Yes, the new Command & Conquer game EA announced at E3 2018 is a free-to-play online only mobile game. This news is disappointing for fans of the classic RTS franchise who were hoping to get a brand new, fully-fledged PC C&C game. Even if the new mobile game, Command & Conquer Rivals, contains references and…
Free-to-play hero shooter Paladins has always invited comparisons to Overwatch. There’s a tanky knight character with a deployable shield and a bearded dwarf who builds turrets. While developer Hi-Rez Studios has always denied cloning Blizzard’s game, a mobile port of Paladins lifted artwork from the game, a foul the…
PUBG Mobile released in North America yesterday, and it’s pretty awesome. But between my own string of victories and the countless chicken dinners on social media, it sure feels like things are too easy.
Florence, out this week for iOS, bills itself as an “interactive story” about a young woman’s first love. I’ve never played anything like it.
The influx of randomized loot boxes into games like Shadow of War and Star Wars Battlefront II has kicked off a discussion about their inclusion in games. Discussions of multiplayer imbalance and blocked off game content ignore an important truth: loot boxes are an ethical problem. They exist largely to exploit…
In Mushroom Heroes, I’m looking at a fast-moving platform over a bed of spikes. Timing my jump is one thing, but figuring out which character should jump first is another. There could be a monster on the other side of the ledge, and there’s only one person who uses arrows. There might be blocks to push around,…
Fire Emblem Heroes is a mobile strategy game that I’m still playing, with tons of slightly horny characters and exciting tactic battles. Its upcoming event delivers new versions of highly popular characters, and holy crap their outfits are amazing.
Fire Emblem Heroes’ bite-sized tactics battles are exciting, but the game suffers from a greedy gacha system and grindy mechanics. Luckily, the latest update hands out some free hero summons and adds a new challenge mode.
Behold, the most pathetic battle possible in Pokémon Go.
Darkest Dungeon is coming to iPad August 24th. If you own the game on PC, Mac, or Linux, the developers say you’ll be able to use Dropbox to transfer your save, which is awesome news.
When Pokémon Go Fest was announced for the city of Chicago, many players were bummed that they might miss out on the first live event for the game. Turns out, July 22nd is going to be a worldwide spectacular where everyone can participate.
This is one case where being on your phone mid-match might not get you in trouble with the refs.
Pokémon Go’s war against cheaters continues to intensify, with Niantic now giving out digital scarlet letters of sorts.
Mobile tactics game Fire Emblem: Heroes offers pint-sized battles and dozens of (slightly horny) heroes to collect. One thing it doesn’t have is permadeath—until now. The game’s new Tempest Trials brings a variation of this feature and adds much-needed challenge to the game.
Apple is ending support for 32-bit games with its upcoming iOS 11, launching this Fall. That means developers are rushing to update their games with 64-bit infrastructure and, sadly, several unlucky games will vanish from the iOS App Store.
While Fire Emblem has had “Brides” for years now, their recent inclusion in a seasonal Heroes event makes the label “waifu simulator” feel less like a joke and more of a staple of the series’ identity.
For the last couple of days, the Pokémon Go community has erupted over a new security measure that allegedly hides rare monster spawns from cheaters.
Fire Emblem Heroes is about to get a little more colorful. The Spring Festival tosses fan favorite heroes into bunny costumes and adds a new, lighthearted side story to battle through. But it’s mostly about those absurd outfits.
Mobile gaming is a pitfall of crude monetizations and flash in the pan games. Most people I know have moved on from Fire Emblem Heroes. But it’s become a crucial part of my day to day.