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Infinity Blade II Reviews

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Gaming Evolution 10/10 Jan 23 '12
Destructoid 9/10 Sup Dec 02 '11
Destructoid 9/10 Dec 02 '11
GameZone 9.5/10 Dec 02 '11
IGN Wireless 10.0/10 Nov 30 '11
NowGamer 8.5/10 Dec 12 '11
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Infinity Blade II Previews

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Pocket Gamer uk Nov 23 '11
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"Apple celebrated its fifth birthday last week by giving away games and apps for free. One of those games was Infinity Blade 2, and All Things D is reporting that the Epic game saw 5.7 million new players in the past seven day..."
"Apple celebrated its fifth birthday last week by giving away games and apps for free. One of those games was Infinity Blade 2, and All Things D is reporting that the Epic game saw 5.7 million new players in the past seven day..."
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" Infinity Blade II proves that Epic Games and Chair are in a different class, brand brings iOS gaming to new heights of quality.  Infinity Blade proved that repetition and familiarity aren’t always bad for games. There was an incremental sense of progression as you attempted to kill the ruthless God King, only to fail and try again years later as your stronger, wiser ancestor. When you finally plunged your sword into the God King and killed him after countless cycles, you really did feel like you had earned that victory. The same sense of reward runs throughout Infinity Blade II, only this time the world has been expanded well beyond the scope of the original. The plot opens with protagonist Siris journeying to an oriental land to learn how to destroy the titular Infinity Blade.  After battling your way through lush blossom gardens and towering pagodas, the resurrected God King reappears and just before he kills you again, an archer takes you out from a distance first, triggering another ancestral cycle and many unanswered questions. It’s a great send up, and thanks to the inclusion of voice acting and longer cut scenes, the world feels fleshed out enough to get you invested in the on screen action. The crazy thiing is, this is a normal enemy, not a boss. What then follows is an epic quest to learn the truth behind the blade, and to break the endlessly repeating cycle that haunts Siris and his bloodline. Rather than simply copy the original Infinity Blade and throw endless cycles of the same quest at you, Chair has created a harsh, downtrodden world full of alternate paths, boss encounters and loot to collect, ensuring that no two rebirths are the same.  To mix things up further, Infinity Blade II tasks you with taking down four champions, instead of one. Finding out where these behemoths dwell will take some trial and error, as you search each of the sprawling branching paths on offer. The scale of the environment on offer will take some getting used to, but the task never feels daunting. However, once you do find a boss and he kills you – and trust us, he will kill you – you start the quest over, but this time you will be ready with the knowledge needed to survive longer. Together with earning experience through kills, as well as money to spend on new gear, you have a classic, immensely gratifying mechanic.  If you really put the time and effort in, you will start to beat the bigger enemies no problem, chipping away at all four end bosses until they eventually drop. Few experiences feel as rewarding in gaming today, and it is currently best compared to felling a tough boss in Dark Souls. In short, it feels bloody brilliant. There are many paths to explore in Infinity Blade II. Most end up with your death. While this sentiment has always been there, the original Infinity Blade suffered from bursts of rote combat. Sure, you could perform blocks, dodge rolls and parries, but they weren’t always that vital once you levelled up to an insane degree. Thankfully, this is another area that Infinity Blade II excels.  Combat is now spread across three disciplines depending on which weapon you have equipped; One-handed, dual wield and heavy weapon. The former is your standard sword and shield set up from the first Infinity Blade, giving you the option of dodging or blocking attacks by tapping the relevant icons at the bottom of the screen. Dual wield is a spectacular new class, which opens up heavier combo options by swiping back and forth in a rhythmic fashion. While you can’t block in dual mode, you can tap the same icon to perform a duck, but this will only get you out of a few predicaments.  Your best bet here is to parry by swiping in the direction of an incoming attack as it lands. Consecutive parries will stagger your opponent for ages, leaving them open to brutal follow-up attacks. This is, once again, a superb risk-reward mechanic that really does nurture skilled play.  Finally, heavy weapons are slow, cumbersome, but utterly devastating. You are too slow to dodge in this mode, but you can block strikes by tapping in the specific direction of the incoming blow. You must be more precise while defending, but the trade-off in attack power makes it well worth trying. He's right you know. He'll kill you about ten times before you win. Your load-out can be expanded further, as many weapons and armour sets can be upgraded by filling gem slots. You can equip gems to deal fire damage, earn bonus XP, increased loot drop rates and much more. It also helps to have weapons with different effects to help battle specific enemy types, expanding your strategic options further. Combined with a long list of spells, each of these separate parts come together to make what could have been another straight cut hack n’ slash all the more engrossing. Together with what are, hands down, the best visuals available on App Store today, Infinity Blade II is an essential purchase for those willing to shell out on the asking price. But that said, the barrage of 69p apps on iTunes today seems to have spoiled the expectations of gamers these days, as many will simply refuse to pay anything more than a couple of pounds for their games.  It’s a shame that many see it this way, as Infinity Blade II offers more hours, more quality and more enjoyment than many home console titles out there today. While the infinite nature of the plot might grate for some, others will appreciate the depth on offer. If you do take the plunge, prepare to get utterly lost in the experience.   "