AppUnwrapper’s August 2015 iOS Games Roundup

It's that time again! The summer went by in a flash, and here we are in September (which still feels like summer in part of the world). So I'm continuing my monthly roundups with the articles I published in August. There were some great games, some not-so-great games and some new things I tried. I'll be covering everything here from the entire month in case anyone missing anything. First off, I finally…

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Year Walk + Companion: iOS Review

Year Walk By: Simogo I finally got around to playing Simogo's Year Walk after all these years and countless people telling me to play. It would be an understatement to say I had high expectations. So let me say I straight out: I loved Year Walk. But I also hated it. The game is named after a Swedish practice of starving one's self, then taking a spiritual journey through the woods, hoping…

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Whispering Willows iOS Review: Enter At Your Own Risk

Whispering Willows By: Night Light Interactive They say first impressions are everything. In the case of Whispering Willows on iOS, this is mostly true. My first reaction to it was "what is this madness?!" when I booted up the game on my iPad Air 2 and it was upside-down. This was both puzzling and annoying, as I've always held my iPad with the home button to the left and now I couldn't.…

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The Guides + Compendium: Game Review

The Guides By: Kevin Bradford and Luke Lisi I got my hands on the cryptic puzzle game The Guides a couple weeks before release. I was instantly intrigued and excited at the prospect of a puzzle game that was designed around mobile devices. I loved the idea that everything I needed to know is contained inside the app, since I've been turned off by similar games that required too much outside knowledge.…

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MechaNika Review: Not As Innocent As She Appears

Psychotic's MechaNika By: Mango Protocol MechaNika, by Mango Protocol, is a very odd little game. It has a cutesy, hand-drawn cartoon appearance which can be misleading. The game is packed to the brim with character, but it has a 17+ rating for good reason. The first tip-off that there's more to this game than meets the eye might be when Nika, the protagonist, calls her schoolteacher useless. Soon after that, she gets…

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Prune Review: A Deceptively Challenging Piece of Puzzle Art

Prune By: Joel Mcdonald My first impression of Prune was that it's going to be more art than game. I got some very strong Monument Valley vibes from it, especially with its minimalistic icons and very similar camera feature. That would be fine, as I do love games as art. But as I progressed, the levels got significantly more challenging. Like any good puzzle game, it throws new elements at you every…

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The Long Siege: Review

The Long Siege By: Anomaly Studios Pte Ltd Match-three games are my go-to games for trains, waiting in line, lying in bed and similar settings. The problem is that the majority of them these days are filled with consumable in-app purchases (IAPs) that I don't have any patience for. So I'm always on the lookout for a good premium match-three without IAPs. My absolute favorite is Hero Emblems, but I ran out…

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Brain It On! Review: Draw Your Way Out of This Conundrum

Brain It On! By: Orbital Nine My initial reaction to Orbital Nine's physics-based game Brain It On! was that I'm too dumb for it. I nearly gave up after getting stumped just a few levels in. But instead, I decided to stick with it and see what would happen. At some point it just clicked and I was three-starring every level. I was hooked. Brain It On! has a very minimalistic appearance.…

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