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Dreamfall Chapters – Book Four: Revelations Review | Strength in Unity

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Dreamfall Chapters – Book Four: Revelations Review | Strength in Unity

Before we dive into our appraisal of Book Four, here’s our usual bit of housekeeping for our episodic reviews. If you haven’t already, be sure to get up to speed with our reviews for Dreamfall Chapters – Book One: Reborn, Dreamfall Chapters – Book Two: Rebels and Dreamfall Chapters – Book Three: Realms by hitting the links provided. As always with our episodic reviews, our score will be published once the season is finished, reflecting the game as a whole.

Those of you who read my review for Book Three will know that, while it was enjoyable and made some big narrative moves, I felt it to be the weakest episode overall so far. It wasn’t a bad episode at all, and in fact it had some important reveals that have been hanging over The Longest Journey saga for years, but it failed to match the masterclasses that were Books One and Two. In saying this, it honestly felt like I was kicking a beloved and faithful animal that had been following me around for years. I felt terrible.

Absolutely justified, but still terrible.

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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons only £1.64 on PC

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Brendan Griffiths
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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons only £1.64 on PC

Another win for PC gamers as they get the critically-acclaimed Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons for the price of half a pint.

Using a controller, each analogue stick controls one of the two brothers in this relaxing platformer-puzzle-adventure hybrid. It's brevity makes it a hard sell on consoles, but for £1.50 you should dive on in. The story is quite the emotional trip and the ever-changing visuals are gorgeous throughout. Check out our Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons review for more details.

Thanks to badbunny42.

Finale for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series dated, first episode now free

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Carl Phillips
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Finale for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series dated, first episode now free

Tales From the Borderlands ended its run yesterday (and you can read the review for it here) but there's no rest for Telltale Games. All efforts are now focused on the finale of their Game of Thrones series, with the studio announcing this afternoon that Episode 6: The Ice Dragon will be releasing on November 17th. It will also be a studio first in that it will be releasing across all platforms and in all regions simultaneously. On addition to all of this, the first episode in the series, Iron From Ice, is now free to download and play through across all platforms.

The news emerged via a new video that features cast members from the TV show talking about their involvement in the game (and is mainly just Emilia Clark saying the same thing over and over.) You can see the video for yourself after the jump.

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Tales From The Borderlands: Episode Five – The Vault of the Traveler Review | The big finish

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Carl Phillips
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Tales From The Borderlands: Episode Five – The Vault of the Traveler Review | The big finish

At long last, it’s time to put this Tales of the Borderlands review to rest. As always, before we get started, a few bits of house-keeping. You can get up to speed on the previous episodes by reading our reviews for Episode 1: Zer0 Sum, Episode 2: Atlas Shrugged, Episode 3: Catch A Ride, and Episode 4: Escape Plan Bravo. We haven’t scored each one individually, but we will score the series as a whole this time. If you just want a full appraisal, skip down to the Series Summary at the end of this article.

Episode 4 was not just a high point for the Borderlands series, it was one of the best bits of work that Telltale Games have produced. The surprises, the shocks, and the ridiculous humour had been orchestrated to almost perfection, topped off by some brilliant performances from its voice cast. It meant that if Tales From The Borderlands was to end on a high note, Telltale had to go all out on everything. As I loaded up the game I was slightly nervous about if they could manage such a feat, but then I hit the main menu and I immediately sensed Telltale knew the gravity of the situation.

How, you ask? Simple – the re-recorded main theme.

Tales From The Borderlands: Episode Five – The Vault of the Traveler Review | The big finish

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Life Is Strange Finale teaser warns us of the coming storm

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Carl Phillips
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Life Is Strange Finale teaser warns us of the coming storm

DONTNOD and Square Enix have released a very short teaser trailer for the finale for Life Is Strange that's short, dark, and gets right to the point. Warning us that the storm is almost here, and showing us that Max's day is about to get a hell of a lot worse (which is kind of impressive considering how Episode 4 ended) it reminds us that the conclusion arrives in just 13 days.

