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I Tried ‘Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery’ So You Don’t Have To – Gameplay and Impressions

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery By: Jam City, Inc. I admittedly didn't have very high hopes for Jam City's Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, knowing it's free-to-play game with plenty of micro transactions. Just by seeing how many in-app purchases (IAPs) the game already sold, I could tell it would be a problem. But part of me -- the Harry Potter fan part -- was still hoping that a juggernaut like Warner Bros.' massively popular series could deliver a halfway decent game, considering the money behind Read more [...]

‘Oddmar’ Review: Just Eat the Magic Mushroom

Oddmar By: Mobge Ltd If you've been frequenting this site for a while, you probably know by now that I'm usually not a big fan of platformers. Even back when I still played games with a controller, I tossed Mario aside in favor of Zelda. So when it comes to using a touchscreen, it's very rare that I feel in control enough to master jumping platforms and dodging and killing baddies. Usually, the platformers I stick with to the end are puzzle-heavy and light on the jumping. So when I decided to Read more [...]

Golem Rage: Gameplay Video and Impressions

Golem Rage By: Zuki Games  Zuki Games' Golem Rage is one of those rare unicorns, a runner that's a paid game without any ads or in-app purchases (IAP). It's also level-based instead of endless, so those who are tired of infinite runners have something to look forward to. I've played a bit and the game is it really a good fit for me, but I still wanted to show off some gameplay and describe how it works. After a brief intro in the form of comic book frames, you take on the role of an enraged Read more [...]

‘The Mooseman’ iOS Review: Let the Spirits Guide You

The Mooseman By: Vladimir Beletskiy  At first glance, you might think that Vladimir Beletsky’s Mooseman looks a lot like Simogo’s Year Walk. There’s definitely a lot there to draw comparisons between the two. The moose-headed man, for one. A story covering ancient myths, the snowy landscapes, extra widescreen layout, and even the spirits that look a bit like bowling balls. But while Year Walk is a point-and-click adventure, Mooseman more closely resembles a puzzle platformer without Read more [...]

Vandals: Review and Gameplay Videos

Vandals By: ARTE Experience (Cosmografik)  Cosmografik's Vandals is the latest turn-based puzzle game in the style of Square Enix's GO series, like Hitman GO (HMG), Lara Croft GO (LCG) and Deus Ex GO (DEG). While I never really got into HMG, I thoroughly enjoyed LCG and all its expansions. It had personality, atmosphere, tricky puzzles, and it felt great on a touchscreen. It raised the bar for what a mobile puzzle game could look like. Since then, I've been excited about every GO-style game Read more [...]