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Card Wars – Adventure Time Review

Card Wars is “kinda stupid” and “for nerds who do not know how life is outside of the nerd universe”– at least, to hear Jake and Finn tell it. But in reality, it– or at least, this video game adaptation of the game featured in the Adventure Time episode of the same name– is kind of awesome, and not as super-complicated as to require two hours to explain. (more…)

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Dungeon Keeper Review

A wise man once said “It feels so good to be so bad.” Actually, that was said by perennial ’80s cartoon villain Shredder, and he wasn’t really very wise at all. Still, the man had a point. (more…)

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Rhythm Thief & the Paris Caper Review

You might have heard of Rhythm Thief by way of Rhythm Thief and The Emperor’s Treasure for the Nintendo 3DS. If you have, and were in fact a fan of that game, then you might be disappointed to learn that despite having a different title, this is not a sequel to that game. (more…)

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Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Review

The Ultima series is practically legendary among video games, introducing the world to the Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game when World of Warcraft was but a faint glimmer in Blizzard’s eye, with the original game in the franchise dating all the way back to 1981. Now, for the first time ever, Electronic Arts and Mythic Entertainment have brought Richard “Lord British” Garriott’s world of fantasy to iOS– and for free, no less! (more…)

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Perfection Review

Perfection is a puzzle game that can be easily summed up as simple, but not simply summed up as easy. The idea is that you are given a randomly-generated mass, and an overlaying shape that you’re meant to “carve” that mass into, as closely as you can and with as few turns as possible. It sounds simple, but the visual overlay of your objective is not placed 1:1 with where the finished carving would be. As a result, a bit of guesswork and estimation is required in order to achieve “perfection,” or at the very least “success.” (more…)

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Diner Dash Rush Review

The iOS hit Diner Dash is back, only this time, you’re dealing with the lunch rush. Rather than coming off as a special edition of the original, a la Street Fighter II Turbo, Diner Dash Rush leans a little closer to being a sequel. (more…)

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Gloomy Hollow Review

Gloomy Hollow is a dungeon crawler-style action role playing game, similar in some respects to titles like Diablo III. It features a visual style, theme, and aesthetic that would probably appeal to fans of Nightmare Before Christmas and Beetlejuice without aping either one. (more…)

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SpongeBob Moves In Review

♪ Ohhhh… Who has a city builder that’s on iOS?
SpongeBob SquarePants!
That’s boring and slow and fun as dead fish?
SpongeBob SquarePants! ♪

And so it goes. (more…)

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World War Z Review

As you might guess from the title, World War Z is based on the movie of the same name. At this point, however, we’ve yet to see the movie for ourselves, so we can’t really tell you how well it captures the experience depicted on the silver screen. That said, the game is a sort-of-but-not-really first person shooter, as you’ll be seeing everything through the eyes of our protagonist, for better and for worse. If you get motion-sick easily, this game may not be for you. (more…)

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Zombie Fish Tank Review

Ah, poor fish– this one in particular. At first, the hero of Zombie Fish Tank gets to be with his love before she’s unceremoniously taken from him. Then he’s captured, experimented upon, and eventually brought back to life as a zombie. And after all that? He winds up in this game. (more…)