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

By Marty Mulrooney

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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 – Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse – Episode 1 (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse is the fifth instalment in the Broken Sword series of adventure games created by British studio Revolution Software. The game has been partly funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign, which saw 14,032 backers donating $771,560 (over $823,000 including PayPal donations) last year. An unashamedly 2D traditional point-and-click adventure game with a contemporary HD presentation, Broken Sword 5 once again sees American everyman George Stobbart and French journalist Nico Collard uncovering a conspiracy that will take them around the world in pursuit of the unspeakable truth.

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

By Marty Mulrooney

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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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GAME REVIEW – Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Splinter Cell: Blacklist is the sixth instalment in the Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell series. Sam Fisher returns to Sony PlayStation after a long hiatus – the previous instalment, Splinter Cell: Conviction, was exclusive to Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 – in a third-person stealth action-adventure game that sees him tackling a terrorist group calling itself ‘The Engineers’, which has launched a series of attacks on the United States called ‘The Blacklist’.

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GAME REVIEW – Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller – Episode 3: The Oracle (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller – Episode 3: The Oracle (PC) is the third and penultimate instalment in the Erica Reed series of episodic point-and-click adventure games created by Phoenix Online Studios. Following on directly from Episode 2 (which Alternative Magazine Online described as “a masterfully woven point-and-click adventure thriller”), players must once again take control of Boston-based FBI agent Erica Reed as she tracks down a killer – and this time, players will also take control of the killer too!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Jan Theysen (Battle Worlds: Kronos Kickstarter, KING Art Games)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Battle Worlds: Kronos is a classic turn-based strategy game currently being developed by KING Art Games. The studio has already reached and surpassed its original $120,000 goal to fund the game via Kickstarter and is now pursuing additional stretch goals before the campaign ends on the 28th April 2013. In 2011 Alternative Magazine Online reviewed PC point-and-click adventure The Book of Unwritten Tales, which was also created by KING Art Games, describing it as “one of the most enjoyable adventure games to have been released in a very long time.” AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with the studio’s co-founder and creative director, Jan Theysen!

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