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GAME REVIEW – The Last Guardian (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Last Guardian is an action-adventure game developed by genDESIGN and Japan Studio, published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Designed and directed by legendary video game designer Fumito Ueda (Ico, Shadow of the Colossus), the game was originally announced way back in 2009 as a PlayStation 3 exclusive. Following numerous delays and a lack of updates from Sony, there was genuine concern that the project had been cancelled.  However, The Last Guardian was finally released in December 2016 as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. Only one question remains… was it worth the seven year wait?

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GAME REVIEW – Owlboy (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Owlboy is a 2D platform-adventure game created by indie developer D-Pad Studio. Touted as ‘a love letter to pixel art for a new audience’, Owlboy looks, sounds and plays like a high-definition version of a classic Nintendo title. In Owlboy, players must fly around and explore an open-world, recruiting new allies as they try to stop the impending destruction of the planet.

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GAME REVIEW – The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Episode 1: Ties That Bind Part I & Episode 2: Ties That Bind Part II (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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A New Frontier is the third season of Telltale Games’ critically acclaimed episodic adventure game The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series. It’s been over two years since we last took control of Clementine in The Walking Dead: Season Two (although love did put a gun in Michonne’s hand earlier this year). The third season debuts today – 20th December 2016 – with a special two-part premiere… but this won’t be the Clementine you remember.

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GAME REVIEW – Her Majesty’s SPIFFING: The Empire Staggers Back (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Her Majesty’s SPIFFING: The Empire Staggers Back is a British comedy graphic adventure created by BillyGoat Entertainment Ltd, a video game developer based in Northern Ireland. The game puts players in control of Captain Frank Lee English, joined by his South Walean colleague Aled Jones, as they travel through the cosmos trying to find a new planet to claim for the British Empire.

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GAME REVIEW – Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 5: City of Light (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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City of Light is the fifth and final episode of Batman: The Telltale Series, a five-episode adventure game from Telltale Games (Tales from the Borderlands, The Walking Dead: Michonne). With Lady Arkham still at large and his family name in ruins, can Bruce Wayne save Gotham City and keep Batman’s true identity a secret while continuing to protect the people he loves?

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Francesco and Maurizio De Angelis (Detective Gallo, Footprints Games)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Detective Gallo is a point-and-click, comic-noir adventure created by Footprints Games that is entirely hand-illustrated and hand-animated. Players take control of Detective Gallo, a feathered and grumpy private eye struggling with a very tricky case involving a multiple plant murder. The game is currently being crowdfunded via Eppela, the Italian crowdfunding platform, with a goal of €15,000. AMO is therefore delighted to present an exclusive online interview with the founders of Footprints Games and authors of Detective Gallo, Francesco De Angelis and Maurizio De Angelis!

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GAME REVIEW – Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 4: Guardian of Gotham (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Guardian of Gotham is the penultimate episode of Batman: The Telltale Series, a five-episode adventure game from Telltale Games (Tales from the Borderlands, The Walking Dead). Following Bruce’s complete mental breakdown at the end of the previous episode, the disgraced millionaire playboy wakes to find himself an inmate of the infamous Arkham Asylum. Luckily for him, he’s about to make a new friend…

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