Mobile Games Subgenres – Exploring Mobile Game Tropes

This may be controversial, but I believe mobile games have their place in the gaming landscape. There is potential for greatness in the mobile market, whether it be ports of currently existing games or a brand new experience. I will agree with the gaming populace that most of the time, game developers and, more commonly,Continue reading “Mobile Games Subgenres – Exploring Mobile Game Tropes”

Pikmin Bloom – A Shallow Game, but a Great Pedometer

Released on: October 28 2021 Available Platforms: iOS, Android Price: Free (Has microtransactions) Developed by: Niantic Published by: Niantic It’s hard to deny the impact Pokemon Go had on the world the year it came out. In an amazing turn of events, Pokemon took the world by storm again! It even made the ones whoContinue reading “Pikmin Bloom – A Shallow Game, but a Great Pedometer”

Cookie Run: Kingdom – A Ruthlessly Expensive Batch of Cookies

Released on: January 21 2021 Available Platforms: iOS, Android Price: Free (Has microtransactions, loot boxes and a Battle Pass) Developed by: DevSisters Published by: DevSisters Over the recent year, I’ve seen a couple of mobile games get talked about on Twitter. Two of the most prominent ones I keep hearing about are Genshin Impact (whichContinue reading “Cookie Run: Kingdom – A Ruthlessly Expensive Batch of Cookies”

Shadowverse: Dawn of Calamity – Years Later, Still Thriving.

First Reviewed: March 5 2020 Released on: September 26th 2021 (Dawn of Calamity)(Initial release: June 17 2016 (iOS, Android), October 28 2016 (PC)) Available Platforms: Mobile (iOS, Android), PC, MACOS Price: Free (Has microtransactions, loot boxes and a Battle Pass) Published by: Cygames Developed by: Cygames Today I’m going to try something different. Ironically enough,Continue reading “Shadowverse: Dawn of Calamity – Years Later, Still Thriving.”

Pokemon Unite – A Surprising and Potentially Expensive Victory

Released on: July 21 2021, September 22 2021 (Android and iOS) Available Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS Price: Free (Has microtransactions) Developed by: TiMi Studio Group Published by: The Pokemon Company Around a year ago or so, the official Pokemon Twitter announced a special Pokemon Direct to show off a few upcoming games at theContinue reading “Pokemon Unite – A Surprising and Potentially Expensive Victory”

Monster Hunter Stories – Pokemon meets Monster Hunter

Released on: September 8, 2017 (3DS), September 25, 2018 (Android, iOS) Available Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Android, iOS Price: $49.99 CAD ($39.99 US) (3DS), $27.99 CAD ($19.99 US) (Android, iOS) Developed by: Capcom, Marvelous Inc. Published by: Nintendo (3DS) Capcom (Android, iOS) It may seem unlikely now, but it was only relatively recently that the MonsterContinue reading “Monster Hunter Stories – Pokemon meets Monster Hunter”

Forager – The Little Game that Could and Did

Released on: April 18, 2019 (PC), July 30, 2019 (PS4 and Switch), July 16, 2020 (Xbox ONE), Dec 9, 2020 (Android, iOS) Available Platforms: PC, Linux, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox ONE, Android, iOS Price: $22.79 CAD ($19.99 US) [PC, Linux, PS4, Switch, Xbox One], $9.99 CAD ($7.99 US) [Android, iOS] Developed by: HopFrop PublishedContinue reading “Forager – The Little Game that Could and Did”

Genshin Impact – A Surprisingly High-Quality Gacha Game with Lush Content

Released on: September 28, 2020 Available Platforms: PC, Android, iOS, Playstation 4 Price: Free (Has microtransations) Developed by: miHoYo Published by: miHoYo I always felt that mobile gaming has potential. Once the app is on the person’s phone, it will occasionally grasp the user’s attention by sitting on the user’s home screen, making them wantContinue reading “Genshin Impact – A Surprisingly High-Quality Gacha Game with Lush Content”

Azur Lane – The Strange World of Anime Girl Battleships, Just Mind the Gacha

Released on: May 20, 2019 Available Platforms: iOS, Android, Price: Free (Has microtransactions and loot boxes) Developed by: Shanghai Manjuu, Xiamen Yongshi Published by: Shanghai Yostar Mobile games often get a bad reputation for being venues for cash grab gacha games. While I agree that there are many games out there claiming to be free,Continue reading “Azur Lane – The Strange World of Anime Girl Battleships, Just Mind the Gacha”

FTL: Faster Than Light – Space, Strategy, and Tough Decisions.

Released on: September 14 2012 (PC, MacOS, Linux), April 3 2014 (iOS) Available Platforms: PC, MacOS, Linux, iOS Price: $10.99 CDN ($9.99 US) Published by: Subset Games Developed by: Subset Games There is hardly a better place to find awesome games for an excellent price than on Steam’s famous sales. Because of Steam sales, I’veContinue reading “FTL: Faster Than Light – Space, Strategy, and Tough Decisions.”

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