Cosmic Top Secret
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Meticulously researched and brimming with creativity, Cosmic Top Secret is a wonderful concept in search of a better game.
Cosmic Top Secret is let down by rudimentary and frustrating gameplay which stifles some otherwise fine investigative journalism.
What is a family? In Cosmic Top Secret, it's an intriguing little pile of secrets - from personal histories to information of national interest. Join Agent T in her mission to piece together interviews, old photos, and even declassified intelligence reports, in order to uncover how an ordinary family's history can be woven from incredible stories.
Cosmic Top Secret is a fun adventure/puzzle game. The odd presentation may strike some as just being weird, but I think it's quirky enough to be both different and engaging. If you are geared more toward action games, this may not be your thing. But if you like detective stories, this is a good option.
If you want to play something out of the ordinary, you certainly can't go wrong with the very intriguing Cosmic Top Secret.
An investigative autobiographical game exploring cold war espionage through the effect that that had on a family, Cosmic Top Secret is a fascinating concept that combines stark reality with Monty Python-esque eccentricity. The content of the game is captivating, following one woman’s quest to uncover her parent’s classified history. It’s a shame that the moments between the engrossing revelations often feel clunky or rote.
They have not seen eyes, nor felt hearts, the fervent and extremely disconcerting experiences that Trine Laier offers us in her journey delving into the past and the soul of her parents. The weird is cool; the weirdest is fascinating; but to get excited we need more. And Cosmic Top Secret has it, along with tons of cardboard and paper, our Friend? Marco's imaginary monkey, and the always useful grenades given to us by Dad's friend.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Cosmic Top Secret ended up being a delightful experience for me. Initially, I wasn’t sure what to make of the unusual art style and documentary design. But the more I progressed, the more I learned and became genuinely interested in the subject matter. I think of this game like one of those one off exhibits you see at a museum, only here you can enjoy the experience in the comfort of your own home on the sofa or your favourite chair. Give it a go, you might learn something and possibly get the feels. This is a secret well worth discovering.
Cosmic Top Secret is a fascinating, unique and surreal title that immerses us in the secrets of the Cold War in Denmark, all with a personal and intimate narrative. It's not a game without flaws and it's certainly not for everyone, but it's definitely worth a try for those looking for something that's out of the box.
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