Zach Hines


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Jan 28, 2016

Unlike Papers, Please, where you are making serious decisions right in the face of desperate and sympathetic people, The Westport Independent is a little too distant and removed from the individual to resonate on an emotional level. The game does deliver scenes between levels that color some of your writers' inner lives, but they are too minor to establish much empathy for, say, a writer disappearing by the regime's hand in the post-game wrap up.

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Oct 8, 2015

These are quibbles. Shadowrun Hong Kong's success boils down to a smart early decision to stay true to Hong Kong, and exaggerate the flaws of the city's bizarre governing philosophy to find a new, urgent relevance in the cyberpunk genre.

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