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GRIS review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 26th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SKIN DEEP
GRIS is a visually arresting experience, but otherwise not particularly memorable.
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PSA: GRIS has some issues

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 21st, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SKIN DEEP :: Read Review »


UPDATE: GRIS developer Nomada Studio responded to this report citing that these issues are Bluetooth related. See below:


You may or may not have seen that Devolver Digital just released GRIS on the App Store, but we wanted to do a quick public service announcement to say that you might not want to hop on buying it just yet.

The puzzle platformer has come to small screens looking pretty great and running at a solid 60 frames per second, but it's got some glaring technical issues, most notably an audio bug that generates high-pitched digital noise instead of the game's audio. This noise comes suddenly and can blast out at a volume that's quite uncomfortable to listen to.

There are also times where the mobile version of GRIS stops responding to inputs or misplaces prompts on screen to the point that you can no longer make progress. Force restarting the game can fix these issues, but they're all fairly significant problems.

Throughout our time with GRIS, these were the only issues with the game. It's also possible Devolver will release an update in short order to address these issues. In either case, I'd hold off on buying the game for the time being if you plan to play it with Bluetooth headphones or a controller. For more info about the game itself, check out our review.

Witcheye review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 15th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: VISION PROBLEMS
Witcheye creates a unique problem for itself that it has a hard time solving.
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Minit review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 27th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: WAIT A MINUTE
The mobile version of Minit is an solid version of a clever game.
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Reigns: Game of Thrones review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 17th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A SONG OF SWIPING AND DYING
Nerial finds a way to breathe new life into two properties that are past their prime.
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Umiro review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Emily Sowden on April 10th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: A STRIKING PUZZLER
Umiro is a gorgeous puzzler that, while offering up an interesting experience, ultimately falls a bit flat after a while.
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Reigns: Her Majesty review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 7th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A WORTHY HEIR
The follow up to Reigns adds a ton of extra content while maintaining the same base formula.
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Spaceplan review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 10th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: OUT OF THIS WORLD
Spaceplan is a clicker, but it's one you absolutely should play.
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Reigns getting new cards in February; Sequel announced

Posted by Jessica Famularo on January 3rd, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SWIPEY SUCCESSORS :: Read Review »


Reigns was easily one of our favorite games of the year, and we won't soon forget it. In fact, Devolver Digital will see to that as they launch a fresh batch of cards that give us a few more story options and maps to flesh out the original experience. We loved Reigns for its clever, multi-layered storytelling and endless wit, and we're excited to see more of it with this free expansion.

However, developer Nerial didn't stop there with the announcements. In an interview with JeuxVideo, Reigns creator François Alliot announced Reigns 2.

Reigns character guide: Who's who in your kingdom

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on August 18th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SWIPEY SUCCESSORS :: Read Review »

Know your foes. Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer. And there are probably some other cliches that would apply to your perilous spot on the throne in Reigns as well.

We can do you one better than that. If you've already absorbed our one vital point for beginners, we're here to help give you the lowdown on the denizens of your kingdom. We won't give details on all the characters in the game, because that would spoil some of the fun of discovery, but some hints on the various people, animals, and um, other things with which you'll be interacting certainly can't hurt.

The one secret you need to rule longer in Reigns

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on August 15th, 2016

Some mobile games offer simple gameplay but surprise you to the upside with how difficult they are to stop playing. Reigns fits that description perfectly, as it turns the act of ruling a medieval country into a card game where you only have two choices (and sometimes not even that) per card.

Before you make each decision in Reigns, you'll be able to see whether or not your choice will affect the land's church, people, army, and treasury. The tricky part is that common sense can sometimes tell you whether swiping that direction will be good or bad in those areas, but you never really know for sure until you do it.

Over time, you'll see some cards appear enough times that you'll know exactly what to expect from both decisions on them. But that still doesn't mean you'll escape from the precarious balancing act required to extend your time on the throne. Seeing any one of the four facets of the kingdom fall all the way to nothing means instant death.

Yet there's another important thing to keep in mind, the biggest secret to success in Reigns by far. We'll share it, but it's worth a spoiler warning here if you'd rather uncover all of the delights of the game on your own.

Reigns review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 15th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SWIPEY SUCCESSORS
Decide how to rule your kingdom, one swipe at a time in this Tinder-like adventure game.
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