Platform exclusives are the love letters written to gamers in an effort to say "please come play with us, but not in that creepy way that those little girls did in the Shining." Instead, the platform owner wishes to convince gamers that their particular platform offers a unique experience. This can be seen with iOS and Android, and even among Android OEMs. Nvidia secured several exclusives for their Tegra chip line, and Amazon acquired an entire game studio to develop content for their branded line of Fire tablets and media players.
While I normally write much longer format reviews Wave Wave is a game that you’ll either throw aside in frustration within the first few minutes (perhaps seconds for some) or you’ll be hopelessly hooked on it with a fierce passion. Much like Super Hexagon, Super Meat Boy, or other titles designed for the masochistic perfectionist gamers (like me) out there, Wave Wave is simple as can be to control and understand.
First Strike is a simple strategy game that allows players to be in command of a nuclear arsenal while facing other same arsenals.The goal of First Strike is to be the last nuclear power standing. For better or worse, there isn't much to this game, so let's jump in.
Devil's Attorney is a clever, turn based strategy game. Set in the 1980s, players assume the role of a sketchy criminal defense attorney named Max McMann, who is climbing the economic ladder. The goal of the game is to become the top dog in defense law, making Max filthy rich.
It's good to have a breath of fresh air- especially when it tastes like the mold, mildew and dry bones forgotten in an abysmal dungeon teeming with uncertainty. When executed properly these dark and oppressive gaming environments can be a true ray of light to the seasoned digital adventurer. Rocketcat's most recent Android offerings cannot be relegated to a single category, Wayward Soulsand Mage Gauntletincorporate numerous aspects spanning multiple genres. To the relief of the more stalwart gaming crowd on Android, these action/rpg mash ups are crafted with love and high quality in mind. Both of these two games stand tall and stand alone in boasting a full premium experience without a monotonous grind or dangling the infamous iap carrot stick in front of your nose. In fact, neither have a single iap once the game is purchased, and the apps are well tended to with free updates that at times include new content.
LIke it's predecessor, EP0CH 2 is a rail shooter from Uppercut Games. Whereas the initial release had as many ups as it had downs, the second release in this franchise is vastly improved in just about every way (save for the IAPs that continue to be included in this paid game).
EP0CH is a rail shooter released by Uppercut Games. For the uninitiated, rail shooters are where the player's path through a game is strictly defined and players have no control over the forward progression, but instead focus exclusively on shooting and dodging with the progression the level/game occurring once the screen has been cleared of enemies, lasts only until more enemies arrive (at which point it stops to let combat commence), and functions more like a cut scene when it does occur.
I’m a massive classic gaming fan and nerd, and my love of all things video games goes back to the very beginning. My connection to the arcade is so deep I actually worked with my father-in-law for 6 consecutive weekends to construct an arcade cabinet from plans that I then set up with multiple emulators, but the most important of them is absolutely MAME: the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. To give you an idea of the extent of my love, my gaming handle going back almost a decade is MAMEiac. It’s in my blood. I love that classic arcade feel, and I understand the notion of playing a game for its own sake, or getting a high score; I don’t need a compelling story or modern trappings to find joy.
If you ever caught it in the arcades or on the Dreamcast the name Crazy Taxi should hold at least a somewhat special place in your heart. As a game built on adrenaline, a pretty solid and appropriate soundtrack, and an absolutely ridiculous implementation of physics, Crazy Taxi was probably the title I spent the most hours with on my Dreamcast in the day. Its classic arcade sensibilities pitting you against the clock and unpredictable challenges made it easy to get sucked in by, but very difficult to really master in any consistent way.
The Blackwell Legacy is a point and click adventure game that was created by Dave Gilbert who founded Wadget Eye Games, which also created The Shivah. Unsurprisingly, the gameplay is VERY similar between them. So much so, that they are bordering on one almost being a clone of the other. Players assume the role of a young lady named Rosangela Blackwell who writes book reviews for a local paper. With the help of her companion, the story delves into one of the supernatural and mysterious suicides.
I won’t lie, Zombie Driver is a title I’ve had my eye on for quite some time. I’d seen it on Steam when it was released for PC and had always thought it would be great to add to my eventual backlog through a Steam sale or Humble Bundle. I was always a little worried that, as it can be with many games that push ZOMBIES these days, the game just wouldn’t deliver much more than some cheap thrills that would wear out much too quickly. Once I picked up my Shield tablet and saw it dirt cheap on Tegra Zone though, I knew I the time had come and, for the most part, it hasn’t disappointed at all.