Not counting the Final Fantasy 8 and 16-bit ports, great role playing games on the iOS platform (iPhone and iPad) are extremely rare – and by rare I mean they just do not exist. But then I came across Battleheart Legacy, a highly rated iOS RPG sequel from Mika Mobile that turned the downtime on my recent vacation into an amazing mobile gaming experience … until I got to the end of the game. While BH Legacy is a blast to play, and a pleasant surprise when compared against the rest of the iOS RPG library, there are just too many fatal flaws that sadly makes me never want to pick up this game again.
For the past year here at SQ we have highlighted some of our favorite, and the mobile gaming industry’s favorite iOS games, from Ridiculous Fishing (2013 GOTY award winner) to Mutant Mudds. One game that we have not mentioned however, is a dangerously addictive title called Pixel People. Released almost a year ago on January 31st, 2013, Pixel People is a very cool cross between Sim City and The Sims, and has garnered an immense following on the App Store with some excellent reviews. Is it a great game? Yes, phenomenal even – but I had to recently banish it from my iPhone for one huge reason with the game’s design. It was a sad day, but a necessary one. Hit the linkage below for the full break-up letter.
If you still haven’t heeded our advice in regards to Ridiculous Fishing, which was just recently awarded Apple’s prestigious 2013 Game of the Year award, what in the world are you waiting for? Allow me to emphasize the fact that more than seven months since we first posted about the ridiculous awesomeness that is Ridiculous Fishing, we are still playing and enjoying this game. Hit the link below for more on the award, as well as for details on which title brought home the iPad Game of the Year hardware.