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  • Summary: Assume the role of a psychiatrist trying to solve a murder whilst treating the unusual patients of the recently deceased Doctor Dekker. Ask any questions and collect the evidence as you uncover the identity of the randomly generated murderer whilst trying to figure out the chaos that wasAssume the role of a psychiatrist trying to solve a murder whilst treating the unusual patients of the recently deceased Doctor Dekker. Ask any questions and collect the evidence as you uncover the identity of the randomly generated murderer whilst trying to figure out the chaos that was left behind. Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. 80
    The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker’s hook, for me, remains the need to take over as a psychiatrist. It’s not as easy as sitting comfortably and saying things like, “and how does that make you feel?” As Doctor Dekker’s replacement you are toeing the line between your patients’ sanity and insanity, having to decipher clues in their personality or stories to gain insight into what to ask. The supernatural, Cthulhu-centric story behind the game is also a shining point that has led me to finally break my hesitancy to read Lovecraft. Your own sanity comes into question.
  2. Jun 5, 2018
    80
    The characters are interesting, and the psychological threads draw out the plot leaving you just as vulnerable as the patients your interviewing.
  3. Jun 5, 2018
    70
    The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker is a title for those who look for a new experience, enjoy mystery/horror stories and have a strong command of English. Obviously, complains about the way to ask questions are normal, but we aren´t dealing with an AI like Siri, and, despite the 1.600 dialogues, we need to follow some keywords to elaborate the questions. 5 Acts later, we are not sure if we have played the game or the game has played with us.
  4. Jun 5, 2018
    60
    The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker puts a ton of work into the acting and presentation of the characters but lacks in the actual gameplay to make it stand out as a video game.
  5. Jun 8, 2018
    60
    In conclusion, The Infectiousness Madness of Doctor Dekker is an admirable attempt at a niche horror title, marred only by the U.I. of the particular version I played. I’m already invested in their next game, I’ll just make sure I pick that up on the Switch.
  6. Jul 18, 2018
    50
    To its credit, The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker does work far better than it should given how much the randomness holds it back, but it could have been significantly better with a more focused storyline.
  7. Jul 5, 2018
    40
    There is certainly an audience this game will appeal to, but for me personally, I was left tired and listless after each of my half hour sessions (I’d probably make a terrible psychiatrist). Also, 95% of the game takes place in the same room with the same backing ambient track that slowly worms its way into your brain after hours on repeat.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jan 1, 2020
    8
    FMV at its finest! Not a game for everybody but definitely a blast for those who like intense story writing, mindf**king psychic twists andFMV at its finest! Not a game for everybody but definitely a blast for those who like intense story writing, mindf**king psychic twists and fantastic and ever convincing acting! It's surely a minus on the soundtrack side but all in all an absolutely awesome game and a love letter to the FMV genre. Expand
  2. Jan 19, 2020
    3
    Came in a bundle of three games which two of I only really wanted. Watched the trailer oh deary me. The acting looked and sounded bad. FiredCame in a bundle of three games which two of I only really wanted. Watched the trailer oh deary me. The acting looked and sounded bad. Fired up the intro of the game. Yup the acting still looked and sounded bad. Typing off a virtual keyboard with a crappy controller NFW I am out. Expand