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'Quantum Break' review: Show, don't tell

'Quantum Break' review: Show, don't tell

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In ""Quantum Break," a time travel experiment gone wrong leads to a tear in time, as possible realities crash into each other in shattered pieces throughout the world. The game itself exemplifies the same problem. The two directions are at odds with each other in such a way that they can't coexist at the same time, leading the whole experience to feel bisected. The narrative, story-driven TV tie-in and the compelling, cover-based shooter never merge into one cohesive whole as they should, leading to compromises in both.

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Case in point: our protagonist, Jack Joyce. In the opening act, he mentions that he's familiar with guns because...

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