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Order & Chaos 2: Redemption Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on September 17th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ORDERLY CHAOS
Gorgeous and appealing, Order & Chaos 2: Redemption is an excellent MMO.
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Order & Chaos 2: Redemption - Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Beginners

Posted by Jennifer Allen on September 17th, 2015

[Want to know how Order & Chaos 2: Redemption stacks up? Check out our review.]

So, you’ve just downloaded Order & Chaos 2: Redemption and you don’t know what to do next. That’s fair - the game is huge after all. To help you out, we’ve conjured up some helpful tips and tricks to ease your transition into the massive world.

March of Empires Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 18th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NO IMMUNITY
Diplomatic negotiations is where empire building sim March of Empires is at its strongest.
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March of Empires - Tips, Tricks, and Strategies to Become a Great Leader

Posted by Jennifer Allen on August 18th, 2015

[Want to know if wrangling all these empires is worth it? Have a look at our March of Empires review.]

So, you’ve just downloaded March of Empires and you’ve got no clue what to do next. Don’t worry, we’re on hand with some useful tips and tricks on how to be the kind of leader that even Genghis Khan would be scared of.

600 Years Later, Gameloft Announces Order & Chaos 2: Redemption

Posted by Rob Rich on August 7th, 2015

Things didn't go so well in the world of Order & Chaos. Apparently the heroes in the first MMO were duped into destroying the world (you know who you are), but now they - well, technically their ancestors - have a chance to set things right in Order & Chaos 2: Redemption.

Siegefall - Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Being a Tough Leader

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 1st, 2015

[Undecided about playing Siegefall in the first place? Have a look at our review.]

So, you fancy establishing a base and ruling the world again. Siegefall is a convenient place to do that, but how about some great tips and tricks on how best to go about it? Here are a few ideas on how to get ahead as a beginner to this medieval world.

The basics

  • Resources are, of course, everything - As you level-up your keep, you’re restricted in how many farms and sawmills you can have. Make sure you always hit that cap as soon as possible. This should always be your priority. Upgrade them wherever possible, too.
  • Keep your storage buildings high in number and fully upgraded, too - It’s all part of an eco system that really helps in keeping you strong.
  • Don’t bother rushing many buildings early on - Be patient and save those gems for bigger projects. You don’t want to feel lured into making in-app purchases for no reason, do you?
  • Plan your base carefully - Learn from enemy base layouts and see how things work out for them. A lot of effective designs are almost puzzle like in nature and you can set things up so that troops are pushed into bottleneck scenarios, if you plan carefully.
  • One useful tactic is to bait your enemy with less useful buildings near your defensive walls. Surround them with towers and you can chip away at the invading enemy quite well.
  • Upgrade your barracks and troop types frequently to ensure that they can still handle combat effectively.

Battling it out

  • Focus on the single player campaign until things get too tough - You can acquire plenty of resources to strengthen your base, making it the perfect time to switch to multiplayer and take out some of the opposition.
  • Single player has the added advantage of unlocking new heroes, which is great news for you! It’s more fun that way, too.
  • Don’t forget the challenges either, with these unlocking useful new treasures and other bonuses.
  • It’s tempting to use all your cards quickly but don’t do it - Save them for when you really need them, especially the particularly strong cards such as the area effect attacks. If nothing else, those cards aren’t cheap and you don’t want to waste money for nothing.
  • Don’t forget to upgrade your Card Keeper so you can enjoy extra slots and some extra flexibility.
  • Try to keep a heal card at the ready at all times - They can make all the difference in battle, even more so than offensive cards.
  • Remember to scout ahead when facing a new enemy - You can plan accordingly that way and know what troops will work best in which scenario.
  • Keep an eye on your hero in battle - They’re tough but not invincible. You want to keep them alive at all times. Partly because they cost money to re-hire but also because they’re the troop type that you can directly interact with. Use them to focus on defensive structures, in order to make the invasion smoother for other troops.

Siegefall Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on June 30th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: STEADY CONQUEST
Siegefall is a medieval-themed game that's a lot like Clash of Clans.
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Tokyo Drift - No, Not the Movie - Comes to Cars: Fast as Lightning

Posted by Rob Rich on June 25th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SMOOTH RIDE :: Read Review »

Cars: Fast as Lightning is taking a trip to Tokyo with its latest update. Specifically the neon-covered, street racing side of Tokyo.

