We hope everyone had a safe and fun holiday yesterday and didn't miss our Price Drop column. Since you were all probably out and about, we thought we'd hold the deals until today. Now that you're here, let's take a look at those deal.
Let's kick off this Memorial Day weekend right with some serious price cuts to some serious games. There's a ton out there and there's going to be more, we can feel it. Almost like a disturbance in the Force…
May the Fourth be with you! That's what you'll be saying in two days, so we've got a heaping helping of Star Wars apps to slake your thirst to revisit George Lucas' realms. And if you don't care for a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away gaming, then we've got quite a few other options for you. So let's dive in.
There's no question about it. We had our hottest story of ever this week with the release of iOS 7. The 90 tips and tricks documented here was so popular you readers CRUSHED our servers. So we'll lead off with that article for the two of you who missed it this week, but please go easy on us, okay?
Launching alongside a couple of other juggernaut releases – the iPhone 5s and iOS 7 – Infinity Blade III concludes the trilogy in expectedly slick fashion. The single-player quest trumps its predecessor as the best-looking iOS game to date, with fantastic detail throughout the environments and an array of wide, swooping camera shots to create the sense of an epic scale on even a small iPhone screen. And while the combat remains reliably enjoyable, the grinding nature of the series' campaign approach makes this third entry feel a bit more tiresome amidst the overall triumph.
Each week, we highlight a selection of the most interesting, exciting, and unique new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch titles released on the App Store. Alongside the launch of iOS 7 comes a huge week for iOS gaming, marked by juggernaut franchise entries Infinity Blade III and Angry Birds Star Wars II, along with the Disney Infinity Toy Box and intriguing indie, Incredipede. Several notable free-to-play affairs are available this week, as well, including CastleVille Legends, Deer Hunter 2014, and DuckTales: Scrooge's Loot.
The iPhone 5S is not only real, it's the world's first 64-bit smartphone -- and to take full advantage of it, Epic Games will debut a conclusion to the Infinity Blade saga that's ready-made for the hardware.
Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro’s blockbuster paean to classic Japanese monster flicks, seems tailor made for a video game adaptation, and Reliance Games' workmanlike effort dutifully pits enormous robot mechs (called Jaegers) against monstrous kaiju in a series of Infinity Blade-esque duels. Unfortunately, control issues and an irritating progression approach make what should be a cool experience feel instead like a grind.
Apple doesn't give up its keynote stage to just anyone, so when Epic Games previewed an Infinity Blade spinoff last year at the announcement of the third-generation iPad, no one suspected it would never be released.
You'd think it would be a simple task to make a great game based on the latest Superman film, what with all its high-flying action and superhero awesomeness. Sadly, Man of Steel is a bland, repetitive, and weak (though ultimately competent) Infinity Blade knock-off, minus the exploration. You'll fight one Kryptonian after another, going through a Story Mode of loosely-connected scenes based on events from the movie, all while leveling up your skills along the way and watching a handful of neat comic-style cut-scenes that hint at the presence of a plot.