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Month: May 2021

‘Divinity: Original Sin 2’ iPad Review – Unbelievably Good

Given how great Apple’s support for older devices is, I usually hold on to my iPhone and iPad for a few years at least before looking to upgrade as long as they work fine. While I definitely regret buying the iPad 3rd generation with how underpowered it ended up being, the iPad Air 2 was a fantastic device not just for gaming but also for work. It slowly started to become sluggish with newer games and some games I wanted to play on touch didn’t support it. Upgrading to the iPad Pro 2020 has been great with how well almost everything I play runs on it but one specific game announcement pushed me more towards upgrading. That was the original WWDC reveal for Divinity: Original Sin 2 ($24.99) from Larian Studios. After that announcement, a lot of people including myself were skeptical of how Divinity: Original Sin 2 would look and run on an actual iPad. I say this because I’ve played it on every platform now and both knowing how it runs on PS4/Xbox and how it looks and feels on Nintendo Switch made me worry the iPad version might be based on the latter despite that version being great on a technical level for the hardware. Thankfully, Divinity: Original Sin 2 (brought to iPad by Elverils) on iPad not only looks and feels great, but it offers...

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SwitchArcade Round-Up: Reviews Featuring ‘Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World’ and ‘Maneater’, Plus the Latest Releases and Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for May 31st, 2021. In today’s article, we’ve got reviews of three recent releases: Maneater, Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World, and Missing Feature: 2D. There are a handful of new releases to check out, but don’t get too excited. They’re not exactly the most thrilling of affairs. We round things out with the usual incoming and outgoing sales, as always. Let’s check everything out! Reviews & Mini-Views Maneater ($39.99) Maneater is at its best in its beginning hours. You’re controlling a shark whose general purpose is to avenge its mother after she’s killed by a reality TV host. For his part, he’s trying to kill you for chomping off his arm the last time you met. You swim through the seas, gobbling up anything smaller than you and tail-thwacking anything that isn’t until it fits in your mouth. The first time you find yourself flopping up on a beach, chomping down on swimmers and sun-bathers as you propel yourself around, it’s hard not to crack a smile. It’s bloody, but just abstract enough that it feels like a schlocky movie. Killing shark hunters when they try to come after you, bashing their boats to bits, and jumping out of the water for a snack? Yeah, good stuff. Or at least, it’s good stuff early on. While the game has...

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The Minecraft Caves & Cliffs Part I Update Finally Has a Confirmed Release Date

Ever since it was announced, the Minecraft ($6.99) Caves and Cliffs update has had new information slowly revealed including why it was split into two parts and more recently, the various blocks included. Today, Mojang officially announced the release date for Minecraft’s Caves and Cliffs Part I update for iOS, Android, PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC platforms. Ahead of the update’s release, watch the video below to get a glimpse of the new accessibility features and blocks in Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Part I update: As revealed before, Minecraft Caves and Cliffs (both parts) will see big changes arriving for the Overworld. This includes world generation affecting caves, mountains, build height, and more and also a wealth of new content. Minecraft Caves and Cliffs update Part 1 releases on June 8th worldwide on all platforms. As a nice addition, this update will also bring the Minecraft Earth-exclusive glow squid mob. You can read a detailed FAQ article for the update here. If you’d like to access the experimental features from the Minecraft Caves and Cliffs update, read this. I speculated whether the Minecraft Caves and Cliffs update will be showcased during Microsoft’s E3 showcase but since part I is releasing on June 8, maybe Part II and more changes will be shown off at E3. Do you still play Minecraft regularly on mobile or other platforms? Go to...

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Best iPhone Game Updates: ‘World’s End Club’, ‘Disney Heroes’, ‘Sociable Soccer ’21’, ‘Jetpack Joyride’, and More

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It’s time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. Wow, there are lots of neat updates in the list today. Some Apple Arcade games got huge updates, some free-to-play titles have neat events going, and we’ve got a couple of the usual suspects to go with those. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself by participating in the TouchArcade forums. This weekly summary is just here to fill you in on the things you might have missed. Let’s go for it! Jetpack Joyride, Free When something unusual is occurring in your local area, which person are you going to telephone? Ha, fantastic song, I remember the lyrics perfectly. Jetpack Joyride‘s latest collaboration is with the classic franchise Ghostbusters, mostly drawing from the first film. It features what the description calls “iconic characters”. They include Zuul (the Gatekeeper dog-thing that Dana Barrett becomes), Vinz (the Keymaster dog-thing that Louis Tully turns into), and Mooglie (apparently, this is the name of the ghost in the logo, which I did not know until now). You get a free Slime Blower Jetpack, and you can ride a Terror Dog. There’s also a Dr. Barry Buster costume, three new jetpacks in the form of the Proton Pack, Slimer, and the Filing Cabinet, the Ecto-1, some...

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‘Moonlighter’ and ‘SteamWorld Quest’ Discounted to Their Lowest Prices Yet on iOS

We’ve had some really great console and PC to mobile conversions over the years on mobile platforms. There have been loads of great recent ones as well. Turn-based card RPG SteamWorld Quest ($4.99) from Image & Form felt like a perfect fit for iOS when it debuted on Nintendo Switch a while ago. It finally hit iOS recently and is a great conversion. Read my full review of the iOS version here. Moonlighter ($4.99) from 11 bit studios is a game I didn’t think would come to mobile anytime soon when I played it on Nintendo Switch but it did show up and the release is great. Check out our review of the dungeon crawling shopkeeping hybrid experience here. Today, both games are down to their lowest prices yet and now is a great time to pick them up if you’ve been waiting because they are both well worth your time. SteamWorld Quest is usually priced at $24.99 on Nintendo Switch and PC. The iOS version is priced at $9.99 usually. It has dropped to $4.99 for a limited time. We featured it as our Game of the Week when it released. Moonlighter is usually $11.99 on iOS with the price down to $4.99 for a limited time. This is also the lowest price yet for the game just like SteamWorld Quest. Moonlighter on iOS also includes the game’s...

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