Category Archives: iPhone Game Reviews

The Franz Kafka Videogame: iOS Review

The Franz Kafka Videogame By: Daedalic Entertainment GmbH I'd been looking forward to mif2000's The Franz Kafka Videogame (TFKVG) for a while now, ever since it was announced it would be coming to mobile. Granted, I didn't know much about it outside of screenshots I'd seen. But I loved the look of it, and I like weird and quirky games, especially adventure games. While I don't know that much about Franz Kafka's works -- I only read Metamorphosis in high school and barely remember it -- the game Read more [...]

‘Sidewords’ Review: Not Your Average Word Game

Sidewords By: Milkbag Games Every once in a while, I look at the App Store and notice another mediocre word game near the top of the charts. I've given these games a chance, in case I was missing out on something. I like a good word game, as I still play Zach Gage's Typeshift daily. But these free games that get tons of downloads are all overly simplified and probably auto-generated, since there are hundreds -- even thousands -- of levels. What they usually involve is taking the four or five Read more [...]

‘Resynth’ Review

Resynth By: Polyphonic LP Pty Ltd Over the last few years, I've become a big fan of Sokoban puzzles, such as Go to Gold and A Good Snowman is Hard to Build. They involve pushing items around a board to their goals and are usually tricky but relaxing, harder on my brain than on my reflexes. They also involve a certain amount of trial and error, but can't really be brute forced. You usually make mistakes, then figure out where you went wrong and fix them. While I didn't know that much about Polyphonic Read more [...]

Some Thoughts on ‘Onirim’ iOS Expansions and New Scoring System – Review

Onirim - Solitaire Card Game By: Asmodee Digital Asmodee Digital's iOS port of the physical solitaire card game, Onirim, is one of my favorite games of 2017, and perhaps ever. To give you an idea of how much I like it, take a look at my current stats. I've played over a thousand games. This is because it's a perfect one-handed game to pick up and play at any time, without any worry about timers or other minutiae. Well, that was until the latest update. Glyphs: Initially, I was excited for Read more [...]

‘The House of da Vinci’ Review: This Seems Familiar

The House of da Vinci By: Blue Brain Games If you're a fan of The Room series by Fireproof Games and can't wait for the fourth one to release, Blue Brain Games' The House of da Vinci is the closest thing you can get to the real thing. In fact, had someone kept me locked away and prevented me from seeing or reading any games news, then put the game in front of me and told me it was made by Fireproof, I would have easily accepted that as fact. Yes, the game borrows heavily from its inspiration, Read more [...]