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Herd Herd Herd™ Deluxe Review

Review 2K By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 7 months ago
Herd Herd Herd™ Deluxe Review

Herd Herd Herd Deluxe is one of those games that aims to bridge the gap between young gamers and adults alike thanks to its smooth difficulty curve that plateaus at a high level. No punches are pulled, so you'll need to get your tap and drag on to help save the somewhat docile farm animals in your care. As mentioned, things ramp up quite slowly, and indeed it may feel like the game never really takes off as it drills new skills in to you with each stage, only to provide one or two gen…

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Diskobolos Review

Review Conquering Bytes By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 11 months ago
Diskobolos Review

You know that famous Greek sculpture of the man hunched over, holding a discus? That's Discobolus. Go on, Google the name, you'll know it when you see it. So what does this game have to do with that statue? Well not much really, but you are shooting out digital discs at a series of encroaching insects for multipliers and high scores, and that's got to count for something right? Diskobolus is a lot of fun once you work out how it all comes together. You have a disc shooter at the botto…

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Brandnew Boy Review

Review Oozoo Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 4 months ago
Brandnew Boy Review

When Rocksteady mentioned that the combat for Batman Arkham had its roots in rhythm gaming, I believed them - its fluid sense of combat that rewards well-timed parries, item deployments and straight-up beat-downs has a visceral feel to it that quickly becomes addictive. Best of all it lends itself to rather simplistic controls, which is all the better for Brandnew Boy by Oozoo as it builds upon the concept with a single-touch system. Cue a memory-wiped protagonist, super-powers, a who…

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RAVENMARK: Scourge of Estellion Review

Review Witching Hour Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
RAVENMARK: Scourge of Estellion Review

At the risk of sounding like a cliched reviewer, Ravenmark by Witching Hour Studios is best explained as a combination of titles we've seen before. Taking a dash of Fire Emblem, a smidgen of Advance Wars and a whole smattering of touches from other turn-based strategy titles, its style of gameplay is at once familiar, but still quite unique. Set in a fantasy world, each level of the comprehensive campaign pits you against AI in typical situations (defend a location; destroy enemies; e…

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EPOCH. Review

Review Uppercut Games Pty Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
EPOCH. Review

When small indie game studios boast about their prior professional experience it's generally a PR move to inspire confidence in what they're presenting. What really counts is the final product and in the case of Uppercut Games and their release of EPOCH., the experience and polish that comes from their years in the industry really shows in almost every aspect of the game. You play as an AI controlled robot (think slightly less horrifying than a Terminator, but no less deadly) with a m…

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SpinTrip Review

Review ablemagic By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
SpinTrip Review

Most platformers are content with assigning players a handful of 'powers', be it through tokens they earn that give them temporary special abilities or by using button combinations to add a level of skill to the gameplay. SpinTrip takes a slightly different approach, breaking down the gameplay in to moving left/right and jumping while only being able to activate one power at a time; the catch is, you need to 'find' the power in question first. It's an intriguing idea and where most ga…

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Dice Soccer! Review

Review LambdaMu Games By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 11 months ago
Dice Soccer! Review

It's finally happened! The pairing you were waiting for. The fast paced action of soccer combined with the slow methodical tension of a dice roll. I guess both games require luck but while an odd pairing, Dice Soccer is a pretty addictive title. You are the manager of a soccer team. Starting in a training camp you have to win or draw matches to earn enough stars to move up the ranks and compete in the big leagues. You have three lines of players. Three forwards, three defense, and a g…

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Reckless Getaway Review

Review Polarbit By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years ago
Reckless Getaway Review

While I can't speak for everyone, there's nothing quite like a great car chase scene in a film. Aside from the child-like glee that comes from watching the action and destruction inherent in these scenes, there's another exciting level of knowing you're watching man and machine working in a perfect ballet for the camera. Reckless Getaway by Polarbit and Pixelbite (the developers behind Reckless Racing) have put aside any sense of reality in an attempt to create a madcap, slapstick poin…

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Thief Lupin! Review

Review BLUE WIND By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Thief Lupin! Review

Thief Lupin! by BLUE WIND exists in a bizarre world of its own that seems to be built out of polarizing forces. Let me qualify that in saying that for each aspect of this game that is absolutely fantastic, one equally terrible or frustrating aspect seems to exist. Because of this, players will either come to love or hate Thief Lupin! depending on which positive or negative traits end up weighing the most for them. Sporting a 'single button' system of simply touching the screen, Thief…

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Subsolar Review

Review Tenshi Noir Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Subsolar Review

You have to admire the tenacity of a developer that doesn't know the phrase 'I give up'. Despite the insanely challenging and original gameplay in Tenshi Noir's first title Love Battle Princess (LBP), it seems that many people were hung-up on the visual style - claiming it to be too raunchy or excessively girly (take your pick). As a result the developer has gone back to the drawing board (quite literally), keeping the gameplay in wholly in-tact while changing its visual theme to creat…

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Zombie Trailer Park Review

Review Ninja Kiwi By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Zombie Trailer Park Review

Zombie Trailer Park by Ninja Kiwi is (for those who haven't come across it before) another free Flash title that has made the jump to the App Store. Interestingly, the game has been converted with almost no changes (barring the interface) and to compensate for this the price tag is a surprisingly reasonable '$0'. The game itself is a fairly typical castle defense setup, with cash being earned over time and units being purchased to run blindly in to their opposition until you've pushed…

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Biofrenzy HD Review

Review Zhang Le By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Biofrenzy HD Review

With titles like Zombieville USA exploiting the formula of 'zombies + shoot things + lots of weapons = good', this particular evolution of the side-scrolling beat'em-up started to crop up slowly, but surely across the App Store. Biofrenzy HD dips in to the same ideas-bucket and tries to tack on some much needed changes, streamlining the gameplay even further, however it still fails to address the key issue with games of this type - mindless repetition. The controls are standard for ga…

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Dungeon Defenders: Second Wave Review

Review Trendy Entertainment By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Dungeon Defenders: Second Wave Review

Editors Note (Nov 9, 2011): Dungeon Defenders holds, dubiously, one of the most hotly contended scores on AppSpy.com if only because I, the reviewer of the game, wanted to love it to bits. At the time Dungeon Defenders was a whirlwind of magical catchphrases that made my inner-gamer tingle with excitement: Unreal Engine graphics, Tower Defense Gameplay, Hero Defense gameplay, Online Co-Op, Persistent and Personalized Character Development. What wasn't to like about this game? Sad…

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N.O.V.A. 2 - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
N.O.V.A. 2 - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance Review

A year ago the first title in the N.O.V.A. series managed to stun audiences with its incredibly sharp visuals, paired with excellent near-console quality gameplay that may have felt slavish to its inspirations, but still managed to impress regardless of this. The sequel is much the same, though the inclusion of a larger campaign; career-based online multiplay; and smarter AI opponents shows that Gameloft are serious about taking this game to the next level. Those who have played Gamel…

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Dungeon Hunter 2 Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Dungeon Hunter 2 Review

Dungeon Hunter 2 by Gameloft doesn't so much represent a change in direction for action-RPGs on iDevices as much as it is a refinement on the title that came before it. Once again you'll take up the responsibility of an immortal in defense of Gothicus, traveling the wide and varied paths of the world until you can fulfill your destiny as its hero. Two control schemes are available for players to choose from and you can either tap directly or use a virtual stick to move around and sele…

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