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Phantom Rift Review

Phantom Rift Review

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Despite a snag here and there, Phantom Rift is a well-crafted and imaginative adventure RPG.

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Hello, Wanderers:
Want to see what we thought about exploring the dimension between life and death? Check out our Phantom Rift review!

Phantom Rift from Foursaken Media is a deep adventure/role-playing game that centers around intense battles with enemy monsters. It plays a good deal like Capcom’s Mega Man Battle Network, which thrived on the Game Boy Advance, and veterans of that series should be able to sink right into Foursaken’s title.

But that doesn’t mean surviving the Rift is easy. Here are some tips that will help keep you alive in this strange, dark world.

Starting Out

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  • The questions at the beginning of the game seem to influence the magic spells you receive – When you begin playing Phantom Rift, you’re asked a brief series of questions about who you are. Do you like fighting with friends, or alone? Do you prefer fighting close-up, or from afar? The way in which you answer these questions seems to impact which spells you start the game with. For instance, if you say you prefer fighting up close, you should start off with an assortment of sword spells.
  • Stuck? Talk to Wispin – Wispin is your guide in the Rift. If you’re unsure of what to do next, tap on him to chat. He can help light the way. [Editor's Note: *rimshot*]
  • Use energy sparingly - Early in Phantom Rift, you receive a ring that restores health at the cost of 30 energy. This is a valuable tool, and can mean the difference between life and death. That said, energy is very valuable as it’s also used to buy spells, weapons, and armor. Instead of healing yourself with energy-consuming items, try restoring your health in-battle using spells.


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Heavy Metal Thunder Review

Heavy Metal Thunder Review

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It'll tax you given its difficulty level, but Heavy Metal Thunder is an intriguing adventure gamebook.

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Ninja Smasher! Review

Ninja Smasher! Review

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This one-touch action platformer makes being a ninja explorer feel effortless and satisfying.

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The Journey Down: Chapter Two Review

The Journey Down: Chapter Two Review

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It's a little dark, in every sense of the word, but The Journey Down: Chapter Two is a solidly entertaining adventure game.

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Doggins is Set to Arrive for the iPhone This Thursday

Posted by on August 25th, 2014
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Doggins, the adventure game from husband and wife team Brain&Brain that stars a terrier and a villainous monocled squirrel, was previously only available for iPad users.

That’ll change this Thursday however, with the app set to let iPhone users play when it becomes Universal. Alongside letting those with smaller devices play, the app will also get some minor fixes, a new icon, and a slightly refined final puzzle.

Doggins will become universal this Thursday, but is already available on the App Store for the iPad for $3.99.

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via: Our Review

The Journey Down: Chapter Two is Out Now, and Chapter One is Currently Free

Posted by on August 25th, 2014
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The second chapter of SkyGoblin‘s The Journey Down series has today arrived on the App Store. The Journey Down: Chapter Two continues the story of Bwana and co in St. Armando as they continue to look for his lost father. Along the way, whilst running from pirates and the law in the Underland, they’ll discover a dark conspiracy which shrouds the fate of Bwana’s father.

To celebrate the release of Chapter Two, The Journey Down: Chapter One is also available this week for the grand price of nothing, giving players a chance to play the first chapter before they play the second installment in the story.

The Journey Down: Chapter Two is available on the App Store now for $4.99, whilst Chapter One is currently free and will be for the rest of this week.

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via: Our Review of Chapter One
Light Apprentice Review

Light Apprentice Review

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This adventure game combines comic book storytelling and RPG combat to make a light, shallow, and short experience.

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Diver Dogs Review

Diver Dogs Review

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Diver Dogs is the cutest undersea animal rescue game on the App Store, by far.

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Melissa K. and the Heart of Gold HD Review

Melissa K. and the Heart of Gold HD Review

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A casual adventuring, hidden object game with style, Melissa K. and the Heart of Gold is sure to satisfy fans of the genre.

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Dragon Quest IV Chapters of the Chosen Review

Dragon Quest IV Chapters of the Chosen Review

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This classic JRPG has gotten a pretty wonderful treatment for mobile play.

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Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery: Episode 2 Review

Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery: Episode 2 Review

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The next installment in the series, Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery: Episode 2 is fun but it's all too short, and ends before you get a chance to sink your teeth into it.

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Super Heavy Sword Review

Super Heavy Sword Review

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Super Heavy Sword is adorable. However, its frustrating controls and level layout is bound to inspire not-so-adorable tantrums.

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Mister Beam Review

Mister Beam Review

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Mister Beam's puzzles are great. But its platforming? Not so much.

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Dream Revenant Review

Dream Revenant Review

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Dream Revenant takes players on a journey through a man's subconscious. And though it's full of bugs, it is still a crazy, wondrous ride while it lasts.

