Based on the popular board game of the same name, Agricola is a farming game that actually has you build your own farm. Most titles in this genre enable players to construct their own cities, but Agricola illustrates life in 17th century Europe. As a farmer who's raising a family, it's your job to keep everyone fed or else they will end up begging for food. If you're not too excited about harvesting crops or building stables, don't let that deter you -- this is a worthy iOS experience that is perfect for the iPad.
Pyramus is a real-time strategy take on War of the Worlds, instead this time the humans are taking on the invading aliens in space. Armed with different ships, you must strategically maneuver and blast your way to victory to ensure mankind lives to see another day. Our world is always worth saving, but is Pyramus worth playing?
We have been inundated with Destiny footage and the requisite hype that surrounds the game. All the chatter is worth it, especially since developers Bungie are the masterminds behind Halo. But sometimes the legend overtakes reality, and what we're left with is a ton of smoke and mirrors. So is Destiny fated for excellence? We had a chance to find out for ourselves at E3 2013.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) can be a maddening and soul deadening experience, thanks to the sea of media, gamers, and industry folk who inhabit the Los Angeles Convention Center. Being a middle-aged gamer who still yearns for his Atari days, I prefer quiet sit downs with developers and publicity reps as they discuss their latest offerings. With that in mind, I was more than happy to check out The Walking Dead: 400 Days, the highly anticipated downloadable content from the The Walking Dead: Season One.
Block breakers are a pretty easy genre to love, especially if all you want to do is move an object from side to side and hit a ball to smash a bunch of bricks or whatever impedes your path. Titan: Escape The Tower, an updated version of the 1988 original, takes this simple mechanic and opens up its universe in audacious and liberating fashion.
Bridgy Jones is a man who loves his dog Bonner. They travel through the countryside on a locomotive that's chugging along with a supply of crates. Although they're a cute pair, there is nothing easy going about this bridge building game, and that's a good thing. If you survive an initial bout of frustration, the pleasures this title offers will gradually win you over.
With Game of Thrones ready to wrap up its season, bloody dungeon and castle adventures are in short supply this summer. Kingdom Rush Frontiers, the follow-up to the highly praised tower defense title Kingdom Rush, will help satiate some of that thirst thanks to its absolutely over the top game play. A combination of comic book inspired art and old school RPGs, Kingdom Rush Frontiers doesn't disappoint.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is nearly 10 years old, and this dense, thematically fulfilling RPG finally finds a home on the iPad. Tablet users hungering for hours to kill will have a field day with this title, and newbies will discover a dark, uncompromising tale that brings added depth to the George Lucas created universe.
The premise for Merchant to the Stars is absolutely baffling. Fantasy games are centered on knights and adventurers, dungeon crawlers searching for treasures, or even thieves absconding with valuable loot. Why would any gamer jump at the chance to embody the role of a glorified, yet enterprising, weapons forger? This is the main question I had going into the journey, and to my surprise my prejudice was, as the minutes flew by, erased.