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Liber Primus Games has announced they will be releasing the next chapter of their action-adventure story, Narborion Saga Book II: The God of Orcs in March.

The story, written by Sylvia Finali and Dr Tom Pollak (former editor-in-chief of Dragon magazine), will remain in the fantasy genre but will use a whole new game engine called SagaScribe. This will let readers have more customizable options and features. Players will also be able to scan an image of their table top figurine into the game and have more options for character creation, spell crafting and arena fight training.

There’s a lot to look forward to, really. If you haven’t checked out the original Narborion Saga, you can download it for free on the App Store.

via: Our Narborion Saga Review
Tempo Review

Tempo Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Tempo is essentially one cinematic action scene after another, but player interaction is too minimal to feel like an integral part of that action.

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From Studio Batkin,the creators of Dark Guardians, comes a dark, Lovecraftian game called Slashing Demons.

The game faces you off against a many eyed, betentacled horror from beyond the pale. You must slash your way through its seemingly endless trunk to save all of humanity from destruction. The game offers a bunch of characters to unlock, rocking music, and the ability to share your high scores with friends in Game Center.

We’ll find out more soon when Slashing Demons is officially released.

Soul Seeker Review

Soul Seeker Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Soul Seeker looks charming but it's a concept we've seen many times before.

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Exiles Review

Exiles Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Exiles' awkward controls and over-large expanses of open land hinder what is otherwise an ambitious open-world RPG.

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Touchdown Hero Review

Touchdown Hero Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This arcade football game challenges players to score as many touchdowns as possible without being tackled.

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A Few Days Left Review

A Few Days Left Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Some nice cutscenes and some cool gadgetry can't make up for the repetitive run-and-gun gameplay on offer in A Few Days Left.

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Puppet Punch Review

Puppet Punch Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Like the puppets it features, Puppet Punch is creepy and charming in equal measure.

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Bring Vengence to Your Foes With Vainglory’s New Hero, Arden

Posted by on February 2nd, 2015
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad

Meet Ardan, Super Evil Megacorp’s newest hero for their popular MOBA, Vainglory. Ardan is joining the Halcyon Fold as a Protector Tank who uses special energy, called vengeance, to power his special attacks. You can build up vengeance by fighting enemies with normal attacks, or using critical strikes and abilities. Arden can also dash to allies while damaging nearby enemies, perform a leaping attack that deals deals crystal and weapon damage, and create an area that damages enemies and stuns them.

This new addition comes alongside a few new updates including the ability to play your own music while in the game. Super Evil Megacorp has also improved the matchmaking so that experienced players are less likely to match with new players, reduced the network traffic, added auto-correct to chat, and more.

You can check out this big update for Vainglory for free on the App Store.

via: Our Review

Particle Mace Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This space-themed arcade game sets itself apart from others by asking players to fling around space trash like a gigantic morning star. It's pretty great.

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Earthworm Alchemy Review

Earthworm Alchemy Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Feed this funny looking worm and dodge bombs in this charming, free-to-play arcade game.

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Let Us Prey: Surrender to Hell Review

Let Us Prey: Surrender to Hell Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Let Us Prey: Surrender to Hell touts itself as a difficult game, but "difficult" isn't the same as unfair.

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KingsRoad Review

KingsRoad Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
It's simple and far from innovative, but KingsRoad is a fun way to spend some time, hacking n slashing.

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Chain Chronicle Review

Chain Chronicle Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Chain Chronicle is an easy-to-learn role-playing game that successfully combines tower defense, strategy, and action.

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The Surprisingly Great Ninja Smasher is on Sale for a Limited Time

Posted by on January 13th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Ninja Smasher, the Metroidvania style action game by Rogue Ninja, is on sale.

The game will have you jumping around smashing monsters and exploring dungeons in you quest to save the princess. Ninja Smasher touts some adorable 8Bit graphics and fun chip tune music giving the game a fun retro feel.