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Get Life Is Strange on PC for just £12.79

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Carl Phillips
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Get Life Is Strange on PC for just £12.79

Here's a fantastic opportunity to catch up with DONTNOD's super adventure series, with it being the cheapest price around for the season pass. Giving you access to all five episode - four of which have already been released - it means that you'll be ready for the season finale when it arrives in the near future. You can get up to speed by reading Brendan's reviews below, but I for one have really enjoyed the My So-Called Life / Donnie Darko mix that the series has presented so far, even with the excessive use of the word 'hella'. *shudders*

Be sure to check out reviews for Life is Strange Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, and Episode 4 for more details.

Dreamfall Chapters is unmissable for just £11.99

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Carl Phillips
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Dreamfall Chapters is unmissable for just £11.99

The season pass for Dreamfall Chapters has been reduced even further thanks to the Humble Store End of Summer sale. Three episodes (or Books) have been released so far for the sequel to The Longest Journey and Dreamfall, and it's a must for adventure genre fans. Amazingly atmospheric, filled with thought-provoking choices, and tied together with a brilliantly written narrative - I honestly cannot recommend this enough.

Be sure to check out our reviews for Dreamfall Chapters - Book One: Reborn / Dreamfall Chapters - Book Two: Rebels / Dreamfall Chapters - Book Three: Realms for more details.

Grim Fandango Remastered is an unmissable classic at £3.73

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Carl Phillips
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Grim Fandango Remastered is an unmissable classic at £3.73

This deal is an absolute steal if you're someone who enjoys their adventure games. Steam have knocked a massive 66% off the asking price for the remastered LucasArts classic, meaning you can relive one of the genre's greatest titles for under £4. Sure, its mechanics are somewhat dated, and some of its puzzles suffer from "developer logic", but its imaginative story, vibrant world, and unforgettable characters overshadow any grievance I could come up with. Thanks to jaystan @ HUKD!

Be sure to check out our Grim Fandango Remastered review for more details.

Dreamfall Chapters is an masterclass in adventure gaming at £17.99

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Carl Phillips
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Dreamfall Chapters is an masterclass in adventure gaming at £17.99

Here's another Humble Store sale highlight, this time for the season pass of the long-awaited Dreamfall Chapters. Three episodes (or Books) have been released so far for the sequel to The Longest Journey and Dreamfall, and it's a must for adventure genre fans. Amazingly atmospheric, filled with thought-provoking choices, and tied together with a brilliantly written narrative - I honestly cannot recommend this enough.

Be sure to check out our reviews for Dreamfall Chapters - Book One: Reborn / Dreamfall Chapters - Book Two: Rebels / Dreamfall Chapters - Book Three: Realms for more details.

Tales From The Borderlands Episode 4: Escape Plan Bravo Review | An Emotional Roller Coaster

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Carl Phillips
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Tales From The Borderlands Episode 4: Escape Plan Bravo Review | An Emotional Roller Coaster

With Jon now well and truly off in the sunset, I’m afraid you’ll have to put up with me and my Handsome Jack fandom while we finish off the review process for Tales From The Borderlands. Chances are that if you’re reading this you’re already up to speed, but just in case you can check out our reviews for Episode 1: Zer0 Sum, Episode 2: Atlas Shrugged, and Episode 3: Catch A Ride.

Episode 3 provided a high point for the series for many reasons, so the pressure was on for Episode 4 to build upon what we called the best episode so far. In truth, Escape Plan Zero suffers from yet another slow start, but as soon as the introduction begins and To The Top blasts out the speakers you can tell what’s about to happen is going to be something special.

In fact, what we get is nothing short of an emotional roller coaster.

