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GAME REVIEW – The Last Guardian (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Last Guardian is an action-adventure game developed by genDESIGN and Japan Studio, published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Designed and directed by legendary video game designer Fumito Ueda (Ico, Shadow of the Colossus), the game was originally announced way back in 2009 as a PlayStation 3 exclusive. Following numerous delays and a lack of updates from Sony, there was genuine concern that the project had been cancelled.  However, The Last Guardian was finally released in December 2016 as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. Only one question remains… was it worth the seven year wait?

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GAME REVIEW – Owlboy (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Owlboy is a 2D platform-adventure game created by indie developer D-Pad Studio. Touted as ‘a love letter to pixel art for a new audience’, Owlboy looks, sounds and plays like a high-definition version of a classic Nintendo title. In Owlboy, players must fly around and explore an open-world, recruiting new allies as they try to stop the impending destruction of the planet.

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GAME REVIEW – The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Episode 1: Ties That Bind Part I & Episode 2: Ties That Bind Part II (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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A New Frontier is the third season of Telltale Games’ critically acclaimed episodic adventure game The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series. It’s been over two years since we last took control of Clementine in The Walking Dead: Season Two (although love did put a gun in Michonne’s hand earlier this year). The third season debuts today – 20th December 2016 – with a special two-part premiere… but this won’t be the Clementine you remember.

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GAME REVIEW – Her Majesty’s SPIFFING: The Empire Staggers Back (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Her Majesty’s SPIFFING: The Empire Staggers Back is a British comedy graphic adventure created by BillyGoat Entertainment Ltd, a video game developer based in Northern Ireland. The game puts players in control of Captain Frank Lee English, joined by his South Walean colleague Aled Jones, as they travel through the cosmos trying to find a new planet to claim for the British Empire.

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GAME REVIEW – Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 4: Guardian of Gotham (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Guardian of Gotham is the penultimate episode of Batman: The Telltale Series, a five-episode adventure game from Telltale Games (Tales from the Borderlands, The Walking Dead). Following Bruce’s complete mental breakdown at the end of the previous episode, the disgraced millionaire playboy wakes to find himself an inmate of the infamous Arkham Asylum. Luckily for him, he’s about to make a new friend…

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MUSIC REVIEW – Closer Than You Know by The Changes

By Marty Mulrooney

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Closer Than You Know is the third album from The Changes, a band formed in 2002 in Chicago. Since then, the four band members have spread out considerably across the globe. Darren Spitzer (lead singer) and Jonny Basofin (drums) are still living in Chicago, while Rob Kallick (bass) has moved to LA and Dave Rothblatt (guitar/songwriter) is living in Taiwan. That’s what made the 2013 release of their second album – American Master – such a pleasant surprise, with AMO describing it as “a worthy follow-up that quickly proves to be a real grower” and “sadness delivered with a smile.” Closer Than You Know offers fans old and new alike 10 fresh tracks to listen to and enjoy, but has their “trademark wistful lyrics and permeating sense of joyful, exuberant damp” remained intact?

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GAME REVIEW – Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet is an indie point-and-click adventure game created by award-winning comedian and filmmaker Alasdair Beckett-King (read AMO’s 2013 interview with Alasdair here). A standalone sequel to the 2008 freeware adventure game Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!, players take control of Nelly as she tries to save a group of adorable birds that have been hypnotised by the villainous Baron Widebeard. Her adventure will take her from Port Rubicund in the South Seas, to the icy northern isle of Gloomholm. She may even discover the Treasure of the Seventh Sea along the way…

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