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Review: Hoplite (iOS)

February 16th, 2014 by

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Hoplite is a strategy/roguelike that seems simplistic at first sight, but quickly bares its fangs. Does it get too difficult too quickly, or is it worthwhile?

Review: Spell Quest – Grimm’s Journey (iOS/Android)

February 9th, 2014 by

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When looking at Spell Quest – Grimm’s Journey, gamers will likely be divided into two primary groups: those who hate it because it’s basically Bookworm Adventures or those who love it because it’s basically Bookworm Adventures.

I’ve been saying for years that Bookworm Adventures would be a perfect fit for iPhone or iPad. That kind of gives away which grouping I fall into, doesn’t it?

PopCap had their chance. Now it’s time for the Bacon Bandits to shine.

Review: Neuroshima Hex (iOS)

February 1st, 2014 by

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Neuroshima Hex is a popular strategy board game. How does it translate to iOS?

Review: This Is Not A Test (iOS)

January 18th, 2014 by

this is not a testThis Is Not A Test, an interactive apocalyptic comic book, tasks you with making the right choices to survive in a world given over to chaos. Are the repeated playthroughs worth the storyline payoff?

Review: Symmetrain (iOS)

January 18th, 2014 by

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Symmetrain is a cool concept — spot the missing items in a mirrored landscape as your train moves faster and faster — but in an App Store flooded with endless-runner games, does Symmetrain steam ahead of the rest?

Review: Colossatron: Massive World Threat (iOS)

January 14th, 2014 by

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Colossatron: Massive World Threat has one of the most jarring love/hate arcs ever experienced in a game – initially impressive then diving immediately into disappointment, only to inexplicably grow on you as you fight through the letdown. In then end, Colossatron’s simple nature is eclipsed by its more enjoyable elements, but it takes a little time to get there.
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Review: Fighting Fantasy: House of Hell (iOS)

January 12th, 2014 by

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Another Fighting Fantasy gamebook comes to iOS. How does House of Hell compare to Blood of the Zombies?

Review: Fighting Fantasy: Blood of the Zombies (iOS)

December 30th, 2013 by

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The Fighting Fantasy book series — an upgrade of the Choose Your Own Adventure formula — hits iOS, but how does it translate to an app? With full-fledged RPGs and other complex game types available on mobile, is an interactive book worthwhile?


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