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‘Causality’ Review: If I Could Turn Back Time

Causality By: Loju Games As you might know, Snakebird was my 2016 Game of the Year. It showed me that a turn-based, seemingly simple puzzler can be tough as nails but user-friendly in every possible way. It made me more critical of the puzzle games I play, looking at them with fresh eyes. Are they just throwing everything they could think of at a player to make it seem longer? Are they punishing the player to make it seem more difficult? Is there anything between the puzzles and the player Read more [...]

AppUnwrapper’s Favorite iOS Games of 2016

This is only the second year I'm listing my Games of the Year, and 2016 was an incredibly strong one for iOS games. It was hard getting this list down to just ten or fifteen games, so I also have some runners-up. There were just too many great games this year! So, without further ado, I represent my GOTY 2016 list! Any reviews I wrote are linked to the name of each game. Snakebird - If you've been paying close attention this year, you probably aren't too surprised to hear that Noumenon Games' 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 [...]

Twisted Lines Review: Knot Your Average Puzzler

Twisted Lines – Mind-twisting Puzzles By: Megagon Industries As many of you might know, I was a bit obsessed with Snakebird recently. I loved its hardcore puzzles that combined trial-and-error with strategy. I didn't know that much about Twisted Lines when I decided to buy it, but I was curious enough to check it out. While it does hold your hand a bit more than Snakebird does, it has quite a few tricky puzzles that had me trying so many different routes before I figured out the solution. Like Read more [...]

Snakebird Review: A Game That Truly Respects You

Snakebird By: Noumenon Games I started playing Noumenon's fantastic puzzler, Snakebird, the second it hit iOS, but there's still a few levels I haven't solved yet. I'm fine with this, because it means I still have some Snakebird to play. Whenever I have some free time and a clear head, I can just mess around with these elongated birds and try to solve one more puzzle. I won't ask for help -- not even a little -- because that will just rob me of the last few bits of enjoyment and satisfaction Read more [...]