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GAME REVIEW – The Book of Unwritten Tales (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Book of Unwritten Tales is an acclaimed point-and-click adventure game created by German developer KING Art Games. Set in a humorous fantasy land, the game features four playable characters: the little gnome Wilbur, the elf princess Ivo, a human adventurer named Nate and his furry friend Critter. Together, these unlikely heroes must defeat the Army of the Shadows and protect a powerful artefact that could determine the fate of the entire world. Alongside the brand new English language translation, publisher Lace Mamba Global has released the UK retail edition with some additional extras inside the box, including a 36 page art book, a soundtrack CD and a double-sided A2 artwork poster.

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GAME REVIEW – Hector: Episode 3 – Beyond Reasonable Doom (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Hector: Episode 3 – Beyond Reasonable Doom is a point-and-click adventure game created by Straandlooper Animation, published by Telltale Games. Only a few months after Episode 2: Senseless Acts Of Justice was released – described in AMO’s review as being “just as crude, rude and hilarious as ever” – Episode 3 begins with Hector and his trusty sidekick Lambert stuck in a septic tank rapidly filling with liquid poo! Just another day in the Clappers Wreake Police Department…

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GAME REVIEW – Fable III (Xbox 360)

By Duncan Voice

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Something felt different in the months before the release of Fable III. The promises from the Peter Molyneux felt muted in comparison to the grandiose features that failed to make it into the first two games. Perhaps he’s wise to the reputation he’s gaining, the man who promises much but delivers little, his games rarely living up the levels of hype that he creates. There’s no denying that both Fable games thus far have been wonderful adventures, but since then Fallout 3 has re-written the rules of the modern RPG. The promises made for Fable III sounded believable, but do they finally amount to the game we’ve been waiting on for six years?

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FILM REVIEW – Salt

By Elena Cresci

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Salt sees Angelina Jolie reprise the action genre with a Russian twist. Directed by Phillip Noyce, the film shows the titular character accused of being a mole for the Russians. Claiming concern for her husband, Salt goes on the run, leaving the audience and the authorities chasing her, questioning who Salt truly is.

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GAME REVIEW – Alan Wake (Xbox 360)

By Ian McCabe

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Alan Wake, Remedy Entertainment’s first venture since Max Payne 2: The Fall Of Max Payne, wasn’t exactly the gaming world’s best kept secret upon its release earlier this year. The hype machine surrounding the title, plus an ambitious viral marketing campaign, created sky-high expectations that would be difficult to fulfil. Thankfully, Finland’s finest have succeeded, by creating one of the most cinematic and eerie gaming experiences to date.

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GAME REVIEW – DeathSpank (Xbox Live Arcade & PlayStation Network)

By Duncan Voice

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DeathSpank is the creation of Ron Gilbert, one of the brilliant minds responsible for the perennial AMO favourite Monkey Island series. His development team Hothead Games released the well received Penny Arcade Adventures: On The Rain-Slick Precipice Of Darkness – Episode One back in 2008. Their latest title is DeathSpank, a downloadable only hack and slash adventure… and it’s bloody funny!

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Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon Review (ACG)

By Marty Mulrooneybroken-sword-3blog

My second review for adventureclassicgaming.com is up!

This was actually the first article I did as a reviewer for the site, although as it is an older game (considered retro already perhaps?) it is the second to be posted. Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon is the third game in the highly successful Broken Sword franchise from Revolution Software (based in the UK). Yet again, George Stobbart and Nico Collard become embroiled in a plot that will take them all over the world. Although I felt it suffered somewhat in its transition from the 2D of the original games to the 3d engine presented here, I still felt that the story was excellent as usual, especially as it revisited some of the templar themes from Broken Sword 1 (arguably still the best in the series, even after all these years.) Continue reading

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