One game release that slipped through the cracks during GDC week was Fish Labs' Galaxy on Fire [App Store].
The game is an impressive space commerce shooter that takes place in a massive galaxy with hundreds of planets and space stations. The game has generated a lengthy discussion thread since its release with a mixed reaction from fans. Many gamers (including our reviewer) had issues with the high level of difficulty in the story mode of the game which must be completed before moving onto the "open galaxy" portion.
Some other 1.0 issues appear to have crept in as well, including some display and control bugs. The developers have been quite responsive and have various fixes in the works for a 1.0.1 release which is pending.
As a result, we are holding off on a full review until we have time to test that version. The overall game is very impressive for an iPhone game and we've quite enjoyed what we've seen so far, but it's hard to recommend the 1.0 release due to these issues.
A 1.0.1 release is due to be submitted and should address many issues brought up by our forum members.
App Store Link: Galaxy on Fire, $5.99