Really cool game
(Paid) Infinity Blade - Ipad Game Review
The game's main selling point is the graphics, which is really pretty good, the best I have seen so far on the iPad in terms of detail, and beauty. The game is set in a Gothic type of castle, and the armors of you and your opponents are quite nice.
The plot is simple: You are a Knight on a quest to get the "Infinity Blade", a god-killing blade, and at the same time avenge your father killed while trying to do the same thing. So you fight one boss after the other, until you get to the big boss man who wields the Infinity Blade.
Along the way, everytime you win, you earn money and skill points to upgrade your character in terms of armor, weapons, accesories and skill in between fights. As for the environment, you can look around and pick up objects, but you cannot WALK around.
Gameplay is actually pretty nice. You can dodge, parry, block and hit your opponents. The key is to know when to do which at any given time, which is not that easy to do. You are also only given a certain number of blocks, before your shield is broken, so you need to rely on dodging or parrying most of the time for defense.
You can also cast stun and magic attacks. The magic attacks depend on the type of ring you choose, and is activated by swiping gestures on the screen.
Opponents with lower levels, from 1 to about 4 are easy as they are slow and telegraph their attacks, but the fights get harder as the level of your opponents increase.
On the downside, the number of bosses is only limited, only about 6 or 8 before you see the big boss, who is a level 50 opponent. So expect to be killed when you finally get to him, making the overall game pretty short. You then get to be reborn as your son avenging your father's death, and you have to go thru all the other bosses again.
You do restart from the level you left off, so with enough "cycles" of dying and being reborn, you could theoretically eventually get to the level of the big boss, enough to kill him and get the Infinity Blade.
I don't find it necessarily repetitive, there are enough variations in the gameplay to keep the game interesting. Overall, highly entertaining, very intense, highly recommended.
- Don't just use one slash when you have an opening, use very fast, multiple slashes or combo attacks when you have that short opening for an attack. It will help you kill off those bosses more quickly.
- Timing is essential, whether offense or defense. If you dodge or parry too early, or too late, you will get hit. You need to attack after seeing the word "Break" paired with another word on the screen, like "Dodge Break". It means an opening is available. If you don't, your attacks will be ineffective.
- You need to match your defensive move to your opponent's move. If you don't, you will get hit. So "Dodge" for overhand attacks, and "Parry" for slashing attacks.
- Use your stun or magic attacks early in the fight, so you can give them time to recharge and use them again during the fight
Here's a Youtube video:
Here's the app at the iTunes store:
- Infinity Blade for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPad on the iTunes App Store
By Chair Entertainment Group, LLC
From Epic Gamesí award-winning studio, ChAIR Entertainment, comes Infinity Blade, a new title developed exclusively for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
Universal App - Play Infinity Blade on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPod Touch 3 (16 GB and above), or iPod Touch 4 for a single low price.
Optimized for iPhone 4 Ė Includes high-resolution graphics that fully utilize the Retina display on the iPhone 4.
**IGN: "A surefire Game of the Year contender. It just may be the best iPhone game of all time."
**TouchGen: "This is the best game I've played on my iPhone. This is the game we've been waiting for!"
**Slide: "A unique and enthralling experience from the start."
**Ars Technica: "Itís one of the few games on the iPhone that if I were to get an e-mail tomorrow saying that itís available, I would stop everything I was doing, find my iPhone and buy it."
For untold ages, the God King has ruled with an iron fist - his power is incalculable; his followers, legion. Now you must journey to the Dark Citadel to battle his Titans, one by one, until you face the tyrant himself. As it has been for all in your bloodline, this is your birthright - to free your people from an endless legacy of darkness. The immortal can be vanquished - but only if heart, mind, and steel are one.
The first mobile game powered by Epicís cutting-edge Unreal Engine 3 technology, Infinity Blade takes handheld gaming to new heights with gorgeous visuals, adrenaline-fueled battles and advanced character progression in a fully 3D castle realm.
DYNAMIC SINGLE-PLAYER CAMPAIGN
Spectacular 3D characters and environments powered by the award-winning Unreal Engine 3 bring to life the story of a lone knightís pursuit to save civilization.
RESPONSIVE AND INTUITIVE TOUCH CONTROLS
Attack, dodge, block, and cast devastating spells - all with the simple swipe of a finger.
Easy to use, tap-to-move controls enable players to effortlessly navigate and explore the castle realm while searching for collectable items such as treasure, swords, shields, armor and other magical objects.
DEEP CHARACTER CUSTOMIZATION
Dozens of Swords, Shields, Helmets, Armor, and Magic Rings to acquire and master - leveling up your character and increasing Attack, Health, Shield and Magic skills.
Achievements and Leaderboards
New Areas to conquer! Multiplayer! New Swords, Shields, Helmets, Magic Rings, and Enemies!
Price: USD 5.99
Released: Dec 09, 2010
File size: 318 MB
Apple iPad 16GB 3G
Has anybody here reached Lvl 45 or achieved the Infinity Blade yet? The addition of in-game purchases for gold makes is more possible, but did anybody here really pay $50 for the sword?
how would you classify this game? IE, more of a FPS or an RPG? Im not a fan of RPG but I like FPS..trying to decide if I need this one..
I killed the god king at 18 level.
But I also paid 30.00 to upgrade all the weapons, armor, and rings first.
The good news is I have about 700,000 in game money, so I don't see myself buying anything again.
After you kill the god king, he goes up 50 levels.
At level 21,, I defeated him again. Guess what level he is now: 150th!!!!
His titans also go up in levels but at a normal rate. His rate of upgrade is crazy!!!
The game needs new bosses and levels.
For what the game is: an inexpensive iPad game, it is amazing!!!
It was originally a Kinect title, love the game Infinity Blade is my favourite game on the iPad it would be even more amazing if they brought an update to add Multiplayer
iPhone 4S Owner (16GB)
The New iPad Owner (16GB - Wi-Fi)
iPod Touch Owner (16GB)
I think this game is pretty lame
1. It's on rails
2. You only fight bosses
3. Repetitive, every time u fight the same 8 guys
4. No quests or missions of any kind
5. No interaction with the game characters
6. Ability to buy gold means this game will soon become like farmville. It means weekly updates with swords to buy.
7. No way to have more than one type of character. You are forced to be a footman.
8. Graphics are horrible. The epic citadel graphics are great but the actual characters in the game were designed very sloppy with lack of shadows, no blood (even when you stab the guy).
I regret I bought this game. It was a waste of money. If you like monkey style slash and doge and more slash and doge games then this certainly is something you might enjoy. Otherwise I would wait until diablo comes out for iPad, which I predict will be soon.
Last edited by matt_90036; 01-10-2011 at 04:07 PM.