With the release of Apple Arcade just around the corner, With over 100 games confirmed at the beginning of it’s launch it makes sense that most consumers will be spoilt for choice. So, we thought we’d share with you our top 5 games that we’re most looking forward to upon it’s release.
Hot Lava, developed by Klei entertainment, is a must try for most casual gamers. Traverse your way through different environments, making sure you dont touch the floor! Inspired by the classic child’s game “the floor is lava”but with a fantasy element thrown in as well. The gameplay feels quite similar to Mirror’s Edge as it’s basically a freerunning platformer game but with a more simplistic feel to it. It’s also possible to play with friends!
From the creators of ABZÛ, The Pathless is an adventure game about an archer and an eagle in a vast forest. You play as the Hunter, a master of archery who travels to a mystical island to lift a curse of darkness that grips the world. The visuals on this game are simple and yet, stunning. It really reminds me of the old Team ICO games like Shadow of the Collossus or ICO, not for the game play but for how the game looks. Needless to say that this game is some fast-paced eye candy that I’m fully looking forward to playing.
Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm
Oceanhorn 2, is the much anticipated prequel of the Oceanhorn series released back in 2013. The game feels like a simplistic version of the popular Zelda games if Link had a gun! Stunning scenery, clever puzzles and craftables makes this game a timeless classic, worthy of it’s predecessor. The controls actually qork quite well on an ipad although, sometimes you end up fighting creatures behind the camera which can be a bit awkward, but apart from that, the gameplay is very smooth.
If you’re looking for a game that has replayability, then this is the one for you! Each campaign is completely different, with every element able to change, it’s possible to pick up and play time and time again. The main highlight for me is not only the beautiful artwork, but also the incredible character designs. Keep an eye out for this one, this is definitely a hidden gem that might just slip under the radar.
Where Cards Fall
There isn’t a huge amount shown in the trailers for this game but Where Cards Fall looks to be a promising puzzle solver. You play as a non-gender specific character moving across over 80 pizzles in this coming-of-age story. As of now, you can only find footage of the easy puzzles but the mechanics gives it the premise of being able to give some real challenges in later stages.
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