Games for Android: Issue 7

The Dark Knight Rises

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On movie screens this summer saved the world just two well-known superhero. There are various ways to treat the very genre, but to deny the fascination of such a spectacle no one will. The old tradition of such events are always accompanied igroizatsii. But if Spider-Man was given a chance to shine more and more platforms, the theme of Batman games there thoroughly disclosed works Rocksteady Studios. Producers, obviously realizing the futility of competition, we decided to make a new game exclusive to the mobile platform, as did not fail to tell the entire gaming audience. Both projects are assigned a well-known studio Gameloft. Let’s see what they have got.

Events The Dark Knight Rises closely to the film, but for obvious reasons, are modified. We propose to do justice to punish the sick criminals, depriving them of much of the teeth, disarm bombs and do other heroic activities. The combat system is based on trampling the enemies in The Dark Knight Rises there are no tricks, we are required to simply click on the same button. Therefore, despite the beauty of the fights, monotonous mechanics depressing. Also, as you progress through we can improve our hero, additional purchasing various lotions and exciting new gadgets. When we are not busy extermination of the enemy, we are given to drive on Gotham bettsikle posigat and from rooftops, using the famous cape. In general, the game mechanic is good, but no more revelations is not here, nor is there a notorious wah.

Technically

Project turned out quite good, though not without flaws. The city itself is modeled well, but we are available just a few blocks. In this life there is not boiling during displacement can be found about half a pedestrian. The model of the hero is to be commended, while the secondary characters clearly saved their faces are made of a three polygons they talk without opening your mouth, and the animation is clearly captured by the motion capture with a shop dummy. Backdrops are colorful enough, but here’s border zones surprised try to fly to the bridge, you should expect amazing discoveries. French engine draws a beautiful picture, but these flaws spoils impression of game developers from Gameloft were in their usual roles nedodelschikov. Although, perhaps, part of the claims caused by the launch of Android-version of the tablet in the lower resolutions all looks a bit better.

Audio part of music is perceived ambiguously partially migrated from a film background motifs common good complement gothic atmosphere. But it seems that for the dubbing did not involve the original actors, if the voice of Batman in principle chosen well, instead of listening to Gary Oldman muffled raspy wheeze.

Overall The Dark Knight Rises leaves the same feeling as any average game of the film in some places high, in other carelessly, quickly cut out and with the adopted mechanism. It is perceived solely as unduly expensive application to movie tickets. Even if you’re a fan of the universe of the Dark Knight, the desire to play the game until the end likely to be. And if you compare the game with creations Rocksteady saves e only that they did not go mobile platforms.

Pros:

  • whole atmosphere;
  • good graphics;
  • open world to explore.

Disadvantages:

  • flaws in the models of the characters and parts of the city;
  • monotonous fights;
  • general dampness.

Rating:

  • 6/10

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    Babel Rising 3D

    Babel Rising 3D download from Google PlayThe Lord look down on them from heaven and saw the growing towerembodiment of a single dream of mankind,threatening to call the divine.Chuck Palahniuk, Ghosts

    Although the Tower of Babel is more metaphysical object, the concept of explaining to people why they can not communicate freely with each other in the games she could shine. One can think of Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones. Any more or less educated person familiar age-old story of how people want to catch up with God. Ultimate essence is not very much, so she decided to brutally flogged own creations.

    From this moment begins Babel Rising 3D. The main goal is not to give little people get too high, which should fix it intrigues, throw stones and burn with fire. All four tools available to us on the number of genocide basic elements. Each of them carries a clearly defined function: the land, for example, aiming a weapon of destruction, and the water is nice slow swarming mass. In addition, they all share in power. For example, you can just throw a fireball or developing the idea to draw a wall of fire. The apotheosis of the fierce anger of a meteorite rain, which we call, shaking hands in the gadget. All kinds of attacks can be improved for the local currency received for completing the next phase.

    Levels, by the way, not too different, but attempts to somehow add contrast with the naked eye. For example, in one mission, we instruct the priests kill 40 enemies that are immune to one of the types of attacks, and in the other just to hold the allotted time. Overall, the gameplay is rather poor peak moment, but he will never get bored does not. After all, we face a modified tower defense, and everyone knows how much the games tighten.

    Main difference Babel Rising 3D from fellow genre is hidden in the title. The tower is, in fact, the cylinder on which the enemies climb the spiral. Passing them by on one turn, suddenly you can see that in the next they are getting to the top. And here it would have to mobilize all resources for the mass extermination of audacious kozyavok.

    Babel Rising 3D is a mobile version of the game, which was published in the summer on the consoles and the PC. Of course, on the part of special effects with the older version is no match, but everything is also on the level. Developers honestly warn that for best performance would be nice to restart the smartphone / tablet, but vague slowdown is not seen. Graphics pretty, but not much more blurred textures in places, and the effects look flat. These deficiencies most of the time are not visible due to camera position: we look at the world from above, and therefore everything looks decent.

    Main drawback is the lack of project AMALtd replayability. Replay did not pull, especially if you are already familiar with the versions of the major platforms. You can recommend Babel Rising 3D for those who have not played itself the idea and implementation leaves a positive impression. And as fans of mass destruction, or intelligent beings who want to feel omnipotent deity and it is required to do familiarization.

    Pros:

    • interesting idea and quality implementation;
    • good graphics.

    Disadvantages:

    • game for one pass.

