Posts Tagged Hack n Slash

Iron Knights Review

Iron Knights Review

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Messy but offering some entertaining dungeon crawling, Iron Knights is inconsistent.

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Hercules: The Official Game Review

Hercules: The Official Game Review

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Remaining pretty shallow, Hercules: The Official Game is a hack n slasher lacking some much needed personality.

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Hack, Slash, Loot Review

Hack, Slash, Loot Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Pursue plenty of randomly created dungeons in this streamlined and simple rogue-like.

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Perfect World Entertainment has announced their new MMORPG coming to iOS, Dawn of the Immortals, releasing this summer in North America and Europe. Players will fight through dungeons, teaming up with fellow players to take down their opponents in both PvP and PvE (player vs. environment) arenas. There will be guilds, parties, group chat, and more social features, including cross-platform play with the Android version.

Dawn of the Immortals is planned for this summer, and players who pre-register can get a free mystic pet summoning card when the game releases.


Excalibur: Knights of the King Review

Excalibur: Knights of the King Review

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Don't expect anything too impressive here, but Excalibur is still an enjoyable, if not altogether memorable, side-scrolling MMO.

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Ben 10: Wrath of Psychobos Review

Ben 10: Wrath of Psychobos Review

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Ben 10: Wrath of Psychobos has good ideas in play but falters in its execution.

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Trouserheart Review

Trouserheart Review

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Simple yet fun, Trouserheart is a charming hack n slasher that's ideal for when one wants to play something a little more casual.

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Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Review

Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Review

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Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar is a fun online hack 'n slash that unfortunately lets its monetization play too big of a role in the game.

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Recently announced, Trouserheart looks like quite the quirky, DeathSpank-style fantasy action game. Notably, it’s a game that is being published by established Finnish games studio, 10tons and developed by similarly established and Finnish firm, Dicework Games. With our curiosity piqued, I was able to talk to 10tons’s Jaakko Maaniemi about how the union came to be, and just what players should expect when the game is released next month.

148apps: Why is it called Trouserheart?
Jaakko Maaniemi (JM): It’s awesome you ask about the name, as we put some serious effort into coming up with it. We wanted to achieve all kinds of things with the name, and we’re very happy with Trouserheart. We wanted the name to be short, preferably one word – Trouserheart is ok in that regard.
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We obviously wanted the name to be catchy, memorable and distinct, as there are hundreds of games released every day. As the name was your first question, I believe we succeeded here as well. The name also had to communicate the lighthearted, humorous tone of of the game. Check! Trouserheart is also the name of the game’s hero, King Trouserheart.

Finally, we wanted to [be] associated [with] the fantasy genre. The something-heart is a pretty well known fantasy convention, all the way from King Lionheart and Braveheart to hit games like Battleheart and Kingdom Hearts. Trousers also feature in the game’s storyline, but we’ll talk about that in detail later.

148apps: Will Trouserheart be a story-led game?
JM: Trouserheart is not very story driven, apart from the clear setup and rewarding conclusion. The reason is that Trouserheart’s gameplay is very short form. In other words, a single session of Trouserheart is just a couple of intensive minutes. There’s not a whole lot of time, nor point, in cramming a lot of storytelling in there. And we’re concentrating 100% on making the gameplay as great as possible.

148apps: What inspiration led to the game?
JM: We wanted to make a game that’s simple, easy to pick up and fun to play. It takes literally about five seconds from the start of each session to be in a fight with monsters, knee deep in your next quest. Seasoned gamers can probably name titles Trouserheart reminds them of, but there’s no single source of inspiration in that regard.
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Visually, we wanted to make Trouserheart look instantly familiar, but with a recognizable quirky tone. The kind of blocky look works well with the gameplay. The bright colors and clear shapes also help the game look clear on the smaller screens of mobiles.

148apps: Are you able to discuss any of the features within the game? It looks quite hack n slash style in the screenshots, is that the case?
JM: Trouserheart is definitely hack’n slash. In fact, hacking and slashing is basically the only interaction there is in the game, although you do a few kinds of different things with the whackage. We’re especially proud of how well we’ve nailed the virtual controllers. They’re really good. We’ve always been annoyed by how many bad implementations of virtual controllers are out there, and one of the driving factors in creating Trouserheart is that we wanted to do virtual controllers right.

We should also mention that Trouserheart is as relaxed and easy-going as a good hack’n slash game can be. We hope that if Trouserheart is the first hack’n slash game someone plays, they’ll enjoy it.

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148apps: What motivated 10tons to go into publishing rather than development?
JM: 10tons has been around for ten years now, and so far we’ve published around two dozen titles we’ve developed ourselves – and we’ll definitely keep developing games in the future as well. We’ve released games on most mobile platforms and know our way around different markets so we already had a nice toolset for publishing games. Both Dicework Games and 10tons are located in Tampere, Finland, so we had a chance to see the game very early in development. We immediately liked Trouserheart’s concept, instant accessibility, and style. A bit later it we found ourselves in a position where we could help each other: Dicework needed resources to finish and launch the game to realize its full potential and 10tons was dreaming of an easy-going fun mobile game that would also work with gamepads.

