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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Nicki Rapp (Lili, Psychonauts 2)

By Marty Mulrooney

Nicki Rapp AMO Interview (Psychonauts 2)

Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed Double Fine’s highly anticipated follow-up Psychonauts 2, describing it as “a poignant, universally relatable story set in a world where the human brain can be explored like a funhouse” that “feels like a timely breath of fresh air.” AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with talented voice actor – and all-round lovely person – Nicki Rapp, the voice of fan favourite Lili Zanotto!

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GAME REVIEW – Psychonauts 2 (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

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It’s hard to believe it has been 16 years since gamers first took control of gifted psychic Razputin Aquato as he journeyed to Whispering Rock Psychic Summer Camp. The original Psychonauts became a cult classic despite being considered a commercial failure upon release, and in 2015 a crowdfunding campaign for a sequel was launched on Fig that eventually raised nearly $4 million. Fast forward six years, add a dash of Xbox Game Studios – which purchased Double Fine in 2019 – and Psychonauts 2 has finally arrived. So pull on your goggles, jump into my mind… and let’s get psyched!

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GAME REVIEW – Mutropolis (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Mutropolis is a science fiction comedy point-and-click adventure game developed by Pirita Studio, with Application Systems Heidelberg (Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet, Unforeseen Incidents, Lamplight City) serving as co-developer and worldwide publisher. The debut game of Madrid-based artists Beatriz Gascón and Juan Pablo González, players take control of geeky archaeologist Henry Dijon as he travels to the abandoned planet Earth to find his kidnapped professor and the long-lost city of Mutropolis. His main competition? An angry god…

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GAME REVIEW – Dude, Where Is My Beer? (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Dude, Where Is My Beer (PC)

Dude, Where Is My Beer? is a satirical point-and-click adventure game created by Arik Zurabian (based in Norway) and Edo Brenes (based in Costa Rica). Players take control of a nameless, moustached, middle-aged protagonist who is desperately trying to find a pilsner in Oslo, Norway. However, every bar he enters is crammed full of craft beer-loving hipsters…

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GAME REVIEW – Sam & Max Save the World Remastered (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Sam & Max Save the World Remastered is a six-episode point-and-click adventure game (collected here as a complete package) starring everyone’s favourite six-foot-tall canine detective in a suit and his hyperkinetic rabbity-thing sidekick. That’s right, the Freelance Police are back, in a new – or rather, old with a fresh lick of rainbow paint – release that sees Sam and Max investigating a sinister plot involving hypnosis, the Toy Mafia and the bright side of the moon.

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GAME REVIEW – Embracelet (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Embracelet is an adventure game created by solo developer and composer Mattis Folkestad, whose previous game Milkmaid of the Milky Way AMO described as “a simple, rhythmic affair of pure pointing and clicking.” I concluded my 2017 review of his charming indie debut by stating: “I would certainly love to see Mattis Folkestad tackling a larger adventure game project in the future.” In 2020, during a global pandemic no less, that larger adventure game project has finally arrived… and it’s rather wonderful.

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GAME REVIEW – Lancelot’s Hangover: The Quest for the Holy Booze (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Lancelot's Hangover: The Quest for the Holy Booze

Lancelot’s Hangover: The Quest for the Holy Booze is a comedy point-and-click adventure game created by Belgium indie developer Jean-Baptiste de Clerfayt (be sure to check out AMO’s 2016 interview with Jean-Baptiste here). In Lancelot’s Hangover, players must take control of Lancelot – the sexiest Knight of the Round Table – as he sets out on a quest from God to find the Holy Grail, put some booze in it, and celebrate the biggest party England has ever known!

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