Mac|Life - Games http://www.maclife.com/articles/9/feed en The Best New iOS Games: Final Fantasy: Record Keeper, Ticklefluff, and More! http://www.maclife.com/article/games/best-new-ios-games-final-fantasy-record-keeper-ticklefluff-and-more <!--paging_filter--> http://www.maclife.com/article/games/best-new-ios-games-final-fantasy-record-keeper-ticklefluff-and-more#comments Gallery App App Store AppLife Apps Beast Towers Breath of Light Columns Final Fantasy: Record Keeper Gallery Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Word in the Darkness iOS iPad iPod Jump’N’Shoot Attack new releases Rebus Silly Sausage in Meat Land Spinlanders The Trace Ticklefluff iPad iPhone iPod Games Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:17:19 +0000 Giancarlo Saldana 21448 at http://www.maclife.com The Best New iOS Games: Stormblades, SwapQuest, and More! http://www.maclife.com/article/games/best-new-ios-games-stormblades-swapquest-and-more <!--paging_filter--> http://www.maclife.com/article/games/best-new-ios-games-stormblades-swapquest-and-more#comments Gallery Adventures of Poco Eco – Lost Sounds App App Store AppLife Apps Atlas Mugged Columns Defend the Dam Gallery iOS iPad iPod Magenta Arcade Mr Jump new releases Road to Dragons Sature Stan Lee’s Hero Command Stormblades SwapQuest Tales from the Borderlands iPad iPhone iPod Games Thu, 19 Mar 2015 22:28:11 +0000 Giancarlo Saldana 21424 at http://www.maclife.com The Best New iOS Games: Dungeon Hunter 5, Sid Meier’s Starships, and More! http://www.maclife.com/article/games/best-new-ios-games-dungeon-hunter-5-sid-meiers-starships <!--paging_filter--> http://www.maclife.com/article/games/best-new-ios-games-dungeon-hunter-5-sid-meiers-starships#comments Gallery Alpha Omega App App Store AppLife Apps Columns Dotello Dungeon Hunter 5 Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 Gallery Green the Planet iOS iPad iPod new releases Paper Monsters Recut Proto Raider QuestRun Sid Meier’s Starships SongArc iPad iPhone iPod Games Thu, 12 Mar 2015 22:17:12 +0000 Giancarlo Saldana 21400 at http://www.maclife.com Review: Game of Thrones: Episode 1 — Iron From Ice http://www.maclife.com/article/reviews/review-game-thrones-episode-1-iron-ice <!--paging_filter--><p>It’s every Game of Thrones fan’s dream to be able to walk around the land of Westeros, so the only surprising thing about this videogame adaptation is that it’s taken this long to come about. And what better studio to tackle it than Telltale, maker of the astounding Walking Dead game?</p><p><img src="/files/u332541/2015/03/got_620.png" width="620" height="349" /></p><p>As per Telltale’s usual formula, it’s a point-and-click episodic title (the first of six outings), with an emphasis on dialogue, choice and the impacts of those choices. While there are no right and wrong responses, there are ones that will rile those around you. Whether it’s backing yourself into a King’s Landing corner or angering the new Warden of the North, you’ll fail at keeping everyone happy. While it often feels like you’re trying to keep an entire table’s worth of plates spinning, it also feels true to the source material — in Game of Thrones, every alliance must be weighed up, and the world exists solely in shades of grey.</p><p>It is undeniably exciting to take a role in the proceedings of the Seven Kingdoms, even if you are lurking on the peripheries. True, HBO was never going to let you mess with canon, but it does mean you don’t have an instant attachment to the characters. Taking control of various members of House Forrester — mentioned once in the books, and never in the TV show — you do come face-to-face with plasticine-faced versions of favorites like Tyrion, Margaery, and the wholly formidable Cersei. Voiced by their actors from the TV series, they’ll feel fantastically familiar. A fair amount of knowledge is assumed: if you’ve not watched as far as the end of the third season, don’t get this yet.</p><p>The biggest disappointment is in how Game of Thrones looks — objects often appear jaggy, and the game occasionally runs slightly jerkily, even on an iPad Air 2. But if you’re a fan itching for a fix, don’t let that put you off. Plenty of seeds have been sown here, and we’re excited to see how this series blossoms.</p><p><strong>The bottom line.</strong> A slow start that sets up several strands of intrigue.</p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-the-bottom-line"><legend>Review Synopsis</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-product"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Product:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Game of Thrones: Episode 1 — Iron From Ice</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-company"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Company:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Telltale Games </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Contact:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.telltalegames.com" target="_blank">www.telltalegames.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> $4.99 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-requirements"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Requirements:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Recommended for iPhone 5 (or newer) or iPad (3rd generation or newer) running iOS 7 or later</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-positives"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Positives:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Delicate balancing act feels true to the world. Actual actors voicing characters from the TV show.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-negatives"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Negatives:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>You don’t get to play as any major characters. Doesn’t always look the best.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.maclife.com/article/reviews/review-game-thrones-episode-1-iron-ice#comments Reviews App AppLife Apps game of thrones Game of Thrones: Episode 1 — Iron From Ice HBO telltale iPad iPhone iPod Games Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:05:15 +0000 Emma Davies 21395 at http://www.maclife.com 15 Great-Looking Games Coming to Mac and iOS http://www.maclife.com/article/games/15_greatlooking_games_coming_mac_and_ios <!--paging_filter--> http://www.maclife.com/article/games/15_greatlooking_games_coming_mac_and_ios#comments Gallery Chasm Clockwork Color Guardians Divide by Sheep Fort Meow Mortal Kombat X Pixel Galaxy Seasons After Fall Space Sluggers Star Drive 2 Starr Mazer Super Dungeon Bros The King's Bird This War of Mine Trial by Viking iPad iPhone iPod Mac Games Sat, 07 Mar 2015 00:26:07 +0000 Chris Hoffman 21376 at http://www.maclife.com The Best New iOS Games: RAD Boarding, Criminel, and More! http://www.maclife.com/article/games/best_new_ios_games_rad_boarding_criminel_and_more <!