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Review: Mushroom Wars

18 Feb 2013 0
  • iOS

As far as beginnings go, this isn't exactly level with the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand.
I'll admit, I didn't expect much from Mushroom Wars, a PS3 downloadable real-time strategy now ported to iOS.

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Review: Kairo

14 Feb 2013 0
  • iOS

All alone.
My review of Riven for iPad from a few weeks back lamented how badly the game had been battered by the passage of time, which goes by in dog years for computer games.

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Helmets can't be all that comfortable when you're a skeleton.
In this edition of Pocket Takes: a new iPad edition of that old copy of Stratego that's gathering dust in the family room, a "hardcore restaurant sim" that is very hardcore indeed, and a tower defense...

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Faulkner, we hardly knew ye.
The Great Fusion is a quirky, spunky, independent game and it won’t let you forget it, not for one moment. Even supposing its design were marvelous, I bet you wouldn’t be able to marvel at it nearly as much as the...

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Review: Shifts

07 Feb 2013 0
  • iOS

Video games have taught us wrong. To wit: there is no such thing as a suicide mission. Impossible odds are actually calculated to leave a significant margin for possibility. Leonidas wins. John Henry lives. Your first-person shooter hero can single-handedly take down an army and the RPG quest-giver doesn't really...

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Crash of heroes.
Ported over to iOS from previous Nintendo DS and Xbox Live Arcade versions, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes ought to be a wonderful addition to the iPad strategy gaming universe: it looks great and the core gameplay is very appealing.

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Review: Dungeon Lore

31 Jan 2013 0
  • iOS

Wow, security at this Alice Cooper concert is *tight.*
Game designer Jordane Thiboust, in a recent piece for Gamasutra, took on the unenviable task of categorizing RPG subgenres (with a delicious cake analogy), trying to define what makes certain RPGs “good.” A title like Dungeon Lore...

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Another life of crime because of in-app purchases.
What could be more delightful than a satirical take on freemium games built by Double Fine, the inheritors of the Lucasarts comedy game tradition? Quite a lot, as it turns out.!--more--Management games in the post-Zynga era have typically...

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"For this, you do not thank."
I offered Phil a chance to review Riven last week. He came back to me with the following caveat. "I'm an avowed, on-record foe of Myst and its sequels.

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You take the blue die, we go further down the rabbit hole.
It's been said that the scariest thing for a comedian on stage is to make the audience laugh without knowing why.

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