Knight Defense HD iPad Review

One of the great things about App development on the iPad and iPhone is the amazing amount of content from indie software makers. The App Store has helped to bring back the spirit of creativity and independence that was previously only seen on PC, and thanks to this resurgence we get some really cool and bizarre games. Case in point is Knight Defense HD. The game takes the basic rules of chess and transports them into a setting that mixes in tower defense and shooter elements. (more…)

Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP iPad Review

“Mythopoetic” isn’t a word that’s tossed around a lot in videogames– or anywhere outside of college philosophy courses, for that matter. This descriptor does apply to the game Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP, provided that you’re open-minded enough to delve into the collective gamer subconscious, and dazzled enough by the music and art to forgive some dull and repetitive gameplay. (more…)

Back to the Future Ep 1 HD iPad Review

Telltale Games has established themselves as the necromancers of long-gone franchises, bringing some of our favorite characters and fictional worlds back from the dead. Wallace and Gromit, Sam and Max, and Guybrush and LeChuck have all received their own brand-new episodic adventures on PC and Mac, and each have an iPad episode as well. Now, Doc and Marty from Back to the Future have been given the Telltale jolt. (more…)

Pirates vs. Ninjas vs. Zombies vs. Pandas HD iPad Review

You may look at the name of this game (which we will be abbreviating to PvNvZvP for sanity’s sake) and think, ‘WOW! Ninjas, pirates, zombies, AND pandas in one game? That’s everything an iOS gamer could want!’ We don’t blame you for this reaction, as it differs little from our own. However, don’t hit that purchase button until you read our review. The epic game you might be expecting is nowhere in sight. (more…)

Mariachi Hero Grande for iPad Review

Mariachi Hero sounds like it could be a brilliant twist on Guitar Hero. Swap the electric guitar for a classical guitar, add parts for violin, trumpets, and vihuela, and explore the wide range of mariachi music that is the heart and soul of Mexico. Unfortunately, Mariachi Hero is not that game at all. Instead, you control a racist cartoon who has to shoot tequila bottles and squash cockroaches in time with the music. (more…)

Chocolatier: Decadence by Design iPad Review

Don’t waste your time waiting for your crush or significant other to surprise you with chocolate this Valentine’s Day! Instead, head on over to the App Store and grab a copy of Chocolatier: Decadence by Design. While the chocolate you create virtually may not be as satisfying as the real deal, it’ll spare you calories, stimulate your mind, and keep you amused for many more hours than a real box of chocolates. (more…)