--paging_filter--> http://www.maclife.com/article/games/best_new_ios_games_rad_boarding_criminel_and_more#comments Gallery App App Store AppLife Apps Blockwick 2 Columns Criminel Dig a Way Gallery Hovercraft – Build Fly Retry iOS iPad iPod Lastronaut new releases Pixel Heroes: Byte and Magic RAD Boarding Super Monster Mayhem: Rampage Warhammer: Snotling Fling iPad iPhone iPod Games Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:02 +0000 Giancarlo Saldana 21370 at http://www.maclife.com Review: The Sailor's Dream http://www.maclife.com/article/reviews/review_sailors_dream <!--paging_filter--><p>Something between an old-school adventure and a picture book, this is a game of gentle exploration and gradual discovery, impressively presented and peppered with subtle touches.</p><p>It’s a slightly abstract and appropriately dream-like experience that has you slowly uncovering fragments of a wistful and sometimes tragic story. Swiping takes you from location to location, through a wrecked ship or an abandoned lighthouse, most of which are presented as still or slowly-moving images.&nbsp;</p><p><img src="/files/u332541/2015/03/sailor_620.png" width="620" height="630" /></p><p>Once you drop your anchor, you’ll find that some of these dioramas contain details that reveal another piece of the puzzle, others can be toyed with in some simple way. A passing moon can be caught; a row of hanging lights rewards your attention with gleeful chimes. Distant whispers and mournful tunes follow you on your travels, giving a sense of something almost supernatural.</p><p>This is a story already written, one the player cannot change, and revealing all its secrets requires waiting for time-dependent events. Hourly broadcasts and daily songs add to the narrative, as well as being more entertaining than the comparatively prosaic paragraphs of text that tell the rest of this tale. They feel very typical of developer Simogo, too, if you’ve played Year Walk or Device 6, its previous two games.</p><p>Perhaps more an experience than a game, The Sailor’s Dream isn’t about the choices you make or your actions, but about gradually drinking in an atmosphere. As the Simogo site says, “the only objective is to satisfy your curiosity.” While some players will want more interaction, there’s no denying that it’s a curious and often very beautiful creation. And it will hook you in.</p><p><strong>The bottom line.</strong> Slow and perhaps an acquired taste, this is nevertheless a beautifully-presented labor of love.</p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-the-bottom-line"><legend>Review Synopsis</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-product"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Product:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Sailor’s Dream</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-company"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Company:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Simogo </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Contact:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.simogo.com" target="_blank">www.simogo.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> $3.99 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-requirements"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Requirements:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running&nbsp;iOS 7 or later</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-positives"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Positives:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Impressive images and music. Subtle and gradual.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-negatives"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Negatives:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Lacking in both choices and challenges. Not for the impatient.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.maclife.com/article/reviews/review_sailors_dream#comments Reviews Adventure App AppLife Apps exploration story The Sailor's Dream iPad iPhone iPod Games Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:23:32 +0000 Paul Dean 21364 at http://www.maclife.com The Best New iOS Games: HeavenStrike Rivals, Overkill 3, and More! http://www.maclife.com/article/games/best_new_ios_games_heavenstrike_rivals_overkill_3_and_more <!--paging_filter--> http://www.maclife.com/article/games/best_new_ios_games_heavenstrike_rivals_overkill_3_and_more#comments Gallery Age of Sparta App App Store AppLife Apps BeatDefense Columns Eat Beat: Dead Spike-san Gallery HeavenStrike Rivals iOS iPad iPod Kyubu Magic Touch new releases Okay? Overkill 3 Rotate – Zen Journey Striker Arena iPad iPhone iPod Games Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:09 +0000 Giancarlo Saldana 21345 at http://www.maclife.com New iOS Games 2/19/15: World Zombination, Alto’s Adventure, and more! http://www.maclife.com/article/games/new_ios_games_21915_world_zombination_alto%E2%80%99s_adventure_and_more <!--paging_filter--> http://www.maclife.com/article/games/new_ios_games_21915_world_zombination_alto%E2%80%99s_adventure_and_more#comments Gallery All White! Alto’s Adventure App App Store AppLife Apps Barrel Buster Columns Gallery Grudgeball: Enter the Chaosphere Happy Pet Story Imps in Tokyo iO – A Physics Platformer iOS iPad iPod new releases Swap Heroes 2 Switch & Drop World Zombination iPad iPhone iPod Games Thu, 19 Feb 2015 22:30:08 +0000 Giancarlo Saldana 21318 at http://www.maclife.com Video Review: Mighty Switch Force! Hose It Down! for iOS http://www.maclife.com/article/games/video-review-mighty-switch-force-hose-it-down-ios-iphone-ipad <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mighty-switch-force!-hose/id922587565?mt=8" target="_blank">Mighty Switch Force! Hose It Down!</a>, the latest game from fan-favorite developer WayForward, is perfect for people who like puzzle games, cute characters, or titles! With! Extra! Exclamation points! Take 60 seconds to watch our video review and see why Hose It Down! might be your next iOS addiction.</p><p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/99l6-mU866U?list=UUfsWptOLVZ-P63WsZYbH_QQ" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://www.maclife.com/article/games/video-review-mighty-switch-force-hose-it-down-ios-iphone-ipad#comments Reviews Games ios games ipad games iPhone Games iPod and iPhone puzzle games WayForward iPad iPhone iPod Games Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:06:50 +0000 Chris Hoffman 21310 at http://www.maclife.com