Digital Chumps write:
"I grew up playing a lot of the classic point and click adventure games, so when I had the chance to review the first episode of a new game within the genre, I was intrigued. The fact that Cognition also had some interesting gameplay mechanics and was a crime thriller also got my interest piqued. The first episode, entitled The Hangman, introduces players to Erica Reed, an FBI agent who has some special, let's say, paranormal, abilities. These powerful 'visions' and abilities that she is able to conjure are a big part of the series, and I thought Phoenix did a nice job of unveiling these throughout the five-to-six hour episode."