Final Fantasy VI Review

Final Fantasy VI is a classic for a reason. It has everything: lovable characters, a twisting story, tons of gameplay variety, and loads of player customization. It helped create and popularize many game mechanics that you still find in games today. The iOS port doesn’t make any drastic changes to the gameplay or story, but it does tweak other elements of the game, in ways both good and bad.  Read More →

Baldur’s Gate II iPad Review

Like I alluded to in my preview of the game, playing Baldur’s Gate II was one of the defining moments for me as a gamer. It holds a special place in my gaming heart, and you’d be hard pressed to find an “all-time best of” list that doesn’t include this amazing game. Unfortunately, times they have a changed. RPGs have evolved and the way we play games has changed, so a straight port of this computer classic just doesn’t work for the iPad.  Read More →

Flappy Bird Review

Flappy bird is a one-button game that has reached such a level of popularity that we can no longer ignore it. Because there’s so little to it, it’s one of the stranger games to skyrocket to the top of the free games list. Apparently the world has a never-ending appetite for bird-based mobile games.  Read More →

Front Wars Review

Advance Wars hit the Game Boy Advance over a decade ago, but the many clones on the App Store testify to its enduring popularity. The clones usually offer a twist or two on the original’s formula, and Front Wars has staked out its territory with a World War II theme. But is the Greatest Generation enough to make the game stand out for the Nintendo Generation?  Read More →

Bardbarian Review

Bardbarian, the latest from developer TreeFortress, tells the tale of Brad, a local barbarian village protector. He’s quite used to his routine by now: He has to protect the Town Crystal by fending off the various monsters and baddies that attack. He’s so used to it, as a matter of fact, that he’s outright bored with it. He’s also a somewhat refined barbarian, having an affinity for music, and thusly strings his battleaxe, turning it into a lute. This makes the chore of defending the town much more palatable to our hero, but is it enough to keep gameplay fresh?  Read More →

In Fear I Trust Review

In Fear I Trust puts you in the role of someone who wakes up in a mysterious facility with no recollection of how they got there. By exploring the environment around you, the reasoning behind why you’re there and what happened to you start becoming more apparent. If the storyline sounds a bit familiar, you’ve probably played a game just like this before.  Read More →

Shadow Blade Review

It’s not exactly controversial to say that platformers generally aren’t the best types of games to play on touchscreen devices. Shadow Blade isn’t your average platformer. The game itself isn’t anything all that different from what you might have played before, but the controls feel so natural that you may find yourself falling into a Zen-like state when you’re playing.  Read More →