Okay, so I’ve been trying out a few games available on the service and I have some feedback and recommendations to those perhaps thinking about trailing the service and trying out some games.
Monument Valley - 8/10
A classic mobile puzzle game that uses perspective and spatial awareness to move the character from the start to the end of the level. The game is purposely built for mobile and plays extremely well. It also looks very good and the sound and music is great. It is very short though, I was able to blaze through the game in just over 2 hours. Definitely a good game to have and definitely one that mobile games.
Mini Metro - 9/10
In this game you connect different stations to each other to deliver passengers to different stations. Stations are marked by shapes, and the corresponding passengers needs to be transported to that station. It becomes fiendishly difficult the further you go through a level. There are a number of levels to choose from, and a number of upgrades to assist your journey. The game is great on mobile, and the controls works very well.
First Strike: Classic - 5/10
Another Steam game that’s on mobile. In First Strike you play as a nuclear superpower nation, and the goal is to bomb the crap out of your opponents. You can build different missiles for offence or defense, and research bigger and better tech to help you in your quest to destroy the world through nuclear destruction. While it is fun, the gameplay loop gets old really fast, and isn’t too fun after the initial few minutes. Fun little time waster on mobile, but ultimately a forgettable experience
80 Days - 7/10
A choose-your-own-adventure style visual novel type game. You assume the role of Passepartout and is tasked to assist Phileas Fogg travel around the world in 80 days. Each leg you choose what to do, explore more routes, buy items, chat to locals, and choose conversation outcomes to create the story you want. The writing is exceptionally well done, and later on becomes rather tense as you fight the clock and other elements to go around the world. It’s also a decent lenght and will take up to 3 hours to complete. Multiple playthroughs are also highly encouraged.
Shiny Ski Resort - 9/10
Kairosoft makes great mobile games. In Shiny Ski Resort, you manage and build a ski resort by adding rooms, decorations, ski lifts and build and research better and more stuff. There are lots of stuff to do, lots of building and upgrades to add, and many items to help make this ski resort the best there is. It isn’t a particularly difficult game, but min-maxing is possible and will be much more involved. There even is a New Game+ after you completed the first playthrough.
Game Dev Story - 7/10
Another Kairosoft game. The concept is simple, manage a game develop studio, and design and build different games for different consoles. The concept is simple and fun, but gets very samey after the first 2 hours or so. After that you’d be making money like it’s nothing, have the best developers and all the upgrades. Definitely fun at the start and definitely one to try out.
Bridge Constructor Portal - 7/10
Exactly similar to the Steam game, you build bridges in the Portal universe. Why? Because GlaDOS says so. The controls work fine, with some issues in long-pressing or normal pressing to do different things in game. But at least it is the full game represented on mobile, so again fun little game to play.