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GAME REVIEW – Inside (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

InsidePlaydead

Inside is a puzzle-platformer created by independent video game developer Playdead. In 2011 Alternative Magazine Online reviewed their first game Limbo, describing it as “an unforgettable, game-changing experience” and “a masterpiece.” The premise of follow-up Inside is simple: Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project.

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GAME REVIEW – Day of the Tentacle Remastered (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Day of the Tentacle Remastered

Day of the Tentacle is a LucasArts point-and-click adventure game originally released in 1993. Day of the Tentacle Remastered sees original co-project lead Tim Schafer and his studio Double Fine Productions (Grim Fandango Remastered) taking the original and updating it over 20 years later to feature all new hand-drawn, high-resolution artwork, remastered audio, music and sound effects, and the ability to switch back and forth between classic and remastered modes. They’ve also included a concept art browser and a commentary track with the game’s original creators.

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GAME REVIEW – Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Everybody'sGoneToTheRapture

Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture is a first-person exploration game developed by The Chinese Room and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. Originally released on PlayStation 4 in 2015, the game went on to win three times at this year’s British Academy Games Awards. On 14th April 2016, the game was released for Windows PC exclusively on Steam.

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GAME REVIEW – The Walking Dead: Michonne – Episode 1: In Too Deep (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Walking Dead Michonne

The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Miniseries is a new three-part adventure game from Telltale Games, based on Robert Kirkman’s best-selling comic books. Set within the comic book universe, kept separate from the popular television series of the same name, it follows on from the huge success of The Walking Dead: Season One, The Walking Dead: 400 Days and The Walking Dead: Season Two. In The Walking Dead: Michonne – Episode 1: In Too Deep, players take control of fan-favourite blade-wielding badass Michonne as she fights for her life, and her sanity, in an adventure where every split-second decision counts.

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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 – Anna’s Quest (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Anna's Quest Cover

Alternative Magazine Online reviewed Anna’s Quest Vol. 1: Winfriede’s Tower – created by Australian game developer Dane Krams – in 2012, describing it as “indie adventure gaming at its finest.” In a follow-up interview that same year, Mr Krams revealed his plan to release two more ‘volumes’, completing the game as a trilogy. Instead, in 2014 it was announced that Krams Design had teamed up with Daedalic Entertainment to finish the project and release it as one complete adventure game – something that wasn’t originally possible at the time. The finished result is simply titled Anna’s Quest and was released in summer 2015. Grab your keyboard and mouse brave adventurer: it’s finally time to save young Anna’s grandpa and defeat the evil witch Winfriede once and for all!

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GAME REVIEW – Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Game of Thrones Episode 3 The Sword in the Darkness

Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness is the third episode of a six-part episodic adventure game series from Telltale Games, creators of The Wolf Among Us and Tales from the Borderlands. In this latest instalment, the saga of House Forrester becomes even more desperate as the Whitehill occupation in Ironrath reaches boiling point. Important decisions must be made in quick succession, with choices presented that are less clear-cut than ever…

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