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GAME REVIEW – Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is the latest game from independent developer Playtonic Games. The sequel to 2017’s Yooka-Laylee (which AMO’s review described as “a journey equal parts delightful, beautiful and frustrating”), the Impossible Lair shifts from full 3D to 2.5D and the results are – for the most part – wonderful.

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GAME REVIEW – The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Walking Dead The Telltale Definitive Series

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series collects all four seasons – that’s 23 episodes – of Telltale Game’s critically acclaimed video game based on the comic book of the same name. Accompanying the new ‘Graphic Black’ visual style (which can be turned on or off at any time), Skybound Games has also added several bonus features including character and concept art galleries, a music player, and  documentary and commentary videos.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Nick Apostolides (Leon S. Kennedy, Resident Evil 2 Remake)

By Marty Mulrooney

Nick Apostolides RE2 Interview - Alternative Magazine Online

Today marks the 10 year anniversary of Alternative Magazine Online, following a decade of reviews, feature articles and interviews. To celebrate this milestone in style, AMO is proud to present an exclusive online interview with Nick Apostolides, the actor that played Leon S. Kennedy in the recent Resident Evil 2 remake!

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GAME REVIEW – Resident Evil 2 (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Resident Evil 2 (2019)

Resident Evil 2 (2019) is a remake of the original survival horror game of the same name from 1998. Rebuilt from the ground up using Capcom’s impressive RE Engine, players must once again take control of rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield as they fight to survive the night and escape a zombie-infested Racoon City.

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GAME REVIEW – Red Dead Redemption 2 (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Red Dead Redemption II

Red Dead Redemption 2 is an open world, Western-themed video game developed and published by Rockstar Games, creators of Grand Theft Auto. Although it is technically the third game in the series (following Red Dead Revolver in 2004 and Red Dead Redemption in 2010), Red Dead Redemption 2 serves as a prequel to the previous game. Set in 1899, it takes place in a fictionalised version of the American West and stars Arthur Morgan – a high-ranking member of the notorious Van der Linde gang – as the game’s anti-hero protagonist. Alongside his fellow gang members, including original Red Dead Redemption star (and fan-favourite) John Marston, Arthur must evade rival gangs and determined Pinkerton agents in an epic adventure that unfolds during the dying days of the Wild West and the dawn of modern civilization.

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BOOK REVIEW – God of War by J. M. Barlog

By Marty Mulrooney

God of War by J. M. Barlog

God of War is the official novelisation of the hit 2018 video game of the same name. Written by J. M. Barlog, the book follows the emotional and compelling story of Kratos – a god now living as a man – and his son Atreus as they journey through a realm of Norse gods and monsters.

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GAME REVIEW – Marvel’s Spider-Man (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Spider-Man - PlayStation 4

Marvel’s Spider-Man is an open world action-adventure game developed by Insomniac Games (Ratchet & Clank) and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Built around the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man, this PlayStation 4 exclusive sees players taking control of the famous web-slinger after he has already been fighting crime for eight years. Offering a fresh take on the character and his universe that doesn’t follow the continuity of any prior comic book, film or video game, Marvel’s Spider-Man sees Spidey – and Peter Parker – facing the mysterious and deadly Mister Negative in the bustling real-world metropolis of New York City.

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