When Nintendo and Cygames’ Dragalia Lost launched at the end of last month, I said it was a slick version of the same old mobile action role-playing game. Turns out a little slickness goes a long way, as I’ve been playing the damn thing every day since. Why? Let me pull out my list of excuses.
Thanks in large part to God of War and the Final Fantasy Tactics iOS port, I’ve been gaming regularly for the first time in about a decade. As I emerged from my dumb hibernation to become a Gamer once again, I realized I could now fill a huge gap in my cultural literacy. I wanted to understand the game that enchants…
This weekend, a typhoon hit Japan. Pokémon Go players noticed something: a warning system.
The first game in the Professor Layton series, 2007's Curious Village, is now out in a beautiful HD version for smart devices. It’s a nice way to revisit this excellent puzzle game, but trying to play something designed to use with the Nintendo DS precision stylus on a phone with a finger can be annoying.
Nintendo and Cygames’ Dragalia Lost is a very pretty mobile game. The characters are lovely, the music is gorgeous, and its overall presentation is quite charming. One could almost forget it’s just another generic character collecting mobile action RPG under all of that polish. Almost.
Before it was reborn in 2005, British science fiction mainstay Doctor Who survived 26 years of flimsy sets, questionable costumes and laughable effects by telling great stories with excellent talent. That’s also what raises Doctor Who Infinity above the match-three game that serves as its foundation.
Mobile word game Alphabear 2 is pretty much more of the same as the original. The great news is that it’s a lot more of it.
Yakuza Online is launching this year in Japan. The online game stars Kasuga Ichiban, the new protagonist of the Yakuza series, and is launching on iOS, Android and PC. No word yet about an international release.
Square Enix has announced Project Echoes, a new RPG for iOS and Android. It will be released sometime this year in Japan. No word yet on an international release.
For such a popular genre, there really isn’t much to choose from when it comes to quality city-building games these days. There’s Cities: Skylines and...that’s it, unless you want to pick up a classic SimCity. So firing up Pocket City, and loving it, has been one of the nicest surprises of the year. Doubly so because…
Apple is ending its affiliate program for apps which could mean the end of review sites like TouchArcade that have relied on a cut from Apple to keep their mobile game review sites afloat. The tech giant made the announcement in its August newsletter saying that members of the program will stop receiving commissions…
If I’m commuting on the subway and don’t have two hands free to play Switch or 3DS games, I play a mobile game. Usually, it’s Threes, but sometimes another game takes its place. That’s the case now. The new game is Holedown.
Maplestory M launched worldwide earlier this week. If you’re expecting the same experience of the original Maplestory, you’re in for a surprise.
“This is the world of the downloaders,” says one of the characters early on in Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Dx2, Sega’s mobile adaptation of the Atlas JRPG series. That was the moment I started to like this game, despite the fact that it’s free-to-play, chuck full of microtransactions, and limited to Android and…
The original Diner Dash series taught me to persevere, despite what life throws in your way. The mobile version, on the other hand, insists that you give into the corporate overlord.
Pokémon-flavored mobile game Pokémon Quest arrives on iOS today. When I played it on the Switch, I said that if it were on phones I’d play it all the time. Now to put that theory to the test.
Inazuma Eleven: Balance Of Ares has been delayed to fall 2018 in Japan. It’s slated for PS4, Switch, iOS and Android. A Western release date has not yet been announced.
Can you tell what kind of message is being sent to Electronic Arts with the YouTube voting on the gameplay trailer for the newly-announced Command & Conquer Rivals mobile game? 244 upvotes. 7,900 downvotes.