One of the best recent surprises was when an iOS port of Digital Reality's visually impressive shooter Sine Mora [$5.99] popped up on the App Store earlier this month. Critically acclaimed when it launched early last year on XBLA and later on Steam and PSN, the iOS version retained just about everything that the original did, earning it a high mark in our own review.
However, one drawback was that Sine Mora on iOS offered just one control method, a virtual stick and buttons, that didn't quite jive with everyone. The controls themselves worked just fine, but shooter fans are used to having options, especially the relative touch controls that have proven to be a superior control method for touchscreen shooters.
Well check this out, the developers have listened to feedback and a new update to Sine Mora offers the relative touch controls you crave. And let me tell you, they make a world of difference, and that's coming from someone who wasn't that bothered by the original controls. The relative touch just feels right. In addition, if you did like the virtual stick there's a new option to make it "floating" as opposed to fixed in the corner, which also works quite nicely.
This update also improves performance and tweaks the balance in the game, as well as improving on the already gorgeous visuals. The iOS version of Sine Mora was dumbed down a bit graphically from its console counterparts, though it was still a looker, but apparently the developers have been able to kick things up a notch with this latest update. If you snagged Sine Mora on release but were disappointed with the controls, definitely give the updated version a spin as there is a fantastic game here waiting to finally be enjoyed.
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