Recommended games in Story Based
Lifeline 2 Review from Gamezebo: 4.5/5 - "Engaging Story"
While it’s a very different game from the original, Gamezebo loves it:
Players will find a compelling companion in Arika and an engaging set of challenges with multiple outcomes worth the time investment and necessary patience. To anyone bemoaning the empty tapping of today’s mobile games, Lifeline 2 offers a rich narrative experience sure to satisfy lovers of the written word.
Posted September 29, 2015 via Gamezebo
Out Now: Final Fantasy VII
RPG uber-classic Final Fantasy VII is now available for iOS. Don’t get too attached to any flower girls you meet.
With its unshakeable monopoly over Mako energy production, the evil Shinra Electric Power Company holds tight to the reigns of world power.
One day, a Mako reactor serving the sprawling metropolis of Midgar is attacked and destroyed in a bombing raid by a revolutionary group calling themselves Avalanche.
Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra’s elite “Soldier” unit takes part in the raid as a mercenary hired by Avalanche and sets events in motion that will draw him and his friends into an epic struggle for the fate of the planet itself…
Special features for the iOS edition
– Play using a simple and comfortable virtual controller designed not to obscure the action, choosing between virtual analogue or fixed 4-way digital control pad options. The opacity of on-screen controls can also be adjusted from the Config Menu.
– Two new features to make play easier and more convenient!
The iOS edition also includes an option to turn enemy encounters off on the world and area maps (will not skip event battles) and a Max Stats command to become all-powerful in the blink of an eye.
Posted August 20, 2015 by Nadia Oxford
Out Now: This War of Mine from 11 Bit Studios
One of my most anticipated games, This War of Mine is out now for iPad and Android tablets. It’s a very emotional game, be warned.
In This War Of Mine you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. The game provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle.
The pace of This War of Mine is imposed by the day and night cycle. During the day snipers outside stop you from leaving your refuge, so you need to focus on maintaining your hideout: crafting, trading and taking care of your survivors. At night, take one of your civilians on a mission to scavenge through a set of unique locations for items that will help you stay alive.
Make life-and-death decisions driven by your conscience. Try to protect everybody from your shelter or sacrifice some of them for longer-term survival. During war, there are no good or bad decisions; there is only survival. The sooner you realize that, the better.
Posted July 15, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Sometimes You Die Review
While there have been plenty of abstract mobile games that use basic shapes as characters, few of them challenge your notions of games themselves. Sometimes You Die offers a creative take on simple platforming, with a cerebral twist that makes it above average.
The controls couldn’t be simpler: You pilot a black square with easy left, right, and jump buttons. When you make your way to the exit, you’ll scroll over to the next screen as techno music loops and a computerized voice taunts you with psychological insights.
The twist arrives when you have to sacrifice your character to provide a route to the exit. You have unlimited lives, and can crawl over the corpses of your previous iterations to scale walls or cross a bed of spikes. If your path becomes too choked with dead, you can hit a reset button to try the level again.
The few dozen levels fly by quickly, especially if you’re experienced with platformers. There is also an ultra-challenging maze of bonus levels available beyond the main game that introduces a gravity-altering dynamic.
Posted April 8, 2014 by Andrew Podolsky
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Review
It’s a testament to the rapid rise of mobile gaming that last decade’s console blockbusters can now run entirely on your smartphone or tablet computer. In 2004, there was no bigger game than Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, an open-world crime saga that propelled a young gangster around a satirical replica of California. While the mobile platform has its unique limitations, San Andreas is still a masterpiece of modern gaming.
GTA: SA tells the story of Carl “CJ” Johnson, a member of the Grove Street gang who returns to San Andreas after the murder of his mother. He quickly falls into the local gang wars, pulling drive-bys on rival gangs and reclaiming turf for Grove Street. You can customize CJ’s look by shopping for clothes, then either make him fat by frequenting fast food restaurants, or lean and mean by working out at the gym.
Whether you’re playing it again out of nostalgia, or if this is your first visit, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is a massively enjoyable crime spree in a compact package. Maybe less than a decade from now, we’ll be playing Grand Theft Auto V as a visual overlay on our wearable computers, committing realistic-looking virtual crimes while we shop at the grocery store.
Posted December 16, 2013 by Andrew Podolsky