Recommended games in Adventure
Touch Arcade gives Aralon: Forge and Flame 4/5
Taken as a complete experience, I enjoyed Aralon: Forge And Flame enough that I made my way through the game in only a few sessions. I can’t say I was completely satisfied in the end, but I had a lot of fun along the way, more than you might expect from my critical breakdown of the game’s various working parts. That’s the way it usually is with this kind of game, though, isn’t it? If you can overlook some flaws that have persisted through this whole line of games from Crescent Moon, you’ll probably enjoy this return to Aralon quite a bit. On the other hand, if you weren’t wowed by their previous efforts, you’ll likely be even less wowed with this game. Forge And Flame is quite good, especially considering its scope, but it’s not quite great.
Posted December 3, 2015 via Touch Arcade
A pretty little adventure — Brave & Little Adventure launched
This very well animated adventure game, Brave & Little Adventure will be familiar to Tiny Thief fans. It’s got all the charm of that game and even better graphics.
The story unfolds while playing as little red riding hood through a series of screens filled with puzzles and multiple characters. Each of the levels has one or more puzzles to solve and hidden objects to find. A fun little adventure and very well illustrated.
Posted November 30, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Slash Hero is a genre mash-up with candy, monsters, and costumes. Oh my.
Slashy Hero is a little bit maze game. A little but dungeon crawler. A little bit path drawing, hack and slash, costume collecting, and well, a whole lot more. The goal of the game is to traverse the rooms avoiding the bad guys and collecting the candy. Each room has an objective that must be completed before the exit opens. Along the way there will be big old bosses, the previously mentioned mazes and bad guys, and lots of candy to collect. While it’s a halloween themed game, it’s fun to play just about anytime.
Posted November 3, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Loving Father, Caring Husband, Secret Octopus, and Ridiculous Game, Octodad is Out Now
So here you are, a normal everyday kinda person, just doing ordinary everyday kinda things. Trying to go about your life when people keep looking at you accusingly. It’s almost like they have never seen an octopus dressed up as a human trying to open a particularly difficult door before.
In Octodad, the goal is to go through routine and not so routine things all without a skeletal system and without drawing too much attention to yourself. Controls are pretty good considering lack of said skeleton. Though due to the small size of the screen, they can be difficult at times. All in all a very silly, and very fun game. If you liked Goat Simulator, this will be your new favorite game. For others looking for a challenge, it’s also a great little fun puzzler.
Posted October 29, 2015 by Jeff Scott
A beautiful hand build world is the setting for Lumino City
The App Store has seen it’s fair share of beautiful games this month, just read further below to see a whole bunch of them. But nothing quite compares to this one. The BAFTA award winning Lumino City comes to iOS from State of Play, and it’s amazing.
Lumino city is a very well done point and click / puzzle game. But what sets it apart is the lush and finely crafted art work. The entire game is hand made using and filmed with a camera, not rendered. Real world stuff — remember that? Take a look here to see a behind the scenes video on how the whole thing was made.
This is a beautiful, fun, engaging, and very thoughtful game. Throw into that mix that it’s made with a beautiful real-world set, and it’s a must play experience. Also check out it’s little sibling, Lume also by State of Play.
Posted October 29, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Secret Agent — Outsmarted Again! Agent A, a point and click puzzler is out now.
Playing as spy Agent A on the trail of Ruby La Rouge, you’ve tracked her to a secret lair. In this gorgeously illustrated adventure, you progress through the lair, solve puzzles, find hidden objects, and explore for secrets. It’s all done with a well thought out touch exploration system.
I really enjoyed the first chapter of Agent A, out now for iOS from Yak & Co. While it’s a little short, and maybe a little on the easy side, the combination of voice overs, fun puzzles, and great art really pulled me in.
Posted October 28, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon Review - Super Spider
(editor note: in honor of Halloween, here’s a great recent release to play this weekend.)
Puzzle / adventure game Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon puts you in the hairy hide of a spider, and as Gamezebo’s review relays, it ain’t a bad experience.
This is the sequel’s only major drawback, and to some players it may not even be considered a negative. Shrouded Moon is really just walking a fine line between technical accessibility and immersion, and it’s favored the former in this instance. This makes the game easier to pick up and play, to put down and return to later, and to tackle at your own pace, especially with high scores in mind.
Posted October 28, 2015 via Gamezebo
In the future you are your self or what you used to be. I dunno. Future Sense is a time confused but awesome puzzle game.
Future Sense has a very odd story, some hack writing that sounds like a bad sci-fi mystery novel, and some graphics that aren’t quite up to modern device. But it is also a pretty cool puzzle game where time is used as an instrument to solve the puzzles. Rewinding time, telling the future, they can both be used to help solve levels in this top-down stealthy puzzle game.
Posted October 27, 2015 by Jeff Scott