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  • Summary: Sam, a 33-year old man recovering from a recent break-up, returns to his hometown Basswood, West Virginia, for the funeral of his best friend. Understandably depressed and bitter, he feels completely out of sorts and out of place... But when he wakes up in his hotel room with a bloody shirtSam, a 33-year old man recovering from a recent break-up, returns to his hometown Basswood, West Virginia, for the funeral of his best friend. Understandably depressed and bitter, he feels completely out of sorts and out of place... But when he wakes up in his hotel room with a bloody shirt and no memory of his whereabouts the previous night, he embarks on a twisted investigation to find the truth.

    FEATURES:

    * Play a Thrilling Investigation -- Recall your memories and find the truth by exploring the dark undertones of a small town in West Virginia.

    * Embark on a Compelling Emotional Journey -- Sam's quest is also one of redemption in his journey to find himself again and heal his wounded heart.

    * Direct Sam's Fate -- Your choices and values decide Sam's place in life as you shape his relationships with the Basswood's inhabitants.
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Twin Mirror - Official Gameplay Trailer | Paris Games Week 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Jan 22, 2021
    80
    Regardless of the bizarre lip movements, Twin Mirror is an excellent adventure game. Not only was I enthralled by its mystery, I was absolutely enamored with the presentation. I wasn’t expecting something so filmlike and cinematic, but I walked away delighted and I can say that some of its powerful scenes will stay with me for a while.
  2. Dec 2, 2020
    72
    Twin Mirror is a solid thriller adventure that excites with its great atmosphere, but could be a little more innovative.
  3. Dontnod knows how to tell stories to the people. Especially blurred and complicated ones. Twin Mirror is a good experience.
  4. 55
    It’s a shame that Twin Mirror manages to create such a compelling and interesting opening but just doesn’t manage to stick the landing. It definitely didn’t take me on the same kind of emotional journey as some of DONTNOD’s previous games, and unfortunately I found myself not really caring too much about Sam or the residents of Basswood.
  5. Jan 2, 2021
    55
    Twin Mirror is a disappointing title, with a mediocre story and uninspiring characters, and some gameplay features aside, there isn't much to talk about there either. It's not necessarily a bad game but it's far below the standards set by Dontnod in their previous titles such as Life is Strange and Vampyr.
  6. Jan 15, 2021
    50
    Is Dontnod Entertainment a one-hit wonder? It seems so, judging by those past few years. Twin Mirror is a bang average adventure game you’ll finish in one forgettable afternoon.
  7. Dec 3, 2020
    40
    Twin Mirror feels like Life Is Strange on a shoe-string budget.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
  1. Dec 6, 2020
    9
    Rich story, high quality soundtrack. Has Alan Wake vibes, without the supernatural. Some concepts about emotional intelligence. Expect aRich story, high quality soundtrack. Has Alan Wake vibes, without the supernatural. Some concepts about emotional intelligence. Expect a interactive movie, not an action game. Expand
  2. Apr 26, 2022
    8
    Maybe it isn't the best Dontnod game
    But it's good
    I actually had a lot of suspense playing it particularly in the end Unfortunately
    Maybe it isn't the best Dontnod game
    But it's good
    I actually had a lot of suspense playing it particularly in the end
    Unfortunately characters are mainly flat, Sam was good, also Anna, but they didn't gave me anything marvelous. But "Him" was good, I love that character. For a 2020 game graphics are good, it isn't like TLOU2, but this is just a style it doesn't need to be i per realistic.
    That's sad that almost no one knows this game.
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  3. Jan 16, 2022
    7
    This feels like DONTNOD testing the waters. They went all-out with the graphics, but at the cost of most of the game -- it ends right as itThis feels like DONTNOD testing the waters. They went all-out with the graphics, but at the cost of most of the game -- it ends right as it feels like it's about to really take off. It feels like less than half of a game. If this was a matter of budget, I would've preferred that they kept the graphics at the level of Life Is Strange 2 so they could have a more fleshed-out story. Expand
  4. Jan 18, 2021
    5
    MOVIE-LIKE POINT&CLICK GAME:
    As soon as I started the game, it became clear how outdated the graphics were. I played this fully on PS5
    MOVIE-LIKE POINT&CLICK GAME:
    As soon as I started the game, it became clear how outdated the graphics were. I played this fully on PS5 console, so I can’t say how it runs in PS4 consoles. The overall visual quality and realism was not there. The characters facial impressions, moves and overall character designs were painfully outdated. Even the lipsyncing was off and nothing like it should be.