Tales From The Borderlands Episode 4: Escape Plan Bravo Review | An Emotional Roller Coaster

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Game of Thrones Episode 5: A Nest of Vipers Review | Family ties

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Carl Phillips
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Game of Thrones Episode 5: A Nest of Vipers Review | Family ties

My sincerest apologies for the lateness of this review, but as I was on holiday during its release I’ve only just gotten round to reviewing it. Anyway, here’s the usual housekeeping – if you’ve missed our other reviews, you can get up to speed by reading them here: Episode 1: Iron From Ice, Episode Two: The Lost Lords, Episode 3: The Sword In The Darkness, and Episode 4: Sons of Winter. As always with our episodic reviews, our score will be published once the season is finished, reflecting the game as a whole.

While the action begins in a rather tense fashion (which in understandable given the ending to episode 4) the linearity of proceedings early on take away any true feeling of choice. This is yet another example of how the established timeline of the show disrupts anything that could happen in the game, but thankfully once we get past the first chapter the narrative opens up by diverging into uncharted waters. If Episode 4 set up the board for the final charge, Episode 5 pushes them past the point of no return, as it is made very clear that it is now all or nothing for House Forester.

Game of Thrones Episode 5: A Nest of Vipers Review | Family ties

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Dreamfall Chapters – Book Three: Realms Review | Yam packed with Crowmance

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Carl Phillips
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Dreamfall Chapters – Book Three: Realms Review | Yam packed with Crowmance

Before we dive into our appraisal of Book Three, here’s our usual bit of housekeeping for our episodic reviews. If you haven’t already, be sure to get up to speed with our reviews for Dreamfall Chapters – Book One: Reborn and Dreamfall Chapters – Book Two: Rebels by hitting the links provided. As always with our episodic reviews, our score will be published once the season is finished, reflecting the game as a whole.

The first two Books have rocked our twin worlds with their huge environments, atmospheric world building, and expertly crafted narrative. Rebels in particular provided a run time to rival most episodic seasons and ended on a shocking cliffhanger. If anything, we’ve been spoilt rotten by Red Thread Games up until now, but as a result Book Three doesn’t quite hit the same marks as the previous instalments. Make no mistake, though – surprising revelations and long-awaited returns make Book Three an important episode, but it did come off more as a setup for the remainder of the story than anything else.

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Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 3 - Catch A Ride Review | Quality Time

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Jonathan Lester
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Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 3 - Catch A Ride Review | Quality Time

Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 3 - Catch A Ride makes a worrying first impression.

An attempt at rendering an all-out battle spotlights the clunky limitations of the engine, the voice acting is surprisingly unconvincing and badly mixed during the opening section, while a limp instant-fail action sequence crawls out of the woodwork. The first few minutes feel oddly rushed and to be honest I was concerned.

Was Tales From The Borderlands about to bottom out after two great episodes? Was this the tipping point? Thankfully, as it turns out, the shaky start is just a blip in another exceptional piece of interactive storytelling. All is forgiven as a choice, a death, a road trip and some fantastic new characters propel Rhys and Fiona into one of Telltale's best adventures yet.

Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 3 - Catch A Ride Review | Quality Time

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Beyond: Two Souls is back down to £5 on PS3

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Jonathan Lester
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Beyond: Two Souls is back down to £5 on PS3

David Cage's latest interactive movie is one of his weakest yet as far as we're concerned, but strong character performances at least provide some serious star power. For a fiver, though, there's no quibbling with the value!

Make sure to read our Beyond: Two Souls review while muttering "it's only a fiver, it's only a fiver" under your breath. Thanks brujulo!

Game of Thrones Episode 4: Sons of Winter Review | Finally making a stand

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Carl Phillips
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Game of Thrones Episode 4: Sons of Winter Review | Finally making a stand

We’re now at the end of what is effectively the second act of Telltale’s Game of Thrones series, with only two episodes of its 6-part run left to come. As such, you can get up to speed by reading our reviews for Episode 1: Iron From Ice, Episode Two: The Lost Lords and Episode 3: The Sword In The Darkness. As always with our episodic reviews, our score will be published once the season is finished, reflecting the game as a whole.

