From the creators of the excellent Life is Strange
series comes a new murder mystery dream within a dream small-town mind-bender called Twin Mirror
. And with our own Adam 'Griz' Mathew going taking on the role of Sam in Basswood, Virginia he found himself avoiding things like 'mysterious blood stains' to play some Pac-Man at the local bar.
Quick, somewhat odd confession: if you code in the opportunity, I'll spend way too much time playing the interactive arcade cabinet in your video game. In today's example, I basically ignored the creeping horror of Twin Mirror's small town mystery to go chew Pac-pills in the local bar. I honestly couldn't exactly tell you why I enjoy chasing those sorts of meaningless highscores so much, but I figured I'd put this warning out for others who are also susceptible to ‘Xzibit Syndrome’ gaming.
Our Full Twin Mirror Preview
Looking beyond the time-wasting of ‘games within games that let you game while you game’, developer Dontnod (known best for the Life is Strange series) seems to be continuing their run of cracking good yarns. It took me less than 20 minutes to become hooked on the plight of Sam Higgs, an investigative journalist and town pariah who returns to his old haunts when a childhood buddy dies. Returning to Basswood, Virginia is at the bottom of Sam's to-do list because he effectively whistle-blew on the only major employer in the town and triggered the slow ruination of, well, anything good in the place.