Category Archives: iPhone Game Reviews

‘Dissembler’ Review: Flip It, Flip It Good!

Dissembler By: Ian MacLarty At first glance, Dissembler might not look like much. It's certainly not as shiny as most match-three games on the App Store. It's made up entirely of simple, minimalistic squares and would probably be easy to overlook. It's also the first puzzler from Ian MacLarty, who's known for fast-paced arcade games like Boson X and Jelly Juggle. So when I got an email about it, I was a bit skeptical, but still willing to give it a try. I didn't expect to be pulled into it and Read more [...]

Purrfect Date: iOS Review and Gameplay Videos

Purrfect Date By: Bossa Studios Ltd I have mixed feelings about Bossa Studios' cat dating simulator, Purrfect Date. I was excited about it ever since I saw the announcement trailer, with its catchy tune and ridiculous premise. I also knew it was meant to come to iOS, so I had something to look forward to. Since it's mostly reading, it's a great a fit for an iPad that you can rest in your lap. In fact, I don't get why anyone would want to play a game that's mostly reading while sitting at their Read more [...]

‘Death Squared’ iOS Review (In Progress)

Death Squared (RORORORO) By: SMG Studio I got SMG Studio's Death Squared a few days early and was hoping to be able to finish it and write a proper review in time for release. It turned out to be a much harder game than I anticipated, and one that I enjoy but in short bursts. I didn't want to wait until I complete the game to get some impressions out for my readers, so I decided to try something new. I'm going to review it based on what I've played so far, and then edit it as I complete more Read more [...]

Florence: Review and Walkthrough

Florence By: Annapurna Interactive (Mountains) This is a bit of a hard review to write. Florence is a short game, and anything you know about it ahead of time will just lessen the experience. In fact, even reading the App Store description will keep you from being all too surprised at what happens. Assuming you read it before buying, you're going to know at least the gist of the story. But it's how that story is told that makes Florence special. So I'll say right here that if you already know Read more [...]

‘True Legacy’ Review: What Choice Do You Have?

True Legacy By: Blindfire Limited My start with True Legacy was a bit clumsy and confusing, due to stopping every few lines to read the meanings of terms. Since it takes place in Hong Kong in the year 2084, there's technology and jargon that needs to be explained by tapping on the word to see a definition. But I stuck with it and it wasn't too long before I got sucked in, eager to find out more about these characters and this world. The game begins with a messy murder scene. A government official's Read more [...]