Posts Tagged adventure game

The Silent Age Episode 1 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Life for this Average Joe is about to get a whole lot less average.

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Cognition: Episode 1 Review

Cognition: Episode 1 Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
A dark and intriguing detective story awaits, behind some awkward controls and graphical glitches.

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Arlo’s Adventure Review

Arlo’s Adventure Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Does this diminutive sorcerer have the chops to stand with other heroes from the golden age of adventure games?

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Castle Dracula Review

Castle Dracula Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This moody point-and-click adventure has potential, but it still needs a lot of refinement.

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Ku: Shroud of the Morrigan Review

Ku: Shroud of the Morrigan Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Even without all the hand-drawn visuals Ku: Shroud of the Morrigan is still a noteworthy adventure game.

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Corrypt Review

Corrypt Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Corrypt seems like a box-pushing puzzle game with a slight twist at first but it soon becomes almost as twisted as the alien landscape it's set on.

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Kairo Review

Kairo Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Explore vast ruins, solve twisted puzzles, and hopefully piece together the great mystery of "Why?" in this surreal puzzle adventure.

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The Journey Down: Episode One Review

The Journey Down: Episode One Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This point-and-click adventure isn't quite ready to stand with the big names just yet, but it's got the potential.

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Playmobil Pirates Revew

Playmobil Pirates Revew

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Looks like LEGO isn't the only kids toy that can make the transition to video game form.

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Galactic Phantasy Prelude Review

Galactic Phantasy Prelude Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This follow up to a relatively decent space adventure does a lot of things right but it flubs a number of the basics, too.

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Frog on Ice Review

Frog on Ice Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Adjusting to Frog on Ice's somewhat unorthodox control scheme (and rather unfriendly progress saving) takes some effort, but it still manages to entertain.

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21 Days Review

21 Days Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Fantastic illustrations and a reasonably interesting story aren't quite enough to make up for the rest of this line-drawing prison escape's shortcomings.

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Asura Cross Review

Asura Cross Review

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Asura Cross isn't the most polished game out there, and the bizarre cross-over of adventure and fighting game might not interest everyone, but it can be quite fantastic if given the chance.

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Arranger Review

Arranger Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Get ready to embark on what is perhaps the most bizarre musical adventure ever! Just be ready for a few stumbling blocks along the way.

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Draw a Stickman: Epic Review

Draw a Stickman: Epic Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
It's about as taxing as *actually* drawing stick figures in a coloring book, but Draw a Stickman: Epic is full of enough charm and playful interactions to warrant some doodling.

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Space Disorder Review

Space Disorder Review

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Things get a little dodgy when taking to the skies, but overall Space Disorder is an entertaining little collect-a-thon.

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Drawn: Trail of Shadows Review

Drawn: Trail of Shadows Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
With a memorable art style and unique way of tackling puzzles, Drawn: Trail of Shadows is a quite special casual adventure game.

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Zenforms: Protectors Review

Zenforms: Protectors Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
This monster-training RPG has some very clever ideas but it's far from complete and could use more than a few adjustments.

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Galaxy on Fire 2 – Supernova Review

Galaxy on Fire 2 – Supernova Review

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Supernova may very well be Keith T. Maxwell's most dangerous adventure to date, but it might also be his most frustrating.

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The Hunger Games Adventures Review

The Hunger Games Adventures Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Based on the popular adventure game on Facebook, The Hunger Games Adventures has everything loyal fans of the book and movie desire, as long as they have the patience to play it.

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Forever Lost: Episode 1 Review

Forever Lost: Episode 1 Review

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Forever Lost: Episode 1 is an original and rather spooky adventure game, set in a mental asylum. Unsettling is certainly the word for it.

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Tavern Quest Review

Tavern Quest Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This is one splendid looking, clever mash-up of RPG adventuring and restaurant management with a fairly major problem.

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The Backstory
Sentenced to an eternity in suspended animation for a heinous crime he may or may not have committed, the man known as “Dangerous” is woken up a century later and unceremoniously tossed back into the fray. Actions performed and choices made will help determine the war criminal’s ultimate fate. Where he goes and who he becomes is largely up to the player, but savior or super-villain, there’s bound to be lots and lots of shooting and exploration.

The Gameplay
Dangerous features a massive universe to explore with plenty of star systems – each with their own denizens, commodities, resident dangers, and missions spanning through each of them. Navigation and combat can be handled via manual tilt/virtual stick controls, but things are at their best when using the contextual button commands. Orders can be issued with a tap or two, and most variables (i.e. distance to target) can be adjusted using a simple slider. Experience can be used to purchase and upgrade a variety of useful skills, and any spoils can be re-appropriated or sold in order to purchase better ships, gear, or modifications.

How does it Compare?
While Dangerous may have its roots firmly planted in the space adventure sims of old, the rest of it is very much reaching for the now. The steady pacing, wealth of customizations by way of skills and equipment, huge environment to explore, and especially the almost hands-free approach to performing actions are very reminiscent of the “cult hit” MMO juggernaut EVE Online. In fact, the only things missing – aside from the super-pretty textures – are the other human players and the wacky economy. For all intents and purposes, Dangerous is indeed a single-player EVE Online, and personally I’m inclined to believe that’s a very good thing.

Dangerous did go through some growing pains. The interface, while still not all that pretty, was a horrific mess after the initial release and most of the menus were nearly impossible to read on an iPhone due to size and formatting issues. However, all of the major gripes that have had a noticeable effect on the gameplay have since been addressed. Now Dangerous is every bit the giant space sim it was meant to be, and every bit a Console-Quality iOS Game.

*NOTE: “Console-quality” refers to the quality of the experience, not just the graphics. This is about the depth of gameplay, content, and in some cases how accurately it portrays the ideals of its console counterpart.*

$4.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-12-21 :: Category: Games

The Naked Gun: ICUP Review

The Naked Gun: ICUP Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The Naked Gun is back! In adventure game form?

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Avenger Review

Avenger Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
It's more than a little rough around the edges, and a little in the middle, but Avenger is still a surprisingly cool action game.

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LostWinds2: Winter of the Melodias Review

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LostWinds2: Winter of the Melodias takes all the wind play from the original and ups the ante. A lot.

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At first glance it’s easy to think that the various Choice of Games on the App Store are just touch-centric choose-your-own-adventure stories. In a way they kind of are, but there’s just enough going on in the background (i.e. character-building choices) to make each playthrough feel special. Now the developer has spread their choice-driven expertise to zombies.

Don’t be fooled by the walls of text, Choice of Zombies is a full-fledged adventure game. Players have a surprising amount of freedom in deciding what to do with their game, be it trying to band together with other survivors for safety or simply going out and slaughtering the undead horde. Various player stats are tracked throughout a session, and it’s completely impossible to experience everything in one (or even several) playthrough. If past games are any indication, this is going to be a fun (albeit bloody) romp through Zombie Town.

Choice of Zombies is available on the App Store right now for $2.99. It might seem a little daunting at first, but remember that with many iOS titles we get what we pay for.

$2.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-04-13 :: Category: Games

Prince of Persia Classic Review

Prince of Persia Classic Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
And here it is, the more contemporary Prince of Persia scaled back to the original Prince of Persia. Confused? Don't be. It's the same classic that we all know and love, just with a bit of a face-lift.

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Gamebook Adventures 8: Infinite Universe Review

Gamebook Adventures 8: Infinite Universe Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Tin Man Games does things a bit differently with their latest Gamebook Adventure.

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Lume Review

Lume Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
A gorgeous to look at, cute and charming adventure game, yet far too short.

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