Posts byMike Lawhun


Fallen Lords Review

Dungeon crawlers and board games are both pretty common on iOS. Dungeon crawling board games, however, are not nearly as common. Perhaps that is because there is limited interest in such games among mobile gamers, or perhaps it is because of the complexities that come with trying to convert such games into digital form. So when a digital dungeon crawling board game comes out that was never even a physical game to begin with, I take full notice. (more…)


Dream Quest Review

You’ve probably heard the old adage “Never judge a book by its cover.” Well, I’d like to propose a corollary to that: “Never judge a game by its artwork.” If you do, then you might not give Dream Quest a look, and you’d miss out on something very special.  (more…)


Naval Tactics: Captains of the Spanish Main Review

Get ready to swash your buckles and shiver your timbers as the age of wooden ships and iron men comes to life, turn after glorious turn, on your iOS device. It’s all of the fun of sailing the high seas and filling your enemy’s ships with holes, but without the pesky seasickness and death.  (more…)


Soulcalibur Unbreakable Soul Review

I don’t usually like to start a review with a pun, but Soulcalibur Unbreakable Soul has, well, broken my soul. That might be a bit of an overstatement, but it’s not far from the truth. I can’t remember the last time I have both loved and hated a game so much.  (more…)


Warhammer 40,000: Carnage Review

Some games are deep, strategic experiences meant to test you mentally, while others just give you a sword and a gun and send you forth to kill stuff. Warhammer 40,000: Carnage belongs in the latter category, and it does not disappoint one bit in that regard.  (more…)


Talisman Review

Talisman is a board game that most “serious” board gamers either seem to love or hate. Its polarizing nature is due to its combination of traditional RPG elements such as character stats and hit points, mixed with random elements such as rolling dice to move and drawing cards for encounters.  (more…)

    SXPD Hands-On Preview

    What happens when you cross a seasoned game director, an homage to an old 8-bit game, and a futuristic comic book? Apparently you get SXPD, the new project of veteran game developer David Perry (of Earthworm Jim fame) and Little Chicken Game Company.  (more…)


    Yomi Review

    Yomi, brought to the iPad by Sirlin Games, is a digital version of a physical card game that attempts to mimic the psychological aspects of fighting games such as Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat. Yomi not only attempts this, but it succeeds in spades. Spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs, to be exact.



    Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff Review

    Read the words “Family Guy iOS game” and not very pleasant things come to mind. For that matter, take out the “iOS” and an even bleaker picture comes to mind. It’s safe to say that the entire history of Family Guy video games is filled with unimpressive and uninspired titles.  (more…)