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GAME REVIEW – Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 4 – Escape Plan Bravo (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 4 Escape Plan Bravo

Escape Plan Bravo is the penultimate episode of Tales From The Borderlands, a five-part episodic video game series from Telltale Games (The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us). Continuing right where the previous episode left off, Episode 4 follows Rhys and Fiona’s unlikely band of heroes (and baddies) into outer space. Their mission: infiltrate the Hyperion moon base…

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GAME REVIEW – The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is, in the developer’s own words, ‘a first-person mystery game focused on exploration and discovery’. Players take control of paranormal investigator Paul Prospero as he journeys to Red Creek Valley, Wisconsin. The year is 1973 and a young boy named Ethan Carter has written a disturbing fan letter, prompting Prospero to set out on a mission to find the missing boy. Upon arrival, he’s greeted by a ghost town abandoned for well over a decade, and a series of local murders that all tie in to a dark family secret. Originally released on PC in 2014, this “console first” PlayStation 4 exclusive is the first Unreal Engine 4 version of the game (the earlier PC version used Unreal Engine 3) and features numerous improvements.

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GAME REVIEW – Game of Thrones: Episode 5 – A Nest of Vipers (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Game of Thrones: Episode 5 – A Nest of Vipers is the penultimate episode of a six-part episodic adventure game series from Telltale Games, creators of The Wolf Among Us and Tales from the Borderlands. In Episode 5, each member of House Forrester must yet again make difficult decisions vital to the survival of their house. The line between right and wrong is continuing to blur – what will you do to survive?

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GAME REVIEW – Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 3 – Catch A Ride (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Catch A Ride is the third episode of Tales From The Borderlands, a five-part episodic video game series from Telltale Games (The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us). Continuing right where the previous episode left off, Episode 3 once again joins Hyperion ‘suit’ Rhys, Pandoran con artist Fiona and their ragtag group of friends (both robotic and human) as they look for another piece of the puzzle in their quest for Vault key ownership.

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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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