Monthly Archives: November 2016

‘Swap Sword’ Review: Matchy Slashy

Swap Sword By: Alec Thomson If you've been following me for a while, you probably know that I'm a big fan of match-three games, but not the kind that you see in abundance in the App Store. I prefer the deeper games that rely on skill (and a bit of luck), where you can't buy your way ahead. Since most match-three games are free with timers and pay-to-win in-app purchases (IAP), I perk up at the slightest whiff of a game without any of that nonsense. The hardcore match-three RPG, Hero Emblems, Read more [...]

My Week Unwrapped: November 26, 2016

Hi everyone! Welcome back to My Week Unwrapped! This will be a short post, as it was Thanksgiving this past week and I spent a lot of time with friends and family, leaving less for games. And speaking of Thanksgiving, make sure to check out these sales for games you may not have yet. First off, I finished my review for Mangatar's Little Briar Rose. You can read it here. I've also been playing the point-and-click adventure game, Kathy Rain, by Noio. It's very story-driven -- so much so that Read more [...]

Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2016 iPhone and iPad Games Sales and Freebies

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you're all enjoying the day with your family. If you're not (enjoying it), here's a list of iOS games that are on sale or free for Black Friday to keep you distracted from your family! I'll be updating this as I find more, so make sure to keep checking back! I'll include links my reviews where they're available. Free: Train Conductor 2: USA by The Voxel Agents is currently FREE, down from $2.99. Get 'Em by Behdad Sami Interactive, LLC is currently FREE, Read more [...]

Little Briar Rose Review: Stained Glass Beauty

Little Briar Rose By: Mangatar What you'll notice first about Elf Games Works' and Mangatar's point-and-click adventure, Little Briar Rose, is the art style that's meant to mimic stained glass, the kind you see in the beginning of Disney's animated Beauty and the Beast. But that's not the fairy tale being told here. Instead, it's a version of the tale better known as Sleeping Beauty, in which a princess is put into a deep slumber by a wicked fairy and can only be awakened by true love's kiss. Read more [...]

My Week Unwrapped: November 19, 2016

Hi everyone! Welcome back to My Week Unwrapped! I've been much busier this past week compared to last. There have been some strong releases and others that were a bit of a letdown for me. Let's start with some of the good stuff first. I mentioned last week that I was playing Replica : A Little Temporary Safety by Zero Rock Entertainment a bit ahead of its release. I had some mixed feelings at first, but I stuck with it and ended up falling in love. It was so much deeper than I first thought and Read more [...]