When I heard that EPOCH. was made using the UnrealEngine, the same engine used to create the high-resolution graphics of the award winning Infinity Blade apps, I was excited to give it a try. While I’ve always enjoyed shooter games and great graphics, my one concern was that the game might have an underdeveloped storyline. Some games can still be fun with a weak storyline if the gameplay is captivating enough, so my question was, what approach did the developers of EPOCH. choose to take?
Playing as a robot soldier in a post-apocalyptic world, this game fits in with so many doomsday games that are popular right now. So, was it all explosions and stunning details but lacking in depth? Read on to find out. (more…)
When it comes down to simply fun iOS apps, there are a few developers that just hit it perfectly. One of these developers that we rely on is Kiloo. They have never failed to impress with games like Frisbee Forever or Subway Surfers. With their newest app, Frisbee Forever 2, we are glad to say that Kiloo has done a marvelous job. Was it good enough to oust the original Frisbee Forever from its glory? Or will it live in its older brother’s shadow for the rest of its life? Find out after the break. (more…)
For those of you who don’t know, the Harlem Globetrotters are a basketball team notorious for their amazing trick shots. They never cease to amaze with their intricate moves, no matter how impractical they are.
Now, if you set a Globetrotter’s game about 1,000 years in the future, you’d have Gasketball. Gasketball takes your typical basketball game and makes it into a trick shot free-for-all. As the game goes on, the trick shots become more and more impressive. Can you stand up to the challenge? (more…)
Zynga. Say the name, and some people turn up their nose in disgust. These are the people who brought us FarmVille and CityVille, right? Who wants anything to do with them?
Well, you might change your mind once you check out Horn. Built using the Unreal Engine, the game is part Infinity Blade, part The Legend of Zelda and tells a pretty interesting story. But is it worth your hard earned cash? Let’s go on an adventure and find out. (more…)
Almost two months ago, we ran a review about Pocket Planes, the popular game where you play as an air traffic controller and coordinate planes across the world. I loved the review, so I picked up the game and played it. A lot. For a long time. And at one point, I realized that it was more about maintenance than fun, so I was confused. Turns out, that repetitive action in a video game has a name: Grinding.
When Telltale Games first announced plans to develop a video game adaptation of The Walking Dead, I was both excited and a bit skeptical. I mean, yeah, they’ve done it before with Back to the Future, which I thought was quite well done, but now we’re talking about The Walking Dead here! How could they possibly match the drama and suspense we’ve all come to know from the TV series?
As a huge fan of both The Walking Dead and Telltale’s adventure games in general, I decided to give the game a whirl and see for myself. The Walking Dead was first released on consoles and PCs earlier this year, but I wanted to hold off on purchasing the game until it was ported over to iOS — I just couldn’t resist the idea of being able to play on the go on the iPad’s Retina display. Was it worth the wait? Read on for more. (more…)
As the iPad has developed, we’ve seen some of the world’s biggest publishers bring their most popular titles to the App Store, none more significant than EA Sports and Sega. The success of ubiquitous games like Tiger Woods PGA Tour & Football Manager Handheld on iOS, has shown that sports gaming is a viable concept on the platform, despite the high level of detail and complexity it demands.
However, one sport that hasn’t translated well into the world of computer gaming is tennis. Sure, there have been decent games developed for the major consoles, but even they haven’t managed to showcase the many intricacies and fluid movement of the real game as has been achieved with the likes of football and golf. With that thought, I present to you Sega’s Virtua Tennis Challenge. Can the iPad succeed where others have failed? Let’s find out. (more…)
The first thing that needs to be said about this game is that it’s miles off what you’re expecting. Literally.
A new take has been put on racing for iOS in CSR Racing. It’s more of a test of rhythm than anything else, as you have no control of the direction, only the speed of the car in very brief races that will never exceed the minute mark. Is this mechanic too much of a change to appeal to any racing fan? Let’s take a look. (more…)
Back in December of last year, Microsoft surprisingly released My Xbox LIVE, a companion app to its own Xbox 360 gaming console. The device mainly supported the console’s subscription service, Xbox LIVE, allowing you to view and manage things like your avatar and friends list.
In a recent update, the app received some pretty significant updates, introducing features to allow an Xbox to connect to an instance of My Xbox LIVE running on your iPad and consequently be able to control it. In this review, we’ll take a look at the app once more, especially the latest, console-controlling update. (more…)
Prior to everyone playing Call of Duty, and way before Halo was a household name, Activision reigned supreme in the first few generations of consoles with titles like Pitfall taking the lead. It’s been 30 years since we saw Pitfall, and even though there have been a few variations on the concept, nothing has really stuck like the original.
But now, there’s Pitfall! for iOS. When I first discovered the game, I wondered if it was going to be a solid port of the original in all its low-tech glory, or another attempt to translate the game to a new format. Well, it’s a little of both. Let me explain after the jump. (more…)