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GAME REVIEW – Trüberbrook (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Trüberbrook is a point-and-click adventure game developed by btf GmbH – a small production company based in Cologne, Germany – and published by Headup Games. Featuring handmade miniature scenery and a narrative equal parts Twin Peaks, The X-Files and Stranger Things, it tells the intriguing story of Hans Tannhauser, a young American scientist who has mysteriously won a free trip to the titular remote German village of Trüberbrook…

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BOOK REVIEW – A Map of Days: The Fourth Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

By Marty Mulrooney

A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs

A Map of Days is the fourth novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children. It follows an original trilogy of critically acclaimed books – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Hollow City and Library of Souls – and Tales of the Peculiar, which AMO’s review described as “a truly peculiar collection of short stories that will delight and entertain from beginning to end.” Picking up directly where Library of Souls left off, this new story once again follows Jacob Portman and his peculiar friends – only this time, they’re exploring the peculiar side of America…

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GAME REVIEW – The Walking Dead: The Final Season – Episode 4: Take Us Back (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Take Us Back is the fourth and final episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season, an episodic adventure originally developed by Telltale Games (Tales from the Borderlands, Guardians of the Galaxy) that has now been completed by Skybound Games. In this final episode, Clementine must protect AJ – and trust him to protect himself – as the walkers close in and time runs out.

WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS

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BOOK REVIEW – Golden State by Ben H. Winters

By Marty Mulrooney

Golden State by Ben H. Winters

Golden State is the new novel from Ben H. Winters, international bestselling author of the The Last Policeman and Underground Airlines. Having previously written stories set within alternative realities – The Last Policeman trilogy took place in a world that was about to end, while Underground Airlines took place in a world where slavery was never abolished – Golden State instead looks to the future, where lies are forbidden and the truth must prevail at all costs.

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GAME REVIEW – Resident Evil 2 (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Resident Evil 2 (2019)

Resident Evil 2 (2019) is a remake of the original survival horror game of the same name from 1998. Rebuilt from the ground up using Capcom’s impressive RE Engine, players must once again take control of rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield as they fight to survive the night and escape a zombie-infested Racoon City.

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GAME REVIEW – Red Dead Redemption 2 (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Red Dead Redemption II

Red Dead Redemption 2 is an open world, Western-themed video game developed and published by Rockstar Games, creators of Grand Theft Auto. Although it is technically the third game in the series (following Red Dead Revolver in 2004 and Red Dead Redemption in 2010), Red Dead Redemption 2 serves as a prequel to the previous game. Set in 1899, it takes place in a fictionalised version of the American West and stars Arthur Morgan – a high-ranking member of the notorious Van der Linde gang – as the game’s anti-hero protagonist. Alongside his fellow gang members, including original Red Dead Redemption star (and fan-favourite) John Marston, Arthur must evade rival gangs and determined Pinkerton agents in an epic adventure that unfolds during the dying days of the Wild West and the dawn of modern civilization.

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GAME REVIEW – Lamplight City (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Lamplight City is a brand new point-and-click adventure game created by Francisco Gonzalez (Grundislav Games) in partnership with Application Systems Heidelberg. Alternative Magazine Online reviewed Gonzalez’s previous adventure Shardlight in 2016, describing it as “a beautiful game that presents a fresh take on the tried-and-tested post-apocalypse formula.” Yet, while that adventure was set far in the future, Lamplight City is set in an alternative steampunk(ish) Victorian past. As private investigator Miles Fordham, the player must solve a series of increasingly complicated cases while seeking justice for a terrible crime.

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