Author Archives: James Paterson


Zombies. What can you say about them? Sure, they've been around for a long time, and I am a huge zombie fan (and horror in general). It pains me to say that, despite the history of zombies, in the current state of things, they are way overdone. Everyone and everything has used zombies to some extent. Even in a crappy zombie love story movie...

Tower defense games be one o’ t’ most popular genres on iOS. They’re also a dime a dozen on t’ AppStore, and it’s time consuming t’ filter through all the choices, especially when thar’s a cost for some o’ them. Developers can no longer copy another app, slap on some graphics, and pass it off to ye as a totally new experience...

The Simpsons: Tapped Out [Free] has been one of the most popular games on the App Store, and for good reason. Not only is it based on one of the longest lasting and endearing animated shows ever (up to the mid-1990s, that is, but that’s a subject for another day), but it’s also fun, and there are no true paywalls. Yes, there are countless things you can buy with donuts, but none of them are required to enjoy the game, or progress through the objectives...

I had thought about being a doctor long ago. Nothing really disturbs me, I've got the stomach for most of what can be thrown my way, but eight years (or more) of schooling? If there’s one thing I don’t have a huge supply of it, it's patience...

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of aliens? Do you think of UFOs? Little grey beings? The History Channel guy with the crazy hair? Now, what do you not think of? Magnets? Well, obviously, why would you associate magnets with aliens?..

Every now and then, sometimes you just feel like old school gaming. Maybe not as old as Zork or even Adventures of Hugo, but back to the time when the phrase “choose your own adventure” took off. Graphics do not always make a game, yet today, that’s the focus of a lot of developers, and quality, story-driven, narrative games are hard to come by...

Having never played any of the previous games in the series, Sky Gamblers: Cold War [$0.99] was an entirely new experience for me. ..

Eek! Bugs! Everyone hates them. Flies. Ants. Mosquitos. Nature’s way of pestering you for no reason whatsoever. Outside, sure, that’s fine, we’re in their turf. But you know what’s annoying? When they come inside where you live, causing your dog to jump like crazy trying to catch them, and generally being a nuisance...

You’d think that a game involving stickmen wouldn't be that in-depth. Or warrant anything other than a free download...

Following on the heels of West Coast Hustle, Miami Vindication and Rio, Gameloft’s latest Gangstar entry, Gangstar Vegas [$0.99] brings the largest environment in the series by virtually recreating everybody’s favorite city of sin, Las Vegas...

If you're the kind who loves adventure games that have some great puzzles, but eventually reach a breaking point, Jacob Jones will feel right at home for you...

'Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery: Episode 1' Review - Cute, Whimsical Adventure That'll Leave You Wanting More

"People in weird uniforms yell at you, control when you wake up, when you go to bed and every last thing you do all day. It’s either evil or it’s the army!"..

'Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar' First Impressions

Some companies like to release their games and apps in a market outside of the United States, to test the waters, gather feedback, and see how it performs. It's basically standard operating procedure for network-intensive games on the App Store...

You smash down into the outside of an airport. There are a swarm of yellow baddies attacking the place. J.A.R.V.I.S. tells you to get going while you can. You touch a button on your suit. You’re flying through the air...

With the recent announcement that Diablo would be making its way to consoles, gamers have been looking for something to satisfy their hack-and-slash needs on their iOS device. Gameloft recently released the fourth installment of their dungeon crawler, Dungeon Hunter 4, and less than two weeks after, Gamevil has come out with their first foray into dungeon crawlers with Dark Avenger [Free]..