Just when you think that 'Star Wars'-based games couldn't possibly branch out to another unlikely genre, Star Wars: Assault Team takes the franchise into areas of gaming we were actually delighted to see implemented: RPGs and collectible card games.
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The impact of ‘Game of Thrones’ on the world of popular culture is, at this point, undeniable. Thanks to the success of the HBO program, what began as a series of brutal fantasy novels by George R.R. Martin has transformed into a multimedia juggernaut, with the latest entry being the iOS title, Game of Thrones: Ascent. If you've played a social game before, you probably have a good idea of what's in store for you here, although there are a few noteworthy differences to keep your interest piqued.
Duodecim. NOL. The Six Heroes. The Black Beast. If you don't know what any of these terms mean, you probably haven't been keeping up with the BlazBlue series of fighting games from Arc System Works. Hell, even if you have been keeping up with the BlazBlue games you still may not know what these terms mean, as the series seems to relish obfuscating its fast-paced gameplay with extraneous details, and nowhere is that more evident than with its newest entry— BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma.
Scallywags is an adventure that takes you out to sea on the hunt for the cowards who took your plentiful booty. Armed with a sturdy ship and a destructive cannon, it's your job to kill at will and show your cohorts who's the baddest pirate in town. This app should have been a home run, but an annoying flaw leaves this game treading on choppy waters.
Tiny City is the Groundhog Day of farming games, and depending on your love of repetition will either keep you at bay or whet your appetite. Since this app is free-to-play, the idea of constructing a metropolis out of a tiny town won't happen overnight unless you spend a bit of cash. Even with this annoying aspect at its base, Tiny City is part of my daily app play rotation.
Coldfire Keep is a dungeon crawler which features several adventurers searching for riches within a portal that holds a plethora of creatures and evildoers. The app costs $4.99 to download, and although it suffers a few hiccups along the way, the game still manages to stick a solid landing.
Ava’s Quest is a slick looking new game that recently jumped out on the scene, and the earthy colors can definitely lure you in. When you’ve dealt with a couple hours worth of gameplay you begin questioning whether or not Ava’s Quest was a decent buy. It’s not due to the lack of things to do as the heroine, but a lot of the levels blend in together which makes it rather dull after a certain amount of time.
Console horror games have taken a bit of a back seat to more action-packed experiences as of late, but the threat of things lurking in the shadows has continued unabated on PCs. With Outlast, Red Barrels has brought its popular first-person survival horror title to the PlayStation 4, and along with it comes the potential for a resurgence of truly atmospheric scares. Sadly, the horrors are all superficial, and the only true test is whether or not your patience can outlast some cheap thrills.
Modern Command is a tower defense game that pits you against terrorists who are determined to destroy your military base. The good news is that it's a free-to-play experience, and you'll get a good enough taste of the app before deciding if you want to pay for the piper.
Most zombie games contain lots of gore, quick reflexes to stay alive on your feet, and a truckful of weapons to dispatch of the undead. Now there’s a new zombie game in the App Store that takes a different approach -- survive using your wits. And your wheelchair.