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GAME REVIEW – The Minims – A New Beginning (iOS)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Minims - A New Beginning

The Minims – A New Beginning for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is a point-and-click (point-and-touch?) adventure game created by beyondthosehills studio, a self-described ‘tiny indie development team based in Greece’. The work of a single developer, Andreas Diktyopoulos, an early version of the game appeared in 2013 as a benchmark test. The Minims – A New Beginning is an almost complete reboot with improved story, length, puzzles, graphics and sound. Players take control of Mii, a Minim who must embark on a journey of self-discovery to find his missing life partner, Mo.

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GAME REVIEW – The Inner World (iOS)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Inner World iOS

The Inner World is a German point-and-click adventure game created by Studio Fizbin and published by Headup Games. Alternative Magazine Online reviewed the PC version in October 2013, describing it as “the most pleasant surprise to come along within the adventure genre for a very long time indeed.” AMO was therefore delighted when the story of Robert the ‘flute-nose’ was recently made available for iOS via the App Store – that’s right, the world of Asposia now fits right in your pocket!

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GAME REVIEW – Goodbye Deponia (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Goodbye Deponia (PC)

Goodbye Deponia is a point-and-click adventure game developed by Daedalic Entertainment. The third and final instalment of the Deponia trilogy (closely following Deponia and Chaos on Deponia), players must once again take control of sardonic hero Rufus as he attempts to reach the floating paradise city of Elysium and prevent the destruction of his home planet.

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GAME REVIEW – The Walking Dead: Season Two – Episode One: All That Remains (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Walking Dead: Season Two – Episode One: All That Remains

All That Remains is the first episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series. Following on from the award-winning first season (which AMO named Game of the Year 2012) and DLC episode 400 Days, players must guide and control returning character Clementine as she fights for survival in a zombie-infested world with little hope… and no Lee Everett.

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GAME REVIEW – Flashback HD (PSN)

By Marty Mulrooney

Flashback HD PlayStation 3

Flashback HD is a science fiction platformer developed by VectorCell and published by Ubisoft. A remake of the classic 1992 Delphine Software video game Flashback – and overseen by original designer Paul Cuisset – players once again take control of Conrad B. Hart as he tries to piece his memory back together and foil an alien plot to destroy planet earth.

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GAME REVIEW – Kentucky Route Zero Act I & Act II (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Kentucky Route Zero is an episodic point-and-click adventure game split into five acts. The game is being developed and published by Cardboard Computer, an indie studio consisting of Jake Elliott and Tamas Kemenczy, using  the $8,583 raised during their Kickstarter campaign in 2011. Featuring minimal puzzles and a constantly adapting narrative, the game follows a truck driver named Conway as he tries to make a delivery via a secret and mysterious highway located deep in the heart of Kentucky…

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GAME REVIEW – The Wolf Among Us: Episode One – Faith (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Wolf Among Us (PC)

The Wolf Among Us: Episode One – Faith (PC) is the opening instalment of a brand new episodic adventure game series from Telltale Games, the creators of AMO’s pick for Game of the Year 2012 The Walking Dead: The Game. Based on the long-established, award-winning comic book series Fables by Bill Willingham and licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the game puts players in control of Bigby Wolf, a man once upon a time more infamously known as The Big Bad Wolf. As Bigby, who is now the sheriff of a hidden community of mythical creatures and characters in New York City, a murder mystery must be solved and a killer brought to justice before heads start to roll – literally. This ain’t no fairy tale…

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