10 New App Store Games To Watch [Aug. 1 - 7]

There are two situations that make this article tough to write – a lack of interesting game releases or a plethora of them.  Fortunately, this week fell into the latter category, so if a game you felt was noteworthy didn’t make the list, don’t feel too bad.  I’m sure I considered it.  First up is the late arrival of Final Fantasy Tactics: The War Of The Lions, a turn based tactical strategy / RPG game from SquareEnix that’s actually a port of a PSP game.  Next comes my personal interest, Cut The Rope: Experiments.  I didn’t even know this game was headed my way, but I was a huge fan of the first one and have high hopes for this sequel.  Action / RPG nuts might want to check out Ragnarok Violet, the single player iOS version of a popular online RPG.  Finally there’s Sly Vs Sly, a game for the folks that want to see what the lighter side of the spy business is like.  If you think the game looks a LOT like Spy Vs. Spy you’re not alone, but I’d be willing to take a chance on this one even if it does eventually get pulled.

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FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS for iPhone now available on the App Store

For Turn based strategy fans, the long wait on the iOS is over. Square Enix has finally released what is arguably the best TBS RPG of all time -  FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS. Originally released in 1997 on the Playstation, it went on to sell close to 2.5 million copies worldwide and was eventually released as War of the Lions on the PSP in 2007, with extra content like all new jobs and scenarios. The iPhone version is essentially a port of the PSP, though Square Enix has managed to speed up loading times and optimized the visuals. The only downside to the game is it’s premium price tag – $15.99 – which could scare away more casual gamers. But I’m sure hard core fans of the classic TBS will have no qualms picking it up to relive the epic adventure. And for those of you who’d rather play this on the iPad, you may want to hold off for a bit as that version will be released in the fall. Launch trailer after the break…

FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS, 457 MB – $15.99

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