Infinite Warrior Review
- Publisher: Empty Flask Games LLC
- Genre: Role Playing
- Released: 6 Sep, 2012
- Size: 183.9 MB
- Price: $2.99
- Slick combat animations; sadly they're non-interactive.
- Unique blend of endless, swipe-combat and rhythm gameplay elements.
- Swipe recognition occasionally fails; adds a random failure element to each round.
- No real sense of achievement; unlocking new areas and content only serve to continue unlocking content - gameplay doesn't change.
The Infinite Warrior may live forever, making his task one of time and not strategy, but the game lacks a sense of connection to what's happening, making it a dull and repetitive chore to play.
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'Endless' auto-runners are once again in their heyday on the App Store, but those paying attention won't have missed the distinct swerve towards Infinity Blade's swipe'em-up combat. Infinite Warrior by Empty Flask Games takes a bite of inspiration from both, mixed with a dash of rhythm gameplay, to create something that sounds potentially exciting, but in practice falls flat.
You, as the eponymous Infinite Warrior, find yourself swiping the screen to match on-screen cues in order to unleash brutal, murderous justice against the evil hordes set against you. If an arrow points right, you'll need to swipe right as fast as you can so you don't fall over and die; get it right and you're treated to a detailed animation sequence where your warrior violently tears through the soldier.
And that's about all there is to it. The disconnect between your actions and their result is already distancing enough as the killing blow is often arbitrary in its execution. Aside from this you're left looking for reasons to remain distracted, be it tapping on crows or items scattered in the background to earn gold.
Gold, predictably, goes towards items to upgrade your warrior, though they're not all permanent. Body armor will decrease the number of blows required to reach a 'frenzy' score multiplier, but weapons and helmets will only exist until your next game ends.
There are new areas to unlock, as well as achievements to complete, but aside from a change in scenery and more gold, what you experience in the first 10 minutes sets the unchanging tone for the rest of your play time.
Infinite Warrior is a deliciously unique concept, but its beauty is skin deep and hard to recommend.
DescriptionANOTHER BIG UPDATE INTRODUCING EVEN MORE LEVELS AND CONTENT!!
** NEW LEVELS **
King's Tomb has been discovered by the Infinite Warrior, protected by a new tribal invader.
Dragon's Hold is an old fortress perched above Crown's Landing.
** NEW ARMORS **
Two new Armors with improved resistance and unique looks are also available in the Warrior's Stash to purchase.
** IMPROVED VISUALS **
All visuals have been improved to look even better on Retina display, with sharper and more detailed graphics.
Play the next generation of Endless Runner with a twist of RPG with INFINITE WARRIOR.
In the fantasy world of Infinite Warrior you fight an epic battle against an endless onslaught of bloodthirsty enemies.
Unleash Hell by performing swift, well-timed finger swipes at opponents and be rewarded with gold, loot and gritty over-the-top 3D animations recorded by Hollywood fight coordinators.
Wage War on 9 unique and visually breathtaking battlefields, in full 3d with Retina graphics.
Use collected cash to purchase fantastic new weapons and hardy armor to both customize and improve your hero.
Call in fearsome dragons to trigger "Head-Start" power-up and find ways to boost your score and best your friends on four different leaderboards while striving to become the ultimate Infinite Warrior!
And remember that Infinite Warrior has the same cinematic graphics and price whether you buy it for your iPod Touch, iPhone, Iphone 5 or iPad!
- Ranked Number 1 for Role Playing Games on Iphone in 28 Countries!!!
- Ranked Number 1 for Role Playing Games on Ipad in 21 Countries!!!
- Ranked within Top 5 for Action Games on Iphone in 15 Countries!!!
- Ranked within Top 5 for Action Games on Ipad in 17 Countries!!!
* TouchArcade 4/5 *
"...Infinite Warrior isn't subtle or deep, it's a game about being badass and making it look easy...
* AppAdvice 4/5 *
"...The graphics for this universal game are outstanding. The gameplay is simple..."
* AppTudes *
”…A great purchase for casual action fans in the mood for some brutal hack-and-slash gameplay.”
* CrankyGamers UK *
"...It’s a novel idea that’s done well but I have a feeling updates could make this game go from good to quite possibly great."
* Ireviewt 4/5 *
" Infinite Warrior is a endless runner with a innovative game mechanics that will appeal to players with impressive visuals and intuitive swipe controls."
* Slide to Play 3/4 *
"...it’s certainly worth a look for its visually rewarding, fantasy-style take on the endless runner genre."
NOTE: Blood can be deactivated in the Options menu for a more parent-friendly experience.
On Ipad First Generation, Iphone 3GS and Ipod Touch 3rd Gen, Blood is deactivated to increase performance.
What's New in Version 3.1- 2 New Battlefields: King's Tomb, the old King's mausoleum, and Dragon's Hold, fortress perched high the mountains.
- 2 New Armors for your Warrior.
- 50+ new quests associated with new battlefields.
- A new invader in King's Tomb
- Invaders are wearing new helm and carrying more weapons as well.
- Some major graphical improvements for user interface