Posted by: GrahamPeter on Mar 29, 2011
- Game: Infinity Blade
- Developer: Chair Entertainment
- Compatible With: iPhone / iPad
- Review Platform: iPhone 4
- Genre: RPG
- Review Version: 1.21
- iTunes Link: Infinity Blade
- Price: $5.99
Infinity Game is Chair Entertainment’s [insert] of bringing more hardcore gaming to the iOS platform. The game revolves around a family bloodline trying to kill the God King, an evil force which seems to be terrorizing the local area – it’s never really stated so I’m just guessing here.
Chair uses a modified version of the Unreal Engine 3. What does this mean for Infinity Blade? The simple answer is: the game looks bloody good. IF looks so good that it easily beats any game currently on the PSP platform. You’ll sometimes spend a few minutes just admiring the castle’s architecture and ocean view.
Infinity Blade originally started off as a tech demo, Epic Citadel – using the Unreal Development Kit. It blew away audiences with it’s graphical capabilities and several months later we had Infinity Blade.
Your player traverses the unnamed castle in order to [eventually] reach the God King and try defeat him. Each creatures you encounter involves a perfectly timed battle. You’ll need to dodge, parry and block strikes in order to get in a few hits of your own. Battles do involve a bit more, but I’ll leave that up to you to discover.
IF is built on a simple RPG upgrade system. You’ll need to gain experience, from defeating enemies, in order to upgrade your character and inventory items. Each item you equip can also be mastered. The system is quite easy to use and anyone will be able to understand it, unlike other RPGs. Your character will need to be stronger as each bloodline brings forth more powerful opponents. Be prepared to level grind.
I do have two gripes about the game, one of which is a design decision. Infinity Blade operates by taping on where you need to go; you can only travel to areas with blue circles. Epic Citadel contradicts this by allowing users to freely roam the castle area. This would have given the game a bit more of an epic feel to it.
There are also a limited number of areas. This seems to be done in order to make for a quicker play through. Some more areas, even optional, would give the game more longevity.
Infinity Blade is easily the most beautiful game on the iOS system. The developers, Chair Entertainment, are constantly adding more and more features to it (multiplayer is on its way). The iOS gamer needs to have this game. No excuses. Period.
Infinity game is a handheld title that will bring forth a new generation in iOS games.
Score = 4.5/5