    So yes, visually the game was stuck in 2009 development. Then there were all the bugs and game-breaking glitches. I had to do couple of investigations twice, because the game glitched so badly. This happened after coming back from console being in sleep mode.

    THE AWFUL VISUAL UNCANNY VALLEY:
    The graphics everywhere were absolutely horrible. Even the way things was applied to the environment felt haphazard. Looking very much like those early PS4 games, that tried to look nice, but were just OK. I do claim, Twin Mirror did look good at times. I did take many nice screenshots and checking them afterwards, they look nice.

    The camera and controls was as hopeless as the visuals; awkward and slow. Many times I had to find just correct position right in front of an object to ineract with it. The camera didn’t help at all, because it was mostly stuck right side of the character I played as. It was difficult to look around as nicely as I wanted. It was weird, how they didn’t pay more attention to this, because the game was about investigation and looking around.

    THE STORY:
    The story was OK at the first and then I realized it isn’t as huge and plot-twisty as I thought, and the ending was barely just OK, as well. I liked the various ends and choices player can make to alter the storyline. I didn’t like my first ending I got, so I went back to the final chapter and played it again to see a better solution. I actually got attached to the characters a little bit, to care to see other endings, but still they were kinda bland.

    TRYING BADLY TO BE TWIN PEAKS:
    Twin Mirror needed much more time get polished and maybe coded much better. Everything was just stiff, awkward, painful and mostly ugly. It was like those uncomfortably dreams, where you try to move or run, but it’s pointlessly difficult.

    I don’t know is reason the past year of 2020 or should this game genre have a complete overhaul, or is it time to dump it and move on?
    Whatever it is, developer should patch this game up, to fix the bigger issues to make the gameplay more pleasant. Honestly, I cannot recommend this game that much. Maybe the ultimate genre lovers will like this.

    “The character models and details weren’t quite there, leaving everyone in the Uncanny Valley”
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  5. Dec 14, 2020
    2
    This game is so boring! It feels like they have tried to make the main character neurodivergent but he actually just comes across as reallyThis game is so boring! It feels like they have tried to make the main character neurodivergent but he actually just comes across as really dull and insensitive. The storyline isn't interesting and the 'mind palace' thing just gets in the way of things; I really didn't care about watching the memories as I didn't like any of the characters. It felt like none of the choices really affected anything and the game is quite glitchy on PS4 - at one point there is a character who is just a floating head because her body never loads. A big disappointment after the brilliant Life is Strange. Expand
  6. Dec 4, 2020
    1
    After one of my favourite game of all time, Life is Strange, this one was just terrible. It has a completely flat main character, a prettyAfter one of my favourite game of all time, Life is Strange, this one was just terrible. It has a completely flat main character, a pretty boring story and straight up dated gameplay mechanics. The characters look pretty bad too, thanks to the more realistic look you notice flaws and asynchronous lip movements faster. It has a good mood but the lack of music and bugs destroyed it oftentimes for me. Sherlock games did the detective parts way better, Control did the surrealist dream parts better and even Dontnod themselves delivered several better Story's before.

    In some parts it is not clear at all what you need to do and wandering around in the dream parts is just frustrating.

    I paid 30 Euros for it. And it is not worth it. At all.
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  7. Dec 4, 2020
    0
    Bruh... another Dontnot trash game. It would be better if they had continued LiS instead of creating this crap.

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