Posts byBrittany Vincent

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Knightmare Tower Review

Knightmare Tower is a deliciously addictive casual game that’s difficult to put down. That’s important to remember, since you’ll probably find yourself coming back time and time again. The story of a knight who must attempt to escape a tower continually filling with lava might sound painfully uninteresting at first, but give it some time and you’ll discover a challenging and rewarding adventure perfect for enjoying in short bursts. (more…)

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Ravenmark: Mercenaries Review

Witching Hour Studios is no stranger to strategy games, and their previous Ravenmark entry, Scourge of Estellion, is proof of their pedigree. The free-to-play Ravenmark: Mercenaries is an excellent follow-up to the original game, acting as a triumphant return to the land of Eclisse. Though it can take some time to learn, it’s a full-featured strategy adventure that you should take some time out to experiment with, especially if you’re a fan of the genre as a whole. (more…)

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Samurai Shodown II Review

When arcades ruled empty mall space, 2D fighters were all the rage. It made sense then that plenty were made and intended for use on home systems to emulate the flashy arcade experience. While some were wildly popular, others tended to fade into relative obscurity. Samurai Shodown II is one of those, an SNK Neo Geo fighter coated in a syrupy smattering of nostalgia. It serves up a hefty helping of of 2D beat-‘em-up love, but its iOS resurrection just ends up feeling like a frustrating, barebones port. (more…)

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Magic 2014 iPad Review

Nothing is as evergreen as Magic: The Gathering. Even if your first brush with the grandfather of all trading card games was years ago in your friend’s basement, you can still jump right in again and get up to speed quickly. You’ll have missed a wealth of new cards and expansions, but the core ideas remain the same. Magic 2014 is a fantastic entry in the long-running video game adaptation series of the game, and it even comes with a meaty demo to hook in new players. (more…)

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Lords of Chaos Review

Lords of Chaos is a cult favorite from the early ’90s that predated X-COM and a blitz of other turn-based tactical RPGs. It’s actually the sequel to Chaos, following a wizard who can cast powerful spells and creatures to do his bidding. Originally released on both 8-bit and 16-bit platforms, it’s now seen a high-definition rebirth via iPhone and iPad. There’s nothing truly HD about it other than the fact that it’s constrained to a small square in the middle of the screen, and it certainly hasn’t aged well — but if you’re hankering for hardcore tactical RPG action, you’ll find something to love here. (more…)

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Men’s Room Mayhem Review

The name “Men’s Room Mayhem” sounds pretty dirty. And it is. It’s exactly what you’re thinking, dirty men’s restroom and all. You’ll direct urinating restroom patrons to the right urinal, sort them into stalls, and ensure the floors stay pristine. On top of it all, you’re in charge of their hygiene habits. It sounds extremely crude, but it’s actually an adorable exercise in wave-based puzzling that you wouldn’t expect. (more…)

    Off Topic: Our Ten Favorite Educational Apps

    We all love games, but life’s about more than entertainment. Luckily for us, the App Store is stocked with thousands of educational apps, puttingĀ all kinds of knowledge at our fingertips. Plenty of games, dictionaries, math tests, and amalgamations of these are up for grabs to act as aids for teachers, parents, students, or anyone who wants to expand their knowledge. We’ve rounded up an eclectic mix of useful educational apps anyone can enjoy. The power of learning compels you! (more…)

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    Running With Friends Review

    The “With Friends” series is appealing in many ways. It acts as a simple conduit through which a group of gamers can play bite-sized multiplayer sessions without complicated setup or hoops to jump through. It’s also an inexpensive collection of multiplayer-centric titles that you can switch between easily rather than having to fork over a ton of cash each time. (more…)

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    Random Heroes 2 Review

    Random Heroes made its statement on the App Store not too long ago, and it immediately grabbed our attention with its retro graphics, gloriously violent shuffles, and love for side-scrolling platform shooters. Random Heroes 2 feels very much like a continuation of the same game, and while to some that may be a bad thing, we can’t get enough. (more…)

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    Gemini Rue Review

    Gemini Rue is a curious adventure game that actually made its debut back on PC. It’s an exciting dystopian vision of the future that wouldn’t feel out of place in the world of Blade Runner or any futuristic tale. The story of former assassin Azriel Odin is a gripping one that plays out in a manner that goads you to keep playing long after setting it down, just to see how things end up. And it’s as satisfying as ever. (more…)