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GAME REVIEW – Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse, Episode 5 – The City That Dares Not Sleep

By Marty Mulrooney

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The final episode of Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse is finally upon us. A somewhat mixed season so far – in this reviewer’s eyes at least –  the City That Dares Not Sleep wastes no time making amends. It is an epic finale in every sense of the word. What’s more, the game has changed. We no longer get to play with the ‘Toys Of Power’ (nearly all of them were destroyed at the end of last episode remember) and Max is a now a lumbering giant, a monster destroying the city. This leaves Sam going solo in the more traditional Telltale mould, desperate to save his little buddy. What ensues had me grinning from ear to ear…

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GAME REVIEW – Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse, Episode 4 – Beyond The Alley Of The Dolls

By Marty Mulrooney

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The penultimate episode of Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse has finally arrived. Regular readers of AMO will remember that I was slightly disappointed with last month’s effort, feeling that the latter parts of the game were rather safe and cookie cutter. Thankfully, the cliff-hanger ending certainly made up for any prior misgivings, indicating that the next instalment would be a much stronger endeavour. It was therefore with great anticipation that I loaded up Sam & Max’s latest adventure, Beyond The Alley Of The Dolls…

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Mini Interview – Puzzle Agent: What Does Graham Annable Think?

By Marty Mulrooney

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Following on from the success of AMO’s Tales Of Monkey Island mini interviews last year (What Does Dominic Armato Think?) I decided to go out on a limb and invite Grickle creator Graham Annable back to chat with us once more in an exclusive mini interview, this time specifically regarding his new game Puzzle Agent (recently reviewed here). I was delighted when he accepted my offer! As expected, Graham was an absolute pleasure to interview again: he not only reveals his innermost thoughts on the game, but also offers a small glimmer of hope for fans itching to see more of Nelson Tethers in the future…

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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 – Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse, Episode 3 – They Stole Max’s Brain!

By Marty Mulrooney

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They Stole Max’s Brain! is undoubtedly the most difficult Telltale episode I have had to review for some time. It successfully showcases what the company has quite rightly became synonymous with over the past few years (amazing storylines and characters) along with some of their earlier missteps showing up too (puzzles that are too easy, the occasional glitch). The end result is an episode that still shines, just not as brightly as last month’s phenomenal effort.

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BOOK REVIEW – The Book Of Grickle by Graham Annable

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Book Of Grickle is a beautiful hardcover treasure trove of material collected from the various  ‘Grickle’ works of Graham Annable, professional cartoonist, animator and illustrator. Mr Annable was first brought to my attention via his video game work at Telltale Games and LucasArts, yet I am proud to say that I have finally exposed myself to his more personal projects and creations as of late.

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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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