BOOK REVIEW – God of War by J. M. Barlog

By Marty Mulrooney

God of War by J. M. Barlog

God of War is the official novelisation of the hit 2018 video game of the same name. Written by J. M. Barlog, the book follows the emotional and compelling story of Kratos – a god now living as a man – and his son Atreus as they journey through a realm of Norse gods and monsters.

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GAME REVIEW – Lamplight City (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Lamplight City is a brand new point-and-click adventure game created by Francisco Gonzalez (Grundislav Games) in partnership with Application Systems Heidelberg. Alternative Magazine Online reviewed Gonzalez’s previous adventure Shardlight in 2016, describing it as “a beautiful game that presents a fresh take on the tried-and-tested post-apocalypse formula.” Yet, while that adventure was set far in the future, Lamplight City is set in an alternative steampunk(ish) Victorian past. As private investigator Miles Fordham, the player must solve a series of increasingly complicated cases while seeking justice for a terrible crime.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Mark Darin (Nick Bounty and the Dame with the Blue Chewed Shoe Kickstarter)

By Marty Mulrooney

Following the upsetting news in recent weeks of mass layoffs at Telltale Games, Alternative Magazine Online couldn’t be happier to present an exclusive online interview with former Telltale designer and writer Mark Darin where we talk all about his new adventure game Nick Bounty and the Dame with the Blue Chewed Shoe!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Spooky Doorway (The Darkside Detective: Season 2 Kickstarter)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Darkside Detective: Season 2 was recently announced via Kickstarter with a £30,731 funding goal. With 3 days left to go before the campaign ends, Alternative Magazine Online is proud to present an exclusive online interview with the Spooky Doorway team where we talk about the second season of the award-winning comedy adventure game.

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GAME REVIEW – The Walking Dead: The Final Season – Episode 2: Suffer the Children (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Suffer the Children is the second episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season, an episodic adventure from Telltale Games (Tales from the Borderlands, Guardians of the Galaxy). Following the explosive finale of the season’s debut episode, Clementine must find a way to regain the trust of the other children and help AJ find forgiveness.

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GAME REVIEW – Marvel’s Spider-Man (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Marvel’s Spider-Man is an open world action-adventure game developed by Insomniac Games (Ratchet & Clank) and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Built around the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man, this PlayStation 4 exclusive sees players taking control of the famous web-slinger after he has already been fighting crime for eight years. Offering a fresh take on the character and his universe that doesn’t follow the continuity of any prior comic book, film or video game, Marvel’s Spider-Man sees Spidey – and Peter Parker – facing the mysterious and deadly Mister Negative in the bustling real-world metropolis of New York City.

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GAME REVIEW – Unavowed (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Unavowed is the new game from Dave Gilbert – creator of the critically acclaimed Blackwell adventure game series – and Wadjet Eye Games (Shardlight, Technobabylon). Described as an ‘urban fantasy adventure’, players take control of the latest member of an underground group of supernatural guardians known as the Unavowed, investigating the unknown and fighting evil in a perpetually rainy New York City.

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