Category Archives: $19.99

It rolled out a bit later than the rest of this week's releases, but yesterday Slitherine unleashed their latest iPad strategy game Commander the Great War [$19.99 (HD)] onto the masses. Like most of Slitherine's games, this one is centered around war, specifically World War I or The Great War as the title implies. The game consists of five different campaigns that span the globe, each taking place during a different year of the war. The campaigns are based on the real history of the war, but there are opportunities to diverge from the historical timelines and enter into alternate histories based on the decisions you make during play. Topping off the immense single-player component of Commander the Great War is cross-platform online multiplayer. ..

'Dragon Quest VIII' Review - One Of Japan's Most Epic RPGs Gets A Slightly Less Epic Port

The Dragon Quest series has had an odd relationship with western gamers. It's a bonafide cultural icon in its home country of Japan in a way few games have managed to become anywhere. I mean, as I type this review, I can hear the theme being played by a school band at the local elementary school, and that's hardly a rare occurrence. However, it's never quite taken in the west, and it's certainly not for lack of trying. Nintendo gave the first game a massive push, overhauling the graphics, interface, and save system, and featuring it prominently in their magazine Nintendo Power, only to be left with so many unsold cartridges they ended up giving them away with subscriptions. Enix of America quietly translated and released the other three NES games, then disappeared shortly into the 16-bit generation before they could release Dragon Quest 5 and 6. Enix of America then briefly reappeared in the PlayStation 1 era, translating the massive Dragon Quest 7. Unfortunately, that game was about as pretty as the south end of a northbound mule, and it released almost a year after the PlayStation 2 released, so it wasn't exactly a big hit...

Can't go to the beach because it's covered in Chryssalids? Tired of 98 pound Sectoids kicking plasma in your face? Worry not, friend. Colonel Atlas has a plan for you...

I'm not sure it's possible for us to be much more excited about an iOS game release as we are for 2K's XCOM: Enemy Unknown which just hit the New Zealand App Store for the equivalent of $19.99. It won't be available in the proper US App Store until 11:00 PM Eastern tonight, but, if you're in a different region than us, be sure to jump on this iTunes link to grab the game whenever iOS games typically become available for you...

'XCOM: Enemy Unknown' Hits the App Store This Thursday for $19.99

We've been all over Firaxis Games' XCOM: Enemy Unknown since first rumors of its arrival hit the internet, and per a recent press release, the game is coming this Thursday the 20th (So, Wednesday at 11:00 PM, most likely.) for $19.99. It'll run on the iPad 2, 3, 4, and mini, as well as the iPhone 4S, 5, and 5th generation iPod touches...

'The World Ends With You: Solo Remix' Review - Square Enix's Beloved RPG Transitions Gracefully to iOS

Like a lot of gamers out there, I'm tired of your standard JRPG protagonists. They're always the same, always sullen, good-looking lone wolves with tragic pasts. The headphones-wearing, purple-vested Neku Sakuraba of Square Enix's The World Ends With You: Solo Remix [$17.99 / $19.99 (HD)] is no different but that's okay because it's still a ridiculously brilliant game...

Today Brad and I get busy on a high-profile port of Square Enix’s critically acclaimed RPG The World Ends With You. It first hit the US on the Nintendo DS in 2008, and was praised for its unique art style, accurate portrayal of Japanese youth culture, and an interesting dual-screen battle system that had you controlling two characters simultaneously, one using the touch screen and one using the d-pad and buttons...

'Chaos Rings II' Review - A Satisfying Sequel and Visual Masterpiece

If there's one thing that can be said about Square Enix, it's that they're excellent at the whole production values thing. Chaos Rings II [$17.99/HD] is absolutely stunning. From the gorgeous musical score to the voice acting to the vibrant landscapes, there is a lot to savor in Square Enix's latest turn-based RPG. However, that's not really surprising. We are talking about Square Enix, after all. How often have they published a new game that does not make you whistle gently under your breath? The real question is, 'Is Chaos Rings II more than a pretty face?'..

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