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Hitman Episode 6: Hokkaido Review – Strike at the heart

Looking back, it’s odd to think there was trepidation surrounding IO Interactive’s decision to make Hitman episodic. The game’s first season, which has been releasing episodes frequently throughout the year, has been a constant delight. Each mission has provided a multitude of ways to perform assassinations, ranging from the direct (i.e. a simple sniper shot from afar) to the silly (i.e. dropping a toilet on someone’s head). Hitman’s final episode continues to deliver on that promise, but one key twist: by starting you off with nothing. Where every other mission lets you take a full loadout of weapons, distraction items, and tools like lockpicks or explosives, Hokkaido, at least on your first outing, doesn’t give you anything. Instead of heading in with a little bit of wiggle room, here you have to make due with whatever you can find or whatever the level provides in...
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Batman: A Telltale Series Episode Four Review – Committed

It finally happened. Bruce Wayne spent a night in Arkham Asylum, and it wasn’t a social call as his alter ego. Episode four, the penultimate part in Telltale’s Batman series opens up as our boy Bruce is just waking up after his drug-induced psychotic attack at the end of part three. Seems like his pal and now mayor-elect Harvey Dent wasn’t at all thrilled about his exploits (or the idea of it happening when it didn’t) with Selina Kyle, and has decided to bring down the hammer on his former campaign supporter. Sadly for us, Wayne’s stay at Arkahm is a short one, but regardless of the length of his hiatus as the Caped Crusader, the little of it that we spend getting to know some of the inmates was enough to develop quite a bit of potential character development and hints at what’s to...
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Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture Review – A countryside jaunt

In 1957, British science fiction writer John Wyndham published a novel called The Midwich Cuckoos. The basic plot surrounded the small, sedate village of Midwich in the heart of the English countryside, where a strange event suddenly rendered all the villagers unconscious. Anything entering within a 2 mile radius of the village was instantly knocked out, before regaining consciousness after removal from the area. The army are called in, and a day later all the villagers awake with seemingly no ill effects. It later transpires that all women in the village have inexplicably become pregnant, and they later give birth to children with golden hair and mysteriously piercing golden eyes. It’s clear that the children are not entirely human; they have the ability to communicate telepathically and age at an accelerated rate. The plot eventually rumbles towards a showdown between the children and the rest...
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