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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 – 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 – Day of the Tentacle Remastered (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Day of the Tentacle Remastered

Day of the Tentacle is a LucasArts point-and-click adventure game originally released in 1993. Day of the Tentacle Remastered sees original co-project lead Tim Schafer and his studio Double Fine Productions (Grim Fandango Remastered) taking the original and updating it over 20 years later to feature all new hand-drawn, high-resolution artwork, remastered audio, music and sound effects, and the ability to switch back and forth between classic and remastered modes. They’ve also included a concept art browser and a commentary track with the game’s original creators.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Peter McConnell (Video Game Composer and Musician, Grim Fandango Remastered)

By Marty Mulrooney

Peter McConnell Grim Fandango Remastered Interview

Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed Grim Fandango Remastered, describing it as “a 17-year-old classic LucasArts game remastered in HD, looking and sounding better than it has ever done.” This was in large part due to the remastered score, with many of the songs now fully orchestrated by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Therefore, AMO is delighted to welcome back the game’s award-winning composer Peter McConnell (Monkey Island 2, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Full Throttle) for yet another exclusive online interview!

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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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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Peter McConnell (Video Game Music Composer)

By Marty Mulrooney

Peter McConnell Interview

Peter McConnell is an American video game music composer who has composed award-winning scores for nearly two decades. His credits include numerous titles from LucasArts, where he spent much of his early career composing in-house for games such as Monkey Island II, Full Throttle and Grim Fandango. Peter was recently kind enough to join Alternative Magazine Online for an exclusive online interview, where we got the opportunity to discuss his long and illustrious career in-depth.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Jared Emerson-Johnson (Video Game Music Composer/Voice Actor)

By Marty Mulrooney

Jared Emerson-Johnson Interview

Jared Emerson-Johnson is an award-winning music composer, sound designer, voice director, and voice actor.  Perhaps best known for his compositional work for Telltale Games – he composed the soundtracks for all three seasons of their Sam & Max adventure games – he most recently composed the scores for Back to the Future: The Game, Puzzle Agent 2, and Jurassic Park: The Game. Jared has kindly agreed to join Alternative Magazine Online for an exclusive online interview, where we discuss his work with LucasArts and Telltale Games, as well as his voice acting roles and other creative endeavours!

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