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GAME REVIEW – Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 5 – The Vault Of The Traveler (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Tales From The Borderlands Episode 5 – The Vault Of The Traveler

The Vault Of The Traveler is the fifth and final episode of Tales From The Borderlands, a five-part episodic video game series from Telltale Games (The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us). With Handsome Jack now in control of Helios’ systems following the shock ending of Episode 4 – Escape Plan Bravo, Hyperion middle-manager Rhys, Pandoran con-artist Fiona and their ragtag team must grab the final Gortys piece and fight their way off the deadly space station before it’s too late!

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GAME REVIEW – Anna’s Quest (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Anna's Quest Cover

Alternative Magazine Online reviewed Anna’s Quest Vol. 1: Winfriede’s Tower – created by Australian game developer Dane Krams – in 2012, describing it as “indie adventure gaming at its finest.” In a follow-up interview that same year, Mr Krams revealed his plan to release two more ‘volumes’, completing the game as a trilogy. Instead, in 2014 it was announced that Krams Design had teamed up with Daedalic Entertainment to finish the project and release it as one complete adventure game – something that wasn’t originally possible at the time. The finished result is simply titled Anna’s Quest and was released in summer 2015. Grab your keyboard and mouse brave adventurer: it’s finally time to save young Anna’s grandpa and defeat the evil witch Winfriede once and for all!

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GAME REVIEW – Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Game of Thrones Episode 3 The Sword in the Darkness

Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness is the third episode of a six-part episodic adventure game series from Telltale Games, creators of The Wolf Among Us and Tales from the Borderlands. In this latest instalment, the saga of House Forrester becomes even more desperate as the Whitehill occupation in Ironrath reaches boiling point. Important decisions must be made in quick succession, with choices presented that are less clear-cut than ever…

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GAME REVIEW – Game of Thrones: Episode 1 – Iron from Ice (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Game of Thrones Episode 1 Iron from Ice

Game of Thrones: Episode 1 – Iron from Ice is the opening instalment of a brand new six-part episodic adventure game series from Telltale Games, creators of The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us. Based on the award-winning HBO television series of the same name, Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series tells the previously untold story of House Forrester, whose members are caught up in The War of the Five Kings and must fight to stop their house meeting its untimely demise.

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GAME REVIEW – The Blackwell Epiphany (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Blackwell Epiphany is the fifth and final instalment in the Blackwell series of indie point-and-click adventure games from Dave Gilbert and Wadjet Eye Games. Rosangela Blackwell and her spirit guide Joey Mallone (described in AMO’s 2011 review of The Blackwell Deception as “an adventure gaming duo made in heaven”) embark on their final investigation and end up facing their most dangerous foe yet – an unseen force that literally tears souls apart before they can be saved.

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

By Marty Mulrooney

The Journey Down Chapter 2

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 Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 – A Crooked Mile (PC, PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Wolf Among Us Ep 3

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 – A Crooked Mile is the third 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 2 – Smoke & Mirrors (which Alternative Magazine Online described as “a thrilling two hours of entertainment”), Episode 3 sees Bigby Wolf unleashing the beast within as he draws ever closer to catching a killer…

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