Recommended games in Story Based
Amped up more of the what I loved in the prequel Framed 2
Framed 2 is numbered as a sequel, yet it’s noted as a prequel. Controversy! Framed 2 is really just more of what we loved in the original — something we’ve been getting a lot of lately. Framed 2 continues to rearrange the comic tiles to change the story and progress super unique gameplay. Overall it’s safe, good, and amped up a bit from Framed. Everything seems smoother, more active, more real. Very well done puzzle game.
Posted June 16, 2017 by Jeff Scott
Story Clicker? I guess that's what you'd call it -- Spaceplan
It’s taken me a while to come around to the clicker genre. I still have a bit of a love/hate relationship with them. Some of them really suck time, but they just are not fun. I play them anyway — multiple times a day, sometimes for weeks. But hate myself for it. Others are just completely mindless and don’t really require any interaction at all.
Then there’s Spaceplan — it’s a much smarter version of the clicker — and I’d say it’s closer to a story based game like Lifeline than it is a clicker. The one real difference is that there’s really just one path to go on, unlike true story based games like the Lifeline series. That one issue aside, Spaceplan is a fun little story and well worth the cost if it offers a slight distraction from the real world for a few minutes.
Posted June 2, 2017 by Jeff Scott
Old Man's Journey takes us on a beautiful and very emotional trip
Wow, this game. Unique mechanic, beautiful visuals, amazing story, it’s quite a journey. Old Man’s Journey is a point and click adventure with a unique hill-shaping mechanic and no instructions or text. It works well in this game as the player figures out the very emotional journey the old man takes and how to take him on that journey. If you enjoy a good story, games as art, or point and click adventures, put this at the top of your must play list.
Posted May 19, 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
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
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
Cloud Chasers - an immigration survival story
Normally I shy away from “games with a message.” Games are an escape for me and I don’t need to be reminded how horrible the world is when trying to escape. But I make an exception for a game like this because it’s got so much going for it.
This new game from Blindflug Studios is a randomly generated steampunk world RPG where the main character is trying to survive and make it to a better life. The narrative is great, as are the characters. An interesting game.
Posted October 15, 2015 by Jeff Scott
From the amazing storycrafters at Telltale comes Minecraft: Story Mode
In what could be the crossover game of the year, Telltale takes on Minecraft and gives the endless building game a story. This is an instabuy simply because it’s from Telltale. Here’s a quick description of the story from the app description:
In this five part episodic series, youll embark on a perilous adventure across the Overworld, through the Nether, to the End, and beyond. You and your friends revere the legendary Order of the Stone: Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, and Architect; slayers of the Ender Dragon. While at EnderCon in hopes of meeting Gabriel the Warrior, you and your friends discover that something is wrong something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, and you must set out on a quest to find The Order of the Stone if you are to save your world from oblivion.
Posted October 15, 2015 by Jeff Scott