Infinity Blade II Review for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
About one year later … We’re back to Infinity Blade … II by Chair Entertainment Group. The overall game is very much in keeping with the original release, but this sequel boasts several enhancements that make the game a lot more fun, and it also feels considerably less repetitive.
Practically everyone who’s into gaming will have heard of this title. Infinity Blade II, like the original release, is also a universal app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. In both games, you’ll be tapping blue circles and other symbols to move from one spot to another, and fighting and defending yourself by means of various tap and swipe gestures. The gameplay is simple enough even for casual gamers to pick up. Yet it comes with its challenges. For instance, to defend yourself against an attack, you can either dodge or parry, but you’ve got to move in the right direction, and generally, not too soon or too slowly. Blocking is much easier since timing isn’t a critical factor.
In Infinity Blade II, you play as Siris, and you’ve made it your quest to find and free the Worker of Secrets, which takes you to the dangerous world of the deathless Saydhi. As I mentioned earlier, this sequel is noticeably less repetitive than the original. Yes, your character will die and come to life again, and you’ll have to make multiple return trips to the same castle, but the entire sequence feels more varied. There is also some sort of prologue, which makes the first to second life somewhat longer. Also, certain paths are locked initially, so you’ll discover new areas the more times you play.
New developments in weaponry make the game more interesting. The weapons fall into three classes: light weapons, heavy weapons, and dual-wielding weapons. Each of these have different advantages and disadvantages, and it’s fun to explore all this. Just as in the original Infinity Blade, you can cast magic spells during battles. This time though, you also get to play with magic gemstones, which come in various shapes and types for you to equip into your weapons and armor. Once equipped, a gemstone is fixed to its “host”, and to take out and keep the gemstone, you’ll have to pay a bit of cash.
If you’ve heard anything about Infinity Blade, you’ll already know its visuals are top-notch—practically the best to be had. Infinity Blade II is just as breathtaking, with more story and a larger world. The game has evolved in excellent ways, making what was already good even better. How can anyone say no to kick-ass weapons?
Infinity Blade II, a universal app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, is currently available in the App Store for $6.99. Fans of the original title should definitely consider getting this, and if you’ve never tried the earlier release, it’s better late than never. Those unfamiliar with the series may wish to read my Infinity Blade review from last year.
Note: A promotional code was provided by the creator for use in this article.
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