The Assassin's Creed franchise has occasionally run aground. We spent too much time with our Italian friend and the revolutionary era colonies became a drudgery. While not all that revolutionary, Assassin's Creed 3 did introduce us to something new that slaked our thirst from hours of stale and dry gameplay. The naval battles were so brilliant an addition to the series that Black Flag has embraced it whole heartedly. But, Ubisoft decided to create an entire mobile game taking place at sea. Lets see if Assassin's Creed Pirates deserves all the booty, or if it should be thrown into the brig.
iOS Game Reviews
Cutiebots is a platform title that introduces us to Gritch and Zitch, two adventurers who are attempting to survive in a land filled with evil robots an unforgiving terrain. Players can assume either identity with the touch of a button, and it's this dynamic drew me to this promising app. Whether the game is as good as advertised depends on your level of patience.
I love freebies as much as the next person, but many free to play games are encumbered with advertisements and in-app purchases. Band Star attempts to make beautiful music in a freemium universe, ushering a melody which we might actually want to hear.
Live the code- the code of the Dragon! Double Dragon Trilogy brings with it all of the punching, hopping, grimacing action of the original side-scrolling beat 'em up. Modern gamers have grown hungry for somewhat more sophisticated gameplay than what you'd find in the '80s, so know that your satisfaction with Double Dragon Trilogy may be directly tied to your nostalgia factor, and how radically heinous or un-heinous you are.
Great, another one of these games. Seriously, this is just the worst. I mean, what does this game think it is? A piece of freaking high art that we are just supposed to admire as though its stupid pixels were hanging in some overpriced modern art gallery? Please. I can't believe how, pretentious this game is. Seriously, it's even called Pretentious Game! What a great big pile of pixely puke. I could go on...
"In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war..." As Brother Bloodfist McGunPouch, Lt. Slab Beefsteak, and a band of similarly grimdark soldiers whose names may or may not be made up, you'll investigate an abandoned spaceship and hope to god that those horrendous Genestealers aren't on board. (Spoiler alert: they are.)
Zya is a rather harmless game, urging those who play it to really get in touch with their musical side as they create a number of semi-unique tunes. It's a great way for younger audiences to figure out how bands really work together in order to make a certain style. Unfortunately, in Zya you're automatically prone to paying out of your pocket quite a bit in order to expand your musical library.
Clash of Puppets is a 3D platformer with an unabashed love for B-level horror movies. As we enter the dreams of an average Joe named Charlie, a veritable monster mash appears before our eyes. Vampires, Frankenstein, and even mummies try to snuff out our hero, but with a little guidance Charlie may find his way back to reality. Staying trapped and seduced in this world, however, is a hard habit to break.
With another Disney movie comes the inevitable onslaught of tie-ins and merchandise. The avalanche of plush things is incomplete without an iOS title in the mix, so I've checked out the the latest game to come with a movie attached. Let's check it out and see if it will give you a satisfied smile like the best of Disney always does.
Mobile game movie tie-ins can be instantly forgettable, as these apps' sole purpose is to plug the feature's impending release. Anchorman 2: Scotchy Scotch Toss is far from an ambitious foray, but Ron Burgundy's sheer presence should save the day.