Thanks to Jaakko for taking the time to answer our questions. It’s great to see indie developers working together towards a common goal. We’ll be sure to cover Trouserheart in more depth when it’s released in September.

Fallen World Review

Fallen World Review

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Fallen World is a hack 'n slash title with familiar visual influences, but control issues and its brief length ultimately hamper it.

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Zynga’s Battlestone – Mobile Hack ‘n’ Slash Arcade Action

Posted by on May 23rd, 2013
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Casual game mega-publisher Zynga has just released a new arcade hack ‘n’ slash game called Battlestone. You’ll get to swipe your way to victory, fighting off hordes of enemies in single player mode, while squaring up against others in PvP modes. Once you get into the game, you’ll collect characters, summoning and upgrading heroes to beat ever-more difficult enemies and environments. Get your swipe on today with this free-to-play game on your iPad or iPhone.

source: Zynga Blog

Slayin’ Review

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Slayin is an endless action-RPG that is exceptionally retro, and just plain exceptionally good.

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The Gods: Rebellion Review

The Gods: Rebellion Review

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The Gods: Rebellion is very similar to the God of War series, but should be fun for mobile gamers looking for a similar title.

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Knightly Adventure Review

Knightly Adventure Review

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Knightly Adventure's individual social and action-RPG components may not be all that remarkable when apart, but put together with cloud-based saving? It's a solid package.

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Cartoon Wars Blade Review

Cartoon Wars Blade Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Cartoon Wars Blade is a hack 'n slash RPG featuring lots of stick figures getting sliced up, but is it just too repetitive to be long-lasting fun?

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Cardinal Quest Review

Cardinal Quest Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Cardinal Quest is a fast-paced roguelike that is designed for quick play sessions and for those new to the genre.

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Given the popularity of MMORPGs on the PC and Mac, it’s surprising we haven’t seen similar success for iOS. It’s the ideal genre to hook players, much like social games. Set to be released, later this month, comes Armed Heroes Online, the latest title hoping to be a huge MMO hit.

Armed Heroes Online describes itself as a real-time 3D Massively Multiplayer Online Action & Role Playing Game (or MMOARPG for short) and the trailer we’ve been sent is clearly demonstrating the action side of things.

Looking a lot like a Diablo style game, Armed Heroes Online gives players the choice of four classes to play as they explore dungeons, solo or with a group, as well as compete in PvP arenas. It should prove to keep RPG fans of all types happy, given its focus on collecting tons of loot and facing up against many monsters along the way.

Have a look at the gameplay trailer below. We’ll be sure to keep you up to date on any further developments.

Glorious Quest Review

Glorious Quest Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Glorious Quest has its problems, but it's a fun little pick-up-and-play action RPG.

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CatfishBlues Games has just introduced a new hack-n-slash game for iOS called Zantetsuken. After trying to pronounce Zantetsuken out loud a few more times, let’s take a look at the game.

Unlike most hack-n-slash games, it isn’t just the monsters the player slashes, it’s the game environment as well. Literally everything is slashable! The game follows Ran the Kunoichi (give a go at pronouncing that one too) as she hacks through enemies with her legendary sword, Zantetsu (at least that’s one syllable less than the name of the game). The game is a platformer, so the goal is to get to the end of the level. Bonuses are hidden in the game’s environment. So not only is it possible to hack apart the levels, it’s encouraged!

The game has 50 levels in five different worlds.

Zantetsuken is 50% for the launch at $0.99. So anyone sick of the traditional hack-n-slashers need look no farther than Zantetsuken. Or, as the app description says, “Are you tired of always and only cutting fruit?”

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Released: 2012-04-18 :: Category: Games

DevilDark: The Fallen Kingdom Review

DevilDark: The Fallen Kingdom Review

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DevilDark: The Fallen Kingdom is an action-RPG that makes the mistake of being too monotonous.

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Warheads Medieval Tales Review

Warheads Medieval Tales Review

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Simple and cute, this is an ideal game for those who like the idea of RPG mechanics but not all the complexities they bring.

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Golden Axe 3 Review

Golden Axe 3 Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Sharpen that blade and get ready to battle the evil hordes of The Prince of Darkness, Damud Hellbringer, in this port of the classic SEGA hack and slash.

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Golden Axe II Review

Golden Axe II Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Golden Axe 2 is nostalgic fun for veterans but newcomers might not understand what all the fuss is about.

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Kingdom Conquest Review

Kingdom Conquest Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Kingdom Conquest is Sega's take on the popular freemium and farming sim genre, bringing land conquering elements as well as a real-time multiplayer dungeon crawling mode to bring far more depth than similar games on the platform.

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Hybrid 2: Saga of Nostalgia Review

Hybrid 2: Saga of Nostalgia Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Hybrid 2: Saga of Nostalgia is a fun, mindless hack n slasher. Just ignore the confusing storyline for your sanity's sake

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