3.5 out of 10 Review

Fighter Within Review

by Jon Ledford December 11, 2013 @ 3:10 PM
Since the Kinect is a mandatory part of the Xbox One system, it's about time that we got to a title which operates solely with the Kinect's interface. We have already seen how amazing the new Kinect can work in terms of using Skype or issuing voice commands, but there are hardly any games which strictly utilize the Kinect itself. But the Xbox One couldn't have launch titles without a Kinect-only title, right? Parappa the Rapper taught us that a video game's kicks and punches are all in the mind, but you'll find the aches and soreness brought on by trying to do them in Fighter Within are quite real.

Dementia Review

by Katrina Hill October 11, 2013 @ 3:21 PM
When people refer to dementia, it’s usually a very bad thing. “Oh no, she’s got dementia!” In this case, however, Dementia means a horror iOS game, not the mental illness. But, after playing Dementia will players wish they had the real thing, or will we be glad to remember the experience?

Skate Madness Review

by Jon Ledford August 16, 2013 @ 4:28 PM
Gamechanger World has a history of making iOS titles featuring popular artists of the independent and underground music scenes. Gamechanger presents their newest game, Skate Madness. Starring Hopsin, an up-and-coming underground rapper from the LA area, Skate Madness is an endless runner skateboarding experience where you must outrun monkeys that are chasing you through various locales, such as jungles and temple ruins. Is this rapper/skateboarder hybrid the next Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2? Or is Skate Madness a wipeout?

Trial By Survival Review

by Jon Ledford August 12, 2013 @ 4:55 PM
The influence of Harlan Ellison's "A Boy and His Dog" and its 1975 cinematic adaptation can be seen across both the movie and gaming industries. In particular, inspirations from Ellison's novel can be seen throughout Fallout 3. Nah-Meen Studios attempts to cater to both zombie and Fallout fans by promoting a post-apocalypse scenario comprised of scrounging for supplies and killing zombies while your canine companion helps you in your journey. This is the first major release by the two man team of Nah-Meen (one being the artist and one being the coder), with their only previous work being the whimsical, but charming, Meowch! title. Does Trial By Survival meet the standards of its influences? Or is it just another carbon copy?

Street Cats Review

by John Llewellyn Martin August 12, 2013 @ 11:39 AM
Street Cats: The Motherfluffin Game is the first iOS venture from First Commit. This action-packed swipe-and-slicer puts you in control of the rodent-murdering paws of a cat, tasked with slicing up hordes of vermin while trying to stay alive. Is Street Cats good enough to let into our homes? Or are we better off leaving it out on the streets to fend for itself?

Face Noir Review

by John Llewellyn Martin July 21, 2013 @ 11:43 PM
I love a good adventure game. The right one can wrap me up in its story and have me wanting to explore every nook and cranny of its world. Oftentimes, I get so deeply involved in the narrative that I lose track of time and end up living in the story that's unfolding. With that said, Mad Orange and Phoenix Online Studios have brought over a game called Face Noir from Italy that's supposed to be a thrilling detective story fraught with mystery and brain-teasing excitement. Does it succeed in living up to its genre namesake? Or is this case better off closed?

Time and Eternity Review

by Chris Urie July 18, 2013 @ 5:15 PM
A truly unique idea in video games, whether it be story or design, has become a rare thing. We’re constantly downed in an onslaught of sequels that utilize the same engines and old tropes. When something new comes out, it has the chance to revolutionize gaming. Or, it can crash and burn in a glorious fireworks display of broken execution. Time and Eternity tries to marry the hand drawn anime style with the three dimensional video game world. Does it work well, or is the idea crushed under the wight of bad writing and dodgy execution?