[Game] Her Story

Her Story

Game

An innovative concept with an interesting story, though it’s not really much of a game.

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Innovative concept
Game-play consists solely of entering keywords into the search bar
Curious if not particularly mind-blowing story
Starts getting old fast, but luckily doesn’t overstay its welcome
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[Novel] The Ipcress File (Len Deighton)

The Ipcress File

Book

I’ve heard good things about this book, but they were either blown out of proportion, or I don’t get spy thrillers, because the plot  failed to engage me to the very end and I found none of the twists particularly memorable.

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A cool, complicated conspiracy-mystery
The plot and characters are simply not that interesting

[Game] Path of Exile

Path of Exile

Game

Well, this is exactly what I expected Diablo III to be.

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Negative:
Attractive visuals
Randomized dungeons
A lot of locations to visit
You get so much loot it becomes a pain to wade through all of it
Satisfying game-play
 Difficulty depends on your luck with loot
Addicting leveling-up mechanics
Addicting loot mechanics

[TV] Justified

Justified

TV

Disclaimer: this impression is based on the first two seasons of the show.

A TV series about an old school marshal fighting crime in Kentucky that despite a few highs here and there is too padded with episodic filler to truly shine.

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Interesting, likable, relatively profound characters
Huge amount of episodic filler drowns out the otherwise interesting story
Well-written dialogue
Awkward romance
Set in an exotic location of Kentucky state

[Novel] Dog Soldiers (Robert Stone)

Dog Soldiers

Book

A very cool book about a bunch of people going in over their heads to smuggle heroin from Vietnam to USA that teachers you a lot about the sixties culture.

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Negative:
Interesting, likable, relatively profound characters
Lacks that final punch to truly become one of the greats
Cool villains
Captivating plot
Enlightening on sixties in USA and the rise of cynicism