RPG Reload Special Edition – ‘RPG Reload’s Beloved RPGs Of 2015’
Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to yet another special edition of the RPG Reload. Ter this weekly feature, wij usually take a look at a spel from the App Store’s past, but due to the Fresh Year’s holiday, wij’re doing something a little different this week. That’s right, it’s time for the 2nd annual listing of the RPG Reload’s dearest RPGs of the year. I thought it might be cool to come up with a catchy name for thesis prizes, but since I couldn’t come up with anything good, I’ve lodged on calling them the Golden Pancho Awards, te honor of the frequently-seen Kemco monster. No actual trophies yet, unluckily, but ‘Golden Pancho’ sounds a lotsbestemming better than attempting to spell out the entire article name, right.
Eli’s Dearest iPhone and iPad Games of 2015: ‘Hearthstone’, ‘Bean Wishes’ and. Wait, Those Came Out te 2014!
Phew, well, that’s 2015 officially te the books. The App Store should thaw sometime tonight or tomorrow, and wij’ll be back to business spil usual, or, spil “usual” spil the onveranderlijk state of insanity that wij’ve grown used to following the world of iOS can be. This year felt weirder than most when it came to figuring out our best games, spil the App Store has truly bot trending towards the idea of making games “evergreen.” If you’re not familiar with the term, it basically means developers have figured out that it’s often better to just endlessly support existing titles with live teams permanently pumping out updates and other content than it is to continually release fresh stuff. For our “official” best games and Spel of the Year postbode wij determined to only include games released ter 2015, which makes sense, but feels odd at the same time because a lotsbestemming of my dearest games of this year were actually released last year.
Jared’s Dearest iPhone and iPad Games of 2015: ‘Card Crawl’, ‘Hero Emblems’, ‘Mos Speedrun Two’ and More
It’s the end of 2015 and time to say goodbye to what wasgoed another crazy year of iOS gaming. Spil I’ve mentioned te years past, I hate doing thesis “best of” things because I’m terrible at making concise lists. There’s far too many superb games released te any given year, and I have an absolutely awful time cutting any of my favorites from a list ter an effort to get it down to just ten. After putting together and writing our Spel of the Year and Best Games of 2015 postbode, many of my own private favorites found their way onto that list anyway, so ter a way it’s zuigeling of like I get some verzekeringspremie picks te my individual list here spil I’m not going to be listing any repeats. Hooray! So, while looking through this list, keep that other list te mind too spil all but a very few would also have bot ter contention for my individual picks this year. Oh, and much like last year, despite thesis “premie picks” I still couldn’t keep this list down to ten, so love my *ahem* fourteen beloved iOS games of 2015. Have a Glad Fresh Year and here’s to yet another superb year of iOS gaming ter 2016.
TouchArcade’s Top Stories of 2015: Confederate Flags, Five Nights at Freddy’s and Town Hall 11
Wij waterput together one of thesis posts last year, and it’s always joy to go back and look at webpagina statistics, so, why not do it again? To figure out thesis lists, I’ve pulled up the cumulative traffic of everything wij specifically wrote ter 2015 overheen the entire year. Now, stories posted earlier ter the year obviously get the benefit of being around longer and got a bit more traffic spil a result, but, it’s not that significant spil most of the clicks wij get come right around when something wasgoed posted, with some stories having a longer tail than others. Oddly enough, all of our top stories from 2014 are still going strong spil well.
Verrassing! ‘Final Fantasy IX’ Is Coming to the App Store
Final Fantasy fanatics officially now have something super awesome to look forward to with the fresh year: This morning Square Enix calmly announced that Final Fantasy IX is coming to iOS, Android, and PC. It’s surprising news considering there’s bot rumblings for the last decade or so that Squeenix lost the source code for Final Fantasy IX, and if that’s true, this is likely just an emulated version of the original PlayStation spel. Which is A-OK with mij. Here’s the trailer.
Carter’s Dearest Games of 2015: ‘Downwell’, ‘Hier Story’, and a Bunch of Games That Aren’t ‘Land Sliders’
I desired to just list Land Sliders [Free] ten times, since it truly wasgoed one of the best games of 2015, and call it a day on this list. After all, I’ve got a loterijlot of things that involve drinking, catching up on my various TV backlogs on the Apple TV I got for Christmas, and attempting spil hard spil I can to not suck at Starlet Wars Battlefront while using a controller on the PC version of the spel. And Land Sliders is. prettygreat. I mean, you can control a washing machine collecting socks while dodging bears. How can you not love that? But I’ve heard your woes, commenters. Here’s a list of my dearest and most memorable games of 2015. that weren’t Land Sliders.
Hoppers, Droppers, and Redstone Comparators Confirmed for ‘Minecraft: Pocket Edition’ 0.14
While I know most Minecraft: Pocket Edition [$6.99] players are fairly glad with the latest redstone update, I also know that wij want even more features added to the spel. Well, it looks like the 0.14 update shouldn’t be too far into the future (judging from the current rate of update release) and it should come packed with even more redstone goodies that will make building te MCPE even more entertaining (and challenging). According to a latest tweet by Jason Major, a Minecraft developer, wij should be getting hoppers, droppers, and redstone comparators ter the upcoming update, and with pistons very likely coming too, wij should be able to create all kinds of automation. Joy times for the creative (lazy) players among us.