Ice Age Avalanche Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on June 1st, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: BEEN THERE
Ice Age Avalanche is a typical match-3 game. That can be good or bad, depending on your perspective.
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Ice Age Avalanche Crashes onto the App Store Later This Month

Posted by Jessica Fisher on May 19th, 2015

Gameloft is bringing us a chilly newpuzzle adventure, Ice Age Avalanche, to ward off those rising temperatures of the oncoming summer.

Say Hi to Jerry, Despicable Me: Minion Rush's Newest Minion

Posted by Jessica Fisher on May 7th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: MOVIE MAGIC :: Read Review »

Despicable Me: Minion Rush is enjoying the warm spring weather with a new update in which you'll get Jerry, a new minion who loves a good prank.

Asphalt 8: Airborne Adds Apple Watch Support Because Why Not, I Guess?

Posted by Rob Rich on April 22nd, 2015
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: HIGH FLYING ENTERTAINMENT :: Read Review »

With the Apple Watch set to become available (kind of) very, very soon, it's no surprise to see more and more apps and games updating to support the new device. Some of them seem a bit odd, though. Like Asphalt 8? Really?

Gameloft Announces Battle Odyssey, a New Puzzle RPG, Out Next Week

Posted by Jessica Fisher on April 17th, 2015

Battle Odyssey, Gameloft'snewest puzzle RPG, is coming to the App Store next week. Set in the world of Pondera, you will need to control the power of the elements to defend the world from evil. You'll be able to entlist over 500 allies to aid you in your quest to save the world, and each one comes with their own elemental affinities and powers. It plays similarly to a match-3, where you connect like-colored Orbs to battle. You can play the story or challenge your friends in PvP, and eventually Gameloft plans to add limited-time events and special events that can earn your rare allies.

Battle Odyssey will launch next Thursday, April 23.

The Monocular Minion is Here! Despicable Me: Minion Rush Gets the Carl Update

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 26th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: MOVIE MAGIC :: Read Review »

Despicable Me: Minion Rush, by Gameloft, is introducing a new runner to the mix in their latest update. Now you can play as Carl, the prankster minion. Carl has a few new abilities to play with, includingrunning at a higher speed from the start. Gameloft has also added Eduardo's House as a new area. You'll be able to race through the infamousEl Macho's home and find secret areas.

Carl is also all ready for April Fool's Day. You'll need to collect Chili Peppers, Piñatas, and Fireworks to play pranks on the Minions, get awards, unlock funny gags, and progress the story!

You can download Despicable Me: Minion Rush for free on the App Store.

Age of Sparta - Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for the Budding Warrior

Posted by Jennifer Allen on March 10th, 2015

Hail, brave warriors:
Are you still trying to decide if this is the kind of game for you? Check out our Age of Sparta review!

Just downloaded Age of Sparta and not sure what the best path to success and glory is? Don’t worry, we’ve got some handy tips and tricks on how to get there - and you can have fun while you’re doing it!

The Basics

  • Follow the Quests - It’s such a simple thing but they really do make a difference. Besides teaching you the basics, they’re a great way of gaining money and experience quickly. And you want to level up as fast as possible, especially early on.

  • Maximize your layout - The game likes to encourage you to place things quite randomly, but an organized layout helps a lot. You can save space, thereby saving you from buying extra land plots, plus a close knit layout works well with boosters.

  • Boosters, you say? - Yup, they’re incredibly useful. They’re decorative pieces but you can use them to increase the efficiency of nearby buildings. Their effects can stack, plus you can use one to cover many different buildings, providing you place things carefully.

  • Build plenty of income-gaining buildings - These include things such as wheat farms, vineyards, and other production based buildings. You can use the revenue you gain this way to train soldiers, as well as build more structures for ultimate profit.

  • Faith buildings are handy, too - They generate energy that you can then use in battle. Don’t forget those boosters, either!

  • Work towards level 10 as quickly as possible - You can join an alliance then, and backup is always handy!

  • As with many games of this type, you have a protective shield stopping PvP attacks early on. Take advantage of it by building up your city and resources while no one else can pick on you just yet.