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Here's the First Teaser Video for World of Dungeons, a New RPG by HeroCraft

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 12th, 2015

HeroCraft is developiong a new roguelike RPG called World of Dungeons - where you'll explore a dark fantasy world by sending your heroes into dungeons to find treasure and fight fierce foes. World of Dungeons uses turn-based tactical squad battles and players can choose between three different single-player modes: Exploration, Boss Rush, and Arena.

Your heroes will not go unprepared, though. You'll be able to collect hundreds of weapons and skills. There are also a bunch of classes to choose from including Warrior, Paladin, Colossus, and Soldier. By mixing your class, gear, and skills you can create complex combinations to base your tactics off of.

World of Dungeons looks like it will be a fun challenge. It is scheduled to be released towards the summer of 2015.

Faraway Kingdom - Dragon Raiders Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 15th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: TINY TOWER MEETS LOOT
Build a kingdom and go questing in this fantasy-themed questing game that borrows from successful titles like Tiny Tower.
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It Came From Canada: Might & Mayhem

Posted by Jordan Minor on September 8th, 2014

Of all the “hardcore” game genres that have had recent new life as more casual mobile games, RPGs might be one of the most surprising. With their focus on numbers, organization, and slow, patient play, you wouldn’t expect them to fit in with quick, flashy distractions. However, the upcoming Might & Mayhem offers a pretty clear explanation for this phenomenon. While it has many trappings of a dense role-playing adventure, playing it is a much more straightforward, and arguably stripped-down affair. We find out if it still has enough of the goods in this edition of It Came From Canada!

In Might & Mayhem players build a three-person team of fantasy warriors - from dashing but weak sword fighters to mysterious and buff spell casters - and fight a series of turn-based battles. There’s no real overworld to explore, not much grinding, and little emphasis on loot. Rather, players just take on battle after battle in kingdoms full of enemy robots and goblins before reaching a boss. Fortunately, the combat has some depth to justify its prominence. As each match goes on, players accrue more action points. With more action points, they can launch stronger attacks or multiple attacks at once. However, skills still have limits, so balance and strategy is crucial. Go for the strongest foe or take out the weak healer first? Smart tactics become especially necessary in online battles.

There is some customization to be had outside of battle, though. Players can upgrade their castle home base along with their fighters. While manually reviving fallen units costs precious diamonds, other upgrades are refreshingly freemium-free. Before quests, players can equip special single-use abilities like massive lightning strikes or health waves that can really turn the tide of battle. And more bonuses of all kinds unlock as players progress.

Since Might & Mayhem focuses mostly on its battles, it puts a lot of effort into their visual presentation. Everything is brought to life in colorful 3D environments with great, dynamic animations. Players can even rotate the camera whenever they choose to get a different view of the action. However, even if it is well made, the artwork itself is still fairly generic. Plus battles will glitch out and freeze a little too often, requiring a soft reset.

Might & Mayhem demonstrates how RPGs adapt themselves to mobile by becoming super straightforward. Players can decide from themselves whether or not that’s cool with them when it launches worldwide soon.

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Blood Bowl Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Rob Thomas on August 8th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: BLOODY MESSY
Blood Bowl fans, rejoice! Your favorite fantasy bloodsport is now portable, thanks to iPad. But a huge caveat emptor is in effect for the uninitiated.
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Epic Arena Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 5th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ARENA STRATEGY
Duke it out on a fantasy battlefield in this multi-platform, multi-player, turn-based strategy game.
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Defenders of Suntoria Review

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By Jordan Minor on July 29th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PRAISE THE SUN
Defenders of Suntoria is a solid tower defense game, but it leans a little too much on freemium upgrades.
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Farentia Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Nadia Oxford on June 23rd, 2014
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: FLUBBED FANTASY
Farentia has some interesting ideas sprinkled here and there, but it's not nearly enough to save an otherwise messy strategy game.
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Talisman Review

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By Rob Thomas on May 13th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: A CLASSIC CLASH
While it may be a little long in the tooth, Talisman is still a classic board game with checking out. And for only about a tenth of the price!
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Wind-Up Knight 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Carter Dotson on April 10th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SHINING ARMOR
Wind-Up Knight 2 is an auto-running platformer with immaculate game design.
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Quest of Dungeons Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By John Burnor on March 25th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SARCASTICALLY DIFFICULT
Quest of Dungeons is a very challenging, procedurally generated RPG that knows exactly how tough it is and revels in it.
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UHR-Warlords Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Jordan Minor on February 24th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: WORLD OF UHRKRAFT
The only thing wrong with UHR-Warlords' sublime strategic battles is that there aren't more of them.
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Kapu Blocks Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Amy Solomon on February 6th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: RELAXING CONSTRUCTION APP
KAPU Blocks is a construction app for toddlers with an elegant sense of style parents will adore.
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The Rivers of Alice Review

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By Lucy Ingram on December 4th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BEAUTIFUL AND DREAMLIKE
Alluring and mesmerizing, The Rivers of Alice is the perfect game for adventure gamers.
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Joe Dever's Lone Wolf Review

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By Lucy Ingram on November 18th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BEAUTY KNOWS NO BOUNDS
Joe Dever's Lone Wolf is a beautiful gamebook experience, but is let down by repetitive combat and a spiritless story.
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Love and Dragons HD Review

By Lucy Ingram on October 28th, 2013
A hidden object game of fantasy, mystery, and magic, Love and Dragons is a visual marvel but may only be of interest to fans of the genre.
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