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”

Princess Connect Re:Dive – Pretty Cute, but Pretty Mediocre

Released on: January 19, 2021 Available Platforms: iOS, Android Price: Free (Has microtransactions and gacha/loot boxes) Developed by: CyGames Published by: Crunchyroll Games Often when I watch Youtubers (or more recently, VTubers), they recommend games they’ve been sponsored to play. Ninety percent of the time, I don’t bother with them since most of them advertiseContinue reading “Princess Connect Re:Dive – Pretty Cute, but Pretty Mediocre”

The Mobile Game Stigma – Why Mobile Games Get a Bad Rap

In most gaming circles, I often hear mobile games getting the short end of the stick. Most people who consider themselves “gamers” turn their noses up at mobile games, citing that they aren’t real games. While I believe that many of them have predatory monetization practices, I see potential in the mobile gaming market. TheContinue reading “The Mobile Game Stigma – Why Mobile Games Get a Bad Rap”

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”

Shadowverse – A Challenger in the CCG Genre Emerges from the Shadows

Released on: June 17 2016 (iOS, Android), October 28 2016 (PC) Available Platforms: PC, Mac Os, iOS, Android Price: Free (Has microtransactions and loot boxes) Published by: Cygames Developed by: Cygames Sometimes, when I’m bored, I like to either check out the Google Play Store or check out a game Facebook recommends me with theirContinue reading “Shadowverse – A Challenger in the CCG Genre Emerges from the Shadows”

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