The dragon riding rail shooter has returned! At the helm of Crimson Dragon is Yukio Futatsugi, who was the director of the first three Panzer Dragoon titles. Alongside Panzer series composer Saori Kobayashi, Crimson Dragon has taken up the dragon rider's mantle which hasn't been occupied since Panzer Dragoon Orta was released in 2002. It looks like Sega has wanted to leave the series alone, but an oppressive industry hasn't stopped rambunctious, dragon riding heroes from rebelling, right?
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Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate is the portable sequel to Batman: Arkham Origins. Both games were released at the same time, so anyone who picks up Blackgate before playing Origins is in for a few spoilers, since it takes place three months after the events of console version. It turns out that Blackgate prison has been taken over by the inmates and is sectioned off by the Joker, Black Mask and the Penguin. Each villain controls a section of the prison and must be stopped before the situation turns into something more than an uprising.
Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle is the sequel to the classic Runaway: A Road Adventure. While I only got to play the hidden puzzle game-styled re-imagining of the original Runaway: A Road Adventure, called Hidden Runaway, I was at least familiar with the story and how Brian and Gina came to be a couple. In The Dream of the Turtle, they go out for some island-hopping fun, only to wind up on another crazy adventure.
CSR Classics is the followup to CSR Racing. Take CSR's format of drag racing, throw in a bunch of classic, American muscle cars, and watch the horsepower and torque go through the roof. You will have to manually shift your car from first gear to first place as you put the pedal to the metal (at first). So let's see if this CSR title goes off like a speeding Bullitt or if it just Tokyo Drifts.
The finest racing games are driven by their adrenaline fueled nature, and now that visual sophistication has matched the genre's fever pitch, players should expect top of the line releases on any system. Real Racing 3 is proof that iOS aficionados can also feel the need for speed, and the new Codemasters release F1 Challenge is attempting to capture similar magic.
IQ Soup has released their second iOS title, Impy, for the gamer on the go. Impy wants to finally leave the nest and explore the lowest depths of the Earth's core. You must navigate Impy around volcanic fireballs and liquid hot magma (Dr. Evil pose!). Described as the "ultimate toilet game", is Impy the best endless runner to play while you have the runs?
Marines. Zombies. The two have become commonplace in video games as of late, and Action Mobile Game’s 2013: Infected Wars brings the two of them together like peanut butter and undead jelly. With so many games featuring zombies and marines, how, then, have the developers managed to keep things feeling fresh?
A Shadowhunter is a warrior who's part human and part angel, and they protect humans from all the evil forces that infest the earth. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is an iOS companion piece to the upcoming movie which is an adaptation of the book of the same name. Some of these games are completely forgettable experiences, merely serving as a promotional tool for the movie, so is City of Bones worth digging up?
Clever puzzle games are always a welcome sight on my roster of games to review. They’re a welcome respite from shooters and big 50 hour open world games. They’re proof that a good idea can go a long way. Just look at what pissed off birds did for an entire company. Way To Go is an interstellar puzzler that may be the soothing salve for my mind that has been addled by digital gunfire and dragon shouts.
Minecraft may be an indie hit 'round the world, but ask any ADD-stricken 12 year old how it might be improved, and they'll all probably tell you the same thing: guns! Enter: Guncraft.