"Terra Noctis" stands head and shoulders with "Shantae: Risky's Revenge" as a title that captures the very best of what sprite-filled 2D action adventures have to offer. While a few design quirks may have even genre fans scratching their heads, this is one you'll easily lose yourself in as long as you don't have a complete aversion to the word "platforming."
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The appeal of "Another World" has definitely survived the decades - and the porting process - but a steep interface learning curve and low content-to-price ratio will still turn some players off. If you're a big fan of action games or logic puzzles and missed it the first time(s) around, however, you owe it to yourself to experience "Another World" at least once.
If you've been following iFanzine for awhile you'll no doubt remember "Yslandia," brought to us by MovingPlayer and BulkyPix last October. I wasn't sure what to expect when MovingPlayer made the jump from MMORPGs to casual puzzlers, but after "Drag'On" you'll hear no complaints from me if they decide to spend some more time in their newfound niche!
With new games constantly bombarding iOS, it's easy to forget that previous releases are receiving impressive updates from their developers all the while. This feature will bring attention to updates, bugfixes, and miscellanous tidbits related to our previous coverage that have caught iFanzine's eye during the week.
Argh! A superbly designed Castle Defense game is thwarted by severe stability issues, at least on this reviewer's iDevice. Let's hope this gets fixed soon, because it's an absolute must-have for any genre fan who's lucky enough to get it working.
You really only have to glance at one of its sumptuous screenshots or give the trailer a quick viewing to get a sense of the care, love and attention that went into crafting Cardboard Castle. It's a shame then that while the game is a stylistic triumph and makes inventive use of its cardboard cut-out world setting, a string of samey puzzles fail to capture the imagination.
As a heavily interactive, Avant-garde horror flick, Hysteria Project 2 succeeds wonderfully at furnishing an impressive psychological experience you might not want to play in the dark. Strictly judged as a videogame, however, Bulkypix's highly experimental offering trips a bit in defying one convention key to the player's experience: the player needs to know the ground rules *before* his or her character dies.