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Implosion - Never Lose Hope: How to Make Sense of the Ark System

Posted by Rob Rich on April 12th, 2015

[Trying to decide if Implosion is worth buying? Check out our review.]

Fighting your way through Implosion’s many, many levels isn’t difficult to figure out - by which I mean it won’t take long to learn the ropes - but the Ark System it uses to manage your upgrades never really gets a proper explanation. So rather than trying to feel your way around, how about you let us show you the ropes?




The Basics

The Ark System is split into four sections where you can equip different systems you find or purchase - Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Lambda. All systems can affect your power or endurance, along with other systems unique to their category.

  • Alpha - 2 slots. Tends to focus on passive attack bonuses like critical rates and ballistics damage. Some upgrades also affect your shield power and can increase item drop rates.

  • Beta - 2 slots. More defense-oriented with upgrades that increase amor, agility, and shield repair.

  • Gamma - 2 slots. Emphasizes things like HP recovery, “Rage,” and restorative powers. Some upgrades can also include the Hack ability, which will be necessary to access certain locked rooms in various levels.

  • Lambda - 1 slot. These upgrades grant entirely new special abilities, such as creating a temporary shield or triggering an area-effect attack.

Naught Reawakening Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on April 9th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: IT'S NOT FOR NAUGHT
Naught Reawakening's checkpoint system is a source of frustration, but otherwise this world-turning platforming title is unique and atmospheric.
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Escape from the Pyramid Review

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By Campbell Bird on March 30th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: HIEROGLYPHIC HOPPING
Escape from the Pyramid is a fantastic platformer because of its great sense of style, speed, control, and challenge.
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Flop Rocket Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 16th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A SILLY BLAST
This arcade game feels like a silly mash up of Lunar Lander and Jetpack Joyride, which is mostly a good thing.
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Page Turner Narborion Saga is Back with Book II: The God of Orcs Coming Out in March

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 19th, 2015
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Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CHOOSE YOUR PATH :: Read Review »

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.

Tempo Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lee Hamlet on February 18th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ALONG FOR THE RIDE
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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Have a First Look at Slashing Demons, by Studio Batkin

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 18th, 2015

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

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By Jennifer Allen on February 12th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SAMEY BUT FUN
Soul Seeker looks charming but it's a concept we've seen many times before.
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Exiles Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lee Hamlet on February 9th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: TOO MUCH EMPTY SPACE
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

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By Campbell Bird on February 4th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar ::
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

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lee Hamlet on February 4th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: MAKE IT A COUPLE
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

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By Jordan Minor on February 3rd, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: WAKKA WAKKA
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 Jessica Fisher on February 2nd, 2015
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Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: VAIN EVENT :: Read Review »

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.

Particle Mace Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 2nd, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SPACE MACE
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

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By Campbell Bird on January 27th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FEED THE WORM
Feed this funny looking worm and dodge bombs in this charming, free-to-play arcade game.
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