Throughout the previous three episodes, it’s been clear that Telltale have done a fine job of making their version of Westeros feel authentic, but there has been one particular issue. While players have been able to make some key decisions, they have been subtle shifts towards the larger goal or, perhaps more to the point, ensuring the survival of House Forrester. There’s been a lot of “one step forward, two steps back” in that regard, but that finally changes in Sons of Winter. The Forrester’s finally fight back, climbing the ladder of chaos in a bid to take back what was lost, all of which makes this latest episode the most action packed one so far.

Game of Thrones Episode 4: Sons of Winter Review | Finally making a stand

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White Night Review | A noire in the dark

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Brendan Griffiths
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White Night Review | A noire in the dark

White Night blends classic themes that sound fantastic on paper. It's essentially a survival horror/adventure title hybrid, inked with a gorgeous Sin City-esque graphic novel style, toned with a classic 1930s detective noir vibe. I already want a film version.

We begin the tale with a car accident, which sees our protagonist hobbling towards a nearby mansion for help. And boy do I mean hobble. I've never endured such a slow opening 30 minutes in my life. I plodded up to the gates when the camera eventually let me see them, then up to the porch, then around the graveyard until I found the key, and then around the house for ages until I found the first save point, a couch. Thankfully, when our hero awoke, his injuries were healed and I was treated to a run button too.

White Night Review | A noire in the dark

Right, god awful start out of the way, I could get on with enjoying the game. The visuals are easily the highlight of the whole experience, with clear cut black and white imagery (no greys); this is one of the most striking games I've played on the PS4.

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Pay what you want for Journey Of A Roach & Night Of The Rabbit on IndieGameStand

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Jonathan Lester
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Journey Of A Roach is an intriguing little adventure game, set in the aftermath of a nuclear war but starring the cockroaches, not the humans. Matt really enjoyed his time with it, and if you fancy getting involved, it's the latest pay what you want IndieGameStand deal. Beat £0.16 for a DRM-free download or £0.65 for a Steam code.

However, you can also beat the average to also receive Night Of The Rabbit, which we described as "a beautifully wrought game that pulls you into a interactive fairytale, puts a smile on your face, and utterly warms your heart" in our 8/10 review. So you should probably do that then.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons only £1.50 on PC

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Brendan Griffiths
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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons only £1.50 on PC

Another win for PC gamers as they get the critically-acclaimed Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons for the price of half a pint.

Using a controller, each analogue stick controls one of the two brothers in this relaxing platformer-puzzle-adventure hybrid. It's brevity makes it a hard sell on consoles, but for £1.50 you should dive on in. The story is quite the emotional trip and the ever-changing visuals are gorgeous throughout.

The Charnel House Trilogy is out now, buy it for just £2.84 with our voucher code

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Jonathan Lester
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The Charnel House Trilogy is out now, buy it for just £2.84 with our voucher code

The Charnel House Trilogy is out now: an eerie adventure of buried secrets and truths mired in doubt. Join Alex Davenport and Dr. Harold Lang, two strangers aboard an ominous train, grasping at fragments of memories and confronting pasts perhaps best left forgotten. Point! Click!

If you fancy getting involved, Green Man Gaming have the cheapest price around, which you can knock down even further with our Dealspwn voucher code!

The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter is now £5.99 on Steam, save 60%

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Jonathan Lester
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The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter is now £5.99 on Steam, save 60%

You can save 60% on what we describe as a "brilliantly subtle, imaginative and thoughtful game" by buying The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter for £5.99 on Steam.

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is another one of those games that plonks you down in the middle of a beautiful landscape and just lets you sort of get on with things. Of course, in this game those "things" involve dealing with the scribblings of an imaginative young chap -- the titular Ethan Carter -- and puzzling out a chain of murders and odd happenings that start as soon as you start wandering about the place.

It's also usually £14.99, so this is a serious saving especially considering that we haven't seen it fall much below £7.20 before.