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Dawn of the Immortals Review

Dawn of the Immortals Review

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Dawn of the Immortals might not re-invent the wheel, but it does tweak it a little bit when it comes to MMO gaming.

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Phantom Rift by Foursaken Media, is an adventure/RPG where players control a powerful wizard who has become lost in the Phantom Rift: a dark place full of man-eating monsters. Wizards will be tasked with side quests as they explore the world and meet NPCs.

A player’s wizard is fully customizable with a full array of equipment. The five levels of rarity with passive abilities and different stats mean plenty of different combinations for collectors.

The innovation of Phantom Rift is its battle system. Similar to a card-based battle, players have a spell pouch that can hold up to 30 of the 120 unique spells that can be found in the game. Players can equip their wizard with different spells to form different strategies, focusing on things like elemental magic or summoning.

The game also has multiplayer integration. Wizards can fight in PvP battles and win spells from their enemies’ pouch as trophies.

Foursaken Media is shooting for a September release for Phantom Rift.

Traps n’ Gemstones Review

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Fight mummies, dig tunnels, and ride a runaway minecart to discover ancient secrets in this throwback exploration game.

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The Phantom PI Mission Apparition Review

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The Phantom PI is an exceedingly clever and well-crafted adventure game.

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Set for release later this summer is Melissa K and the Heart of Gold, a casual adventure game that’s hoping to be a cut above the rest. I was lucky enough to check out a preview build of it to see just what we should expect.

melissa4The team behind Melissa K and the Heart of Gold initially worked on mystery game, LA Noire, being responsible for the real-time animation system within it – and it shows. Melissa K and the Heart of Gold is immediately more attractive than many other adventure games of this type. It’s the little things that shine through, such as how a small twitch of the iPad in any direction causes the game’s screen to move a little, adding a nice sense of fluidity to things.

Such pleasantries continue, ensuring that Melissa K and the Heart of Gold feels a more interactive experience than the usual titles in the genre. Objects can be manipulated by twisting them around, treating them like real 3D objects, and it works well.

melissa7Of course, the real meat for such games comes from its puzzles. Melissa K and the Heart of Gold offers plenty of hidden object scenes, but also a number of puzzles. In my short time with it I wasn’t overly challenged, but I was interested. The puzzles are clearly laid out and interesting enough. They’re reasonably different too, such as one requiring you to move a flower from one side of the screen to the other, without knocking the other items down. Figuring out how to unclasp a gem from a dragon statue was also a highlight, requiring more tactile controls than most.

Melissa K and the Heart of Gold should be out later this summer. It’s shaping up to be something that casual adventure gaming fans like myself should be anticipating. We’ll have more on it when it’s released.


Secret Files Tunguska Review

Secret Files Tunguska Review

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Offering traditional adventuring with no fear of in-app purchases, Secret Files Tunguska is sure to entertain fans of the genre.

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Solve the Secret of Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse. Chapter 2 Has Been Released!

Posted by on July 17th, 2014
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Revolution’s Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse: Episode Two has been released today. The chapter is the conclusion of the point and click adventure story. Broken Sword 5: the Serpent´s Curse is a puzzle game involving a stolen painting and a murderous conspiracy.

Besides Chapter 2, the new update also includes German, Spanish and Italian translation improvements, Shredder Letter bug fix, and other general bug fixes.

Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent’s Curse: Episode Two is an in-app purchase for the price of $5.99

via: Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse – Episode 1 Review
Cally’s Caves 2 Review

Cally’s Caves 2 Review

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Cally's Caves 2 is a very decent mobile action game, though the lack of recovery time after getting hit makes it unnecessarily difficult in spots.

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Blackwell 3: Convergence Review

Blackwell 3: Convergence Review

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Not quite as strong as the original installment, Blackwell 3: Convergence is never less than thoroughly likeable and entertaining.

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Blackwell 2: Unbound Review

Blackwell 2: Unbound Review

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Not quite as great as its predecessor, Blackwell 2: Unbound is still a likeable part of the mystery series.

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Blackwell 1: Legacy Review

Blackwell 1: Legacy Review

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Seeming like a blast from the past but actually much more contemporary than that, Blackwell 1: Legacy is a fine start to a promising series of adventure games.

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Tomato World Review

Tomato World Review

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It may appear simple and slapdash, but Tomato World is a ton of fun for free.

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Star Traders 4X Empires Elite

Star Traders 4X Empires Elite

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This 4X strategy game has surprisingly deep systems, but it all feels as cold and lifeless as its deep space setting.

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Master of Craft Review

Master of Craft Review

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Master of Craft's blend of town-building and adventuring should keep aspiring weapon-shop owners happy for hours.

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Dream Catchers: The Beginning HD Review

Dream Catchers: The Beginning HD Review

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Some insensitive controls aside, and Dream Catchers: The Beginning is a fun enough Hidden Object games for fans of the genre.

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