Mobile, Reviews

Sword and Sworcery EP Review (iOS)

Video games have always had trouble standing the test of time. While some games are regarded as classics, able to be enjoyed no matter the era–most games fall victim to the ever evolving standard that we as gamers hold the games we love. From graphics to mechanics, the game we thought was the best thing since sliced bread five years ago is now a moldy abomination that must be tossed to the side for the new slice of bread. Now with the next generation of consoles finally in their stride and a mature mobile market it’s time we ask ourselves a simple question. Will mobile games fall victim to the test of time, or will their emphasis on quick gaming moments save them? I decided to test this theory with Sword and Sworcery EP.  Does it stand the test of time? Let’s find out.

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Mobile, Reviews

Hitman Sniper Review

Ask a few married couples what it’s like being married and waking up to the same person everyday and the answer will vary. If you were asking a happily married couple they would say that it’s the best thing that ever happened to them.  Ask another couple and your answer could sound something like, “it’s boring as hell”.  Depending on your outlook of marriage and monogamy, you would either say Hitman Sniper is another home run for Square-Enix Montreal or a critical misstep.

Overview

Hitman Sniper follows the same formula of Hitman Go, take one aspect of the Hitman experience and create a mobile game around it.  Your job as Agent 47 is to eliminate targets at a ski resort in the mountains. Armed with an old wooden sniper rifle you must eliminate your targets while completing various objectives. You might have to kill a target while making it look like an accident or kill multiple targets without setting off an alarm.  To make matters worse, there are also innocent bystanders who will alert security if they witness you eliminating a target. For each successful contract you are awarded various items including money for upgrades, weapon parts for better weapons and rank bonuses, like access to new sniper rifles.

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Mobile, Reviews

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Review

What if you could play the best moments of Final Fantasy without the grind? This is what mobile developer DNA proposes with Final Fantasy Record Keeper, a “greatest hits” of the legendary franchise. But is a stripped down version of the industry’s most popular JRPG what we actually want? That’s what we’re about to find out.

A Familiar Formula

Final Fantasy Record Keeper is built with the same formula as Brave Frontier. You collect characters and level them up by completing stages where you fight waves of enemies. There are some slight differences however, as Brave Frontier has you fight to evolve the characters and Record Keeper has you quest to evolve weapons and spells. If you play Brave Frontier you’ll find yourself right at home with Record Keeper.

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