games of the month

Shadowgun War Games 400x400

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shadowgun war games

SCORE: ★ ★ ★ ★

It is a faithful continuation of the studio’s Shadowgun Legends, which is one of the best RPG FPS games on mobiles.


Gameplay

It is obvious enough at first glance that this game, as well as its prequel, takes the traditional gameplay elements from PC games like Overwatch and Paladins. But, the developers had a challenge of fitting such intricate and unique controls for each character onto a mobile touchscreen, so they got away with expanded options.

graphics

It goes quite far in bringing this genre mix that is native on PC, especially visually. The entire game looks very close to the PC counterparts like Overwatch and Paladins. The graphics are amazing and there is a wide range of settings to adapt it to different devices. The models, animations, visual cues, and everything seen looks quite amazing.

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Solo Knight 400x400

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solo knight

SCORE: ★ ★ ★ ★ 

It really does leave a feeling of playing a well-made game, where everything functions properly and as intended.


gameplay

Weapons and armors also have special activated abilities themselves, which range from regeneration, projectile penetration, to summoning beasts to aid you. I upgraded a wand that summons wild boars and it works great. The boars also go and attack the nearest enemy, while my character fires bolts from the wand from a safe distance.

free-to-play

This is where the idle genre really shines through. In game, your character continues to grind the floor you are at when you close the game. Not that he has a chance to die or anything, but depending on the time you were away, you will get some average rewards, currency, and a chest when you get back.

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Adorable home 400x400

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Adorable home

SCORE: ★ ★ ★ ★ 

Simplistic visuals, low-end textures, virtually no shadows or lightning, but the models still have discernable personalities and expressions.


development

It is developed and published by HyperBeard, and this is certainly not their first rodeo. The studio, however, is mostly into games with pets, or rather games that simulate owning a pet. They have such titles as KleptoCats, KleptoDogs, and their respective sequels, Chichens, Clawberta, and many more similar small, fun, and cute games.

atmosphere

Sim games tend to rely on several traditional things for the atmosphere, and appearance is not that important as I figure. It is that feeling of having an organized life, of breaking everyday life down to the basics and enjoying the small things, like a meal, playing with your pet, even chores like doing the dishes…

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Arknights image 400x400

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arknights

SCORE: ★ ★ ★ ★ 

It is a brilliant way to bring back tower defense in a sci-fi environment, with many new mechanics, improved gameplay, and a mix of genres.


atmosphere

The players assume the role of a Doctor, called Dr. *your nickname*, in a post-apocalyptic, dystopian future world of Terra. This world contains magic and it is inhabited by Terra humans, but some of them show features of mythological and even animalistic nature. The climate is also quite harsh, with natural disasters often raging, but also leaving behind precious Originium, a mineral that infects the people with oriopathy, a progressive disease.

gameplay

there is much gameplay that happens outside of combat in Arknights. This is where card collecting and gacha genres are involved, as the players collect or unlock different characters and operators. Recruitment, progression, and forming squads are crucial to progression, while the player can also unlock different gameplay modes.

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Eve echoes 400x400 promo

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eve echoes

SCORE: ★ ★ ★ ★ 

The game brings the same experience as the original, with the same possibilities, and the social aspect of the game is still impressive.


the setting

EVE Online is set over 21000 years from now, where humanity has spent Earth’s natural resources and reached the peak of overpopulation, which meant the Earth became too small and unable to sustain life further. Thus, with the development of space technology, we began colonizing our Solar system, which, since we are what we are, has set the stage for new wars for resources and dominance.

ee universe

The open-world concept is replaced by open space, as the universe is the stage for interstellar combat, piracy, exploration, harvesting resources, industrial manufacture, trading, and many other multiplayer social activities. There are hundreds of solar systems open for players, and they all come in this mobile edition too. In this respect, the story and the history of this game were written by the players themselves, and it was so in the past.

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idle mafia promo 400x400

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idle mafia

SCORE: ★ ★ ★ ★ 

What I immediately loved about this game is the way it uses the commonly known workings of a mobster family and incorporates it into its gameplay.


atmosphere

Did I say that this game is the same as The Sopranos and The Godfather? Here, the mob is even more powerful, shaking hands with the president himself. Of course, you don’t get anything handed to you. The player starts as Fario, an up and coming “manager” in the family. The story starts as the Big Boss entrusts a territory to Fario.

graphics

This is a polished game, with good-looking models, some decent animations, and an overall cartoonish visual style. The lighting and the textures are a bit basic, but visual cues are comprehensive and clear. The game’s UI is also clear and accessible, without unnecessary offers or ads.

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