Recommended games in Role Playing
C.A.T.S.: Crash Arena Turbo Stars -- equal parts Battlebots and cat fight
Not that kind of cat fight. In this cartoon game the player creates an almost Rube Goldberg-esque fighting robot and battles other players creations. In a sort of jousting fashion, each player pushes to destroy the other players robot. This is an interesting departure for Zeptolab, the makers of the Cut The Rope franchise. A foray into the multiplayer world with a quirky, but fun game.
Posted April 20, 2017 by Jeff Scott
Card Thief is an RPG in a deck of cards
The follow up to Card Crawl is out now. Card Thief is an RPG-like solitaire card game with great finish and is a very fun quick play.
In Card Thief you move through a deck of cards as a stealthy thief. Sneak in the shadows, extinguish torches, pickpocket guards and steal valuable treasures without getting caught. In your thief hideout you can use your stolen goods to unlock powerful equipment cards. Each heist you can use 3 equipment cards to become a skillful master thief.
Posted March 24, 2017 by Jeff Scott
After the End is a beautiful story-based puzzle adventure
Nexon has released a very well done puzzle adventure in After the End: Forsaken Destiny. Great graphics and interesting and challenging puzzles. One of the the things that impressed me the most are the variety of the puzzles. From sound puzzles to memory puzzles, even arcade action puzzles. If you are looking for a new puzzle adventure — or maybe something light to quench your thirst for that new Zelda, give After the End a shot.
Posted March 8, 2017 by Jeff Scott
Crashlands "Holy Wompits, This is Amazing" - 5/5 from Touch Arcade
Crashlands is simply an excellent game that is a lot of fun to play. Every time I open the game to check something really quickly for this review, I end up playing it for another hour. It’s the most enjoyment I’ve had with any crafting game, and is honestly one of the best games I’ve played on iOS. It’s exceptionally rare for a game that has both open world emergent gameplay and a linear main quest to not drop the ball on one of those things or the other, but Crashlands nails it on all counts. Consider this one an absolute essential.
Posted January 21, 2016 via Touch Arcade
BattleHand is "a cut above the rest" - 3.5/5 from Gamezebo
… BattleHand certainly packing in plenty of content. However, it feels artificially extended by that cumbersome way of dealing with energy. It’s deep enough to make you want to play for a long time, but instead it’s casual gamers that will glean the most benefit, being able to dip in and out for a fight or two. Still, at least it’s a cut above the rest in many of the ways that count.
Posted January 20, 2016 via Gamezebo
Pocket Mortys - "You gotta try this, broh" - 4.5/5 from Gamezebo
Anyone familiar with Pokémon will be able to get a feel for the combat pretty quickly. There aren’t 150 Mortys to collect, sadly, but there are over 80 in total and they can be evolved into stronger forms. This is pretty much just as compelling as it was back when we were first introduced to Red and Blue, and there are a lot of really creative looking Mortys to find – even if there’s a lot of overlap in their attack techniques.
As a fan (not super fan, but a fan) of Rick and Morty, as well as a long-time enjoyer of Pokémon, I’ve been having a lot of fun with Pocket Mortys. It strikes a nice balance between making references to the show and being a somewhat simplified “Gotta Cath ‘Em All!” homage. You gotta try this, broh.
Posted January 19, 2016 via Gamezebo
Decade old Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories ported to iOS - Perfect 5/5 from Touch Arcade
These games were all phenomenal when they were released, Rockstar knows what they’re doing when it comes to porting them, and it’s hard to beat the price to hours of potential gameplay ratio, particularly when considering you can play a GTA game nearly infinitely if you enjoy just rampaging around the city, getting your wanted level up, and seeing how long you can survive. Of course there’s loads of side quests too, giving you even more to do in a game that’s already packed with content.
If you’re into the idea of playing a GTA game but aren’t sure which one to get, I’d definitely start with San Andreas first. It was designed with the scope of console play in mind, and I think the game world is just a little more interesting. That being said, if you’ve been playing along with every GTA release Rockstar has made on iOS over the years, Liberty City Stories is every bit as must-have as the rest of them.
Posted December 17, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy is "a quiet gem" - 4/5 from Pocket Tactics
Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy, published by Slitherine, has ships. A gritty, granular turn-based smorgasbord of ships. Having jumped from PC to iPad, one of 2015’s better strategies has arrived intact.
Star Hammer touts a hefty sixty-odd mission campaign beyond its skirmish component. Single player offers a few temporary twists in branching sorties. While these are minor divergences to encourage repeat playthroughs, the campaign is straightforward and offers a decent upward difficulty swing. Introductory operations have players shunting small fleets about, completing entry-level objectives like protecting salvage operations and fending off scant Nautilid marauders to blood their ships and gain fleet experience. Command points are awarded for completed missions, thereafter used to bring more hardware into the vacuum. By the later stages of the game, it’s a case of musing over fleet composition; what vessels to bring out and who to leave on the bench.
Posted December 15, 2015 via Pocket Tactics