Forget the black infused back drop of Icycle: On Thin Ice's title screen, since everything about this game is colorful. Starting with its James Bond inspired opening sequence, this app reels you in with all its pretty pictures, illustrating a surreal dreamscape where bicycles fear to tread. Adventurers, however, may love the thrill of the chill.
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Tearaway is the newest gem from Media Molecule, the creators of LittleBigPlanet. This title features a story that celebrates storytelling and even manages to get you into the action. In Tearaway, you must help a little messenger named Iota (or Atoi, if female), deliver a message to the most important person in its world: you!
Minimalism isn't just a design choice, but a way of life. Condensing all you own into smaller and smaller packages is the way of the digital age. Look at your iPhone, it does everything! When it comes to iPhone games, I've found that less is often more. Simple games have more replay value and are usually much more fun than some bloated piece of schizophrenic garbage. Let's check out and see if Octagon lives up to its subtitle.
Console and PC gamers each have their respective arguments in believing their mode of playing is the best. Whether it's stellar graphics or getting the full home entertainment experience, these are elements an iOS enthusiast can't fully lay claim to. But there are huge advantages of adventuring with a tablet, and Lego Lord of the Rings showcases one of the iPad's prime strengths.
Like any good video game hero, Rayman knows how to move with the times. After taking a break to let those raving rabbids star in a few games, this big-nosed, limbless parkour master has returned to revitalize the world of platformers with a series of beautiful, fun, and masterfully crafted 2-D games. Rayman's recent console titles have proven to be quite the tasty bits of awesomeness, and now he's stepping off the big screen into something a little smaller: your iPad.
Having played a beta Star Wars: Tiny Death Star two weeks ago, I was eager to see if the folks at Nimblebit fixed all its bugs. A merging of the Star Wars and Tiny Tower worlds seemed like the perfect marriage, and the app did show promise during its beta mode. But the dress rehearsal is over, and now the game can be judged as a finished product. If all those kinks were fixed, this 8-bit driven journey would be a trip worth taking.
Papa Sangre II is an experience like no other on the iOS platform. This new title from Playground Publishing B.V. features gameplay that takes advantage of the gyroscopic abilities of the iPad and the iPhone to deliver an adventure through sound, effectively creating a theater of the mind. Oh, and your adventure is guided by Sean Bean. If that isn't nifty, we don't know what is.
Running games are an essential part of your iOS game diet. But, there are so many out there that you can easily get confounded as to which you should play. This one has simple and moody graphics, this other one monkeys chasing after you and a golden idol. The choices are endless. The only way to stand out as a balanced gaming meal is to be the whole package wrapped up in an insane amount of colorful charm. Bit. Trip. Run! looks pretty delicious, but let's see if it delivers on the promise of a well balanced game.
I really didn't expect 11 Bit Studios to top my Anomaly Korea experience from last December with its latest release Anomaly 2. How many sequels, in whatever form of art, can fully supplant its predecessor? Anomaly 2 was already stepping on first rate territory, and even if it hit the same notes as Anomaly Korea, the song would still be a hit. But maybe yesterday's glories may be forgotten with an even better alternative.
What exactly is the assassin's creed? What's the underlying principle upon which these titular assassins base their actions? That creed has become a bit fuzzy over the several years and seven Assassin's Creed games, but the one creed which has become exceedingly clear is Ubisoft's creed to milk this franchise for every penny they can while still trying to give gamers as much bang for their buck as possible.