Category Archives: iphone app review

Urban Legend: Shin Hayarigami (Blindman) – Gameplay Videos and Impressions

Urban Legend: Shin Hayarigami (Blindman) By: I-Play.Co.,Ltd.  I admittedly knew very little about Urban Legend: Blindman before trying it, but the premise sounded interesting to me. It's a murder mystery horror game in the form of a visual novel, with the murderer apparently being an urban legend called Blindman. It starts off promising, with a disturbing image of a man tied up and begging for his life before someone uses scissors to cut out his eyes. We then meet the detectives who are Read more [...]

Death Coming: iOS Review and Gameplay Videos

Death Coming By: Sixjoy Hong Kong Limited  The Next Studio's Death Coming has a really clever premise and I was enjoying it for a while. The idea is, you died and now have to become a reaper (yes, kind of like Dead Like Me). But instead of just reaping specific people, your goal is to kill everyone in a scene. You don't have to do so in order to pass a level, only to get a higher score, so there is some forgiveness here. The problem is, I don't like games wasting my time, and this one does Read more [...]

‘Fortnite: Battle Royale’ is the Kind of F2P I’d Like to See More of on iOS

Fortnite By: Epic Games If you've been following me for a while, you probably know that I'm not a fan of free-to-play (F2P) monetization that change the nature of a game by penalizing you for failing and/or give a leg up to those who spend real cash. The App Store is filled with games like this, whether it's paying for extra lives or moves in a game like Candy Crush Saga, consumable undos in Deus Ex GO, or loot boxes in pretty much any "free" competitive game these days. Because these practices Read more [...]

‘Her Story’ Creator Sam Barlow’s ‘#WarGames’ Watches You Watching It

#WarGames By: Sam Barlow & Eko Full confession: I watched the original WarGames for the first time after finishing the new #WarGames series it inspired. The new Eko interactive series by Her Story's Sam Barlow uses some clips from the 1983 movie, as well as some other references to it, so I wanted to be in on the joke, so to speak. After watching it, I don't think it's necessary for the enjoyment of the series, but I would still recommend doing so. It's a fun, campy movie on its own and knowing Read more [...]

Cotrio: Review and Gameplay Videos

Cotrio By: Bartosz Bialek Bartosz Bialek' Cotrio is a surprisingly stylish game for a math puzzler. The developer tried to make it a relaxing but challenging experience, and I think he achieved that goal. The artwork and animations are minimalistic and remind me of Carl Burton's Islands with their monochromatic 3D landscapes. Together with a chill soundtrack, the game offers a calming experience despite its challenging puzzles. The way Cotrio works is you're given six circles, or nodes, set Read more [...]