably. The more time you play this game, the more time you are losing. A game that has an amazing premise but that can't pass it on to reality. Expand