The first thing you'll notice when starting up Lawless is the insane level of detail applied to the arcade-style shooter’s characters and environments. It’s seriously one of the best-looking mobile games this side of Infinity Blade III. But much like how an intriguing-looking book might be devoid of anything interesting to say, a game’s contents may not match its memorable sheen — and that's definitely the case here. The intense firefights and crew-based combat of Lawless quickly lose their shine, and it ultimately proves to be just another tepid free-to-play grind.
Big-name spinoffs lead the App Store’s charge into December, with Assassin’s Creed Pirates and Heroes of Dragon Age delivering a taste of their respective console and PC siblings on iOS, though new games like Band Stars and KingHunt look to provide intriguing spins on popular mobile formulas. And the iOS launch of Telltale’s The Wolf of Us episodic adventure series is definitely one to look into, considering its strong Mac start recently.