Posts byParisa Vassei


SolaRola Review

SolaRola started its life as a physics platformer that came out in 2008 for non-smart phones. Square Enix, best known for their RPGs, has decided to breathe new life into the game by re-releasing for iOS. How does it measure up in today’s gaming landscape? (more…)


The Adventures of Tintin Review

Steven Spielberg’s App Store debut begins with his first iOS release, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. The film has been received successfully by UK audiences since its release on October 26, 2011. The United States release on December 21st will likely continue to receive positive reviews by critics and moviegoers alike. But does the iOS game live up to the film? (more…)

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Machinarium iPad Review

What’s not to love about Machinarium? It’s an innovative point-and-click adventure game developed by Amanita Design, an independent studio based in the Czech Republic. Originally released as a PC game, Machinarium apparently taxes the iPad hardware so much that it only works on second generation devices. But we like this adaptation of the game so much that we hope they someday optimize it for use on more iOS devices. (more…)


Bug Heroes Quest Review

As huge fans of the original Bug Heroes game, we were thrilled when developer Foursaken Media announced a follow-up called Bug Heroes Quest. Instead of sticking to the winning formula of the original, however, Quest sports a unique style of play that places an emphasis on the exploring and adventure aspects of the game. So how does Quest match up to its esteemed predecessor? Quite well, as a matter of fact. (more…)


Gravity Lab Review

In the land of all too many physics puzzle games– many of which are inspired by Angry Birds and Cut the Rope– Gravity Lab! attempts to make its dent by combining the best of both games and using a catchy, cartoon-esque space theme to give it some edge. How does it fare against competitors? Not too bad’¦ (more…)

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Nuts! Review

Limbic Software, the developers of the ever-popular TowerMadness, are back with their newest and cutest action game, Nuts!. In this game, you play as Jake, a nimble squirrel who darts up the “infinitree” in an attempt to gather as many coins as possible while dodging sharp branches and and blasting fireballs. (more…)

    Women in Gaming: An Interview With Brenda Bailey Gershkovitch

    If you’re a female gamer, there’s reason to celebrate. A recent study conducted by the Entertainment Software Association found that women constitute 40% of the total gamer population, and this number is sure to increase over time. Although there are numerous stereotypes regarding the typical female gamer, female gamers take interest in a wide variety of games ranging from the more “masculine” shooters to strategy games, casual games, and puzzles. If we were asked to profile a female gamer, we would say we could not, since her interests vary tremendously. (more…)


    Father Frost HD iPad Review

    Bohemia Interactive’s fairytale adventure Father Frost HD is based on a classic Russian fable dealing with common themes such as love, wrath, humility and greed. In this quest, a humble and shy girl named Nastienka (nicknamed Nastya) and a courageous hero named Ivan embark upon a journey that spans the four seasons. (more…)

      iPad 2 Unboxing and First Look

      Living in an enormous city like Los Angeles often has its perks – such as a wide variety of events on any given day that one can attend, numerous restaurants to satisfy the foodie at heart, and tremendous diversity. In the case of pursuing a product such as the iPad 2 upon launch, I felt that the many Best Buys, Targets, Apple stores, and independent Apple retailers would simplify my quest for the highly anticipated device… (more…)


      Chocolatier: Decadence by Design iPad Review

      Don’t waste your time waiting for your crush or significant other to surprise you with chocolate this Valentine’s Day! Instead, head on over to the App Store and grab a copy of Chocolatier: Decadence by Design. While the chocolate you create virtually may not be as satisfying as the real deal, it’ll spare you calories, stimulate your mind, and keep you amused for many more hours than a real box of chocolates. (more…)


      Bug Heroes Review

      Foursaken Media, creator of N.Y. Zombies, has recently struck again with a twin-stick shooter that combines elements of other genres of games as well (such as RPG, castle defense, and action-adventure) to wildly enhance the gameplay. (more…)

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      Drawn: The Painted Tower HD iPad Review

      Drawn: The Painted Tower HD may be yet another point and click adventure game for the iOS platform, but even if you’re not a die-hard fan of the genre, you might want to give it a look. Due to its mesmerizing, high-resolution imagery and entrancing music, this app ranks amongst the elite in its category. (more…)


      Family Feud Decades HD iPad Review

      What better way to start 2011 than with an epic battle of wits without having to leave your home? If arctic temperatures are keeping you inside, gather around with family and friends and venture to the App Store for Family Feud Decades HD for iPad. (more…)

        iOS 4.2 First Look

        Early yesterday morning, iPad enthusiasts worldwide let out a huge sigh of relief when Apple released its (previously delayed) iOS 4.2 officially for the iPad. For many of us, this long-anticipated moment signifies a whole new user experience being brought to our already beloved device. (more…)