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GAME REVIEW – Unforeseen Incidents (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney


Unforeseen Incidents is a traditional point-and-click adventure game developed by Backwoods Entertainment (based in Bochum, Germany) and published by Application Systems Heidelberg. Released today after two and a half years of intense development, players take control of small-town handyman Harper Pendrell as he tries to stop a deadly virus – Yelltown Fever – from spreading across this beautifully hand-painted world.
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GAME REVIEW – Batman: The Enemy Within – Episode 5: Same Stitch (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Same Stitch is the fifth and final episode of Batman: The Enemy Within, an episodic adventure game from Telltale Games (The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, Guardians of the Galaxy), DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Each individual player’s unique relationship with John Doe throughout the previous four episodes will determine which version of The Joker appears in this highly anticipated finale, which Telltale has described as its ‘branchiest’ episode to date.

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GAME REVIEW – Shadow of the Colossus (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Shadow of the Colossus PlayStation 4

Shadow of the Colossus on PlayStation 4 is a modern remake of the classic 2005/2006 PlayStation 2 game of the same name created by the now defunct Team Ico and legendary game designer Fumito Ueda. Developed by Bluepoint Games – the studio that previously ported the original game across to PlayStation 3 along with its spiritual predecessor Ico in 2011and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, Shadow of the Colossus 2018 is a familiar beast that nonetheless manages to evoke an appropriate air of mystery. Raise thy sword by the light, and head to the place where the sword’s light gathers…

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GAME REVIEW – Finding Paradise (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Finding Paradise

Finding Paradise is an indie adventure RPG created by hugely talented game designer Kan Gao and his development studio Freebird Games. Creating a follow-up to To The Moon – which Alternative Magazine Online’s 2011 review described as “yet another shining example of an indie developer, free from the shackles of a mainstream gaming studio, weaving pure magic” – was never going to be an easy task. Finding Paradise arrives with the weight of expectation upon its shoulders then; but can it step out of the shadow of its beloved predecessor?

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Ron Watt and Dave Scotch (The Adventures of Nick & Willikins, Pinhead Games)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Adventures of Nick & Willikins Interview

The Adventures of Nick & Willikins is a FREE point-and-click adventure game recently released by Pinhead Games (Nick Bounty). Following a fruitful chat with Pinhead Games founder and all-round nice guy Mark Darin (Telltale Games), Alternative Magazine Online is delighted to present an exclusive online interview with the project’s Lead Writer and Puzzle Designer, Ron Watt (pictured above), and its Programmer and Content Designer, Dave Scotch (who prefers to keep his face off the internet)!

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GAME REVIEW – Bridge Constructor Portal (iOS)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Bridge Constructor Portal merges the classic Portal games (Valve Corporation) with the popular Bridge Constructor (ClockStone) series of games. Developed by ClockStone (under licence from Valve) and published by Headup Games, Bridge Constructor Portal returns players to the Aperture Science Enrichment Center to tackle 60 test chambers of ever-increasing difficulty, under the watchful eye of GLaDOS…

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GAME REVIEW – Batman: The Enemy Within – Episode 4: What Ails You (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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What Ails You is the fourth and penultimate episode of Batman: The Enemy Within, a new five-episode adventure game from Telltale Games (The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, Guardians of the Galaxy), DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. With Bruce’s cover nearly blown and the Pact dead set on putting its dangerous plan into motion, the clock is ticking for Batman and the fate of Gotham City hangs in the balance…

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