With Death Rally Remedy Entertainment succeeds in crafting an incredibly intuitive and enjoyable automobile destruction romp that has both depth and longevity. While the controls take a while to master they are more or less standard fair in what you find on Apple iOS devices. However, the game has a great addictive quality to it that compels gamers to keep playing in order to unlock all the different cars and weaponry upgrades.
Gatling Gears is a little gem of a game that completely surprised me with a combination of solid gameplay and a high degree of polish. On the face of it all the game is nothing more than another twin stick shooter yet developer Vanguard has fashioned a delightfully colourful steampunk environment that is as intricate and colourful as some full retail priced releases. What is personally surprising is that the game really doesn’t stray one iota from the standard genre blueprint yet is infinitely more enjoyable than many of its peers. Part of this lies in the fact that Vanguard has created a world of its own and instead of following a trend towards more darker and bleak landscapes it has chosen to go in completely the opposite direction infusing each level with eye-popping colour.
Dojobreaker is a guilty pleasure. No more no less. It has only a very thin veneer of gameplay but it still managed to hold my attention due to the fact that it presents a RPG based mechanic of character grinding that I find addictive. I fully admit that sometimes, especially during a RPG title that I am enjoying, that I like to basically spend hours mowing down monsters just to grind out more EXP and in turn make my party stronger. At times this obsession with gaining power goes a bit too far as I approach the final boss and kick his behind so hard that it feels anticlimactic.
Before diving into the review for Twin Blades I need to start with a note of caution especially for those new Windows Phone 7 owners who have purchased their headsets in the past few months. Many might be wondering why they cannot find Twin Blades in the marketplace no matter what they do and the answer is exasperatingly simple – it’s been removed. A few months ago Microsoft deemed the title to be infringing on their marketplace rules and decided to delist it.