‘FAR: Lone Sails’ iOS Review – Solitary Consignment

FAR: Lone Sails By: Okomotive / Mixtvision I try not to pay too close attention to games released on other platforms than iOS, because I don't want to accidentally spoil myself in case they ever make it over. That worked out really well for me with FAR: Lone Sails, as I hadn't even heard of it before its mobile port was announced. And while I was confused when I first started playing,…

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‘unmemory’ Review: Smitten With the Killer Kittens

unmemory By: Plug In Digital / Patrones y Escondites I was late to the party with Simogo's Device 6, but could see right away why so many sang its praises. The blend of text and puzzles combined with a compelling story and brilliant use of iOS features made it an instant classic. And while there have been many text-based games since that either mimic a smartphone or add interactivity to text adventures…

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Genshin Impact: First Impressions and Gameplay Videos

Genshin Impact By: miHoYo Limited There was a lot of hype surrounding miHoYo's Breath of the Wild-like open world action RPG, Genshin Impact, but I didn't get on the hype train because I don't have much faith in free-to-play games these days. When I finally did decide to give it a try, it wouldn't load on my iPad Pro, despite it being listed as a supported device. So I pushed off playing…

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‘HoloVista’ Review: Enjoy Your Visit

HoloVista By: Aconite I don’t know how many of you will remember, but my first ever review on this site was for a room escape game called Atmosfear. It was a short demo that never got expanded on, sadly, but I loved the whole idea. I’m not a big fan of the augmented reality (AR) technology that Apple introduced fairly recently and that many developers have been trying to take advantage of.…

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‘Terafyn’ Review: An Immersive Story That Sinks Its Claws Into You

Terafyn By: South Gale There were a lot of iOS releases this week, and several that I had ahead of time. But only one grabbed me from the very start and never let go. Thanks to a rich narrative and breathtaking hand-painted visuals, South Gale's superbly written RPG, Terafyn, was easy to get pulled into and hard to put down. Since the game is episodic, it means many questions are left unanswered,…

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‘A Monster’s Expedition’ Review: See the Forest for the Trees

A Monster's Expedition (Through Puzzling Exhibitions) By: Draknek Limited I didn't realize there was an open world puzzler-shaped hole in my life until I played Hello Games' The Last Campfire. The sense of discovery with each puzzle solved and each new area uncovered was just the kind of experience that I'd been craving without even knowing it. Lucky for me, not long after I finished it, Draknek's bigger and more impressive open…

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‘Kavel’ Review: ¡Vámonos, Tetrominoes!

Kavel By: Jerry Verhoeven Followers of this site might know by now that I always like to have a high score chaser on my phone to play during down time between other games. Often this ends up being a match-three game, whether it's Six Match or High Rise or Swap Sword or a number of others that have no IAPs or ads. There's something meditative about them, so I'm always looking for…

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‘Meteorfall: Krumit’s Tale’ Review: Accessibility is the Real Hero Here

Meteorfall: Krumit's Tale By: Slothwerks / Eric Farraro I didn't grow up playing Magic the Gathering and its ilk, so I never really developed that skill of finding synergy between cards and constructing a powerful deck. But there's been a surge of deck-building roguelikes in recent years in the digital space and they're such a great fit for touchscreen devices, that I can't help myself but try them all out. Slothwerks' Meteorfall:…

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