Broken Age: Act 2 Review – It Takes Two

Broken Age is an absolutely stunning game that successfully tells a single, cohesive story across two characters’ uniquely intertwined experiences. Act 1 introduced us to Shay and Vella, two youths who had never met but whose lives were destined to collide, quite literally, when Vella destroyed Shay’s spaceship and home at the first half’s conclusion.…

Lifeline… Review: Emergency Contact

Like so many in today’s workaday world, I find myself absorbed in my phone on this morning’s commute to work. Keeping up with the latest videogame news, half-reading the status updates of my friends on Facebook — oh! Taylor is messaging me. He’s wondering whether or not he should spend the night sleeping next to…

Implosion – Never Lose Hope Review: A Cut Above

Implosion – Never Lose Hope is a bloody, top-down hack-and-slash action game from Rayark Incorporated. What’s interesting about Rayark releasing a game of this variety is that until now, they’ve been known for the calmer, gentler, type of mobile game. Take for example the cutesy farming game Mandora, or Deemo, a game about playing with music.…

Almightree: The Last Dreamer Review

The Plantsporter I’ve talked at length about the problems with platformers on mobile. Virtual buttons just don’t seem to have the precision that’s required of traditional twitchy action games like Super Mario Bros. And of course, any problems with 2D platformers are only compounded in 3D. The best mobile platformers are conscious of this. They’re…

Limbo Review

I have played through Limbo about five times, in its previous releases across Xbox 360, PC, and Mac. I happen to think that it is an excellent game. But as with any mobile port, there is no guarantee that such excellence will be translated well to smaller screens and touch controls. Platformers in particular can…