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Swipe Quest for Android

Swipe Quest Review

by Sharang Biswas

  The heart of any good puzzle game are the mechanics. Everything else is secondary. With Swipe Quest, a 2048-esque, grid-based puzzle game, Polish game development studio Evil Indie Games overlooks this essential point: what should be secondary is pushed ... Read More


Adventure

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Soul Historica Review

by Sam Riedel

The JRPG factory known to us as Kemco just keeps on trucking. Every month, they’ve got a new mediocre-to-good game out, which is pretty impressive in itself. The fact that all these games look pretty much ... Read More


Reviews

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The Word Ends With You Review

by Matthew Byrd

Like many gamers who grew up during the SNES era, I hold a certain fondness for the JRPG. However, since the golden age of the JRPG during the 16-bit era, the genre has suffered some rough ... Read More


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Star Nomad Review

by Will McCool

Mobile gaming enables independent developers in a fashion that is unprecedented for the industry. With a huge existing install base and a distribution network already in place the only tasks an independent developer has are creation ... Read More


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Tales Of The Adventure Company Review

by Tyler Burt

The most popular, and sometimes the most effective mobile games are the ones that know they’re on mobile devices. Oftentimes, successful mobile games have more in common with browser-based Flash games from 2004 than they do ... Read More


Best Of

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The Most Hardcore Android RPGs Ever Made

by Matthew Byrd

Let’s face it. Android RPGs, by and large, tend to suck. It’s sad but true. Between ill-conceived ports, uninspired original efforts, games that feel like they belong on Facebook and the usual microtransaction laden mess, there ... Read More


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Dragon Quest VIII Review

by Tyler Burt

First released in 2005 and old-fashioned for its time, Dragon Quest VIII is a lot of things that modern games aren’t: subtle, earnest, uncynical and unafraid to be small. Your character is silent and nameless and ... Read More


Horror

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Mental Hospital: Eastern Bloc 2 Review

by Melissa M. Parker

In some ways, I think that mobile games can lend themselves to horror even better than console games. With headphones on, all the creaks and groans filter directly into your ears. When you bring the device ... Read More


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Wasteland Survivor Review

by Matthew Byrd

Following the success of Fallout 3, I was surprised we didn’t immediately get many more post-apocalyptic survival games from all manners of developers, similar to the Word War II game craze of the early 2000s. Actually ... Read More


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Crystal Story Review

by Melissa M. Parker

Ever since I started playing Crystal Story, I’ve been searching for the right way to describe how intensely addicting it is. I’m sure you’ve already seen the headlines—“Woman Loses Job, Spouse, Little Sparkle of Life in ... Read More


Core Review

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Braveland

by Will McCool

While many video games place you in the role of a singular hero, some cater to those who’d rather be a leader or a general.  Look far back enough and you’ll find King’s Bounty, the predecessor ... Read More


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The Walking Dead Episode One Review

by Matthew Byrd

If you were wondering what those sighs of relief you’ve been hearing lately are all about, it might have something to do with the fact that Telltale Games’ much beloved The Walking Dead: Season One finally made ... Read More


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Brad the Bardbarian Review

by Jen Schiller

If a game on my phone costs more than 99 cents, I am hesitant to hit download, and I’m sure you are, too. However, I can promise Brad the Bardbarian is worth every red cent over ... Read More


Core Review

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Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition

by Will McCool

Reviewing re-releases of older games is a difficult prospect, especially when a decade or more has elapsed since the title was first released. Fortunately Baldur’s Gate was a gem when it was first released and though ... Read More


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Little Big Adventure Review

by Travis Fahs

It’s been a very long time since we’ve heard from Little Big Adventure. Created by Frederick Raynal after he pioneered the survival-horror genre with Alone in the Dark, it was a sprawling, ambitious adventure, meant as ... Read More


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Heroes of Steel Elite

by Will McCool

A few months ago I had the privilege of reviewing a lovely old-school style RPG called Heroes of Steel. While it was only the first episode of the game I had a blast. So imagine my ... Read More


Adventure

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Sorcery! Review:

by David Wall

Choose your own adventure, a genre of gaming seemingly lost to time, is making strides towards resurrection with the help of smart phones and tablets. Choose your own adventure (CYOA) games were novels at their core, ... Read More


Core Review

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Rebirth of Fortune 2

by Will McCool

Rebirth of Fortune 2 begins with a brief snippet of story that is so completely unimportant to the gameplay that five minutes after reading it I couldn’t recall a single detail beyond the fact that it ... Read More


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Block Legend Review

by Sam Riedel

If there’s one genre of mobile gaming that’s gotten even more tiresome than the endless runner, it’s the “match-three” puzzle game format. It’s not just because Candy Crush is so ubiquitous (and King Entertainment is a ... Read More


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