Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 2: The Wise Monkey

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The Wise Monkey is the second episode in the adventure series of four installments. The story picks up right after the cliffhanger at the end of the first episode, but also introduces a new case right away. Players once again control FBI agent Erica Reed as she investigates a serial killer who removes tongues, eyes and ears of victims after killing them. In addition Reed has to deal with a new director at the office.

The point-and-click adventure puzzle gameplay mechanics are identical, relying on examination, conversation, and using items to progress. Erica's intuition with the three abilities in the cognition sphere is expanded with an additional one. Next to using the three abilities previously introduced (cognition, projection and regression), synergy is added to her arsenal. It allows Reed to assemble a full memory by using cognition on multiple inventory items (up to six), linking them together. The progress of synergy is shown through a memory being brought into focus one step at a time, whenever a correct item is added in the mix. Just like the first episode there is an in-game hint system present to access clues without having to consult a full walkthrough.

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Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 2: The Wise Monkey Windows All the trinkets left by the killer showed you the vision of a crime scene.
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 2: The Wise Monkey Windows Your new ability, known as synergy, lets you see past events by combining items that have been at the same place at the same time.
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 2: The Wise Monkey Windows Visiting deans office at Berklee university.
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 2: The Wise Monkey Windows Discussing the cases with Sully.

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Alternative Magazine Online Windows Jan 30, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Adventure Classic Gaming Windows Feb 10, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Retroguiden Windows Jul 29, 2013 7 out of 10 70
4Players.de Windows Feb 01, 2013 70 out of 100 70

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