Welcome back gamers to another week of iOS reviews. Lately I have been watching and reading a lot of manga and anime, so I decided to find some games that have similar art work to the medium. The first game that I looked at was Gun Girlz. Gun Girlz is a side scrolling shooter. The game has awesome graphics. Anyone who is a fan of this art style will love this game. The game takes place in a high school that has been over run by zombies. Each level you fight hordes of zombie girls that only want to eat your brains. At the end of the level there is a boss zombie. There are different types of zombies, which force players to change their playing style per level and encounter. The games controls are well thought of and simple. The game is a side scrolling shooter so there is only one joystick one the left side of the screen, which controls movement and direction of the character. On the right side of the screen is the attack button and switching weapons buttons. Guns Girlz has a variety of various guns that allow players to choose the best load outs for each level, as well as guns there are multiple outfits players can dress their characters. Overall Gun Girlz is a great experience.
The second game I looked at this week was Be My Princess: Party. This game is a JRPG, and is very story driven. Like Gun Girlz this games art and graphics are similar to manga and anime. In the game you play a girl (I named my character Grace Palmer) who at the start of story is completely down on her luck. She has been searching for her dream job a clothing designer, but nothing has worked put. One day in the mail she gets a letter saying she has gotten her dream job. So she moves to the town Charles. Once in Charles she is introduced to various princes’ who are trying to win your heart. While playing the game the player will be given choices that will affect the ending that they get, and which prince walls for them. Another feature that this game has going for it is there is a build a town feature. This feature is similar to some Facebook games where the objective is to build your own city/restaurant. The created town allows player take the various princes on dates, and improve the different upgradeable stats. Be My Princess: Party was a great surprise, but there was issue that bothered me. It was how the game would constantly crash and navigating through the menus would cause lag. Overall not a terrible game if you are looking for a romance.
The last game I looked at this week was The Last Door from Phoenix Online Publishing. This game is a point and click adventure horror game that involves complex puzzles and a spooky story. In the game you first play as man going to visit his friend Alex on his estate. The player enters the house to find no one is home, and begins exploring. There are a total of four episodes. Each one revealing more to the gamer about what has happened in the world. When I first opened this game and saw the 8-bit style graphics, and I thought to myself “boy how are they going to tell a good scary store when I can’t see what is happening with great detail,” but I wrong. The combination of eerie music and overall feel, the game creates a really creepy atmosphere that is accentuated by the 8-bit graphics because it gives of a really distorted, and discerning feeling. The way you play the game is you walk through each level collecting various tools that you use to open doors, finish puzzles and complete the stage. The team who worked on this game did a great job at blending Point and Click with a horror game to create something special. The Last Door: Collector’s Edition has everything point and click adventure fans want but also the gamers who enjoy horror games. This is a fantastic game that everyone should check out.