Heads up, iPad/iPhone owners: yet another title has gone (temporarily) free, and if you don’t have this one yet, I strongly suggest you grab it. That’s right – Infinity Blade can be had for free from the Apple app store as of right now. I can personally endorse this one as not only a great game, but one of the first titles to show that the iOS devices were really capable of delivering some seriously beautiful, fluid graphics – back in the days when people were still somewhat skeptical of the iOS as a serious gaming platform. As with most App of the Week titles, this is most likely a temporary arrangement. Be sure to grab it while you can if you don’t have it already.
I’ve been keeping an eye on the series and I have to admit, I like the story of the original Infinity Blade more than its sequel. Probably because the first game had a serious aura of mystery to it due to relative lack of explanation about what was going on, save for a few bits and pieces here and there during the final fights or more serious boss fights. Then along comes the sequel, a novel is put out about the game, and – while the technological and gameplay advances were impressive – that desire to give the game a proper story just served to make it a less interesting world. Still, in terms of graphical beauty and occasional fun, Infinity Blade remains a great game even for its regular price. For free? It’s a must-have.
Victor Grunn has been a gamer since the days of single-button joysticks and the Atari 800XL. When not lamenting the loss of the Ultima series or setting people on fire in Team Fortress 2, he's an aspiring indie game developer and freelance writer.