infinity blade 2 review

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Format: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

Developer: Chair Entertainment Group

The first Infinity Blade caused quite the stir when it was released. To many people out there it was the game that proved that games in the iOS could match a big budget console title. While if it actually achieved this is debatable. The scale and quality of the game was huge, but Chair Entertainment are back with the sequel and let me tell you this when in comparison with the first game this one blows it away in every regard. It actually could be described as a perfect sequel.

Infinity Blade II is I think the best looking game on the iOS. What Chair Entertainment have done here is amazing. The first game looked great, but this one has much more little details here and there. And above all else they have created a great world with a story that you actually care about. I really do not want to spend to much time talking about the graphics. Because honestly this is a game you have to see with your own eyes.

The story picks up after the events of the first game. You play the role of Siris (the same guy from the first game) and you need to free The Worker Of Secrets who has been imprisoned. To do this you will need to defeat the three Deathless. Each one is at the end of what seems like a never ending series of bad ass and awesome gore filled battles. The game is more story driven this time around and it fills you in a a bit more about who Siris really is.

The story as cool as it is of course is just an excuse for getting into some great combat. You have the same touch screen control sword play that we had before, but rather than changing it up completely they have instead improved it and made it much more in depth.

There are two new styles of combat for you to play around with. First of all is the Heavy Weapon style. This is all about causing devastating damage to your enemies. If you swipe in the right direction you can do a devastating blow that will cause some heavy damage to your foe. The other combat style is Dual Wielding. This is a ton of fun and lets you string together some huge combo’s the down side here is that you can’t block.

The new combat styles make each battle just so much fun. And switching between them is a huge part of the games fun. In the 7 hours it took me to beat this game I never one thought “man this is getting boring” and that is because of how great the combat is.

It is not just in the combat that the game improves over its predecessor. There are so many little things that have been improved that all add up for a better gaming experience. Now when you win a battle there will be more gold and XP for you to help you level up and buy new stuff. The enemies have much more interesting and varied attacks. Expanded branching paths mean you will play through the game multiple times before you see everything that it has to offer.

Infinity Blade II is one of the best games I have played this year. And I am not just talking about on the iOS either. I am talking about in general. This game is amazing I really have zero complaints with it at all. If you are a gamer looking for that console experience on your iPad then this is for you. If I had paid $20 for this then I would have still considered this a bargain. For under five bucks there is no excuse not to buy this game.

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