Out Now: Her Majesty Edition08 Dec 2017 2
Big week for mobile gaming as we've got one of the biggest releases of the year, the follow up to one of the biggest releases of last year, as well as new expansions for some popular CCGs, yet another title from Asmodee Digital, and your very own frustration simulator. Check them out!
Reigns was one of, if not the, top games of 2016 according to… well, almost everybody. It launched the Tinder-style, slide-to-choose gameplay that launched a new mobile genre. Now Nerial and Devolver Digital are back with the sequel and right in time for 2017 game-of-the-year consideration. Reigns: Her Majesty plays the same as the original except you're in the shoes of the queen, not the king. You have four factions to appease and every decision you make matters and sways these constituents one way or another in terms of your personal approval. The balancing act to keep your throne, and head, remains the fun part but new mechanics await. Naturally, there are new cards and achievements, but the game also has a slew of quests and puzzles along with an engaging combat system to explore. You also get special items you can store and use in future runs. If you enjoyed Reigns there's really no reason not to grab Reigns: Her Majesty right now.
We've mentioned the pending Hearthstone expansion Kobolds & Catacombs a couple times, and now it's here! One-hundred-thirty-five new cards and some new single-player action in the form of the Dungeon Run mode await you! I'm sure Matt Thrower will be along with a hot take soon enough, but for now, get in there and mix it up!
Speaking of expansions to popular collectible-card games, the excellent Elder Scrolls: Legends just released a new expansion as well. Return to Clockwork City adds 58 cards obtainable through 35 story-based missions. The missions in Elder Scrolls: Legends are actually really fun, so this is less of a grind that in other CCGs.
Another week another Asmodee Digital release, or so it would seem anyway. It's been a prolific year for the tabletop gaming giant for bringing their, and others, titles to mobile. This week, Abalone hits the App and Google Play stores. In this classic your goal is to push six of your opponent's marbles right off the game board through strong strategic planning and move-by-move tactical decisions. It's a simple game, but rewardingly complex, and now you can play it on your mobile device
Getting Over It (iOS Universal)
Getting Over It is a PC game with a "very positive" following with over a thousand reviews on Steam. It's billed as a "frustration simulator" which is true. The developer is very open about it. The game was created for a certain kind of person…to hurt them. Yes, this game is for those among us who like and must defeat killer challenges. The only goal is to climb a huge mountain using a hammer and while standing in a pot. Why are you standing in a pot and only using a hammer? To make it harder, of course. Progress isn't saved. Repetition is the norm. Watch the trailer before you buy. You've been warned.
Seen anything else you like? Played any of the above? Let us know in the comments!