Version Reviewed: 1.0
App Reviewed on: iPad Mini Retina
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Amazon Game Studios is gradually beginning to make a mark on the App Store. With the recent release of Lost Within and Til Morning’s Light, we now have one time Amazon Kindle Fire exclusive, Tales From Deep Space - a fairly charming puzzle adventure game. It doesn’t revolutionize the genre but that doesn’t stop it from being quite appealing.
You control a traveling salesman and his drone as you attempt to escape a Space Station. The two have to work in conjunction when traveling around with the main controls involving you switching between the two at regular points. It’s a familiar concept whereby you leave one character on a switch while the other completes a given task, but it works well here.
It occasionally gets more complicated than that but Tales From Deep Space is never too challenging, fitting its demographic well. Sometimes, there’s combat too with one character able to shoot a gun, while the other is restricted to melee combat. This is where things can get trickier but it’s never too harsh.
Controls involve you sliding a finger around, leaping from platform to platform. It’s simply done and rarely taxing, but that appeals to the casual nature that Tales From Deep Space is clearly aimed at. You can play alongside a friend too, providing you each have an iOS device, which is a pretty fun idea and one that I’d love to see more of on the App Store.
At times, Tales From Deep Space can feel a little more clunky than it should, and it’s a little slow building, but it’s a mostly fun and thoughtful puzzle game. While experienced gamers will have played something similar, they should still be pretty happy to give it another shot. Tales From Deep Space has a lot of charm going for it.