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Leaping Legend Review

Review Everplay By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
Leaping Legend Review

Any platforming fan will gladly talk endlessly about the virtues of the wall jump. Given its consistant use in both 2D and 3D platforming games - and its inherent awesomeness - it wasn't going to be too long before someone had the bright idea to build an endless-runner around the concept. Enter Leaping Legend. A princess has been kidnapped and held in a tower, and as per usual, it is up to an intrepid adventurer to save her. Little do both parties know that this tower never ends. The…

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Deep Dungeons of Doom Review

Review Bossa Studios Ltd By James Gilmour, 1 year, 2 months ago
Deep Dungeons of Doom Review

Who'd have thought that one of the most sophisiticated pieces of handheld technology available today would play host to so many pixel-art games? MiniBoss's retro action-RPG Deep Dungeons of Doom is merely the latest in a long and block procession of games seeking to ape the 8-bit aesthetic of yesteryear. However, while we admit to having a soft spot for retro titles, a game cannot pass muster on nostalgia factor alone. Luckily for Deep Dungeons of Doom, it succeeds in providing a super…

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Scurvy Scallywags Review

Review Beep Games, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
Scurvy Scallywags Review

Ron Gilbert really likes pirates. I mean you would probably expect something of the sort from the man who created the Monkey Island series, but after games like Deathspank and The Cave, it's interesting to see him return to the subject - and in a match-3 game, no less. This puzzler tells the story of a buckaneer who has set off on a grand adventure not on the high seas, but on the stage. That's right: this tale of pirates, swashbuckling, treasure, and sea shanties is for the amusement…

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Dark Avenger Review

Review GAMEVIL USA, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
Dark Avenger Review

In the last few years, the ARPG has exploded in popularity. For most of the 2000s, gamers were either playing Diablo II or one of the few games made to emulate it. This explosion in popularity even has the progenitor Diablo finding itself ill equipped to make a huge splash in the new market. It's of no surprise then that plenty of developers have tried to bring this style of game to IOS. These entires have met with various levels of success, and now Gamevil is throwing their hat into t…

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Sorcery! Review

Review inkle By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 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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Gemini Rue Review

Review Wadjet Eye Games LLC By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
Gemini Rue Review

A few years ago Gemini Rue was released on PC to a lot of critical praise. A cyberpunk science fiction tale about a police officer named Azreal trying to locate his brother who is being held at some sort of deep space memory wiping and retraining facility, you play as both characters as the narrative unfolds towards a stunning climax that earns this title the mantle of one the most interesting adventure games to be released in years. Now it's on iOS! The trick with this review is not t…

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Mighty Dungeons Review

Review Josh Presseisen By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 4 months ago
Mighty Dungeons Review

[Editor's Note: The developer has said they're interested in fleshing out the combat by adding in 'hit zones' (head, arms, torso, etc.) with each one affecting the monster in different ways. By making this an option players can switch on for their character, there's the potential for at least some level of depth as you weigh up the pros and cons of hitting a weak-spot and potentially missing.] We're not going to begrudge the Android platform and its initially exclusive titles - not wh…

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Dungeon Hunter 4 [First Impressions] Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 4 months ago
Dungeon Hunter 4 [First Impressions] Review

[Editor's Note: Although we've had two days with Dungeon Hunter 4, the nature of the freemium gameplay makes it hard to give a full assessment (thanks in part to the multiplayer proving difficult to test). It should also be noted we made a $5 gem pack purchase; we will highlight how this has affected our time with the game.] There are moments when I regret my final decision after reviewing a game - Dungeon Hunter 3 has haunted me to this day and managed to get a free pass based on its…

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Slayin Review

Review FDG Entertainment By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 4 months ago
Slayin Review

If there's one constant about a lot of iPhone gameplay, it's taking an established genre or game type, and streamlining it as much as possible, to create ultimate accessibility, as well as perhaps a gateway into the genre at hand. Due to the obsession over the last few years of adding RPG leveling mechanics to everything, your average iOS gamer should be quite familiar with the adrenaline rush that accompanies leveling up a character and becoming more powerful. Slayin' tries to take th…

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[UPDATE] Order & Chaos Duels - Trading Card Game Review

Review Gameloft By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
[UPDATE] Order & Chaos Duels - Trading Card Game Review

[Editor's Note: After further gameplay testing we've noted several points in the campaign where the AI is provided with what can only be described as severly imbalanced abilities and decks. These will act as roadblocks preventing progression, though the exact placing of said roadblocks will depend on your character and their deck/abilities. Sadly it comes down to luck as to whether you'll draw better than your opponent in these cases and it would be good to see the pogression evened ou…

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Runaway: A Twist of Fate - Part 1 Review

Review Numeric Pipeline By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 4 months ago
Runaway: A Twist of Fate - Part 1 Review

Despite the Adventure genre going through a hay-day of sorts, there were many problems with the basic gameplay - notably, it was almost assumed that players understood the genre's many tropes. Supposedly, after what was called the 'Grandma Test', Telltale games revised how they approached teaching the player how to play their games and this has flowed through to each of their titles since then. Runaway: A Twist of Fate is the third in a series from Pendulo Studios, and unfortunately it…

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Year Walk Review

Review Simogo By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Year Walk Review

Isolation, loneliness, darkness, despair, and fear - such are the emotions exploited by thrillers and horror based titles, and Year Walk by Simogo is no exception. However, instead of relying on cheap thrills and spills or obscene violence like a teen-slasher, this title gently pushes you in to a world dripping with macabre portents, leading you deeper and deeper in to its dark and disturbing story. For a developer known for their upbeat titles, Year Walk makes for a surprising change…

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Battle Line™ Review

Review GAMEVIL USA, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Battle Line™ Review

Sometimes I wonder if the releases coming from Gamevil suffer a soft of cultural disconnect that I just don't understand as a reviewer. Many of their releases revolve around grind-heavy mechanics with little behind the actual gameplay, while the almighty In-App Purchase paywall locks away everything you need to help you progress smoothly through the game. And despite this, these games are quite popular with a vocal fanbase; from Zenonia to Baseball Stars, and now to Battle Line. This…

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Dungelot Review

Dungelot Review

The rogue-like is a very niche and hardcore game genre. Simply, they are dungeon crawling RPGs that follow the design of the game Rogue, released in 1980. They often share a map overview perspective, rely on random levels, usually have a form of permanent death, and are notoriously difficult and unforgiving. Dungelot is an attempt to introduce a more casual player to the genre through a simple tap interface and streamlining the exploration and leveling mechanics. Is this attempt at acc…

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Fighting Fantasy: House of Hell Review

Review Tin Man Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 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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