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GAME REVIEW – Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller – Episode 3: The Oracle (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller – Episode 3: The Oracle (PC) is the third and penultimate instalment in the Erica Reed series of episodic point-and-click adventure games created by Phoenix Online Studios. Following on directly from Episode 2 (which Alternative Magazine Online described as “a masterfully woven point-and-click adventure thriller”), players must once again take control of Boston-based FBI agent Erica Reed as she tracks down a killer – and this time, players will also take control of the killer too!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Jan Theysen (Battle Worlds: Kronos Kickstarter, KING Art Games)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Battle Worlds: Kronos is a classic turn-based strategy game currently being developed by KING Art Games. The studio has already reached and surpassed its original $120,000 goal to fund the game via Kickstarter and is now pursuing additional stretch goals before the campaign ends on the 28th April 2013. In 2011 Alternative Magazine Online reviewed PC point-and-click adventure The Book of Unwritten Tales, which was also created by KING Art Games, describing it as “one of the most enjoyable adventure games to have been released in a very long time.” AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with the studio’s co-founder and creative director, Jan Theysen!

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GAME REVIEW – Hitman: Absolution (PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Hitman: Absolution is the fifth entry in the Hitman series of stealth action video games, following on from 2006’s Hitman: Blood Money. Players once again take control of Agent 47 as he undertakes a variety of missions… and this time, it’s personal. Developed by IO Interactive and published by Square Enix, Hitman: Absolution was released on the 20th November 2012 (the 47th week of the year) and is available for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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GAME PREVIEW – Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller – Episode 1: The Hangman (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller is the latest point-and-click adventure game from Phoenix Online Studios. AMO interviewed Katie Hallahan (PR Director for Phoenix Online) and Cesar Bittar (CEO of Phoenix Online) about the game in 2011. The indie studio is best known for creating The Silver Lining, a non-commercial game based on and inspired by the King’s Quest series. On 30th October 2012 the studio will release the first episode of Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller – their first commercial outing, with legendary adventure game designer Jane Jensen acting as story consultant.

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GAME REVIEW – The Walking Dead: Episode 4 – Around Every Corner (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Walking Dead: Around Every Corner is the fourth episode of a five-part episodic video game based upon Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead series of comic books. Lee Everett and his fellow survivors arrive in Savannah, Georgia, to find that zombies aren’t their only problem – the group is becoming fractured and divided, Kenny is struggling to hold himself together and Clementine’s mysterious walkie-talkie ‘friend’ has a hidden agenda that will push Lee to breaking point and beyond. Welcome to The Walking Dead: The Game.

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GAME REVIEW – Puzzle Agent 2

By Marty Mulrooney

Puzzle Agent 2

A direct sequel to last year’s superb Puzzle Agent by Telltale Games, Puzzle Agent 2 once again sees players taking control of FBI Agent Nelson Tethers (Department of Puzzle Research) as he investigates a series of mysterious disappearances in the sleepy town of Scoggins, Minnesota. Featuring the stunning artwork of Graham Annable, Puzzle Agent 2 is certainly a winner in the looks department. But, does it have the puzzles to match?

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