Posts byDevin Wilson

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MacGuffin’s Curse Review

MacGuffin’s Curse is a werewolf-themed puzzle/adventure game from Australian developer Brawsome, and it’s got an awful lot going for it. The game’s main story will take you quite a few hours to complete, and there are good reasons to spend even more time with it afterwards. For $1.99, it packs a great punch, in no small part because of its high production values. (more…)

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Kitten Sanctuary Review

Trigger-happy shooter addicts may not get much out of Kitten Sanctuary, but its unflinching cuteness and relative simplicity make it a perfect match for the less bloodthirsty gaming crowd. It’s part Match-3 and part virtual zoo, and both components are handled skillfully and tastefully. (more…)

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Beatstream Review

Beatstream is the latest in a long line of games that allow players to plug their own music into the software and generate gameplay from a designated track. Unfortunately– as is often the case with these kinds of games– it does little to advance itself beyond mere novelty. (more…)

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Battleloot Adventure Review

Battleloot Adventure may be a comically generic title, but the product it represents is a solid mobile RPG with decent personality. It doesn’t have the depth you might find in something more complex, but it does just enough to rise above being a stale JRPG, which the App Store already has plenty of. (more…)

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Spice Bandits Review

Making a free-to-play game with microtransaction hooks isn’t new, but paying a buck or two for in-game currency is most commonly done in service of growing your virtual farm or aquarium faster. Either that, or you’re paying for cosmetic upgrades to your avatar. These practices can be a little silly and aren’t necessarily accompanied by deep gameplay, but at least they’re fairly transparent. (more…)

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Retro Racing Review

Retro Racing’s title doesn’t leave much to the imagination. If you’re familiar with the kinds of driving games that were prevalent in the 1980s, you’ll have a pretty good idea of what to expect with this new iOS game. (more…)

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Frederic – Resurrection of Music Complete Review

Zombies are becoming a fairly tired symbol in video games, but what about zombified 19th Century composers? For the time being, they’re as fresh as the undead can possibly be, and Forever Entertainment has delivered a strong argument for their presence on the App Store. (more…)

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The Lost City Review

You’d think there would be more point-and-click adventure games for touchscreen devices, but right now, it’s still a pleasant surprise when an App Store developer comes along with a new entry in the genre. The Lost City is a point-and-click adventure game in the tradition of games like Myst, and while it’s light on the surprise half of ‘pleasant surprise,’ it’s a reasonably enjoyable way to spend some time with your iPhone. (more…)

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Ash II: Shadows Review

Ash II: Shadows is Konami and SRRN’s newest RPG offering for iPhone. This follow-up to CRRN’s well-received throwback mostly trades in Japanese RPG conventions, but also finds its own voice with some snarky dialog. (more…)

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Paper Monsters Review

Making a good platformer for the iPhone can be a challenge, which is part of the reason we’ve seen the auto-runner genre explode in popularity. The simpler control scheme lends itself well to a touchscreen, whereas more traditional platforming can be pretty unwieldy. However, once in a while a platformer comes along that works well in more than just one dimension of gameplay. For the most part, Paper Monsters is an example of said quality. (more…)