Friday, December 17, 2010

iPhone Apps Review: Infinity Blade

This is a new sword fighting action type of game.
Best part about this game is definitely the graphics. On the retina display of the iPhone 4, the graphics are just perfect.

The game is priced at $5.99
by Chair Entertainment Group, LLC

It starts off with a short clip of what had happened earlier.

Notice that there is this "Start Bloodline 6". Each time you succeed/fail, the number increases. More like telling you that you are currently playing the 6th round in this game itself.

Baseline of the gameplay:
For untold ages, the God King has ruled with an iron fist - his power is incalculable; his followers, legion. Now you must journey to the Dark Citadel to battle his Titans, one by one, until you face the tyrant himself. As it has been for all in your bloodline, this is your birthright - to free your people from an endless legacy of darkness. The immortal can be vanquished - but only if heart, mind, and steel are one.

The story is pretty much simple, a man with extensive armors, swords, shields, body armors and many more trying to fight his way till the end.

Navigation is also very simple. Tap to move, slide to the left, slide to right to dodge and so on. You will get a hang out of it soon. Moreover, there is a tutorial during the 1st time play of the game.

Tapping on the opponent will show you the level and whatever specialty he has. Notice on the left there is this purple potion. It is suppose to restore your life. Life is on the top left of the screen. Scout around by swiping left and right during gameplay to seek for potion (life) and also gold.

Some gameplay..

The blue bar represents your life while the red represents the opponent's.
Small round with a sword symbol actually triggers special power to distract the opponent while you can take the advantage to attack.
The round symbol on the right summons special powers like fire, lightning, healing.
These two items regenerates while you play.

When you win, your experience in the battle will add onto your items (armor, sword, shield, ring, etc).
As you keep winning battles, your experience will keep increasing. Picture below shows the stats of your current character.

In your inventory, you will see what items you are currently having and to what extend your experience is on that particular item. The "Iron Claw" below has already been mastered which means if you still carry on battling with this sword, your level will not increase for this sword anymore. So be sure that you always have items which are not yet fully mastered or this will slow down your level up status.
It is also possible to purchase items from the store. This is where your collection of money comes to be important.

Continuation of gameplay..

If you are ever defeated, you can always choose to start from the last save checkpoint.

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