Infinity Blade Review
- Incredible console quality graphics.
- Engaging touch-based combat system.
- Elegant item upgrade system.
- Repetition accentuated by recycled animations and enemies.
- Currently limited exploration.
Infinity Blade is by its very nature a game with a narrow scope, but within those limits it's a beast of gameplay, visuals and execution; this isn't just a pretty face, it's a seriously fun game to master.
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After teasers that had many of us salivating for months on end, ChAIR Entertainment has finally released their gorgeous and engrossing on-rails RPG title Infinity Blade. You'll take the reigns of a luckless hero who is compelled to return to a cursed tower in order to avenge the death of his father, but once you meet your demise (and you will) the mantle of a hero and crusader will be passed to your successive generations until you can crush the God King once and for all.
Over the course of the first few generations you'll need to come to grips with the game's touch based system that pits you against each of the castle's denizens in one on one melee combat. Players have the option of either blocking, dodging or parrying the blows sent towards them by tapping or swiping in reaction to the blows of your enemy, eventually stunning or creating an opening that can be used to inflict damage of your own. Combo melee attacks based on swipes or magic spells activated by following patterns help you to gain an edge on your foe, but should you fall before reaching the God King you have the option of restarting the current bloodline or continuing from your previous checkpoint.
Once you've explored the castle a couple of times you'll find nothing new outside of refreshed treasure chests and the occasional pile of cash lying around and while this is a shame the beauty of the game's environments are not diminished for it. As items are found or purchased they'll add to your current character's attributes and experience earned will go towards mastering them, rewarding you with a skill point once they're maxed out. Leveling up also provides access to new skill points, but experience can also be earned by spending cash on 'mastering' an item, providing the experience and skill point in trade for this cost.
If one point of contention has to be mentioned it would be the lack of variety in the enemies you fight, with only a handful of variations that sport the same animations and attacks, however the monsters don't just grow in power with each generation, they also learn new attack sequences to keep you on your toes. Infinity Blade is no less compelling for its purposeful repetition, though future updates promise to add more variety and as it stands the game will leave you engrossed well beyond the main storyline; a definite must have.
DescriptionWinner of the 2011 Apple Design Award, and more than 20 “Game of the Year” & “Top App” awards! Tons of NEW FREE CONTENT available now! See below for more details.
From Epic Games’ award-winning studio, ChAIR Entertainment, comes Infinity Blade, a new sword fighting action game developed exclusively for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
Here’s what the press has to say about Infinity Blade:
**JOYSTIQ: 5 out of 5 - "In terms of recreating a console-level experience on the iPhone, you simply will not do better than Infinity Blade"
**GAMEPRO: 5 out of 5 - "The next generation of handheld gaming is here"
**SLIDE TO PLAY: 4 out of 4 - "Any serious iOS gamer should grab this one up"
**ENGADGET: 9 out of 10 - "Utterly delicious to look at"
**IGN: 9 out of 10 - "Infinity Blade is easily one of the most defining iPhone games of 2010"
**TOUCHARCADE: "It doesn't get much more 'must have' than this"
**GIZMODO: "An iOS game like you've never seen before"
The first mobile game powered by Epic’s cutting-edge Unreal Engine 3 technology, Infinity Blade takes handheld gaming to new heights with gorgeous visuals, adrenaline-fueled battles and advanced character progression in a fully 3D castle realm.
For untold ages, the God King has ruled with an iron fist - his power is incalculable; his followers, legion. Now you must journey to the Dark Citadel to battle his Titans, one by one, until you face the tyrant himself. As it has been for all in your bloodline, this is your birthright - to free your people from an endless legacy of darkness. The immortal can be vanquished - but only if heart, mind, and steel are one.
DYNAMIC SINGLE-PLAYER CAMPAIGN
Spectacular 3D characters and environments powered by the award-winning Unreal Engine 3 bring to life the story of a lone knight’s pursuit to save civilization.
RESPONSIVE AND INTUITIVE TOUCH CONTROLS
Attack, dodge, block, and cast devastating spells - all with the simple swipe of a finger.
Easy to use, tap-to-move controls enable players to effortlessly navigate and explore the castle realm while searching for collectable items such as treasure, swords, shields, armor and other magical objects.
DEEP CHARACTER CUSTOMIZATION
Dozens of Swords, Shields, Helmets, Armor, and Magic Rings to acquire and master - leveling up your character and increasing Attack, Health, Shield and Magic skills.
Achievements and Leaderboards, challenge your friends to multiplayer matches online via Game Center!
Universal App - Play Infinity Blade on iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6+, iPhone 7, iPad, iPad 2, new iPad, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, , iPad Pro, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 4, iPod Touch 3 (16 GB and above), iPod Touch 4, iPod Touch 5, or iPod Touch 6 for a single low price.
- If you are experiencing technical issues with the App, please visit the Infinity Blade support page at: http://infinitybladegame.com/
- IMPORTANT: It is highly recommended that you upgrade your device to the latest iOS version.
- PARENTS: you can turn off In-App purchasing in the iOS settings.
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What's New in Version 1.4.2*Bonus Content - includes Deathless Kings and Arena expansion packs!
- Supports iPhone 7, iPad Pro, iPad Mini 4, and iPod Touch 6 - and it looks amazing!
- Fully compatible with iOS 10
- Additional updates & bug fixes