Tuesday, June 25, 2013

It's not expensive: XCOM - Enenmy Unknown iOS

No, wise reader, $19.99 is not expensive for an iOS game. Not when it's XCOM: Enemy Unknown we are talking about; the best, richest, most beautiful turn-based strategy game of recent years on any platform and one of the best strategy games ever fullstop. What's more, it's a game that will not only entertain you for dozens of hours, but an excellent port from the world of keyboards and joypads to the highly portable world of touch-screens.

And, yes, this is a radical re-imagining of 1993 TBS classic UFO: Enemy Unknown, that has been brought kicking and screaming into the 21st century, complete with elegant mechanics, stunning graphics and a lovely interface. Oh, and do keep in mind that though changes have been made, they are generally for the best and the tactical bits are the best they 've ever been.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover The Ultimate Sea Shanty

You got to love huge game names, especially as they make site/blog titles seem so ridiculously cumbersome and even more so when said titles have been penned by the mighty Ron Gilbert. What's more, you also have to love (nay, adore) the fact that Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover The Ultimate Sea Shanty has just been released for the iPad and iPhone and, I suppose, everything in between.

It's a beautifully illustrated, very polished and wisely designed match-3 pirate musical RPG and thus has a description elaborate enough to match its title. Also, it's the first match-3 I've really enjoyed in ages and the only one to feature 100 hats in it.

Scurvy Scallywags currently costs $0.99, but, if the rumours are correct, this offer wont last long.