Review : [Swords & Soldiers] (2010)

Developer : Romino Games
Release Year : 2010 (PC / PS3), 2009 (WiiWare)
Price : 9.99$ (PC)

Well made Side-Scrolling RTS.

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You might play [Epic Wars] series & [Age of War] from Flash Game portal. We could call them as Side Scrolling RTS. [Swords & Soldiers] is one of them, but not frustrating as [Epic Wars]. Not-so-difficult but-so-enjoyable, 3 races (Viking / Aztec / China) have their own interesting unit & spells. Total 30 stages in Campaign mode, you could clear them within 6 hours. Some people could consider it as 'Too Short', but it's good for some boring weekend. Personally I enjoyed it very much today, so I recommend it very high. But beware for hunters of 'Steam Achievements'. Some of them are made without enough consideration, too extreme.

Where to buy : Steam

P.S. : Romino Games made 'THAT' [Blob] freeware version.
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Preview : [Shank] (2010) <XBOX360>

Developer : Klei Entertainment <Publisher EA>
Release year : 2010
Price : 1200 MS points <XBOX360>, 14.99$ <PS3>

Cut Gun Saw ...

They were making games like this,

... and changed style like this.

Trailer was very good, so this game was hyped a lot. As you can see from the video, cut gun saw etc etc mercilessly. In Graphic Novel style world, player can do various kind of fatal actions. Player must use 8-button(!) to do such a nice actions, which could be too difficult, but not so hard until demo ends. Published by EA Partners, get good push/advertisement. But not sure it has enough playtime for 14.99$, and that 8-button is so comfortable for later play.

Where to buy : Turn on the Console.
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Developer : Elite Games
Release Year : 2010
Price : Free <Flash Game>, 0.99$ <iPhone>

Combine Elements. ... That's all.

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Elements + Elements = New Elements.

I thought 'Combine Elements & Building some Town & Do Defense', but I was wrong. It's all about 'Combination', nothing more than that. Surprisingly, it's very fun. You could try Flash version of this game, and got hooked as I do.

But the Genius part is Business approach, 'Flash = Free & iPhone = 0.99$'. Of course, there were some good Flash Games ported into iPhone, but this [Doodle God] was made at once(not later). That could be another kind of good Business trial, even if can't be used for every games. At least, I paid 0.99$ after 5 minutes with Flash version playing.

Where to Play : Kongregate
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Review : [Sword & Poker 2] (2010) <iPhone>

Developer : GAIA
Release year : 2010
Price : 3.99$

Fun like [Puzzle Quest]?

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Attack with Poker.

The easiest way to explain is '[Puzzle Quest] with Poker', and little bit more detailed explaination is 'Attack with Poker'. My words seems to be nonsense, but this is really good addicitve game series. And it's different from [Puzzle Quest], as more simplized version.

1st. game was still good, but 2nd. game became much better w/ improvements. It's not just digging dungeon as 1st., seperated into several areas with special handicaps. Those handicaps are somewhat annoying, but still fun to enjoy. And more skills & weapons added. Just 1 bad thing could be, 'Expensive Weapon is too Powerful to make game different'. But if you became to purchase them, you're already hooked & nothing else matters.

Where to buy : iTunes Appstore
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Review : [Bejeweled 2] (2008) <iPhone>

Developer : Popcap
Release year : 2008
Price : 2.99$

Buy. Must.

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I don't have to explain what this game is, however it has [Bejeweled Blitz] & became much more powerful. You could struggle with Friends at Facebook, even through Facebook. And as I played all of Facebook / PC / iPhone version of [Bejeweled Blitz], this iPhone version is also good one. Popcap will update iPhone version to use Coins / Items in the near future, and that will be much better at then. You'd purchase & be hooked, as I did.

Where to buy : iTunes appstore
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