Category Archives: Games

GAME REVIEW – Inside (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

InsidePlaydead

Inside is a puzzle-platformer created by independent video game developer Playdead. In 2011 Alternative Magazine Online reviewed their first game Limbo, describing it as “an unforgettable, game-changing experience” and “a masterpiece.” The premise of follow-up Inside is simple: Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Games

GAME REVIEW – Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Uncharted 4 A Thief's End

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is an action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. A sequel to the critically acclaimed original PlayStation 3 trilogy that ended in 2011 with Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Uncharted 4 has been confirmed by Naughty Dog as the final game in the Uncharted series. Picking up several years after the events of the previous game, A Thief’s End sees Nathan Drake drawn back towards a life of adventure when his long lost brother Sam turns up asking for help.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Games

GAME REVIEW – Day of the Tentacle Remastered (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Day of the Tentacle Remastered

Day of the Tentacle is a LucasArts point-and-click adventure game originally released in 1993. Day of the Tentacle Remastered sees original co-project lead Tim Schafer and his studio Double Fine Productions (Grim Fandango Remastered) taking the original and updating it over 20 years later to feature all new hand-drawn, high-resolution artwork, remastered audio, music and sound effects, and the ability to switch back and forth between classic and remastered modes. They’ve also included a concept art browser and a commentary track with the game’s original creators.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Games

FEATURE ARTICLE – Uncharted 4’s Beautiful Photo Mode

By Marty Mulrooney

Uncharted™ 4_ A Thief’s End_20160511015812

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is an absolutely gorgeous game, but don’t just take our word for it. Feast your eyes on these breathtaking pictures captured during AMO’s first playthrough!

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Alternative Musings, Games

GAME REVIEW – Rocketbirds 2: Evolution (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Rocketbirds 2 Evolution

Rocketbirds 2: Evolution is a twin-stick run and gun shooter created by independent publisher and developer Ratloop Asia. The sequel to 2011’s Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, which AMO described as an “addictive” and “unusual little gem”, Evolution sees the return of tough-as-nails, plucky chicken super-agent Hardboiled. The evil penguin Putzki is somehow still alive and has teamed up with a gang of space owls. Hardboiled must hunt down his nemesis and eliminate him once and for all!

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Games

GAME REVIEW – Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Everybody'sGoneToTheRapture

Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture is a first-person exploration game developed by The Chinese Room and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. Originally released on PlayStation 4 in 2015, the game went on to win three times at this year’s British Academy Games Awards. On 14th April 2016, the game was released for Windows PC exclusively on Steam.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Games

INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Liviu Boar (Gibbous – A Cthulhu Adventure Kickstarter)

By Marty Mulrooney

GibbousInterview

Gibbous – A Cthulhu Adventure is a comedy point-and-click adventure game for PC/Mac/Linux, described by its creators as a love letter to classic-era LucasArts adventures, Hitchcock and HP Lovecraft. The game was announced via Kickstarter and has recently surpassed its funding goal of Fr 39,270. AMO is therefore delighted to present an exclusive online interview with Liviu Boar, the Creative Director of Stuck In Attic!

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Alternative Musings, Games