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GAME REVIEW – The Dream Machine: Chapter 6 (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Dream Machine: Chapter 6

The Dream Machine is a point-and-click adventure game handcrafted from materials such as clay, cardboard, broccoli and condoms by Cockroach Inc., a two-man independent Swedish game development studio. Following on from Chapters 1-3 (“enchanting and surreal”), Chapter 4 (“the writing is brilliant”) and Chapter 5 (“quite unlike anything else the genre has to offer”), this final chapter finds Victor trapped inside the dream of his unborn child.

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GAME REVIEW – To The Moon (iOS)

By Marty Mulrooney

To The Moon (iOS)

To The Moon (iOS) is a remastered mobile version of the 2011 indie RPG/adventure game of the same name, which AMO’s review described as “yet another shining example of an indie developer, free from the shackles of a mainstream gaming studio, weaving pure magic.” This version, created by X.D. Network Inc. (a game creator/publisher based in Shanghai, China) for iOS and Android devices, features upgraded HD graphics and sound, an updated interface and intuitive touch controls.

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GAME REVIEW – The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Episode 5: From The Gallows (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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From The Gallows is the fifth and final episode of A New Frontier, the third season of Telltale Games’ critically acclaimed episodic adventure game The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series. With Richmond under attack and zombies roaming the streets, Javier must face the walking dead – and his brother – head on.

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GAME REVIEW – Full Throttle Remastered (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Full Throttle Remastered

Full Throttle Remastered is an updated version of the classic LucasArts point-and-click adventure game Full Throttle, originally released in 1995. This new version has been lovingly restored and updated for a modern audience by Double Fine Productions (Grim Fandango Remastered, Day of the Tentacle Remastered) and its founder Tim Schafer; Full Throttle was his first game as project lead, head writer and designer. It features updated graphics and sound, improved controls and a developer commentary.

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GAME REVIEW – The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Episode 3: Above The Law (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Above The Law is the third episode of A New Frontier, the third season of Telltale Games’ critically acclaimed episodic adventure game The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series. After a three month wait, the latest episode picks up right where the previous one left off: Javier and his group have finally reached Richmond, but they might not like what they find waiting for them…

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GAME REVIEW – Yooka-Laylee (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Yooka-Laylee is an open-world platformer developed by Playtonic Games (a team made up of Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country Rare veterans) and published by Team17. The game was funded via Kickstarter in June 2015, raising an incredible £2.1 million from more than 80,000 backers. In Yooka-Laylee, Yooka (a green male chameleon) and Laylee (a purple female bat) must work together to collect stolen ‘Pagies’ and defeat Capital B, a wealthy capitalist bee who runs Hivory Towers and plans to steal all the world’s books.

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GAME REVIEW – Thimbleweed Park (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Thimbleweed Park

Thimbleweed Park is an old school point-and-click adventure game from the legendary creators of Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion, Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick. Together with the rest of Team Thimbleweed, they have created a video game experience that evokes the classic LucasArts adventures of the late ’80s and early ’90s. Players take control of five characters with absolutely nothing in common who have all been mysteriously drawn to a rundown, forgotten town. Yet, although they don’t realise it in the beginning, they all share a deep connection that will shake the very foundation of their shared reality. A dead body is starting to pixelate under the bridge… welcome to Thimbleweed Park.

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