Genre: Action, Adventure
Knightin’+ goes the extra mile with its Zelda tribute, however. True, it jettisons the sense of open world exploration that you get with Link to the Past and Link’s Awakening. But the game actually bothers to include some of the fiendish dungeon puzzle magic that often goes overlooked when translating Zelda to mobile. Oh, and there’s plenty of top-down hack-and-slash action, of course.
About Love and Hate 2
The visuals style is really quite distinctive too, somehow simultaneously three-dimensional and hand-drawn. With no annoying freemium elements or IAPs, About Love and Hate 2 feels like a call back to the golden years of the mobile puzzler.
Coming from the team that brought you The Oatmeal webcomic and the Exploding Kittens card game, there’s a familiar sense of anarchic fun on display here. The game itself is kind of like a mash up of Scrabble and Clash Royale, with an added sense of urgency lent to your word-scrambling efforts.
Genre: Adventure, Simulation
Rather like dating, you’re either going to hit it off with this kind of thing straight away or be left entirely cold by the experience. But for what it is, Five Dates is funny, fresh, well turned out, and straight to the point. Again, rather like a good date.
The game involves you reflecting beams of light around a series of minimalistic levels. Before long you’ll be splitting those icy white light beams into their constituent colours. It’s the realistic way in which these refraction processes play out that really wins the day here.
Fresh looks aside, you’re looking at a simple puzzler that sees you dragging around various environmental elements to aid the progression of a lovestruck rogue samurai. But like we said, it’s really all about that stunning presentation. For once, the style IS the substance.