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GAME REVIEW – Shadow of the Colossus (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Shadow of the Colossus PlayStation 4

Shadow of the Colossus on PlayStation 4 is a modern remake of the classic 2005/2006 PlayStation 2 game of the same name created by the now defunct Team Ico and legendary game designer Fumito Ueda. Developed by Bluepoint Games – the studio that previously ported the original game across to PlayStation 3 along with its spiritual predecessor Ico in 2011and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, Shadow of the Colossus 2018 is a familiar beast that nonetheless manages to evoke an appropriate air of mystery. Raise thy sword by the light, and head to the place where the sword’s light gathers…

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BOOK REVIEW – ICO: Castle in the Mist by Miyuki Miyabe (Translated by Alexander O. Smith)

By Marty Mulrooney

Ico Castle In The Mist

ICO: Castle in the Mist is a novel written by Miyuki Miyabe, one of Japan’s most popular and best-selling authors. Inspired by the cult video game Ico (an award-winning PlayStation 2 game released in 2001/2002, now remastered in HD for PlayStation 3),  the story was originally printed between May 2002 to May 2003 as instalments in Shūkan Gendai, a Japanese weekly current affairs magazine. It was recently translated into English by Viz Media and released in North America on the 16th of August 2011, before being distributed in the UK by Simon & Schuster from the 15th of September 2011.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Dominic Armato

By Marty Mulrooney


Dominic Armato is a name that many adventure game fans will undoubtedly be familiar with. Born in Chicago in the 1970’s, he has had an illustrious and much heralded career as a voice actor in video games.

Voice-over work started from a young age, yet his shining moment no doubt came when he successfully auditioned for the part of Guybrush Theepwood in Lucasart’s The Curse Of Monkey Island. It became his signature role, with the previously unvoiced character becoming so infused with Dom’s personality that it is almost impossible nowadays to imagine anyone else. Dominic Armato simply IS Guybrush Threepwood.

A further sequel followed, but after that it seemed as if the series was over. Luckily, and much to Dom’s (and the fan’s) delight, Monkey Island is back, in more ways then one. Here, Dom takes some time from his busy recording schedule (and burping his toddler!) to talk exclusively to Alternative Magazine Online in a refreshingly candid interview…


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