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When I first got my Samsung Android, I was looking for something to read at the gym and discovered that there were books in the style of choosing your own adventure. These were all the rage in the 80's and 90's and I am glad to see these games still exist in a modern way. Now days, I have an iPhone and have discovered the world is my oyster as far as gaming goes.
Who needs a Playstation when you can carry your gaming device where ever you go and still enjoy some pretty cool things.
Gamebooks - Choose Your Own Adventure Style Choices Games
Delight Games - Choices
This is a choose you own adventure style book. There aren't fancy graphics as it's more a kindle style book but the stories cater for any genre you are into. There are books written under the horror genre with witches, vampires, zombies and sleuth among others.
The app itself is free to download and although the stories themselves require purchasing on a subscription or by single units of volumes, you can read them for free if you can put up with ads every now and again and sometimes waiting to accumulate enough coins to get the next chapter. Coins are given for remaining relatively unscathed during your adventure and as daily bonuses and awarded for choosing to watch a full video.
I read Zombie High, and while it is predominantly a teen book, I really enjoyed it. The story is about Jane Valentine who lives in a futuristic time period where all of humanity moved underground. Your choices can make her the nice person or the not so nice person and themes of popularity and potential love interest get peppered throughout as are choices based on strengths and weakness.
I would recommend this to anyone but it's great that if you have younger teens who like to use your phone, it is something you could leave on there for them to use.
The Wolf Among Us
This app blew me away when I found it. It's made by Telltale Games with involvement from Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
It lets you begin the first volume for free and then you need to either pay per next volume or fork out $29.99 as a discounted cost for the entire edition.
This one is not like a kindle—it is like a movie where you control the outcomes and choices of the characters in the story in a realistic cartoon format. The characters swear like sailors and in one scene I came across, where I discovered a very scary man beating up on a prostitute, I ((playing detective Beast) found myself in a simulated fight scene where I had to tap and swipe at the screen to avoid or give punches. Other scenes have you search or navigate areas of the scenario to find clues or pick up objects.
To my total disappointment after I purchased the game, none of the next chapters would work and majority of my choice options came up blank, it was like buying a book with pages ripped out.
I located some reviews that experienced similar issues and the troubleshooting advice is cumbersome. Suggestions tell you to re-install, start over (they are not short scenes) after clearing caches, switching you phone off for ten minutes at a time.
My last advice from games people was to use an older style of phone which I found ridiculous as there is nothing on the site pointing to any issues with using a good phone. Mine is an iPhone 7 plus, I was just annoyed that they were happy to take my money but not warn me of possible glitches. I ended up writing to the App Store directly and receiving a refund—but I've not been able to finish the story.
It starts out with you playing as a law enforcement type guy called Beast and it's set in Fable Town. Characters have been named after Fables and the plot line involves trying to figure out who is killing people.
The characters are engaging and it is definitely suited to older adults due to the swearing and minor violence. It's possible there maybe sex-scenes further down the track but if it's in the same vein as the violence, it isn't terribly overt however content comes with an R or an MA15 rating depending on the title.
These stories are easily accessible from other platforms as well, however forums suggest similar issues to mine at times however they are usually resolved by troubleshooting options..
Other Titles by Telltale
- The Walking Dead.
- Game Of Thrones.
- Tales from the Borderlands.
- Dark Dreams Don't Die.
- Metal Gear.
- Sherlock Holmes.
The Wolf Among Us - Short Clip of Gameplay Fight Scene
Warfare Games With Great Social Interaction
Clash of Clans
Clash of Clans has been around for a few years now and it is extremely popular.
There is not a lot to these types of games besides the quirky and often humorous characters and modern graphics when compared to warfare games from decades ago. Previously on-screen graphics were extremely basic. The concept is relatively the same though.
This is a time based game featured around your own army and village. You build structures allow you to get different troops, spells and decorations and battle against other players.
I believe the ongoing popularity of this game, is through the use of clans. Once you start the game and reach a certain level, you can look for a clan or group to join. Being in a clan allows you to take part in wars with other clans, have strategies about who to attack on the opposing team and be given larger rewards to help you along with upgrades for your own village. The better your village becomes, the more expensive having a stronger village is.
Other players can take your hard-earned resources if you aren't careful with the village set up. Where you place your walls, your weapons and everything else becomes important. How good you are at the game is also ranked by way of a coloured shield which tells other people in your clan how good you are at battle.
