Here are a couple of games that we have previewed in the past. They've since come out though neither gets our full recommendation, but for closure we've included them in this roundup:
Rocket Racing League is a game we previewed last month, and takes racing to the skies as you pilot an advanced high speed aircraft through courses set in the open space of beautiful landscapes around the globe. Screenshots don't really do it justice, as the game looks really great in motion. There's a staggering amount of features and customization options available, from the color and style of your craft to the in-depth options for adjusting controls and game settings.
On paper, it seems to be a pretty impressive package, but unfortunately in practice the fun factor is somewhat lacking. Races feel tedious as you make your way through each checkpoint, and although the sense of speed is pretty nice I wasn't dying to make my way to each new race. It felt like I was merely going through the motions. Still, the overall presentation of the game is really well done, and some may find the racing more satisfying than we did.
Deadly Dungeon is a 3D hack 'n slash game we previewed a couple weeks ago, and has since made its way onto the App Store. The visuals are definitely impressive, with detailed character models and smooth animations. The dark dungeons and foreboding music set the perfect atmosphere for this type of game. The controls also work quite well, and there's a nice assortment of magical attacks to dispatch enemies with.
The only problem with Deadly Dungeon is there just isn't that much to it. Enemies are sparse, and the dungeon scenery never changes. There's also quite a few glitches in the game. Sometimes enemies suddenly appear out of nowhere only to take your life before you even have a chance to realize what happened. Even worse, some levels don't have walls to contain your character, leaving you free to wander off into the blackness past the dungeon boundaries, resulting in a frustrating restart. Even at 99ยข, we just hope to see the game fleshed out a lot more down the road.