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Demons’ Score Review

Demons’ Score Review

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Starting out so well, Demons' Score quickly becomes an expensive exercise in how not to price things on the App Store.

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Drakerider Review

Drakerider Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Drakerider offers an interesting pricing structure but a fairly safe JRPG.

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The World Ends With You: Solo Remix Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Controversially priced, The World Ends With You: Solo Remix deserves to be remembered for being one of the best JRPGs out there rather than its high price point.

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Today, Square Enix announced the release date for it’s upcoming iOS and Android game, Final Fantasy Dimensions.

We’ve heard your cries for more information on FINAL FANTASY DIMENSIONS and we’re here to deliver. We’re pleased to announce that FINAL FANTASY DIMENSIONS will get a simultaneous worldwide release of 31st August 2012 on iOS and Android. To top it off we’ve got 9 brand new screenshots for you to enjoy.

Interestingly, the game will be released in episodes.

FINAL FANTASY DIMENSIONS is delivered as episodic content. The prologue will be free for everyone to enjoy. You can purchase the first chapter for $2.99 / £1.99 / €2.39, chapters 2-4 for $9.99 / £6.99 / €7.99 each, or the entire collection of chapters for $28.99 / £19.99 / €22.99.

$30 for an iPhone game, even a Final Fantasy one, seems a bit much. Square Enix knows, however, that we’ll gladly pay $30 if we can spend it in $3 to $7 chunks. What do you think? Will you splurge on the whole thing, grab the $10 pack, or just take it one episode at a time?

via: Game Informer source: Square Enix
KooZac Review

KooZac Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
KooZac is an intelligent combination of Tetris and number puzzling, ideal for adults and kids alike.

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KooZac from Square Enix Released; Math Problems in Tetris Form

Posted by on August 22nd, 2012
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SquareEnix (or Squenix for brevity) has released another in a long line of games announced at E3 this year. Koozac is a sort of Tetris-like math game. Worth a shot if you are looking for a new casual time waster. We’ll have a full review up in a few days.

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SolaRola Review

SolaRola Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
SolaRola is a puzzle platformer reminiscent of 90s B-type classics.

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Released a little over a month ago, sequel to popular Square Enix game Chaos Rings, Chaos Rings II, has received its first major update. Most important of the added features include a higher level cap for both the player and dungeons.

The update, called “My Fang is All About the Magnum!,” increased the dungeon level cap from 100 to 200. So now players will have much more difficult dungeons to work through. To aid those players in defeating those tougher dungeons, the player level cap has been increased to 150. In addition to the increased level caps, the game has also released a hidden boss and unlocked a new P.U.B. side quest for players to tackle.

Another update, schedule for next month, is supposed to further increase the level cap for players, add more special quests, and release more hidden bosses. That update is titled “Give Earthly Desires the Boot!”

Chaos Rings II is a turn-based strategy RPG similar to other classic RPG titles from Square Enix like the prolific and popular Final Fantasy series.

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iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-03-15 :: Category: Games

$16.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2012-03-15 :: Category: Games

The award-winning KooZac game, which has racked up 15 million plays online and picked up a Channel 4 “Best International Interactive Viral” award, is coming to iOS and Android according to a recent statement from Square Enix. A cross between Tetris and Sudoku, KooZac is a puzzle game that has players position falling blocks on top of each other to hit the target number and complete the set amount of combinations to finish each level.

The mobile version will include new ways to play, including Puzzle, which brings the player through 60 levels of destroying silver blocks and cleaning the board by completing the targets, Endless for no level and no stage parameters and the ability to compete against the world as well as Blitz for completing targets and using boosts to achieve even higher scores within one minute. The game’s creator Ben Cusack was hired by Square Enix to head up its expanding mobile division.

RayForce Review

RayForce Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
RayForce is a true port, in the best and worse sense, but is the quasi-classic SHMUP worth the asking price?

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Chrono Trigger Review

Chrono Trigger Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
One of the most beloved RPGs of all time (no pun intended) has popped-up on the App Store. Have the years been kind to this 16-bit legend?

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Square Enix sure knows how to keep iOS device owning RPG fans happy. Whether it’s by releasing new games like Chaos Rings or resurrecting old classics like Final Fantasy 1, 2 and 3, JRPG fans are guaranteed a good time.

Why am I explaining all this? Because Square Enix has just announced that one of the greatest RPGs of all time, Chrono Trigger, is heading to the iPhone and iPod Touch sometime before the end of the year!

For the uninformed, Chrono Trigger was a fantastic collaborative effort by the creator of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, and creator of Dragon Quest, Yuji Horii. Originally released on the SNES, it’s a lengthy tale of time travel to all sorts of places from the Middle Ages to a post-apocalyptic future and boasts 15 different endings.

No price details or exact release date have been announced just yet but we have got some pretty screenshots to stare at in preparation.

For now, be very excited by the forthcoming release of Chrono Trigger. It’s a true classic of the genre.

Groove Coaster Review

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Groove Coaster may follow a formula of progression similar to Space Invaders-Infinity Gene, but it's a completely different beast. This time, it's all about the music.

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Chaos Rings Ω Review

Chaos Rings Ω Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
It's easy to think that Chaos Rings Ω is just more of the same, but those who stick with it will find it's a worthwhile RPG that can stand on its own.

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Imaginary Range Review

Imaginary Range Review

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Combining a comic book with a mini game collection, Imaginary Range has a great idea.

