Posts byChris Reed

Reviews via 148Apps:

Imps in Tokyo Review: Simple Yet Delightful

Do you like line drawing games, and games with great aesthetics? Imps in Tokyo has both, and 148Apps likes it. Check out their 4 out of 5 star review here.

This is a cool and stylish little game that’s capable of winning over just about anyone that isn’t completely opposed to line-drawing mechanics.

Via 148Apps

Reviews via Destructoid:

Final Fantasy: Record Keeper Kicks the Crap Out of All the Bravest

The verdict is in — Final Fantasy: Record Keeper is a winner. Destructoid has an article singing its praises, calling it a much better game than the other free-to-play Final Fantasy, All the Bravest (which they awarded a 1 out of 10 in their review).

The best part about the combat system is that it doesn’t really feel unfair, to the point where if you play smart, you should be able to overcome most of the tasks placed in front of you. Square Enix could have easily sleazed this bit to get you to cough up some cash, but at least with this collaboration with DeNA (yep, that DeNA), it seems to have learned from its mistakes. The reward loop is generous for a free game, which should encourage players to want to spend money. It may not make as much cash as All the Bravest as a result, but it feels a lot less criminal.

Via Destructoid

Reviews via Touch Arcade:

Tales from the Borderlands – Episode 2 Review: Pandora Rocks

It looks like Telltale has yet another utterly fantastic game on its hands with Tales from the Borderlands. Touch Arcade has updated its review of Episode 1 with a review for Episode 2: Atlas Mugged. It gives the whole package (so far) 4.5 out of 5 stars.

And that’s perhaps the promising thing: Telltale has shown that they still have their grips on how to strike the balance between being a Borderlands game while also being its own experience, and making sure everyone can get something out of it, no matter how experienced they are with the series. I do imagine this episode will play better when the entire series is done and consumed in a whole, rather than as a stopping point, but that’s a problem with the middle sections of any episodic work.

Via Touch Arcade

Reviews via Gamezebo:

BounceX Review: A Painful New Obsession

If you’re into super-tough games like Flappy Bird and Super Hexagon, you’ll probably want to check out BounceX, a game that will try every ounce of your skill. Gamezebo has a review.

I’ve clawed my way to five points in BounceX, so I can tell you what happens next. Thumbs worn and bloodied, you start over. BounceX always gives you the first point free; it’s always in the same readily-available spot just to your upper left. No hazards block your path. Nothing to stop you from that tantalizing “twing” of +1 point.

Via Gamezebo

Updates via Touch Arcade:

WWE Immortals Updated for Wrestlemania

Are you ready for Wrestlemania, brother? It’s happening on Sunday, so the free-to-play WWE Immortals game has been updated with new Wrestlemania events, plus two new characters: Stone Cold Steve Austin and Macho Man Randy Savage.

The new Events System will provide new ways to play the game and compete with other players, with leaderboards to compete on and special prizes to get. The first event is a WrestleMania event, running until April 2nd, where the top players can win either a WrestleMania 31 Four-Star Gear or a Two-Star “Ticket” Gear, which you can only get from the event. All the daily quests in the event will reflect WrestleMania 31 matches, so get hyped. And they’re promising more characters coming at some point.

Via Touch Arcade

Reviews via Touch Arcade:

The Trace Review: A Mystery Worth Solving

Touch Arcade has reviewed the murder mystery game The Trace. They liked it! You can read the 4.5 out of 5 star review here.

The Trace has so many genres mixed in that it’ll be hard for mobile gamers not to enjoy at least some part of the game. I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent with it and, even though I had to swipe a few too many times, I was engaged throughout. So, if you enjoy puzzle games, hidden object games, crime-solving games, or all of the above mixed in one, I have just the right number of dead bodies for you.

Via Touch Arcade

Interesting via Kotaku:

Here’s What Crossy Road Would Look Like in VR

To play Crossy Road is to love Crossy Road. Just read our review to see how much we enjoy it. A filmmaker named Andy Front has made a video that imagines what the game would be like to play in virtual reality. Check it out above.

Via Kotaku

Reviews via 148Apps:

Pocket Mine 2 Review: Dig It, More or Less

148Apps has reviewed the free-to-play digging game Pocket Mine 2, and they dig it. Basically, you try to keep digging before the scrolling screen passes you by or your pickax breaks. You can read the 3.5 out of 5 star review here.

…the sheer number of things to do in Pocket Mine 2 can keep the simple gameplay from feeling completely empty. Perhaps someday there will be a Pocket Mine game that challenges players to make digging decisions at a break-neck pace that is as hectic and difficult as it is fun, but until that time comesPocket Mine 2 does a reasonable job of improving on the original formula.

Via 148Apps

Interesting via IGN:

IGN’s Top 25 iPhone and iPad Games

IGN has just updated its list of the top 25 iPhone and iPad games. Check it out here. But if you’re impatient or just hate clicking/tapping links, here are the top 5.

  • 5. Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery
  • 4. FTL
  • 3. Infinity Blade II
  • 2. Device 6
  • 1. Hearthstone

Via IGN

Previews via Touch Arcade:

‘10000000’ Followup ‘You Must Build a Boat’ Hands-On Preview

Touch Arcade has gone hands-on with the next game from the makers of the terrific puzzle game 10000000. It’s a game of a similar stripe, but with many enhancements built into the gameplay. You can read all about it here.

Overall, the curve that the game throws new things at you has been flattened out significantly. It feels pretty cool, especially considering most iOS games these days lay all their cards on the table inside of your first 30 second session. You Must Build a Boatintentionally doesn’t do this, and while this preview is based off about the first 30-45 minutes of gameplay, there’s a ton of room on my ship for more craziness which has yet to come.

Via Touch Arcade