My Week Unwrapped: December 3, 2016

Hi everyone! I'm back with a new installment of My Week Unwrapped! I've been very busy playing games this week, but limited to just a few games. That's because one is a high-score chaser that I keep going back to no matter how many times I tell myself I'm done. And another has over 250 levels that I played through all this week. So this will be a short post, but hopefully you'll still find some worthy games to play! First off is Alec Thomson's Swap Sword, the match-three game I was so sure I'd Read more [...]

Aurora – Puzzle Adventure: Review

Aurora - Puzzle Adventure By: Silverback Games Let me start this review by saying that I absolutely love the idea behind Silverback Games' Aurora - Puzzle Adventure. I even love the puzzle design -- most of the time. It's creative, clever, and sometimes downright tricky. It's because I like the puzzles so much that I put up with a lot that I didn't like in order to enjoy them. There are so many things in Aurora that unnecessarily waste the player's time. There's too much forced between the player Read more [...]

‘Swap Sword’ Review: Matchy Slashy

Swap Sword By: Alec Thomson If you've been following me for a while, you probably know that I'm a big fan of match-three games, but not the kind that you see in abundance in the App Store. I prefer the deeper games that rely on skill (and a bit of luck), where you can't buy your way ahead. Since most match-three games are free with timers and pay-to-win in-app purchases (IAP), I perk up at the slightest whiff of a game without any of that nonsense. The hardcore match-three RPG, Hero Emblems, Read more [...]

My Week Unwrapped: November 26, 2016

Hi everyone! Welcome back to My Week Unwrapped! This will be a short post, as it was Thanksgiving this past week and I spent a lot of time with friends and family, leaving less for games. And speaking of Thanksgiving, make sure to check out these sales for games you may not have yet. First off, I finished my review for Mangatar's Little Briar Rose. You can read it here. I've also been playing the point-and-click adventure game, Kathy Rain, by Noio. It's very story-driven -- so much so that Read more [...]

Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2016 iPhone and iPad Games Sales and Freebies

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you're all enjoying the day with your family. If you're not (enjoying it), here's a list of iOS games that are on sale or free for Black Friday to keep you distracted from your family! I'll be updating this as I find more, so make sure to keep checking back! I'll include links my reviews where they're available. Free: Train Conductor 2: USA by The Voxel Agents is currently FREE, down from $2.99. Get 'Em by Behdad Sami Interactive, LLC is currently FREE, Read more [...]