Amerzone: The Explorer’s Legacy in Review – A charming classic adventure goes iOS

Few people in the adventure gaming community have not heard of Benoit Sokal, the man behind one of the best adventure games of all time – Syberia. While the story of Kate Archer has yet to reach the iOS platform, one of his early and very highly acclaimed games has. And I’m not talking about the disappointing adaptation of Paradise aka Last King of Africa (TMA Review) and Last King of Africa 2 (TMA Review). Rather, it’s his first adventure ever – the legendary Amerzone: The Explorer’s Legacy – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

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10 New App Store Games To Watch [June 6 - 12]

As if last week wasn’t good enough with X-Men, now we get Dragon’s Lair 2: Time Warp for the iPhone!  If developers need to keep making ports, might as well make ports that I want to see.  In other news, apparently both Evil Dead and Galaga are celebrating their 30th anniversaries, and as such they both have a game released this week (of course the Evil Dead series also had a game about a month ago, but that’s beside the point).  The Galaga 30th Collection contains anniversary remakes of 4 venerable shooter classics, while Evil Dead looks to be a Minigore wannabe with the original wise cracking zombie slayer.  Finally, if you’re in the mood for what might amount to more of a surreal experience than an actual game, you’ll probably want to check out Dream:scape.  It looks sharp, but the real question is how engrossing it will be if there aren’t a lot of true game play elements.

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