Sky: Children of the LightiOS
We could gush forever about how much we absolutely love Sky, but we’re going to bring our review to a close here. Ultimately, it’s a game best experienced for yourself, and we recommend it to literally every single person who owns an iOS device. Sky is a breathtaking, heartwarming, and incredibly rewarding experience.
For Evil Lands to have any sort of longevity, the developers need to put our more PvE content at a pretty rapid pace, because what’s there right now simply isn’t enough. PvP players will have plenty to keep them busy, but pay to win will reign supreme in that format, putting off those of us that don’t want to drop the cash.
Ultimately, Mighty Quest For Epic Loot’s longevity for you depends on how much time or cash you’re willing to drop into it, and how seriously you take PvP. If you just want a game that will provide you with a steady stream of loot per day for minimal effort, this is solid.
And this is Nintendo we’re talking about. We’d expect this sort of morally bankrupt behaviour from the vast majority of mobile developers and publishers that are out to make a quick buck, but not from Nintendo. But as bad as that is alone, our biggest disappointment is down to the gameplay itself, which is so bog standard and dull that we already feel like we’ve seen enough on day one. That’s the most damning indictment of all.
Overall, we’re pretty impressed so far with Teppen. It’s going to take some getting used to as it does offer a style of gameplay we’re not familiar with, but it feels fresh and exciting in a way that card battlers have struggled to ever since Hearthstone made it big. We’re also huge fans of the presentation, which is pretty stellar, and the inclusion of genuine Capcom properties is very welcome indeed. A good start for this new card battler.
Total Party KillPC
What really surprised of was Total Party Kill’s ability to continue to surprise us long after we thought we’d seen anything. It’s a credit to the sheer creativity on offer here that the game manages to feel as fresh during the first level as it does on the last. You’ll be amazed at the number of different mechanics the developer has squeezed out of such a limited move set.
Ultimately, the amount of time you spend with it depends on how much you love Auto Chess. Chess Rush doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but it does provide a solid alternative that features the faster-paced Turbo Mode, co-op, and a much higher level of visual polish. It’s easily one of the best Auto Chess-likes just yet.
If you enjoy these sorts of experiences and aren’t put off by all of the pay to win, then Warhammer Chaos & Conquest does offer a level of polish you don’t often see in the genre, along with the Warhammer licence. It’s also pretty straight forward to pick up and play, and features a relatively clean interface.
Because ultimately, anyone looking for a game with a bit of meat on its bones will likely find LEGO Tower a bit unsatisfying. That’s the price the developers had to pay to build a game for a younger audience though, so we’re loathe to criticise NimbleBit too much for that. Solid stuff.
Overall, BTS World isn’t my cup of tea at all, so its to the game’s huge credit that I ended up really enjoying my time with it in spite of that. The plot is excellently placed, the collections addictive, and the interactions with the characters is genuinely charming.
Even so, Hello Hero All Stars is a worthwhile addition to the series, taking it an interesting new direction while retaining some – but not all – of the franchise’s cartoony charm. The hyper-slick approach to RPG gameplay won’t be to everyone’s tastes, but if you sit at the casual end of the spectrum you should find plenty to enjoy here.
We’ll give a firmer opinion of the experience once those bugs have been squished though, as that’s hampered our play time considerably so far. We’re confident that Niantic will fix them though, and Wizards Unite will likely stand alongside Pokémon GO as a permanently installed game on your phone.
It’s just so painfully obvious that Kabam wants you to spend money right from the get go that it’s almost not even worth bothering with if you’re a free player. This isn’t the first or last time we’ll make this claim, but Shop Titans would have been so much better off as a premium experience that included actual strategy instead of time gates.
Ultimately, Sprint RPG is another hit for Nitrome. It’s addictive and soundly put together – so much so that the level of challenge is unlikely to put you off. Instead, you’ll simply want to have another go to try and beat that level the next time around.
Ultimately, Nonstop Knight 2 is a solid evolution of its predecessor. The grind is more worthwhile, it rewards actually playing the game, and the multiplayer will prove appealing to gamers that are into that sort of thing. We’re disappointed with the visuals but if you only really care about progression that won’t prove as much of a problem for you.
Now I have warned you, I think if you give Auto Chess: Origin a go, you might get addicted. If you can find time to play an entire game, then you might as well have a new mobile game to play constantly, as long as you have internet connection.