With over 500,000 apps available in the iTunes App Store which are mainly composed of games, it is safe to say that iOS users have got their hands full when it comes to gaming. And when talking about iOS games, it is hard not to mention Infinity Blade. Hailed to be one of the best games on the iOS platform, Infinity Blade is one of those games that really showcases the potential of mobile gaming. Last week, we brought to you a report which shows the much awaited sequel for Infinity Blade. That's right Infinity Blade 2 is now available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Released more than a year ago, the original Infinity Blade really did set the bar high when it comes graphical fidelity on iOS devices. Rendered using the Unreal Engine 3 for the iOS, Infinity Blade hacked and slashed its way into the top spot of paid apps, making it one of the most popular iOS game ever. Chair, the developers behind the game were cool enough to keep things fresh by releasing free, content rich updates. If you can't get enough of the Infinity Blade experience, then brace yourself for Infinity Blade 2.
While it is indeed graphically impressive, there wasn’t much to the original Infinity Blade. If you have played the game, you will know that one of its glaring flaws is that the game is built on repetition. By allowing players to unlock many different weapons and armors as they progress, it gives the game its distinct addictive qualities. Infinity Blade 2 attempts to keep things even more expansive than the original. For starters, it is around four times the size of the original and you'll get to duel twice as many enemies.
Another noteworthy change in Infinity Blade 2 is that it features a more complex battle system. You can now play depending on your preferred playstyle. Fancy using the classic combo of shield and sword? You can do so just like in the original. But if you want more damage on the expense of not being able to block, you can opt to dual-wield weapons. But if dealing massive punishment is more of your style, you can also choose to use a two-handed, albeit slower, giant weapon. This enables players to choose a playstyle that fits their own or they can also opt to explore all of them for variety sake.
Infinity Blade 2 is a demonstration on how to do a sequel right. Everything is made larger and better and with enough new features to keep it from feeling like a total rehash with a different skin. The production value is top-notch all around and unlike the original which has a very minimal, almost non-existent story, Infinity Blade 2 features a more fleshed-out tale with more dialogs. Those who loved the original will surely have a lot to love in Infinity Blade 2.
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