    Rating:

    • 8/10

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      Traffic Panic London

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      Uncomplicated arcade last year’s Traffic Panic 3D this summer, will be continued. At this time we charge to control the traffic situation on the background of the London landscape.

      As in the original, we’re playing for two input traffic light and have surprisingly rich set of available actions to switch to green and back. Impressive, but the point of this game is not in the wealth of opportunities. Just like in Mirrors Edge we caught the so-called flow, or the flow of a peculiar state of unity with the game, when the levels of fly in the same breath? At such moments, it seemed that the world shrinks to a small space around the monitor. So in Traffic Panic can see something very similar. The game is clearly not motivated by a thoughtful passage, because for each traffic jam formed due to our confusion, we immediately lose the potential bonus points.

      And oh, how they then need to move a little further and open new locations or means of transport, it is necessary to make many thousands of virtual currency. And it will require accelerated and minimize traffic jams. Here begins the same game flow draws in all of our attention and makes just inhumanly concentrate.

      But, of course, the failure will happen someday, but what followed after our perenapryagshiysya body exhale in relief? Naturally, the attack unprovoked anger, much the same without her. And this is where the developers provided a good way to let off steam explosion treatment all around. That is, pitting two cars and filled up this basic task, we can legitimately begin to thrash around on the screen, destroying objects around the intersection, and enjoy the colorful explosions. For this, by the way rely bonus points. The only thing that upsets indefinitely hold devastation is not given, since there is a charge of bombs.

      Gameplay, despite its apparent simplicity, the most pleasant experience seemingly devoid of ideology is a toy for a couple of nights. Nevertheless, it fulfills all honestly we scanned advertisements. Free lunch no one offers us, and have zero cost partially offset investment or real-time currency. Instead of us, as we have said, in a superior sort of new maps, vehicles or bombs. The standard scheme of virtually any free play.

      Graphic part

      Not delighted, for that matter, and rejection, all fairly accurately and clear blemishes only visible when approaching the ground. And if you manage to catch a wave, you look just stop noticing. The sounds are not noticeable at all, and should be completely disabled.

      Of Traffic Panic London came a good time killer cars drive up and down is always fun and enjoyable outlet for particular nerve is provided, and the appearance looks good. So we recommend to anyone who likes to check the speed of their response.

      Pros:

      • addictive gameplay;
      • tidy appearance.

      Disadvantages:

      • need to go for additional spending;
      • unintelligible sound design.

      Rating:

      • 8/10

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        Uplink

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        To find the game more controversial than Uplink, could only turn to the other creatures Introversion. Relation to projects of this small British studio is a kind of litmus test that distinguishes those players for whom the game is akin to philosophy, from those looking for a popcorn to pass the time.

        Iconic, cult, amazingly deep draft Uplink during his appearance (which, for a moment, in 2001) has collected a variety of reviews so that the impression of it can only be myself, immersed in the world of network bytes and lines flying across the screen teams to crack another tricky protection.

        You

        Hacker. Not the hacker who breaks Pentagon servers by pressing the three buttons on the keyboard. Not the hacker, which leaves a trail of burglary. Not the hacker, whose programs at the behest of the writer paramount pull data from another computer in seconds. You are a normal person who sits in front of a night, an old pot-bellied CRT monitor and introduces a concentrated one team at a time, forcing the collapse firewalls and scrubbing for a logic.

        Do not fall in love with

        Uplink impossible. In e virtually no graphics have schemes of networks and gateways, line of code, the layout of programs in memory. But this whole entourage only reinforces the impression of a large-scale project. You start the rookie challenge that broke just protection, picking up a cheap standard password utility. Of course, you are trying to catch, tracking channel, and if you do not have time for the allotted time, the administrator to quickly calculate the hapless attacker logs on and sends a letter demanding to pay a certain amount in order to turn a blind eye to these innocent mischief.

        Hero gradually grows as his arsenal: a faster computer, more powerful software, and more difficult to protect the zeros in the amounts that come to our account. Get the hang of, you will clean the logs, even reading them, just focusing on the connection establishment time, living is not real, but by game time.

        This whole Uplink, no wonder the line indicated simulator genre is not banal puzzles that can handle even high school student, and powerful project, which will cause no time to start over when you solemnly flunk another job and hang themselves on the tail of the FBI. He spins slowly, even slowly, but more and more drawn into their networks.

        All that said to say anything about the technical part is not even desirable. Yes, well, the main thing here will not special effects, which in this game are simply not available, but a perfectly stylized and Tux icon indicating our computer when connected to the gate. All game elements are made at the level that is needed to properly perceive what is happening.

        Uplink is akin to the novels of William Gibson, who made the depiction of hacking imagination to draw stunningly rich detail and paints a picture to think out all the brain itself, the developers have chosen not to display on the screen. Being launched for the first time, Uplink is more perplexing than a desire to comprehend. But after a week, two, three, comes enlightenment is not a game, it’s life. Life Hacker in miniature with simplifications, but still lives. No wonder the reviews about it range from adoration to a strong dislike of just how different estimates of home-grown players and critics. It’s a cult, it is a legend, and now it can be with you always. Introversion softly blurs the line between life and the game, making them blend in a bizarre kaleidoscope called Uplink. Applaud standing (for a soft scrubbing logs).

        Pros:

        • great pastiche;
        • incredibly addictive gameplay.

        Disadvantages:

        • not found.

        Rating:

        • 10/10

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