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I’ve been playing the Infinity Blade games since they were first released a couple years ago. Looking back, it’s stunning how far the iPhone has come since the first one was announced for the iPhone 4. At the time, I hadn’t purchased an iPhone yet and was playing the thing on my trusted third-generation iPod Touch. Then, Infinity Blade was a show-stopping demo. Friends and family were shocked at how incredibly good-looking the game I held in my hand was.

Of course, Infinity Blade has evolved a lot since then. Infinity Blade II tried to ratchet up the storytelling and added some non-linear “choose your own adventure” moments. Much of Infinity Blade III, the most recent instalment in the series, follows the same route, but it also brings some major enhancements to the table. And while we’ve always been talking about Infinity Blade like it was a console game, I’d argue this entry is the first real console game in the series. Except, like always, you can play it on your iOS device. Read on to find out whether or not Infinity Blade III is worth your hard-earned cash.

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Rocketcat Games are no strangers to the App Store, creating a series of games based on hooks and travelling throughout the world, often with some awesome hats. They recently branched out from this hook-swinging series with Mage Gauntlet, an action-RPG with retro stylings and enough pixel art to make anybody who’s used an SNES wax nostalgic.

While originally released only for the iPhone, an update has brought this game to the iPad (and, with it, a much improved app icon) and today I’m going to take a look at how well Rocketcat Games can take advantage of the larger screen size and see how well the game holds up a month later.

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