Category Archives: reviews

Review: ‘Six Match’ is My New Match-3 Obsession

Six Match By: Aaron Steed I'm always on the lookout for a new microtransaction-free match-three game to play when I have some down time, and my latest obsession is Aaron Steed's Six Match. While you might think the genre is overdone and there's nothing new to be seen, Six Match adds enough of a twist to make it feel fresh. It's a relaxed, endless, turn-based game in which you always have six moves to make a match or it's game over. The closest comparison I can make is to Alec Thomson's Swap Read more [...]

‘The Witness’ iOS Review: A Flawed Port That’s Still a Must-Have

The Witness By: Thekla, inc. (Jonathan Blow) I had a bit of a rocky start with Jonathan Blow's The Witness when it finally made its way over to iOS this year. I grabbed it right away because I had heard such good things about it and was eager to try it for myself. At first, I was a little disappointed. It seemed to be just 2D line-drawing maze puzzles in a 3D environment, and I couldn't understand why it needed to be in 3D. But after playing more, it all became clear and I could see why this Read more [...]

Playdead’s ‘INSIDE’ iOS Review: Outside the Norm

Playdead's INSIDE By: Playdead Playdead’s INSIDE was one of the most recommended games to me this past year, and I’m grateful that I managed to avoid knowing anything about it until it finally made it over to iOS and I could play it for myself. While I did get through most of their first game, Limbo, a few years back, I never finished it. I eventually found the endless deaths too frustrating and abandoned it. I’m glad I didn’t let that affect my willingness to embrace INSIDE, though, Read more [...]

‘QB – a cube’s tale’ Review: It’s Hip to Be Cube

QB - a cube's tale By: Stephan Goebel There are a lot of puzzle games in the App Store that feature basic cubes you swipe to move around a board. There's so many that I mostly started to ignore them since they all look the same. I'm not really sure what made me give Stephan Goebel's QB - a cube's tale a chance. I think part of it was the portrait mode, but there was something else that beckoned to me and I can't quite put my finger on it. Either way, it was cheap, so it didn't require too big Read more [...]

‘Gorogoa’ iOS Review: Simply Awe-Inspiring

Gorogoa By: Annapurna Interactive & Jason Roberts The demo of Jason Robert's Gorogoa was one of the few games I was willing to suffer through playing on my new laptop about two years ago, and I'd been eagerly awaiting the full release ever since. I heard that he scrapped a lot of his original ideas, though, for a more streamlined approach, and I wasn't sure what that meant and whether the game would still resemble the demo I played. Thankfully, Gorogoa far surpassed all my expectations and is Read more [...]