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GAME REVIEW – The Secret Of Monkey Island: Special Edition

By Marty Mulrooney

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Released last year at the same time at Telltale’s new Tales Of Monkey Island, The Secret Of Monkey Island: Special Edition is a remake by LucasArts of  the adventure game where it all began, in beautiful, fully orchestrated and fully voiced high definition. It is available on PC, Playstation Network, Xbox Live Arcade and iPhone/iPod touch.

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GAME REVIEW – Puzzle Agent

By Marty Mulrooney

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Puzzle Agent is Telltale Games’ first foray into their online ‘pilot’ scheme, where they create a single game episode to see how well it works, with a view for later expansion. I don’t think they could have chosen a better starting point! On a technical level at least, Puzzle Agent is stunning: the artwork of Graham Annable brought to life. But of course, any game with the word ‘puzzle’ in its title had better deliver some solid brainteasers…

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GAME REVIEW – Hamlet

By Joseph Viney

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“To be or not to be?” That was the question once upon a time but this neat little puzzler will have you scratching your head whilst taking you on a journey of your own mental winter of discontent. In an age where the brainless shoot-em-up reigns supreme, games that really stretch the mind are in short supply. So step forward Hamlet to reclaim the throne that, according to Shakespeare, should rightfully have been his.

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AMO COMPETITION – Win Jolly Rover!

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To celebrate the release of new point ‘n’ click adventure Jolly Rover, AMO has teamed up with the game’s creator Andrew Goulding to offer our readers the chance to win one of three exclusive Steam unlock codes. Each code has a value of $19.99 and allows the user to download the entire game from Steam absolutely free!

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GAME REVIEW – Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse, Episode 2 – The Tomb Of Sammun-Mak

By Marty Mulrooney

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Those wonderful individuals at Telltale Games have done it again! The new series of Sam & Max started out strong with the release of Episode 1: The Penal Zone last month, but I never imagined in a million years that Episode 2 would trump that prior outing so quickly. Yet, with The Tomb Of Sammun-Mak, they may well have done just that. Ladies and gentleman, the bar for this brand new series featuring our favourite crime solving anthropomorphic dog and his hyperkinetic rabbity thing sidekick has just been raised!

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GAME REVIEW – Tales Of Monkey Island: Chapter 4 ‘The Trial And Execution Of Guybrush Threepwood’

By Marty Mulrooney

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At the end of my review for episode 3 of Tales Of Monkey Island last month, which I awarded a whopping 9.5 OUT OF 10, I noted that my only worry now was whether episode 4 would (could?) be even better, or would falter under the pressure being put upon it by fans old and new alike…

Loading up episode 4 this all played on my mind of course, but something else was eating at me from inside that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. Something I couldn’t shake. It may have been the fact Winslow was tied up back on the Narwhal, not to be joining us on our latest adventure. It may have been the new night-time setting, making the once quite appealing, sunny shores of Flotsam almost remind me of the darkest moments of Monkey Island 2, with splendid lighting effects washing over our bound, silent hero. It may even have been Morgan herself, who we knew all along was an enemy, but didn’t want to quite believe would screw us over so nonchalantly. Continue reading

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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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