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BOOK REVIEW – Hunted (The Voices Book 2) by G X Todd

By Marty Mulrooney

Hunted is the second book in the highly acclaimed Voices series written by British author G X Todd. Continuing the gripping narrative that began with Defender in 2017 – which AMO’s review described as “a highly impressive debut that will make you seriously question your own thoughts” – this new novel finds ex-roadside lemonade seller turned post-apocalyptic survivor Lacey a little bit older, a lot more cautious and very hunted.

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GAME REVIEW – Unforeseen Incidents (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney


Unforeseen Incidents is a traditional point-and-click adventure game developed by Backwoods Entertainment (based in Bochum, Germany) and published by Application Systems Heidelberg. Released today after two and a half years of intense development, players take control of small-town handyman Harper Pendrell as he tries to stop a deadly virus – Yelltown Fever – from spreading across this beautifully hand-painted world.
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FILM REVIEW – Ready Player One (IMAX 3D)

By Marty Mulrooney

Ready Player One

Ready Player One is a science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. Based on the 2011 book of the same name by Ernest Cline, the film adaptation stars Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts, an orphan with an intentionally superhero-sounding name that prefers virtual reality to his real life in the desolate future slums of Columbus, Ohio.

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GAME REVIEW – Batman: The Enemy Within – Episode 5: Same Stitch (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Same Stitch is the fifth and final episode of Batman: The Enemy Within, an episodic adventure game from Telltale Games (The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, Guardians of the Galaxy), DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Each individual player’s unique relationship with John Doe throughout the previous four episodes will determine which version of The Joker appears in this highly anticipated finale, which Telltale has described as its ‘branchiest’ episode to date.

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BOOK REVIEW – Fictional Alignment by Mike French

By Marty Mulrooney

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Fictional Alignment is a science fiction satire written and illustrated by British author and illustrator Mike French. Serving as a sequel to An Android Awakes – which AMO’s 2016 review described as “filled to the brim with humour, violence, thought-provoking content and great imagination” – Fictional Alignment follows Sapphira, a prostitute who has written the first work of fiction by a human in over 100 years. When angry zealot androids realise they can’t eradicate her work of fiction from the historical record, Sapphira finds herself sent back in time against her will to transform her stories into reality…

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GAME REVIEW – Shadow of the Colossus (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

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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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GAME REVIEW – Finding Paradise (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Finding Paradise

Finding Paradise is an indie adventure RPG created by hugely talented game designer Kan Gao and his development studio Freebird Games. Creating a follow-up to To The Moon – which Alternative Magazine Online’s 2011 review described as “yet another shining example of an indie developer, free from the shackles of a mainstream gaming studio, weaving pure magic” – was never going to be an easy task. Finding Paradise arrives with the weight of expectation upon its shoulders then; but can it step out of the shadow of its beloved predecessor?

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