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GAME REVIEW – Psychonauts 2 (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Psychonauts 2 Cover

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 – Grim Fandango Remastered (PlayStation 4)

By Martin Mulrooney

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Who would have ever thought that a game about the four-year journey of a travel agent in the land of the dead would enjoy such a long and fruitful life? Grim Fandango Remastered is a lovingly restored and updated version of the classic critically acclaimed 1998 LucasArts adventure game Grim Fandango. Skeleton-in-a-suit noir hero Manuel Calavera has returned after 17 years looking sharper than ever – but has this cult classic stood the test of time successfully enough to resonate with a modern audience?

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GAME REVIEW – The Cave (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Cave

The Cave is a downloadable 2.5D platform-adventure video game developed by Double Fine Productions and distributed by Sega, released in January 2013 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC (Steam). The game’s producer is none other than Ron Gilbert, the legendary game designer behind such classic adventures as Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island. Based on an idea Gilbert had over 20 years ago, players must select three unique characters before descending into a cave that eerily reflects their darkest personality traits.

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GAME REVIEW – Brutal Legend (Xbox 360)

By Ian McCabe

Brutal Legend

If there are two things I love in this world (other than a good cup of tea and jammy dodgers), it would be video games and rock music. Throw the two together, put Tim Schafer in the rhythm section, Jack Black as your front man and a whole host of metal legends as your backing band and what do you get? The metal opus that is Brutal Legend, that’s what! But the question is… does it rock?

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