Five bucks spent and an hour in, I’m having a very good time with Lara Croft GO, the new mobile Tomb Raider spin-off that came out a few hours ago. It’s turn-based. It’s full of tomb raiding. How about I show you? You’ll see some early levels—and a comparison to the very cool precursor Hitman GO—in my 13-minute… »
Galak-Z is coming to mobile devices next year, developer 17-bit announced today. How does a twitchy action game work with a touch screen? We’ll have to wait and see, but Galak-Z: Variant Mobile will apparently be heavily modified to work without a controller. »
Fallout Shelter is fun, but only for a while; you tend to hit a wall once everyone’s happy and you’ve built a lot of stuff. This would be the point most people uninstall the game, or at least ignore it, but HarrisonHutcheon had something more drastic in mind. »
Walls have always been an important part of Pac-Man. Your little yellow guy (or lady) is stuck in a maze with some deadly ghosts. The walls of the maze frame the action and give it structure. So… what if one of those walls didn’t exist, and the maze became endless?
If League of Legends were a mobile game, I like to think it’d be something like a slickly produced version of last year’s sleeper hit Flappy Bird: cute, charming, distressing at its difficult low points and dizzying at its high ones. Riot probably feels differently about this, as evidenced by Blitzcrank’s Poro Roundup. »
Sixteen years after the release of Final Fantasy VIII, Square Enix has finally released an official stand-alone version of its legendary card game, Triple Triad. »
Final Fantasy VII, a video game about an angry man with mommy issues, will come to iPhone and iPad tonight with the next Apple Store update, publisher Square Enix announced today. »
Activision announces Skylanders Battlecast, a card battler for iOS and Android—basically mobile Skylanders with collectible cards instead of figurines, and Pokémon-style battles, either offline or online. There’s a trailer above, and the game itself should be out next year.
Limbo isn’t a straightforward adventure. It’s confusing. But it’s a good kind of confusing that inspires people to band together and try to solve its mysteries. »
This year marks the fifth anniversary of Steins;Gate in Japan. As part of the celebration, a free augmented reality game was released for fans visiting the game’s location—otaku mecca Akihabara. So, of course, I decided to head over there and play it. »
Hitman GO was one of last year’s most surprising games—who thought a mobile Hitman game would be so interesting, so elegant? It’s why I’m excited for Lara Croft GO, which Square Enix just announced will arrive on iOS and Android on August 27. »
It took me a couple of hours to burn through 80 levels in the first Angry Birds. In Angry Birds 2, getting to level 80 took a week and a half. This is good. It is also very, very bad. »
And so an eight year love affair with the original puzzle role-playing game franchise ends with a game that should have been the best thing ever but just isn’t. »
The second iteration of FreshPlanet’s ridiculously popular multiplayer music trivia game was released last week, and since then I’ve been pitted against what I imagine as a never-ending stream of complete and utter bastards. »