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GAME REVIEW – Moebius: Empire Rising (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Moebius: Empire Rising is a point-and-click mystery thriller developed by Phoenix Online Studios in collaboration with legendary adventure game designer Jane Jensen’s Pinkerton Road Studio. The story-driven experience focuses on Malachi Rector, ‘a brilliant antiques dealer and historian whose photographic memory and eye for deduction transforms locations and clues into interactive puzzle pieces and historical patterns.’ When Malachi is hired by a secretive government agency to investigate the murder of a woman in Venice, he discovers a powerful paranormal theory that delves far into the past and could well hold the key to the future – Moebius.

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GAME REVIEW – The Journey Down: Chapter Two (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Journey Down: Chapter Two is the long-awaited follow-up to 2012’s The Journey Down: Chapter One, which Alternative Magazine Online described as “one of the most essential adventure gaming experiences of the past few years.” Picking up immediately where the cliffhanger ending of the previous chapter left off, our heroes Bwana, Kito and Lina find themselves trapped upside down in their crashed plane after bravely venturing ‘over the edge’. Caught in the net of an eel trawler, they must continue their journey in the footsteps of Bwana’s father to the foggy and treacherous town of Port Artue…

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GAME REVIEW – The Walking Dead: Season Two – Episode 5: No Going Back (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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No Going Back is the fifth and final episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series. Following directly on from Episode 4: Amid The Ruins (which Alternative Magazine Online described as an episode “all about tough decisions and superb performances”), Episode 5 finds Clementine physically and emotionally pushed to the absolute limit as her loyalties are tested, the snow continues to fall and a vulnerable newborn baby begins to run out of time…

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GAME REVIEW – The Walking Dead: Season Two – Episode 4: Amid The Ruins (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Amid The Ruins is the penultimate episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series. Following directly on from Episode 3: In Harm’s Way (which Alternative Magazine Online described as “some of the best storytelling in video games – or any medium for that matter – available today”), Episode 4 sees Clementine facing some of the most difficult decisions of her life as the zombies continue to shuffle ever closer and winter fast approaches…

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Gone Home Boxed Special Edition Unboxing

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online reviewed story exploration video game Gone Home last year, describing it as “right up there with the very best games of 2013. Melancholic yet uplifting, scary yet comforting… Gone Home is unforgettable.” Continuing our coverage of this incredible interactive experience created by The Fullbright Company,  AMO is proud to present an exclusive unboxing video of the Gone Home Boxed Special Edition, kindly sent to us by our friends at Merge Games!

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GAME REVIEW – The Wolf Among Us: Episode 5 – Cry Wolf (PC, PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Wolf Among Us: Episode 5 – Cry Wolf is the season finale of a brand new episodic adventure game from Telltale Games, based on the long-established, award-winning comic book series Fables by Bill Willingham. Following on directly from Episode 4 – In Sheep’s Clothing (which Alternative Magazine Online described as “everything a gamer could want from a penultimate episode”), Episode 5 sees Bigby Wolf unleashing the beast within to finally bring the Crooked Man to justice.

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GAME REVIEW – The Wolf Among Us: Episode 4 – In Sheep’s Clothing (PC, PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Wolf Among Us: Episode 4 – In Sheep’s Clothing is the penultimate instalment of a brand new episodic adventure game from Telltale Games, based on the long-established, award-winning comic book series Fables by Bill Willingham. Following on directly from Episode 3 – A Crooked Mile (which Alternative Magazine Online described as “another superb instalment in a series that shows no signs of running out of steam (or Bigby rage) anytime soon”), Episode 4 sees the villain stepping directly into the spotlight as Bigby uncovers a conspiracy that has its roots planted deep within the crooked heart of Fabletown.

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