Posts byTyler Feasel

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Angry Birds Go Review

A consistent flow of games and an invasion of plushies onto retail shelves, has made Angry Birds a household name, not only within the mobile universe, but within all of gaming. Although the bird-flinging action has remained (surprisingly) fun after numerous releases, it was only inevitable that the series would take a turn away from the familiar, and make a title out of its comfort zone. (more…)

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The Drowning Review

In The Drowning, a set of three islands has been overrun by a zombie-type infestation. These creatures were created by drowning in water that was polluted by an oil spill. This sets up what could be an arduous yet intriguing campaign. Unfortunately, the hope and promise of a quality campaign is short-lived. The game is made up of arcade-style levels, peppered with short story-related cut scenes, which ends up making the setting feel hollow. (more…)

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Iron Force Review

When it comes to the big question of whether in-app purchases are good or bad for iOS gaming, opinions are mixed. Many argue that IAPs are not a bad thing, and if you don’t care for the title you are not forced to spend money. On the other side of the argument, some see IAPs as an egregious attempt to make a quick buck. I’m stuck somewhere in the middle. (more…)

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Turd Birds Review

As a sage old man once said, “Never judge a book by its cover,” and if pressed a little harder, he probably would have added, “never judge a video game by its name.” The name Turd Birds is most certainly going to draw some criticism, especially from the “this is why we shouldn’t take iOS gaming seriously!” crowd. Two words for that group: your loss! (more…)

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Pacific Rim Review

Hobbies are usually taken up to momentarily escape the stresses of our daily routine. Gaming however, is a peculiar thing.  You can acheive sheer euphoria when you conquer a devious boss, but experience a level of anger worthy of phone-throwing when you just can’t pass that one certain level. No matter the amount of stress, we always come back for more. (more…)

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Pilot Brothers 2 Review

Pilot Brothers 2 looks great on the surface. A casual gamer opening it up for the first time might think they’re in for something along the lines of Professor Layton. Unfortunately, the actual game is an confusing and unentertaining experience that left me wondering how it even got made in the first place. (more…)

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Monsters University Review

When games like Monsters University release alongside their cartoon-movie counterparts, the expectation is approachability and a core of familiarity for mass appeal. In part, this is good because this assures at least a fair amount of fun and engagement. However, the fun can only go so far when the gameplay lacks any creativity or ingenuity. (more…)

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Colin McRae Rally Review

CodeMasters has built a solid reputation with their stable of racing games: Colin McRae Rally, Colin McRae: Dirt, Grid, TOCA and F1. Of those, my favorite have always been the Colin McRae games because they blend a simulation experience with a subtle arcade feel– a balance seldom seen in the racing genre. iOS has seen classic ports leave many a fanboy disappointed, but I’m glad to report that Colin McRae Rally has gotten the treatment it deserves. (more…)

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CRUSH! Review

Simple, yet challenging and elegant. An oxymoron of sorts, but in this case a succinct way to describe a great puzzle game. CRASH! is a color matching puzzler, and although this is definitely not a novel concept in this day and age of the App Store, its simplistic approach, challenge, and elegant graphics put it in a class all its own. (more…)

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Bridgy Jones Review

On the surface I was leery of Bridgy Jones. First, the name sounds less like a game and more like a Bridget Jones’ Diary spinoff on The CW. Second, bridge constructing games don’t stir the greatest amount of excitement these days. Fortunately, what I found in Bridgy Jones was a competent, approachable and challenging puzzle game. (more…)