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A new hybrid form of game and comic is set to be released by Square Enix for iOS devices.

Known as Imaginary Range, the app sets out to allow players to flick through comic pages while also playing through a variety of different game sequences. Games look to be mostly mini-game in nature within a full-color comic book and similarly detailed plot.

The project has been overseen by Motomu Toriyama, director of Final Fantasy XIII, with novelist Souki Tsukishima handling the storyline, and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series artist Toshiyuki Itahana in charge of the artwork. With pedigree that strong Imaginary Range is looking rather interesting indeed.

The comic/game is set in France during an attack by an evil creature known only as Omega and it’s down to Cid (yes, Final Fantasy fans, another character called Cid) and Ciela to stop this menance.

Once you complete the story, you can then unlock further comic commentary as well as the ability to play the game separately from the comicbook. If gameplay is anything like the visuals then Imaginary Range could well be something special.

Even better, it’s free to download and an universal app so iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch fans alike can enjoy it.

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Released: 2011-05-05 :: Category: Games

Final Fantasy III Review

Final Fantasy III Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Final Fantasy III is an impressive conversion of the classic RPG

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Hunters: Episode One Review

Hunters: Episode One Review

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Rodeo Games has provided gamers with a solid reason to give tactical RPGs on iOS a chance.

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Square Enix certainly cannot be accused of ignoring the mobile gaming market. Even since the early days of the App Store, they’ve released titles from other mobile phone ports like Crystal Defenders, to ports of their classic titles like Final Fantasy and Secret of Mana, to even original games like Chaos Rings and Sliding Heroes. We may start to see more of the latter type of game coming soon, as Square Enix has formed a studio built around smartphone development. Entitled Hippos Lab (a name I love, considering I use the nickname wondroushippo around the internet), the studio began operations back on March 7th. While no specific projects or even platforms of development have been announced, as Square Enix has released Crystal Defenders on Android as well, although in all fairness – I don’t think a platform exists that doesn’t have a version of Crystal Defenders on it at this point. But still, Hippos Lab could be an exciting venture if it brings more original content from Square Enix to the App Store or even other platforms.

Big Hit Baseball Review

Big Hit Baseball Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Strip out non-essential game elements and a game is ready for mobile. Big Hit Baseball took this a bit too far.

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Eternal Legacy Review

Eternal Legacy Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
This is what happens when a decent game is too concerned with playing it safe.

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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
It's not a sexed up Tomb Raider game from the 90's, but Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is a fantastic dual stick shooter that will make any fan happy.

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Voice Fantasy Review

Voice Fantasy Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Voice Fantasy is a quirky oddity of a game but it's not really something that you'd return to after an initial infatuation.

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Chaos Rings For iPad In-Depth Review

Chaos Rings For iPad In-Depth Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Chaos Rings is an excellent balance of RPG elements and the pocket device sensibilities. It is a spectacular effort by a major developer to bring console-quality RPG play to the iOS. However, this upscaled effort is not without its blemishes.

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Crystal Defenders for iPad Review

Crystal Defenders for iPad Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Crystal Defenders for iPad is a solid basic tower defense game, but that's all it really is.

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Chaos Rings Review

Chaos Rings Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
I do not hesitate to claim that Chaos Rings has the potential to change iDevice gaming as we know it, and for the better. If and when people commit to paying for quality, this game will be that new standard to meet.

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25849_400914049364_167831379364_5072393_8241652_nPreviously, Square Enix has simply ported old games (Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II) or given us smaller, unambitious titles. But back in March, a new iPhone-exclusive game was announced on their Facebook page: Chaos Rings. We’re very interested in this title, because it’ll be Square’s first full-blown attempt at a complete RPG designed exclusively for the iPhone platform. Some details have already been released, but we’ve got some new info, too.

So what do we know so far? Chaos Rings’ plot will revolve around a battle tournament in which five teams of two fight to the death for the ultimate prize: eternal life. Each group features a separate storyline, with all five tying together at the end. As for the technical quality of the game, it’s actually pretty impressive—don’t judge this by the screenshots, look at the trailer! The 3D graphics are shockingly good. Not console-quality good, but definitely a step up from most iPhone games.

As for the battle system, it relies on strategically balancing your partners. There are “Solo” and “Pair” attack options; attacking in a pair might do more damage, but it also places both of your characters at risk. Following the tournament-based premise, teamwork is crucial. You’ll also have access to “Genes,” which provide special skills and magical powers. One weird detail posted with the new information is the differences between male and female characters. Each team is a man/woman pair, with the male characters being stronger and the female characters being fast but more fragile. Was sexism really necessary?

That caveat aside, Chaos Rings looks very interesting. It’ll be the first “real” JRPG for the iPhone, after all, complete with turn-based battles and 3D graphics. We expect only the best from Square Enix. Chaos Rings’ release date is unknown, but the developer claims that things are moving ahead of schedule. In the meantime, check out the new screenshots!

Hills and Rivers Remain

Hills and Rivers Remain

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Hills and Rivers Remain is a strangely named real-time strategy game with a high price tag and relative brevity. Despite this, it delivers a solid RTS experience that should provide hardcore genre fans with a much-appreciated challenge.

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Final Fantasy II

Final Fantasy II

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
The second Final Fantasy game brings more old-school goodness with it. While I recommend starting with the first title, this one is still a solid port of a classic game.

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Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Final Fantasy has aged, but it's still a classic. This nostalgic port of the PSP remake reminds us of what RPGs used to be like.

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