‘Cards! – MonkeyBox 2’ Review: Choose Your Own Cardventure

Cards! - MonkeyBox 2 By: TheCodingMonkeys iOS developer TheCodingMonkeys started a series early last year called Monkey Box, focusing on innovative ideas. Their goal is to release small experimental games on mobile that offer unique experiences. The first one was called Polarized! and had you scanning objects in your environment with your device's camera. I liked the idea of it, but it didn't fire on all cylinders for me. I was still…

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Say No! More: Walkthrough Guide

Say No! More By: Thunderful Publishing / Studio Fizbin Say No! More is an empowering game about learning when to say "NO." I don't think you can fail at any point, but if you get stuck, this walkthrough should help you. Feel free to ask for extra help in the comments section. Note: I recommend listening to more of the dialogue than I did in my first video. I went a bit…

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Say Yes! to ‘Say No! More’ (Review)

Say No! More By: Thunderful Publishing / Studio Fizbin As a game concept, Studio Fizbin's Say No! More is a strange one. Billed as the first NPG (NO!-Playing Game), it's a response to the ever-increasing issue of social and workplace expectations that put pressure on people to always be accommodating. You might be afraid to lose your job if you refuse to stay late or risk a friendship by declining to lend…

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‘Inked’ iOS Review: The Pen is Mighty

Inked By: Somnium Games / Pixmain / Nuverse Limited It's hard not to take notice when you see some screenshots from puzzle adventure, Inked, by Somnium Games. The entire game is made up of ballpoint pen drawings and it's a striking visual effect. I initially thought the art style was mostly a gimmick to stand out -- though a powerful one -- but the game surprised me in many ways. The story…

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‘Five Dates’ iOS Review: Stress-Free Dating

Five Dates By: Wales Interactive / Good Gate Media I'm a big fan of Wales Interactive's work, as they publish a lot of full-motion video (FMV) games and even port some of them to iOS. Still, I somehow missed the news about their dating simulator, Five Dates, until it was announced for iOS a few months after its PC release. I personally despise dating, but the idea of a game that tries…

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Titan Quest: Legendary Edition – Impressions and Gameplay Videos

Titan Quest: Legendary Edition By: Handygames I never played Titan Quest on PC and therefore don't have any nostalgia for it. But I do enjoy playing action RPGs on my mobile devices, so I bought the original game on iOS back in 2019 and spent a few hours with it before I ultimately stopped playing. I think a big reason for this was that it didn't have iCloud sync and I was…

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‘NUTS – A Surveillance Mystery’ Review: Crackin’ Good

NUTS - A Surveillance Mystery By: Noodlecake / Joon, Pol, Muuutsch, Char, & Torfi The first thing that sticks out about the squirrel surveillance game, NUTS, is the striking 3D art style made up of only about three different colors at any point. It's so distinctive that I immediately recognize photos from the game even if I just see them out of the corner of my eye. That alone would make it…

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‘IrisFall’ iOS Review: Shadow Play

Iris.Fall By: NExTStudios Light and shadow are common themes in puzzle games, and for good reason. They're visually interesting and can offer some innovative mechanics if done right. Iris.Fall, which originally released on other platforms in 2018, is the latest iOS game to take advantage of this. Though it doesn't always push itself to its full potential, the visuals are stunning and the puzzles were compelling enough to hold my interest through…

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