Oddworld is a successful video game franchise that has been released by a handful of developers, and has been around nearly twenty years on various platforms, with this game debuting for the original Xbox in 2005. This was a franchise that I'd heard of and was vaguely familiar with, yet hadn't experienced any (coming in "clean", in essence). I was looking forward to reviewing this one when I saw that it went on sale, so let's see what I walked away with.
There is always a surprisingly good release from an independent game studio. IRE: Blood Memory by Tenbirds, is such a game. The game is ripe with action, akin to Diablo or Monster Hunter. The difficulty level is ramped up, the graphics are stunning, and the game reveals its depth, the more you play.
The Next Arrow by game developer Kevin Choteau is your next puzzle gaming fix. It is streamlined with appealing muted colors, and a crisp design layout. The game is a challenge, but in a good way. All you have to do is keep your arrow moving, or it is game over.
Ittle Dew (think "It'll Do") is what was once referred to as a maze adventure (well before Action RPG was around). Styled after the Legend of Zelda series (at least the older ones that favor the top-down perspective), Ludosity manages to both tip its hat to the classic franchise, as well as fashion a game that is great in its own right. It walks that proverbial tightrope easily.
Studio Baikin is headquarted in Lyon, France. The studio has produced some pretty interesting games since coming on the scene. What I like about the games they produce, is that they are quite different from one another. Thus far they have created Dark Guardians, Slashing Demons, Bun Bun Bam, and Climax. If you enjoy movies and puzzles, Climax is a game worth downloading.
Disney Infinity Toy Box: 2.0 has finally been released on Google Play, but how does it hold up on mobile? I've been playing around with the features the new-to-Android game offers up. Although I've been a Disney Infinity fan since the first game's release, and pretty much a Disney fanatic since I was old enough to speak, I'm going to do my best as any decent game "journalist" (I use that term very loosely) would and give my honest opinion.
The Tribe Games is a studio based in the Ukraine. The head of the studio, is a past BMX Champion of Ukraine, Andrew Sirchenko. He and his team of eleven digital enthusiasts, have recently released Stickman Trials for Android devices. It is a colorful BMX trials game that is easy to play, and has a variety of tracks. While it is fun and immediately accessible, mastery of the game will take some time.
Leo's Fortune is a platformer by 1337 and Senri. This is a game that's gorgeous to look at, and fun to play. In some ways, it felt a bit like a modern riff on the classic Sonic games. In other ways, it's short, sweet, and to the point. Let's see how.
Deus Ex: The Fall is a First Person Shooter from Square Enix. There's more to this game though, as fans of the series can attest. The game includes elements of stealth, computer hacking, RPG customizations, and moral decisions within the gameplay. The story also has several different threads to it: crooked pharmaceutical companies, whistleblowers, rogue paramilitary groups, assassinations, human augmentation, and more. All in all, it makes for an intriguing story.
Platformers are plentiful in the Google Play Store. You don't have to look very hard to find one to suit your needs. However, it is always enjoyable to find a platforming game that gets it right. The game should have just enough difficulty to keep you challenged, and it should continue to introduce new elements to keep the game fresh. May I introduce you to Minik Run, a delightfully simple and elegant platforming game.
Bladelords: The Fighting Game is created by Playsoft Games, using the Unreal Engine. The game play hearkens back to the days of good arcade fighting games. In some small ways, it reminds me of Soul Calibur. It is a good fighting game that you may enjoy, if you don't mind timed game play, due to it being a free to play game.