Wild Blood Review

Wild Blood Review

Oct 23, 2012

Gameloft strikes again with Wild Blood, and this time, Camelot comes to town.

In this hack and slash adventure, the gameplay goes medieval. Looking for movies that have both Sean Connery and Richard Gere will help somewhat, but, off the bat, I thought the storyline was compelling enough to draw gamers in. Lancelot, my protagonist, is in love with the the Queen. King Arthur, understandably so, is enraged, and easily manipulated by his sorceress sister to release demon legions on earth.

In other words, Guinevere and the world were in trouble, and I (Lancelot) had to save them… in that order.

Graphics-wise, the game has good genes, and they are on full display. The 3-D pops out, and the developer did well to make the animations smooth and realistic. The imagery is rich in its darkness; even Lancelot departs from his usual regal characterization and takes a dark turn. The monsters look scary, the landscapes look adequately barren, and Arthur looks bewitched.

I found out the expected cache of power-ups existed. I liked the weapons. Yes, swords are cool, but longbows are even cooler, and there is something insanely exhilarating about an arrow-toting Knight. The swords mimicked sky-scrapers, and I was happy the Excalibur took a leading role. Without Excalibur, the story just doesn’t jive.

My biggest complaint was the inconsistency. Sometimes, the game acted grumpy and refused to load. This game is not dainty, so high end device with a LOT of space is needed. Also, I thought more minor, differing challenges would have been good to reduce any latent redundancy.

Wild Blood has multiplayer compatibility. I am a big fan of the “Catch the Flag” option. Of course, Wild Blood is compatible with Gameloft Live, so bragging rights, when earned, can be shared with friends.

I found Wild Blood to be a pretty cool 3-D title, but we have come to expect that from Gameloft.

Dungeon Defenders: First Wave Now Available For Android

Dungeon Defenders: First Wave Now Available For Android

Dec 24, 2010

MORE GAMES! Trendy Entertainment has just released its much anticipated game “Dungeon Defenders: First Wave.” Android gamers have been waiting for this particular game because it is the first game for Android to be developed using the Unreal Engine. The Unreal Engine has been responsible for some of the most visually intensive and exciting computer and video games on the market and now it has made its way to Android. Dungeon Defenders: First Wave is a Tower Defense Action RPG with an on and off-line campaign, challenge missions, leaderboards, and robust 4 player co-op play via GameSpy. Trendy Entertainment also announced PvP coming soon in the form of Dungeon Defenders: Arena.

In Dungeon Defenders there are four characters to choose from: Apprentice, Monk, Huntress, and Squire (Jester and Summoner Coming Soon). You will find yourself fighting off hordes of beasts by direct combat or strategically summon a variety of Defenses & Traps to keep them at bay. Develop your characters and their unique class abilities by upgrading their statistics, gathering loot and inventory items and upgrading equipment. Since this is a co-op, players work together and compete through the story campaign and challenge missions in an attempt to build the strongest heroes and achieve the highest scores in the kingdom.