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GAME REVIEW – Unavowed (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Unavowed is the new game from Dave Gilbert – creator of the critically acclaimed Blackwell adventure game series – and Wadjet Eye Games (Shardlight, Technobabylon). Described as an ‘urban fantasy adventure’, players take control of the latest member of an underground group of supernatural guardians known as the Unavowed, investigating the unknown and fighting evil in a perpetually rainy New York City.

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GAME REVIEW – Finding Paradise (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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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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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 – Far from Noise (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Far from Noise is “a single-player narrative told through dialogue choices” created and independently released by developer George Batchelor, a programmer at State of Play Games (Lumino City). Taking place on a cliff edge, players take control of a young woman trapped in a precariously balanced, old rusting car.

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GAME REVIEW – Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series – Episode 4: Who Needs You (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Who Needs You is the fourth and penultimate episode of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, a five-part episodic adventure game from Telltale Games (Batman: The Enemy Within). In Episode 4, Star Lord must find a way out of a deep, dark cavern full of space worms while trying to hold the Guardians together.

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GAME REVIEW – The Journey Down: Chapter Three (PC, iOS)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Journey Down: Chapter Three is the third and final chapter of the wonderful African art inspired point-and-click adventure game The Journey Down, created by independent Swedish studio SkyGoblin. Its release marks the end of an epic journey that began with the original free (low-res retro) version in 2010 (“there is artistry amidst its pixels, beauty within the world portrayed”), continuing with The Journey Down: Chapter One in 2012 (“any self-respecting adventure gamer owes it to themselves to experience this game”) and The Journey Down: Chapter Two in 2014 (“an indie endeavour that successfully captures the soul and spirit of the 90s adventure game”). In short, Chapter Three had two (or three) tough acts to follow.

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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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