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‘Technobabylon’ iOS Review: Plug in Your Wetware and Get Pulled into a Trance

Technobabylon By: Wadjet Eye Games & Technocrat As much as I like point-and-click adventures, I can be a bit particular with my tastes. Getting stuck too often for too long can turn me off from a game I'm otherwise enjoying, especially if the answers seem illogical or the puzzles require too much guesswork to solve. Layout usually plays a part in this, as well. Is the game user-friendly as far as making it easy to access available locations and items? Or is it a chore? Being able to quickly get Read more [...]

‘follow.trail’ Review: Forge Your Own Path in This Unique Puzzler

follow.trail By: Grzegorz Pykacz Over the last few years, puzzle games have become one of my favorite genres to play on my iPhone. There's no shortage of truly wonderful puzzlers on iOS, and they're usually a great fit for the platform. But with so many releasing every day, it's easy to become skeptical whether any individual game will offer anything truly new or unique and feel worthy of my time. How many Sokoban or path-drawing games can you play before they get old and feel like you've done Read more [...]

‘Swim Out’ Review: These Are Dangerous Waters

Swim Out By: Lozange Lab My first few days with Lozange Lab's Swim Out involved a lot of rage quitting. I've come to expect certain things from puzzle games, and one of those is an undo button. It's not always necessary, but when a level can include thirty to forty moves, I'm not too thrilled when I'm forced to constantly restart. Still, there was something so compelling about Swim Out and I persisted enough to get through the first four chapters, collecting all the stars. I'm not sure if I'll Read more [...]

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 [...]

‘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 [...]