Category Archives: reviews

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 [...]

‘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 [...]

Read Only Memories: Type-M – Gameplay Videos and Impressions

Read Only Memories: Type-M By: MidBoss, LLC. MidBoss' Read Only Memories has been around on several other platforms for a few years now, and I had heard good things about it, so I was excited to see it was coming to iOS. Lucky for us, that day is here and the game is available at a very generous free-to-try with a one-time in-app purchase to unlock the rest of the game. I've only played through the prologue and part of the first chapter, but I really like what I've seen so far. Read Only Read more [...]

Rogue Hearts: Gameplay Videos and Impressions

Rogue Hearts By: NINETAIL Co., Ltd These days, I tend to avoid games that have micro transactions for in-game currency or items, especially consumables. So I almost didn't buy NINETAILS' turn-based RPG, Rogue Hearts when I saw that you can buy gems with real cash. But I really liked the screenshots and description of the game, so I finally caved, figuring $0.99 isn't much to gamble on it. It turns out, I really like the game, but unsurprisingly find the gem situation to be a downer. First off, Read more [...]

‘Alto’s Odyssey’ Review: It’s Wall-to-Wall Excitement in this Off-the-Wall Adventure

Alto's Odyssey By: Snowman Back when Snowman's endless snowboarder, Alto's Adventure released in 2015, I lamented that such gorgeous artwork was being used on a runner, and not something more like an adventure game. It's not that I don't appreciate runners, but they're not my first choice in games. Despite that, I gave Alto a chance and had a great time with it, though I never completed all the levels. It got a bit too hard for me and I eventually stopped playing. But I was still excited to try Read more [...]