The Medium

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7 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2021

Overall, The Medium left me with feelings of general frustration. Not at the quality of the game, or the mechanics themselves, but the length of the ride. The game is simply too long and the vast majority of my issues are a result of the core game growing stale, or the story being broken up by long stretches of nothing. All that being said, I had a good time with The Medium. It’s not something I’d recommend people rush out and buy at full price, but it’s certainly a game worth experiencing.

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77 / 100
Sep 22, 2021

With each game they release, Bloober Team continues to make strides, and The Medium is another such step. It has an intriguing story with intriguing characters. The game also has a nifty mix of old and new gameplaying elements.

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7 / 10
Sep 19, 2021

The Medium is a game with great potential and bad execution, as its issues and problems such as limited gameplay, easy puzzles and bad camera work eventually overtake its great story telling and engaging atmosphere.

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85 / 100
Sep 15, 2021

The Medium proves to be an interesting look into the human psyche, one that attempts to figure out why individuals are the way they are, while still stating that your past does not excuse your current actions. I greatly enjoyed my time in Marianne's shoes, and found myself constantly impressed with the incredible graphics and unique mechanics. Bloober Team has made an impressive product, even more so on the PS5 with their willingness to make use of the PS5's controller's special features.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2021

Definitely. Bloober Team was right and this is without a doubt the best project of the Krakow studio. An engaging plot, a story told in an excellent way in both worlds, a wonderful audiovisual setting and a constant sense of horror and anxiety are a recipe for a very successful horror.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2021

A narrative and absorbing game with touches of survival horror. Two dimensional planes that give life to surrealistic works.

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Sep 7, 2021

Bloober Team meshes all of these elements together to draw players further into The Medium's world than the Xbox/PC versions were capable of, elevating an already enjoyable experience to new heights. It stands to reason that the PS5 version of The Medium is the ideal way to experience Marianne's dual-reality adventures, and PlayStation 5 owners that enjoy horror games should definitely check the game out.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2021

The Medium is an admirable horror experience from a developer that has been making a lot of huge strides for itself in the world of horror game development. It's not something that is going to change the world of horror games, but it does enough unique things with the simultaneous dual-world mechanic to stand out. Like many horror games before it, it fails to balance its tension with certain gameplay mechanics that can turn from fear to frustration pretty quickly, but these are spaced out enough that it never ruined the experience wholesale. For any horror fans looking for a Silent Hill-esque game to fill that ominous void, The Medium will at least scratch that itch.

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8.4 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2021

The Medium on PS5 is pretty much as good as it was on Xbox Series X, despite some graphic flaws and loading issues. Luckily, the DualSense features manage to fill the gap.

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8 / 10
Sep 6, 2021

The Medium returns to PS5, and offers an experience similar to what players were able to live in January on their X series. The story is still as gripping, with its concept of parallel worlds evolving at the same time before our eyes, and if the gameplay is ultimately the most simplistic, we take pleasure in exploring these worlds.

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