Not since Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" has it been this important to prevent leakage of story spoilers, and iFanzine dutifully complies in this in-depth review. If you're familiar with the terms "Metroidvania" or "Castleroid," then heads-up, because you'll surely want to look into this one!
Many classic games from the 1990s deserve reincarnation and a new chance to shine on the iOS, but sadly, GADGET might not be one of them. While it's easy to see how this interactive movie-of-sorts marked a critical turning point in videogame history when first released in 1993, its content suffers from critical design flaws laid all too bare by the test of time.
The primordial soup of perfection can be found in Rodeo Games' first offering: an intriguing premise, standout gameplay features, and an excellent user interface that takes full advantage of the iOS. Sadly the product as a whole still feels a bit too underdone for widespread mass appeal, but Turn-Based Strategy fans are still doing themselves a favor in checking this one out.
Dante joins Nero as a playable character thanks to the latest update, but here's a sad irony: those who are in a position to care most will enjoy Devil May Cry 4 refrain the least. This is the kind of port every series fan fears – stripped down to basic essentials, a truly fragmented experience compared to the console version. Be that as it may, it's clear that Capcom put a laser focus on implementing excellent controls and retaining as much gameplay depth as possible, making this a solid purchase for any Action game fan who can put aside the mere fact of its status as a port.
Artogon and G5 Entertainment perform at the top of their game in this Find the Hidden Object-turned-casual puzzler. Sometimes fanciful, sometimes creepy, and always drop dead gorgeous, Treasure Seekers 2 has such varied range that its appeal should be recognized well outside the fanbase of its particular genre niche.
Many an iOS developer has struggled with implementing a user interface that remains reliable in the thick of in-game action. My Brute shows that there's one surefire way around this dilemma -- though it's probably not quite what players were envisioning. The game sure looks gorgeous though!
Dead Rising should ring a bell with anyone even remotely interested in gaming. An over-the-top actioner set amid a zombie apocalypse, the game was a huge hit on Xbox and has a legion of fans. Unfortunately the iPhone version of Dead Rising is likely to be greeted with an altogether less enthusiastic response.
Bummed out that Infinity Blade doesn't work on your Second Gen iDevice? Never fear, Gamevil has proven that there's still some real gems you can snatch up! Most famous for its overhead Action RPG series Zenonia, Gamevil has returned with a title that combines heavy platforming and traditional RPG mechanics to wonderful effect.
Black Friday Sale at the App Store -- get Ash for free today only! If you're an RPG veteran who's been into the genre since the early 1990s, and you've also been starving for a great story to munch on lately, look no further than Ash. Some gamers will find its early challenge frustrating, but many more will appreciate its narrative scope and overall solidly executed - if strictly traditional - JRPG game mechanics.