We are sure that you still remember Infinity Blade, the platform-challenging iOS title that Chair Entertainment introduced last year. Thousands of eager iOS gamers bought the game and enjoyed what it has brought to the table—which are stunning graphics and a dynamic gameplay that we have never seen with the other iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad games before.
This year, we are presented with the much-awaited sequel of Infinity Blade—a sequel that is promised to be bigger, better, and more brilliant than its predecessor.
About the Game
The original Infinity Blade is a groundbreaking title because it has proven that the iOS platform can accommodate so much more than the dime-a-dozen puzzle games that populate the iTunes App Store. In Infinity Blade 2, the developers did not hold back with the gorgeous visuals and role-playing elements that will definitely propel this title to the top of the app charts. In this review, we will find out whether the much-awaited sequel has really lived up to the hype.
In Infinity Blade 2, you will assume the character of Siris, a knight who is hell-bent to avenge his father’s death and to find the Worker of Secrets. In order to fulfill these goals, you must fight your way to the top of The Vault of Tears, the tower where you will eventually face the God King (who was the main villain of the original Infinity Blade title). Most of the time you spend in the game will be dedicated to combat—your character is armed with a sword, a shield, and a couple of magic spells that you can control through your iOS device’s touchscreen.
The opponents that you will be facing in Infinity Blade 2 have specific sets of battle moves, and the only way to win against them is to anticipate these moves in order to block, dodge, and parry them. Do not worry about not being able to anticipate enemy moves—there are plenty of telling details that will help you in this task. After you have successfully defended yourself from enemy attacks, you can go on the offense and swipe at the touchscreen in order to perform your offensive strikes. You can combine moves and form combos that will deal more damage to your opponents.
Game controls are designed rather well, and it will be easy for you to learn them perfectly along the way. Every opponent that you defeat will earn you experience points. Plus, there are sets of specific objectives that will earn you bonus experience points.
User interface in this title is not much different from the original Infinity Blade, but you do not have to play the first game in order to learn the ropes in the sequel.
Graphics and Sound Effects
Like in the original Infinity Blade, the graphic and sound elements in Infinity Blade 2 are breathtaking and bring an unparalleled experience to iPhone gamers. There are plenty of new environments in this sequel, which are richly rendered. Make sure that you are playing Infinity Blade2 inan iOS device with Retina Display to get the full eye-popping visual experience.
As of the writing of this review, we have not found anything to complain about Infinity Blade 2. The developer has addressed every problem that we had in the original title properly, allowing for a more enjoyable gaming experience. We are eagerly waiting for the free updates that Chair Entertainment Group has promised to release for Infinity Blade 2.
This sequel lives up to the high expectations of iPhone gamers—it successfully takes advantage of the touchscreen environment while infusing the game experience with surprising role-playing game depth. To date, Infinity Blade 2 proves that it is a showcase for the capabilities of iOS gaming. The developer promises that the game will be supported heavily post-release, and we will be meeting new bosses, new environments, and get more rewards in the future updates of Infinity Blade 2.
Infinity Blade 2
Developed By: Chair Entertainment
Requirements: Requires iOS 4.0 or later
Compatible With: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad
Other OS: Android, Facebook, BlackBerry