While the premise of a small town beset by dark secrets is far from original, thanks to an intriguing story with some decent twists, interesting and well-written characters, and improved investigative gameplay, DONTNOD manages to deliver another compelling experience with Twin Mirror.
I really liked this game. The characters are well developed, the story is great, game play is engaging. The whole theme of the game is well thought out and interesting. this is a must play for anyone who likes adventure/investigative/psychological/story driven games with character development
Twin Mirror has interesting new mechanics, well-realized characters, and a good understanding of what makes exploration rewarding. It's just a shame that the pacing undercuts so much of what makes it work.
Not everything about the game is great. There are boring parts, where you’ll wonder why you’re searching for that final clue. While the West Virginia setting is beautiful, the human animations aren’t perfect, and the action is pretty slow. Critics of “walking simulator” games should stay away, especially if all you want from a game is action. If you’re a fan of Dontnod games, however, this one is worth picking up.
Twin Mirror has some great ideas, including a visually and narratively appealing Mind Palace system, but the weakness of its main character and its "tell don't show" method of storytelling drag the whole endeavor down.
First of all the game has changed a lot since first trailer and I'm really glad they changed it!
Twin Mirror probably has the best graphics and character design amongst the games I've played. The game was incredibly optimized for this level of graphics and it's really admirable.
Great story, perfect music, beautiful environment, details that every single character... all of them were excellent. Though I can't say the same for gameplay; it was just another walking simulator. Specially a 'slow-paced walking' simulator!
Some choices did affect the ending but most of them were simply a choice-illusion.
Endings could be better; Actually the ending I got was very disappointing. Whole the game's point was to discover who's behind all this, and when we finally discovered (guessable from the beginning), everything ended with a single cutscene!
At last I have to say that it's a good game and definitely an under-rated one.
(December 2021 - January 2022)
I really tried to like the game, the protagonist, the NPCs, the story but I just didn't.
The protagonist ist as bland as a sack of flour and don't get your hopes up people, because he will stay that way. You don't care who he is, what will happen to him... You just don't care (which would also be a fitting name for the game by the way).
Same goes for the NPCs. You start with knowing nothing about them, you end with knowing a tiny bit more about them but over all - again - you just don't care. There is not really anything happening that generates emotions or some real dilemmas.
I mean sure, the story is supposed to be all sad (dead best friend etc.) but it just don't gets the tone right for the vast majority of the story.
The game play does NOT help the overall game experience. If you can look at an object or talk to a person at the first try without walking back and forth once, you are lucky.
The story as a whole is short and given the boringness of it all that is sad, because if you watch a boring movie or read a boring bock time seems normally to stand still.
Another thing that really doesn't help the game is the abstinence of any kind of visible facial emotion. How are you supposed to care about ANY character in the game if all you see is an emotionless face, that is supposed to show anger, joy, sadness ( the whole "Inside Out" thing) but just looks like this one particular Kristen Steward meme?
I could go on and on... But let's just say that I don't recommend buying it. Wait for a very good sale offer and spend a couple of bucks but full price or close to that?! Nope.
SummarySam, 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 n...