State of Mind
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Developer: Daedalic Entertainment
Content Rating: Mature
State of Mind is a futuristic thriller game delving into transhumanism. The game explores themes of separation, disjuncture and reunification, in a world that is torn between a dystopian material reality and a utopian virtual future.
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Those ideas are presented in a mostly by-the-numbers point-and-click 3D adventure game wrapper, and there’s nothing wrong with that. There’s an almost believable look and feel to the various environments Richard and Adam find themselves in, though the low-poly character models don’t always work as well as intended. Still, for those who just can’t get enough of futuristic adventure point-and-click games, State of Mind is worth the virtual trip.
The originality of its vision and the thrust of its narrative more than excuse some sci-fi clichés, and you’re left with a breezy adventure game which compels with its ideas, if not always with its play.
With its odd and yet striking visual style, State of Mind presents an intriguing world, in the precipice of a revolution. Following the exploits of a deeply flawed and complex character, the journey through the streets of Berlin is a fruitful one that I’m sure to remember. However, a myriad of pacing issues as well as a lack of interesting gameplay elements makes it very unlikely that I’ll be visiting the year of 2048 anytime soon. Perhaps we’ll see in thirty years.