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  • Summary: Transference is a psychological thriller and the first game collaboration between SpectreVision and Ubisoft. Bridging the gap between movies and games, we invite you to lose yourself in the destructive tale of a man's obsession as you explore his digitally recreated memories. Experience theTransference is a psychological thriller and the first game collaboration between SpectreVision and Ubisoft. Bridging the gap between movies and games, we invite you to lose yourself in the destructive tale of a man's obsession as you explore his digitally recreated memories. Experience the limits of techno-psychology, and escape a maze-like puzzle concealing a corrupted truth. Get projected into the digital consciousness of troubled case subjects and maybe you will influence their fate. Expand

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Transference Reveal Trailer - E3 2017
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sep 28, 2018
    82
    Singularly short, but also singularly intense. Narrative of high flights with gameplay at height. It is recommended to play in one sitting.
  2. Oct 4, 2018
    80
    A wonderfully executed, narrative, puzzle thriller that kept me entertained through the entire story.
  3. Sep 17, 2018
    75
    Transference brings us a pure thriller: finding out what has happened to a family, in an alternate version of its psique. To discover the truth we have to solve riddles, listen carefully to the family voices and find out every horrible secret. However, Transference is a game developed to be purely enjoyed in VR. So the experience is not as good as it should have been on Xbox One.
  4. Sep 17, 2018
    70
    Transference is an enjoyable thriller that retains its effectiveness in a non-VR setting. Despite gameplay simplicity and underutilized live-action videos, the strong atmosphere and a few memorable scenes help this sci-fi adventure leave a lasting mark.
  5. Sep 24, 2018
    65
    If you have an extra 25$, you can choose to spend it on a short trip to the world of Transference, though a few exciting and maybe scary moments aside, your trip might not be as good as you have imagined.
  6. Sep 20, 2018
    65
    While Transference offers something unique in how it utilises sound, throwing in the mechanic of switching between alternate realities for puzzle solving, it sadly falls flat in its narrative and doesn't offer much to encourage you to come back and explore.
  7. Sep 18, 2018
    60
    Due to the absence of VR headset on Xbox One, Transference feels a bit incomplete and loses here a significant immersive element of its suffocating atmosphere. Plus, the experience remains too short and lacks freedom.

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  1. Sep 24, 2018
    7
    Right from the start the story intrigued me and it kept me interested throughout my time with the game because it was very unique to say theRight from the start the story intrigued me and it kept me interested throughout my time with the game because it was very unique to say the least. The presentation side of the game combines with the story extremely well and both the visuals and sound design enhance certain elements greatly. There isn’t much in terms of gameplay the gameplay that is present is very intricate and it certainly packs a punch.
    Exploration is very enjoyable because there are lots of items you can interact with which in my opinion enhances the story even more. In terms of content the game doesn’t have a huge amount and for the price of the game I must admit that I expected quite a bit more. Unfortunately once you complete the game there isn’t any reason to return back to it so there’s no replaybility present. You can tell that this game was originally designed for VR and whilst I enjoyed it without VR I think it would’ve been better playing it the original way. All in all I’m pretty new to the VR experience that’s sweeping the gaming world but I am in favour of it because without a doubt it does offer you the most immersive experience you can possibly have when it comes to the gaming world. I did however play Transference without VR and even though I think it may be better playing it the original way I still had a very immersive experience without VR. The story is the best thing this game has to offer in my opinion and that’s mainly because it gets its hooks into you immediately and offers you a thrilling and at times scary experience. The presentation side of the game also enhances the immersiveness and whilst it’s not the best looking game in the world the sound design excels in a number of areas. In terms of gameplay the game doesn’t have a huge amount and the content is a little light especially when it comes to the price of the game but Transference still gets a recommendation from me because it gets more things right than it gets wrong and there is a ton of uniqueness present in the game.
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