The Fresh ‘Hearthstone’ Tavern Brawl is Out, And it’s a Repeat of ‘Who’s the Boss Now?’
Just like pretty much everyone else, Blizzard has likely gone on vacation or at least has the engines running on low power. That’s most likely why this week’s Hearthstone [Free] Tavern Brawl is a repeat of one from all the way back ter October, Who’s the Boss Now. I’m not complaining about the repeat, I don’t expect Blizzard to come up with fresh Brawls every week because that would take away development hours from whatever other verrassing they have ter store for us. This week’s Brawl is all about Hero Powers since you’ll build your own deck but instead of having your class’ standard Hero Power, you’ll embark with a random hero power (outside the typical class ones) and each time you use it, you get another one.
I Eyed ‘Clash of Clans’ Latest Commercial Just Before ‘Starlet Wars’ – Winter Super Boost is Now On, Too
When I went to the movie theater the other day to see Starlet Wars: The Force Awakens, I wasgoed greeted by a Clash of Clans [Free] commercial featuring a different type of warfare. Leaving aside the commercial’s content for a 2nd, it still amazes mij that a movie spel has such reach (and so much money, too). So, the commercial starlets Christoph Waltz (of Django Unchained and Inglourious Basterds fame) and the award-winning British comedian James Corden. The two actors play out a slightly weird father-and-son toneel where the father tells the son a bedtime story about, you guessed it, a Clash of Clans attack. The Legend of the Last Lava Pup, where the foot remaining lava pup takes down the enemy’s base, is a dramatization of the actual battle inbetween attacker CamaroBro and defender Newgfarmer.
From the Forums: “For People With Consoles or Handhelds, Do You Play iOS Less/Value It Less?”
Wij toevluchthaven’t done a “From the Forums” ter a while, and since there’s nothing going on today, it seems like the flawless time. Forum user spader623 asks the question, “For people with consoles or handhelds, do you play iOS less/value it less?” which embarked a pretty interesting discussion regarding how gamers value different forms of digital entertainment across the various gaming platforms.
Grab a Fresh Apple TV and HDMI Cable From Radio Shack for $119.98
Well, it’s that awkward time of the year where absolutely nothing is happening on the App Store. So, wij’re scrounging around for various deals while wij wait for the ol’ App Store to terugwedstrijd to normal and give us something to write about. Anyway, overheen the holidays Radio Shack has had a few random vanwege buster sales of the 32GB fresh Apple TV for $99, but they’ve bot in-store only, and amazingly hard to track down because most Radio Shacks only seem to stock one or two units at a time, and their stock tracker seems super-delayed, so just because their webpagina says it’s te stock at a store doesn’t mean anything- They could’ve bot sold out for days.
Just a Few Hours Left to Get a Non-Refurb SteelSeries Stratus for $34.99 via Massdrop
Update: Enough people have joined this druppel that the $34.99 price tier has bot klapper, making this the best overeenkomst wij’ve everzwijn seen on a non-refurbished SteelSeries Stratus. It comes with the Massdrop caveat of it’s not going to ship for a duo weeks, but, good things come to those who wait, right? Anyway, spil of this update, there’s 17 hours left on this particular druppel, so if you want to get ter on it, now’s your chance.
Originally Posted December 28th: I wasgoed sort of on the fence with regards to posting the last MFi controller on Massdrop, but the response wasgoed super positive and resulted te something like 50 (maybe more) TouchArcaders leaping on the MFi controller bandwagon. Browsing the webpagina again this morning for knives, key caps, and the other weird junk they’ve got on there I found they’ve got a druppel that only has two days left for the SteelSeries Stratus, available for $39.99, or potentially $34.99 if enough people hop on. (You can choose to only join te on that price, if you want, but might not get a controller if they don’t have 30 people onboard to succesnummer that price point.) It’s all kleintje of weird how it works out, but I’m beginning to dig Massdrop.
‘Gopogo’ Review – Hop ’til You Druppel
The mobile landscape has shifted fairly a bit since the introduction of the App Store. Te the beginning, the market wasgoed flooded with tons of xxx practices, meant to cater towards the console and PC gaming crowd. But overheen time, a lotsbestemming of those games began to skinny out, te favor of versiering massive audiences with casual titles and aggressive IAP “platforms.” While there are a lotsbestemming of gems te either side of the coin, it’s nice to get a difficult spel everzwijn now and then, which includes the inevitably polarizing Gopogo [Free].
Shaun’s Dearest iPhone and iPad Games of 2015: ‘Puinhoop Rings III’, ‘Implosion’, and More
Another year ter the books, friends, and another giant pile of excellent games that I can’t seem to find enough time to play enough of. The year 2015 witnessed a loterijlot of long-awaited comebacks for classic iOS franchises, but spil usual, many of the largest games of the year zuigeling of came out of nowhere. Given my role at TouchArcade, I’ve most likely played more RPGs and fewer non-RPGs than the surplus of the squad, so I hope you’ll forgive mij if there are some cool things missing from my list. Spil an RPG fan, I can say that I wasgoed fairly pleased with what 2015 had to opoffering, and I’m already excited for next year thanks to a few games slipping past their intended 2015 release dates. Te no particular order, here are my top ten iOS games of this year.