(Slightly) Old Video Game Review: Infinity Blade (iOS)

Here comes another mobile game review.  Infinity Blade is an old game for mobile phones, but one of the games which convinced me about mobile games becoming a serious contender against handheld games.  Infinity Blade, developed by Chair Entertainment, dropped onto the iOS on December 9, 2010 and made me consider getting the iPhone just for this game (but I didn’t, I got the Samsung Galaxy S4).  I’m sad Infinity Blade was not released on the Android platform because every gamer needs to experience Infinity Blade.

The gamer starts out as a warrior who sets out to defeat an evil tyrant.  You set upon his castle and fight your way through all his minions, collect items, gain experience points, and face the main baddie himself.  The game is relatively short, but that’s just one play-through.  Infinity Blade brought gamers a different concept that works wonders for mobile/handheld specific games.  Spoiler ahead!  Skip to the next paragraph if you never played Infinity Blade before.  Okay, it’s not that much of a spoiler, but the gameplay requires you to play through the same game over and over again, until you beat the main boss.  The game recycles your dead character into a “descendant” of the original character you had, hence the player fights through the castle again.  Technically, you can beat the game on one try, but since you are new at the game…that is highly doubtful unless you just have a immense talent for playing games.  There are also two endings you can make at the end of the game, but I won’t spoil it that much for you.

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(Slightly) Old Video Game Review: Resistance: Fall of Man

Another FPS about World War II…wait a minute…what is up with these aliens?  Oh, thank goodness…it wasn’t just ANY World War II FPS that plagued the gaming aisles.  Resistance: Fall of Man is a game that is set on an alternate timeline during the 1950s fighting off an alien race.  Set as a launch title for the PS3, Resistance arrived to North American shores on November 17, 2006.  The launch title to get for the Sony Playstation 3 and what a way to enter the new generation of consoles. Resistance showed a lot what the PS3 was capable of and was one good looking shooter when it first came out.  Insomniac Games, the makers of Spyro the Dragon series (on the PS1) and famed Ratchet and Clank series were the masterminds behind the game, and they came out firing all weapons.

Useless teammates.

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