Lords of Waterdeep Review

I’m going to call it: We’re in a board game renaissance. Every day I seem to get Kickstarter project alerts for new physical and digital board games. Tablets make a perfect platform for digital versions of board games, and Lords of Waterdeep is the new gold standard for the genre. So, I bid you to cast aside your D20 and enter the Forgotten Realms for one of the best board games I’ve played in a very long time. (more…)

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. (more…)

Darklings Review

Darklings is a game clearly influenced by the likes of Limbo, but despite the graphic similarities, the actual gameplay is very different. Instead of a macabre side-scrolling adventure, this is a strange, endless, gesture-based battle against the forces of evil. It’s a creative, simple game that’s easy to learn, but challenging to master. (more…)

Space Hulk Review

Space Hulk is the digital version of the classic Warhammer 40k board game of the same name. In the campaign, you take control of a squad of Space Marine Terminators as they start mounting an assault on the Tyranid Genestealers, who have managed to infest the abandoned Space Hulk. It’s a turn-based strategy game, so if you’ve played games like Shining Force, or Final Fantasy Tactics, you’ll have a pretty good idea as to what to expect. You take a turn, then the enemy takes a turn, action ensues (albeit slowly). (more…)

Angry Birds Go Review

A consistent flow of games and an invasion of plushies onto retail shelves, has made Angry Birds a household name, not only within the mobile universe, but within all of gaming. Although the bird-flinging action has remained (surprisingly) fun after numerous releases, it was only inevitable that the series would take a turn away from the familiar, and make a title out of its comfort zone. (more…)

Clumsy Ninja Review

I didn’t expect to enjoy Clumsy Ninja. I never understood the appeal of into virtual being simulators like Nintendogs, and Clumsy Ninja didn’t seem all that different. And then I started playing it, and Clumsy Ninja changed the way I think about these types of games. Most importantly, I’m having a really fun time with it. (more…)

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse Review

Castle of Illusion isn’t Mickey Mouse’s first appearance on iOS, but fans will be glad to know that it’s a game worthy of his stature. A souped-up remake of the Sega Genesis classic, Castle of Illusion is a 2D/3D platformer that has you exploring varied environments, finding scattered collectibles, and pelting bad guys with apples. The overall experience is like playing through a Disney fairytale. (more…)

Icycle: On Thin Ice Review

Are you familiar with the works of a man named Saul Bass? During the ’70s and ’80s he was one of the most iconic graphic-designers/artists the nation had ever seen. His surreal and spacey style graced movie posters, corporate logos, and even movies themselves which included the title sequence for Hitchcock’s Psycho. He has been imitated, revered, and homaged endlessly over the years (check out the title sequence for the Spielberg movie Catch me if You Can for an idea) and it’s not hyperbole to say that he’s one of the most influential artists of the modern era. (more…)