Brilliant, eccentric and extraordinarily charismatic, Sherlock Holmes is rightfully considered one of the greatest literary heroes of all times and peoples – it is not without reason that every new fictional detective sooner or later begins to be compared with the legendary occupant of 221 Baker Street.
But here’s the paradox: although the character has been with us for more than a hundred years, and even schoolchildren know his adventures by heart, the detective’s early life is still shrouded in a veil of secrecy. What events shaped the image of Holmes? Continue reading
Connoisseurs of good English detectives, the gaming industry, to put it mildly, does not indulge. But in November, they were rewarded in many ways for their expectations. This is not only about Sherlock Holmes Chapter One, but also about Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View, a new game from the British studio White Paper Games – the authors of The Occupation (also a detective, but political) and puzzle Ether One. The main character here, of course, is not Sherlock, but he is also an excellent detective, and the game itself turned out to be quite good. Continue reading
We are not welcome here
The game immediately warns about the topics that will be raised in it. Here and racism, and xenophobia, and violence with forced labor. There is also cruelty to animals: all the characters here are representatives of the fauna. Wolves, pigs, rats – “all animals are equal,” as posters and neon signs say. Everyone except birds: they are considered carriers of all kinds of infection and seek to either destroy or “remake”. Although some other animals in this universe clearly do not belong to the top of the social pyramid. Continue reading