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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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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 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

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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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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