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GAME REVIEW – The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Episode 4: Thicker Than Water (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Thicker Than Water is the penultimate episode of A New Frontier, the third season of Telltale Games’ critically acclaimed episodic adventure game The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series. Following Joan’s betrayal, Javier must find a way to rescue his brother and keep his loved one’s safe. But with Richmond surrounded by zombies and an execution on the horizon, time is running out…

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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

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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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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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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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GAME REVIEW – Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 3: New World Order (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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New World Order is the third episode of Batman: The Telltale Series, a five-episode adventure game from Telltale Games (Tales from the Borderlands, The Wolf Among Us). Following the Penguin’s brutal attack on live TV at the end of the previous episode, Episode 3 sees Bruce Wayne investigating the Children of Arkham while trying to stop his best friend – and Gotham’s new major – from losing his mind.

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GAME REVIEW – Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet is an indie point-and-click adventure game created by award-winning comedian and filmmaker Alasdair Beckett-King (read AMO’s 2013 interview with Alasdair here). A standalone sequel to the 2008 freeware adventure game Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!, players take control of Nelly as she tries to save a group of adorable birds that have been hypnotised by the villainous Baron Widebeard. Her adventure will take her from Port Rubicund in the South Seas, to the icy northern isle of Gloomholm. She may even discover the Treasure of the Seventh Sea along the way…

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