By Telltale Inc
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From Night School Studio, the award-winning creators of Oxenfree, comes Mr. Robot:1.51exfiltrati0n.ipa. Taking place during the first season of USA Network’s Golden Globe Award-winning drama, you find a smart phone on the ground outside the Fun Society Arcade at Coney Island. Little do you know that the phone belongs to Darlene, a black hat hacker who’s about to commit the biggest cybercrime the world has ever seen… and she needs her phone back to do it.
Become embroiled in the world of fsociety, a renegade hacker group determined to “reset the world,” by texting different employees of their target corporation: E-Corp, a massive global tech company.
Steal, cheat and lie your way through this technological minefield while dealing with Elliot’s fractured personality, and trying to keep your own information safe.
In Mr. Robot:1.51exfiltrati0n.ipa, you’ll use the E-Corp messaging app to communicate in real time with characters from the show, making dialog choices that directly affect how the story flows. Make a choice then live with the far-reaching consequences in this hi-tech narrative drama driven by YOU.
Internet connection not required once downloaded. This game does not feature in-app purchases, and is ad-free.
***Requires iPhone 5 and up, and iPad 3 and up***
What's New in Version 1.0.6
-Potential fix for Henry Cohen never returning and characters repeating dialog
Well written but flawed
This is a pretty clever idea for a game, the interface fits the game, and the dialogue is very well written (well, a lot of it is very poorly written but that is to the writers' credit). In fact, one of the challenging parts of the game is that many of the characters are so annoying that it is a little annoying to interact with them (again to the writers' credit). They even seem to be annoying to each other. There were a few times when I was thinking "oh my f'ing god, just shoot me." Well done. Unfortunately, there are some problems. The game is a little buggy. At one point the dialogue seemed to force me into a dead end, then it just started replaying the recent events that got messed up. It was almost as if the game started from a previous save point, so, not game-breaking, but it was strange to see a bunch of the previous conversations repeated twice in my message logs... Also, the central conceit of the game requires one of the main characters (who is paranoid, very observant of human behavior, etc.) to not recognize that you are not who you seem to be. There are story-related reasons to support that, but it still didn't sit quite right for me. 3.5 rounds to 4.
This "game" was good until I couldn't finish it.
Over the past week, I've enjoyed playing through this experience. It's a lot of fun to get random text notifications on a daily... and nightly basis. That said, there are some things that Telltale could have improved to make this truly immersive. While the app does feel like a typical texting app, the lack of swipe to go back really destroys the user experience. Furthermore, the app doesn't behave like a normal texting app (or any app for that matter) and often requires several more taps than necessary to complete simple tasks. On a completely separate note, Henry got stuck and won't give me any indication that he is able to complete the task that he is supposed to. That said, I have not been able to finish the game yet and am completely in the dark with how the story ends. At this point my only option is to reset the entire experience and start back at square one and re-experience everything that I've already accomplished. My only wish is that quality control for this game was a little tighter so that I could enjoy a truly immersive Mr. Robot hacker-wanna-be experience.
Fun but needs improvement
This is a fun game and I enjoy playing it. It is basically a choose your own adventure text game where you deal with others and attempt to hack people and businesses. On the good side, it's fun to try and engineer your way through the tasks. I feel like I'm learning about hacking. On the bad side, it's a bad choose your own adventure because no matter what you choose the storyline remains the same. I played it twice with different choices and got the same outcome. Also, you sometimes have to wait hours for a character in the game to contact you, so you play when the game lets you play, not when you want to. Another bad point is that unlike Grand Theft Auto, there is no way to choose the morally good choice in this game. In Mr. Robot, either you make the morally reprehensible choice or you can't play further because you won't get any more messages. At least in GTA I can go golfing or do things that aren't morally wrong. I understand Mr. Robot is a game, but there should be choices to do good things available instead of always doing evil.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Sep 18, 2016
- Version: 1.0.6
- Size: 66.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Telltale Games
- © 2016 Universal Cable Productions LLC. Mr. Robot is a copyright of Universal Cable Productions LLC and a trademark of NBCUniversal Media, LLC. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.