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GAME REVIEW – Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Uncharted 4 A Thief's End

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is an action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. A sequel to the critically acclaimed original PlayStation 3 trilogy that ended in 2011 with Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Uncharted 4 has been confirmed by Naughty Dog as the final game in the Uncharted series. Picking up several years after the events of the previous game, A Thief’s End sees Nathan Drake drawn back towards a life of adventure when his long lost brother Sam turns up asking for help.

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GAME REVIEW – Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 5 – The Vault Of The Traveler (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Tales From The Borderlands Episode 5 – The Vault Of The Traveler

The Vault Of The Traveler is the fifth and final episode of Tales From The Borderlands, a five-part episodic video game series from Telltale Games (The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us). With Handsome Jack now in control of Helios’ systems following the shock ending of Episode 4 – Escape Plan Bravo, Hyperion middle-manager Rhys, Pandoran con-artist Fiona and their ragtag team must grab the final Gortys piece and fight their way off the deadly space station before it’s too late!

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GAME REVIEW – Batman: Arkham City (PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

Batman Arkham City

Batman: Arkham City is the much anticipated follow-up to the 2009 surprise hit video game Batman: Arkham Asylum, once again brought to you by British developer Rocksteady Studios. At the beginning of the game Bruce Wayne (aka Batman) is captured and imprisoned in the titular Arkham City, a sprawling super-prison five times larger than Arkham Asylum, which is being overseen by genius psychiatrist Hugo Strange. Meanwhile, the Joker is facing almost certain death due to his recent consumption of the Titan formula, its unstable properties mutating his blood and slowly killing him…

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GAME REVIEW – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

Uncharted 3 Drake's Deception

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is the latest instalment in the Uncharted series of video games created by Naughty Dog for PlayStation 3. The plot revolves around the ‘Iram of the Pillars’, an ancient city lost in the Rub’ al Khali desert. The complex relationship between Nathan Drake and his mentor Victor Sullivan is further explored as they battle the mysterious Katherine Marlowe and her right-hand man, Talbot. *Warning: due to the story-heavy nature of Uncharted 3, there are minor spoilers present throughout this review.*

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GAME REVIEW – Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)

By Marty Mulrooney

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Before I review what is surely the biggest release of the month (if not the year), I must first set the scene. Although the PC is where I started as a gamer, it was the Playstation where I ultimately ended up, at least 90% of the time anyway. I have never strayed to other consoles (although I did dabble with the GameCube somewhat), and nowadays my Playstation 3 is a constant daily source of entertainment for me, echoing backwards through the gaming years of my PS2 and PS1 days.

Every single successful gaming console has risen or fallen based on not only the quality of the games on offer, but the level of brand recognition afforded by first party developers. Sega had Sonic, Nintendo had Mario, Microsoft had Master Chief. Playstation had several potential candidates, ranging from Crash Bandicoot to Solid Snake. Yet I would argue it was only with the PS3’s launch, and ‘the little game that could’ known as Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, that we finally got a mascot that screamed exclusivity, immense production values and genuine charm. Continue reading

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Friday Release Day Faceoff – Uncharted 2: Among Thieves VS Brutal Legend

By Marty Mulrooney

Uncharted2vsBrutalLegend

Many British PS3 gamers will face something of a dilemma this coming Friday (16th October 2009). This is because two major releases are occurring on the same day: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves by Naughty Dog and Brutal Legend by Double Fine Productions. So if you only have money for one game this Friday, which should it be? Alternative Magazine Online will attempt to present balanced arguments for both games deserving a purchase, so that players can then make the most informed decision possible. Continue reading

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