God of Blades is exactly the sort of game I would have died for when I was thirteen years old. At that time, The Return of the King was a hit movie and smacking things around with swords was top priority for any guy my age. It’s also around that time that God of War came out on PS2. It was a cool time to like swords.
In that sense, God of Blades feels a little bit nostalgic for me. I feel a little bit like I’m revisiting my youth. But the older part of me — the part that prefers Letterpress over hacking and slashing — really disagrees. (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…)
Adventure games have always been my cup of tea because I like following the story of a hero, and these sorts of games can really do a good job of creating a character you love. It’s true though, that adventure games can be thin on the ground on the iPhone, so it’s always a joy to find a fun game with an involving story and a protagonist with whom you can really identify.
NCSoft’s recent title My Little Hero brings back all of the nostalgia of playing adventure games on early Nintendo consoles while injecting a fresh artistic sensibility to the genre. Swashbuckling sword fights and feats of daring do to save your comrades from evil are the order of the day in My Little Hero. (more…)
The iOS platform has been quite successful over the past few years, and because of the extensive amount of games available in the App Store, it’s even been called a threat to other portable gaming consoles like the Sony PSP and the Nintendo DS. But while Nintendo has Mario and Sony has Grand Theft Auto, there really wasn’t any game for iOS that made traditional console gamers really excited. iOS seemed to be destined for a life of games made for the average person, not hardcore gamers.
Then came Epic Citadel, a demo made by Epic Games that took the same Unreal Technology found on consoles and put it in the hands of iPhone and iPod Touch owners everywhere. We were promised that Epic Citadel was just the start of things, and that soon, we’d have a full-on game that took place in the same environment, and we should be ready.
Well, it’s here. It’s called Infinity Blade and it’s been receiving very positive reviews since its release. But can a game with this much hype live up to its reputation? Let’s take a moment and find out.
Great games are coming thick and fast on the iPhone, with our fortnightly new releases barely scratching the surface of what is fast becoming a fairly lucrative industry. If you’re looking to have a go at game development yourself, I recommend your check out our iPhone Development Toolbox for some useful resources.
Back to this week’s Game Friday and we give you a look at the newly-released blockbuster Splinter Cell Conviction and martial-arts legend Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, along with three other interesting action games.
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