sea strike review
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Format: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Developer: Alware Entertainment Inc

I love video games, but sometimes it is very easy to become a little jaded with all the sequels and same old stuff we see all the time. But then every once and a while a game will come along with a subject matter that is pretty new. Well new to me at least and that is what Sea Strike offers as it puts you in charge of a bad ass submarine. Honestly I have not really played many games like this before so I was actually really interested to give this one a blast.

Graphically the game looks really nice and it goes for a very interesting approach. The very few submarine based games that I have played have been viewed from a side on 2D perspective, but this one is in 3D. Not only is Sea Strike in 3D, but it also makes you view the action not from behind your submarine, but from inside it using the periscope. I thought this was not only really cool, but also very unique as well.

Now I thought that this was going to be some kind of simulation game if I am honest, but I was pleasantly surprised. As Sea Strike really is a balls to the wall style action game. You will need to shoot down various things that want you dead. Not only do you need to worry about other submarines and there torpedoes, but also attacks from aeroplanes that are in the sky as well. It feels like you never have a moment to breath. What makes this even more intense is that fuel of your submarine plays a very large part in the game. You see when it runs out that is it you are just stuck there and it is pretty much game over man!

The campaign mode is a whole heap of fun with a decent variety of missions that are really fun to play through. Not only that there are actually some boss battles thrown in there as well for good measure. And of course we have loads and loads of upgrades which brings me to the only negative about this game and that is the in app purchases. When you are playing the game it is an absolute blast, but I really do think that this is a game where you really do need upgrades to get the best out of it. Which is a shame because if this had been a free game teasing what a full on say five bucks game had to offer. I would have happily paid five bucks for a game of this high quality.

Sea Strike is a really fun game and I am sure I will not be the only person that it takes by surprise. I just wish it did not have so many in app purchases. Which of course are optional, but they still grind my gears. If you are a fan of action and shooter games, but are looking for something a little different then I suggest you check this one out. at under a buck even if you do not buy any in app stuff there is still some great fun to be had here.

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