BOOK REVIEW – Blade Runner 2019: Volume 1 by Michael Green, Mike Johnson and Andres Guinaldo (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

Blade Runner 2019: Volume 1

Blade Runner 2019 is the first official comic book series set in the rain soaked, neo-noir world of Blade Runner. Volume 1 collects issues #1-4 and introduces detective Aahna Ashina, a veteran Blade Runner in the retro-futuristic Los Angeles of 2019, whose latest case might end up being her last…

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GAME REVIEW – Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is the latest game from independent developer Playtonic Games. The sequel to 2017’s Yooka-Laylee (which AMO’s review described as “a journey equal parts delightful, beautiful and frustrating”), the Impossible Lair shifts from full 3D to 2.5D and the results are – for the most part – wonderful.

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GAME REVIEW – The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Walking Dead The Telltale Definitive Series

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series collects all four seasons – that’s 23 episodes – of Telltale Game’s critically acclaimed video game based on the comic book of the same name. Accompanying the new ‘Graphic Black’ visual style (which can be turned on or off at any time), Skybound Games has also added several bonus features including character and concept art galleries, a music player, and  documentary and commentary videos.

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BOOK REVIEW – The Possession by Michael Rutger

By Marty Mulrooney

The Possession by Michael Rutger

The Possession by Michael Rutger (aka Michael Marshall Smith) is the follow-up to last year’s thrilling page-turner The Anomaly, which Alternative Magazine Online’s review described as “a scary book at times… tempered beautifully by dialogue that is effortlessly charming and funny, and plenty sweary.” In this eagerly anticipated sequel, The Anomaly Files host Nolan Moore returns with his loyal and somewhat disgruntled crew, this time investigating a series of mysterious stone walls in the remote town of Birchlake, Northern California. Meanwhile, a teenage girl has gone missing and the locals aren’t proving particularly welcoming…

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BOOK REVIEW – The Vinyl Detective: Flip Back by Andrew Cartmel

By Marty Mulrooney

The Vinyl Detective Flip Back by Andrew Cartmel

Flip Back is the fourth book in the Vinyl Detective series written by Andrew Cartmel and published by Titan Books. Following on from Written In Dead Wax – “charming, funny and engaging” – The Run-Out Groove – “a follow-up every bit the equal of its highly memorable predecessor” – and Victory Disc – “beautifully orchestrated and well worth taking for a spin” – Flip Back finds the Vinyl Detective trying to hunt down a rare copy of an electric folk band’s final album. But as always, there are complications…

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Maisy Kay (Voice Actor, Lorelai)

By Marty Mulrooney

Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed horror adventure game Lorelai, writing: “If there was ever any lingering doubt that Remigiusz Michalski is the Stephen King of video games (something this reviewer has been telling people since 2009), it has been squashed by Lorelai.” AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with Maisy Kay, the game’s talented lead voice actor who also performed its beautifully haunting main theme song!

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GAME REVIEW – Lorelai (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Lorelai

Lorelai is the third and final chapter in the Devil Came Through Here trilogy, created by auteur horror adventure game designer Remigiusz Michalski. Following on from The Cat Lady  (“a life-affirming experience thickly coated in death that deserves to be received by as wide an audience as possible”) and Downfall Redux (“brilliantly written and beautifully put together”), Lorelai tells the story of a young girl trying to escape her toxic family home while protecting the ones she loves most.

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