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Thoughts On: Sherlock Season 3 Episode 1 ‘The Empty Hearse’

Very mild spoilers follow. New Year’s Day saw the long-awaited return of the BBC’s Sherlock, and the return of Sherlock himself, following his supposed death at the end of the previous season two years ago. Advertisements

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Thoughts On: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Ultimate Edition

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a seriously muddled game, on almost every level. It’s an attempted reboot of the¬†classic Castlevania franchise, and it’s very clearly an attempt to modernise the series and bring in new fans – but it’s also

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Thoughts On: Mark of the Ninja

Stealth games are difficult to get right. By their very nature, they make failure a binary state – either you’re seen or you’re not.

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Thoughts On: Gunpoint

I have mixed feelings about¬†Gunpoint. It’s certainly a very slick game, and at first it really ticks all the boxes – gameplay, writing, music, visuals are all top notch. The problem is that there’s not enough of it – not

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Thoughts On: Hitman Absolution

Hitman: Absolution undermines itself spectacularly. It is a perfect testament to the importance of sweating the details. All it takes to bring Absolution down is one fatal flaw: its save system.

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Thoughts On: Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is a hugely over-ambitious game. It wants to tell you a grand story worthy of the universe it borrows, but it struggles against its limitations. Animations are stiff and unconvincing, as are the majority of the voice

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