With some AAA titles from big name publishers released over the last few months in the Hack’n’Slash genre, it’s getting harder and harder to really stand out. But the authors of Samurai: Way of the Warrior (TMA Review) feel that they have enough standing behind them and released the follow up to their hit title with Samurai II: Vengeance. The eastern answer to the Eurpoean knights have always intrigued me, so I couldn’t help but check out this latest action-packed title.
Reckless Racing tops the interest chart this week. The top down racer from EA Mobile sports some pretty slick visuals, two online game play modes, and a unique offline mode that has you making deliveries while you’re racing. Hack ‘n slash fanatics will want to check out Samurai II: Vengeance. This sequel has all the bloody combat of the original, supplemented with environmental puzzles and traps that must be avoided. The budding space pilot should check out Star Battalion, Gameloft’s entry in the “lone rebel against the armada” outer space epic. The interesting twist in this variant is that you can play the game co-operatively with a friend over the internet or locally. RPG fans should check out Puzzle Quest HD, the RPG that uses match 3 mechanics for combat. The iPad version contains the elusive chapter 3 that has yet to make it to the iPhone.