Aurora Feint 3 iPad Review
- Lovingly detailed artwork.
- Fast paced match-3 gameplay.
- Lots of downtime with nothing to do but practice.
- RPG mechanics seem out of place with no purpose.
Aurora Feint 3 feels like the first steps in to a much larger world, but until the door to that richer experience opens up this is more of a mini-game than anything else.
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If your idea of fun involves trudging around and getting involved in random match-3 based puzzles, then you might find Aurora Feint 3 to be right up your alley. That is - of course - only if that's all you're interested in. As a continuation of their popular series and Danielle Cassley and Jason Citron's first release for the iPad, Aurora Feint 3's beauty only goes skin deep.
Much like the previous titles, battling opponents is performed using their unique match-3 system. Tiles can be moved as far as you want horizontally, but can't be moved up or down. Pesky vertical matches can be removed by tilting the screen, allowing blocks to fall down accordingly. However, after a while the constant need to rotate the iPad can be cumbersome.
There's no arguing that Aurora Feint 3 is beautiful. The artwork is gloriously high detail and sits on a level similar to games like Gyromancer by PopCap and Square Enix. Sadly the game's inclusion of RPG elements like 'levelling' doesn't seem to be fully realized, with no real payoff to levelling other than giving more damage and more health to fight the slowly rising level of enemies. OpenFeint is supported and friends can be used to help fight opponents, but this feels like more of an after-thought than something useful.
Compared to the previous titles, Aurora Feint 3 just lacks the depth of gameplay to hold your interest. For a free game this is certainly a pretty way to demonstrate the iPad's resolution, but further updates are needed to justify spending any money in game.
DescriptionNOTE: If you experience a crash at the start, we're sorry! An update is on the way! Click "...More" to read more.
Join the world of Aurora Feint, the award winning series of match-3 puzzle games everyone loves on iPhone finally returns for iPad!
Gather your friends and enter the ever expanding massively-multiplayer RPG world of fantasy, mystery, and magic. The Aurora Feint 3 story is just getting started so check back every week for big new features!
Test your puzzle skills.
Grow your character.
Recruit your friends.
FEATURES OF CHAPTER 1
- Turbo charged match-3 puzzle gameplay for beginners and veteran players!
- Loaded with battles against the forests Bandits and Thieves
- Call to Arms let's you recruit your friends in times of need.
- Beautiful graphics set in the Aurora Feint world
- Brand new sound tracks
- Friendly help and tutorials to get you started
Aurora Feint uses OpenFeint for global leaderboards, achievements, and community forums. Get connected to millions of players around the world!
What's New in Version 1.0.1IN THIS UPDATE
Fixed a crash at startup.
Added support for both landscape orientations.
NEW FEATURES COMING SOON
Look for an update with new features soon. Check out www.aurorafeint3.com to learn more.
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