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Game of Thrones Ascent Review

Review Kongregate By Alex Beech, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Game of Thrones Ascent Review

Game of Thrones Ascent’s premise is simple: raise yourself from the dirt of Westeros to become noble through some careful decision making and time management skills. By aiding the king you are initially rewarded a small holding to of land. Then you must then decide how you will lead your house to greatness: commit yourself to the realm, your family, or some other allegiance. Whatever your motivation, most of the decisions come with three possible options. Some of these are visib…

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Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past Review

Review GlitchSoft By Alex Beech, 5 months ago
Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past Review

While clearly released to serve as a tie-in to the impending movie, Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past is styled after the original comic series. As per the books, the assassination of a senator sets into motion events that bring about a dystopian future ruled over by massive robot Sentinels. You take control of Wolverine first. , who must schnickt his way through thug, goons, mutants, and mechanoids alike. As with classic 2D side-scrollers like Shinobi, you'll be leaping between…

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Sorcery! 2 Review

Review inkle By James Gilmour, 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Sorcery! 2 Review

Part two of Steve Jackson's Sorcery! series has no time for altruism. If anything, the second chapter of Inkle's interactive repurposing of the '80s gamebook series is openly contemptuous of do-gooders. I'm exploring the cityport of Khare, wandering through its cruel streets trying to reach the North Gate, and continue my quest to retrieve the Crown of Kings. The interface from the first chapter is back, complete with its handsome 3D map, alphabetical spellcasting system, and turn-bas…

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DEVICE 6 Review

Review Simogo By James Gilmour, 1 year ago
DEVICE 6 Review

In DEVICE 6, words will set you free. As you navigate your way through Year Walk developer Simogo's text-based adventure, you quickly come to realise that the words on screen are your eyes, your ears, your map, your compass, your salvation, and - potentially - your doom. You assume the role of Anna, a woman who is trying to escape the confines of an unspecified island. Like an '80s adventure book, her story unfolds via blocks of text punctuated by moments of interactivity. These momen…

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Sorcery! Review

Review inkle By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Sorcery! Review

Gamebooks have been on the App Store before. We've reviewed Gamebooks here at Appspy before. The problem with them has always had nothing to do with their digital representation (actually, the change to digital has made the experience more pleasant in a lot of ways), but more in that they are more book than game, and the game part is frankly underwhelming, leading to a lot of dead ends, and reliance on luck to get you through the fights. Well with the release of Sorcery!, Steve Jackson…

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Fighting Fantasy: House of Hell Review

Review Tin Man Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 8 months ago
Fighting Fantasy: House of Hell Review

I was never a Fighting Fantasy sort of person - I was, in fact, more of a Choose Your Own Adventure kid - but regardless, the same is true of all of them. You'd play along for a few rounds and some kids would take far more seriously than others, but inevitably you'd give up and 'bookmark' your way to the seemingly impossible ending (possibly ignoring dice rolls in the process). House of Hell is the second of Tin Man Games' adaptions of the Fighting Fantasy series by Steve Jackson and…

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Judge Dredd: Countdown Sector 106 Review

Review Tin Man Games By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Judge Dredd: Countdown Sector 106 Review

We've reviewed a couple gamebooks here at AppSpy before. For those unfamiliar with the genre, think of it as a cross between a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' book and an RPG. In fact that's exactly what the Fighting Fantasy series was, having you make choices as you read, but also gaining stats and having to roll dice to get passed tricky situations or to win combat. Tin Man Games have been quite prolific in resurrecting this format digitally for the iPhone and iPad, with most tales being…

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GHOST TRICK: Phantom Detective Review

Review CAPCOM By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
GHOST TRICK: Phantom Detective Review

CAPCOM’s tenure on the iOS platform has been very hit or miss, with some games failing to live up to the grandeur of the original, while others almost outshine them. GHOST TRICK: Phantom Detective was arguably the unsung hero of 2011 for the Nintendo DS and thanks to a top-notch adaption, the iOS release also has an opportunity to shine. Sharing the same creative mind that developed the Ace Attorney series, Phantom Detective is no less madcap and outlandish. You play as Sissel,…

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Gamebook Adventures 7: Temple of the Spider God Review

Review Tin Man Games By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 11 months ago
Gamebook Adventures 7: Temple of the Spider God Review

Most of us who grew up in the 1980s remember the 'Choose your own Adventure' books, but how many remember the 'Fighting Fantasy' series? It was a style of choose your own adventure that involved using dice to roll up a character with stats, and then during the game, dice rolls were required for skill checks and combat. Success or failure would change the outcome of the story, and the outcome more often than not was death. Temple of the Spider God is a tale that takes this style of gam…

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The Flower Shop - Summer in Fairbrook Review

Review vNovel Interactive By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
The Flower Shop - Summer in Fairbrook Review

Interactive books; choose your own adventures; or whatever you're inclined to call them are an odd category of entertainment that only just manages to cross over in to the realm of 'games' for the very reason that you can influence the outcomes thanks to your decisions. The Flower Shop - Summer in Fairbrook by vNovel Interactive barely covers the 'interactive' portion of this equation, but it should be no real surprise to point out that the story is at least interesting enough to play…


Headspin: Storybook Review

Headspin: Storybook Review

As games go, Headspin: Storybook by Brandwidth isn't the most challenging, but perhaps that's the point as it hopes to weave a simple tale of a poor farm-boy as he journeys to save his kingdom from an evil witch. Her wicked power is transforming the countryside, subtly twisting the world around so it's not quite the way it was. In this story-book land this means you will need to find the objects not correctly mirrored on each side of the pop-up pages and tap them to spin them back aro…

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Review

Review Freeverse, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 4 months ago
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Review

Seth Grahame-Smith's hit 'mashup' of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' and the zombie mythos has been a huge success and almost a year later Freeverse have succeeded in adapting this tale to the App Store as an action-packed side-scrolling beat'em up.  Players will get to control the rough and sarcastic Elizabeth as she employs her deadly arts against the zombie plague that has continued to blight the countryside. An analogue stick is used for movement, while basic attacks can…

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1112 episode 02 Review

Review Agharta Studio By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
1112 episode 02 Review

This has been a long time in the making for those who have patiently awaited the sequel to Agharta Studio's first exciting adventure title '1112', but it has been a worthwhile wait. Episode 2 sets a new high standard for the genre on the iPhone with its amazing art design, clever puzzles and a compelling story that wills you to stick around till the end. If you missed out on the first in this series (or if its just been too long for you to remember) a handy introduction will get you b…

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Arcana Agency: Prologue Review

Review Megara Entertainment By Damian Chiappara, 5 years, 3 months ago
Arcana Agency: Prologue Review

Arcana Agency: Prologue is a ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ type game which takes you back to the 1930s and puts you in control of Humphrey Brown, an archaeologist turned Private Investigator, as you try to investigate a series of mysteries. You control Humphrey’s actions by making choices throughout the story. The controls are beyond basic as this is more of an interactive novel than a game, requiring more reading and thinking than quick reflexes. Players tap the scree…

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