You can pick up Ninja Smasher for $0.99 for limited time.

via: Our Review
Buddy Bot: Slayer of Sadness Review

Buddy Bot: Slayer of Sadness Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Buddy Bot's auto-run feature isn't the perfect solution to mobile gaming's woes, but it's a good try for a good game.

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TimeCube Review

TimeCube Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
If you enjoy being challenged to the point of tears, TimeCube is worth your time.

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Docking Sequence Review

Docking Sequence Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This throwback title challenges players to dock or be destroyed.

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Sneaky Sneaky Review

Sneaky Sneaky Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This stealth game combines real-time and turn-based action into a winning formula.

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Flyhunter Origins Review

Flyhunter Origins Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Flyhunter Origins is a gorgeous action game with some enjoyable concepts, but at times it's also a victim of its own prettiness.

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Bruce Lee: Enter the Game Review

Bruce Lee: Enter the Game Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Jeet Kune Do on the go.

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Creature Academy Review

Creature Academy Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Creature Academy is cute, but its gameplay might be too simplistic to appeal to RPG fans.

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VainGlory Review

VainGlory Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
VainGlory is a really fun and accessible MOBA, but suffers from some slightly sexist elements.

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Sunburn! Review

Sunburn! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Platform through the depths of space to make sure your entire crew dies together in this satisfying and intriguing puzzle platformer.

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Rooster Teeth vs. Zombiens Review

Rooster Teeth vs. Zombiens Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Survive waves of zombies with the Rooster Teeth team, in this fun action game.

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Chain Breaker Review

Chain Breaker Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Control a knight's fate by cutting chains, dropping weights, and defeating enemies in this novel twist on the runner genre.

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Haunt the House: Terrortown Review

Haunt the House: Terrortown Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Haunt the House: Terrortown is noticeably short, but it's still a clever title that looks great.

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Zombie Catchers Review

Zombie Catchers Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Zombie Catchers is tons of fun to play, though free-to-play timers put a bit of a damper on the game's pacing.

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It Came From Canada: Creature Academy

Creature Academy doesn’t have time for your slow-paced, grandparents’ RPGs. In the span of a few minutes, it has players slicing down monsters, toppling a boss, improving their party, and repeating the whole cycle all over again. But while role-playing this quickly may work during a bus ride, does it sacrifice depth in the process? Find out in this edition of It Came From Canada!

Structurally, Creature Academy is a fairly rote action-RPG. With their three-person party, players venture out into various environments, like meadows or volcanoes, looking for monsters to slay. They’ll encounter everything from Hackits, little burlap sack creatures that recall Dragon Quest’s iconic Slimes, to towering goblins and mushrooms that serve as the bosses of each area. Players can then customize their party between skirmishes by giving them better weapons and gear along with limited-use boosters like extra speed or strength. However, while party leaders will typically be heroic human characters, players can also recruit fallen foes to their squad like the trident-wielding, amphibious Fischenchips. Furthermore, players can evolve and combine captured monsters to create even more powerful allies. Beyond the main campaign, players can also test out their team in a wave-based survival mode.

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But what stands out so much about Creature Academy is how it takes those standard tropes and plays them at what feels like double speed, after a painfully, and ironically, slow initial install. The game is divided into dozens of separate levels and, at least initially, players will just cruise through them crushing monsters in seconds. This isn’t to say that the game is mindless. It’s good to know when to use a ranged weapon vs. a sword or when to swap out a weak character because one death equals game over. But the game just moves so freaking fast that everything kind of becomes a blur, especially once screen-clearing special attacks and overpowered online helpers enter the fray. It’s not bad, just chaotic, and at least the graphics keep up.

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Hyperactivity isn’t historically a hallmark of RPGs, but maybe that will give Creature Academy its own identity. Players can see if this whirlwind of level grinding and monster battling is right for them when the game fully launches soon.

Human Crasher Review

Human Crasher Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Abduct Earthlings in this casual, but unfortunately grind-heavy, arcade game.

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