All entries for Sunday 03 May 2015

May 03, 2015

Choose Your Path Mobile Game

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The Siege of the Necromancer by Tin Man Games

My Rating: 1 of 5 stars

I have to admit, I had a certain fascination to playing what promised to be an interactive fantasy gamebook. I was hoping for pictures, and moving elements. For instance when you click loot the big chest, I would expect to see a dice roll, then a graphic of you succeeding/failing to open a chest using whatever bonus it is you've just rolled. What I did not expect is essentially an ebook, in which you click a link to the page your path is on, much like when you turn to a page in a physical version. There are other elements which are slightly more interesting, though the combat mechanic seems to be just a dice roll and the option of Attack or Defend.

I think that I'm mostly just dissapointed by how much you have to read. Don't get me wrong, I love reading, but on a mobile platform, audio and video would work so much better. I can't be too disheartened, as I have another 11 or so games to play courtesy of the latest Humble Mobile Bundle, which of course not only allows you to buy great games at great prices, but also allows you to set where your money goes, giving to both developers and worthwhile causes too.

Deaths Keep

I haven't said that much in this review, partly because I didn't want to spoil the story. The other reason is that the more I say the less it feels like I liked the story, which is simply not true. Though I just can't think of anything else to say without describing the story.

The Book of Lokk: Death's KeepThe Book of Lokk: Death's Keep by Sommer Nectarhoff
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very original concept, with some great storytelling. I think I would have liked a little more gore and a little more urgency and fear through the story. Saying that the story plays out really well, and I loved the idea of Greek style gods and their servants.

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