The game allows you to search very specifically for where and what type of clan you want. You can pick from an array of countries around the world and each clan has their own rules. Break them at your own peril, they will kick you out and if the breach is particularly offensive to the leader or co-leaders within the hierarchy they can block you from returning.
I had played this for a few years before becoming somewhat disinterested. Mainly because my war attacks were never that great and because my village is quite strong and walls required to keep others at bay are at $2 million a piece.
The game has evolved over the years with new troops introduced, mock character videos and other small details including a new alternate village to keep your attention.
There is a chat bar, where once accepted into a clan of up to 40 people, you can get to know other players. Most members, like myself, use a handle but if you stay in a clan for a while, you sometimes get to talking about interests, music, what everyone is up to that day/night and it can sometimes feel like you have a semi-friends within a game. Other times, failing or missing an allocated an attack during a war can result in expulsion or reprimand, making it feel like your being bossed around for not playing.
Some groups like to swear, talk about alcohol and tease or make jokes which aren't PG rated. Youngsters who attempt infiltration of adult clans stick out like sore thumbs in these groups and get weeded out fairly quickly. They get questioned by clan-mates and through conversation, but I often felt that these kids entering groups of this nature mustn't be very well supervised at home as some confessed being under the age recommended to play the game itself.
A leader starts the group and can select co-leaders to aid with day-to-day running of the clan. They can start wars and give direction and are usually there as senior members. All levels are given via promotion but each level gives more power to boot someone out, promote someone up or decide on acceptance of someone new entering the clan. When you enter, you are a member, sometimes you become an elder through simply staying for a few days, other times you have to earn it through how well you fit into the group.
This game got spawned by Clash of Clans, it features some of the same characters but the game play is entirely different. If the two platforms were a TV show, you could say the characters sometimes cross-over, but Royale has a larger choice of troops.
The aim of Royale is to engage in real-time arena style battles. You and your opponent have three castles to protect and the first to destroy the main castle or the most castles within the clock countdown wins.
You collect cards with your troops on them and they each have different abilities. They are also upgraded using gold awarded through treasure chests given at time intervals, through winning matches and by entering tournaments with large gold bonuses.
Again this allows you to join a group of up to 50 people. Chat centres mostly around game play strategy, what works well, what doesn't, members frustration at losing steaks and daily life. People talk about where they come from, what type of work they do and other such trivial things to do with daily life. The longer you stay somewhere, the more you get to know who you are with. This game also offers groups to join from around the world.
I stick to adult groups here too, and am now still an active member of the one I joined some months back. It's an Australian group but like Clash of Clans, you always get members from other countries which always makes it interesting. In most cases as long as you can write and understand English and follow a few courtesies, you'll be accepted.
This one has a weekly battle that begins on a Friday within your own group. It's basically a time contained competition of who can win the most points in battle and once the upper limit reached, the group receives a large reward by way of more cards and gold.
I kinda like my group and although I am not a daily player, I just play it when I can't sleep or I'm stuck waiting somewhere. It's a great time killer. I know the main members quite well, what their daily life might entail and where they come from, enough to have a chat from time to time. One member started a Facebook group for members to join, but I like my anonymity so I didn't add myself to it.
Other Games Like Clash of Clans and Clash Royale
- Boom Beach.
- Brutal Age: Horde Invasion.
- Clash of Kings.
- Forge of Empires.
- Battle of Zombies.
- Stormfall: Rise of Balur.
Clash Royale Animated Movie - By SuperCell Featuring the Arena Battle Field
Walk-through Style Games with Interactive Chat
The Walking Dead No Man's Land
This game is simply a role-playing shoot-em strategy game with the characters of The Walking Dead TV series as the characters you can choose from to complete missions.
The game features video clips you can watch when you choose, various missions increasing in difficulty and other smaller challenges to win resources to upgrade and build things within you base camp.
There is a massive arsenal of weaponry to choose and upgrade, along with clothes and trading screens. The game offers bonus rounds of different things you must to keep playing the game for longer periods and waiting times for things being built or made better take more time as the game progresses.
It's not very complicated to play once you get the hang of where everything is. There are many components to learn how to use, but after the first few missions are complete, this game too allows you to join a group, organised into hierarchy levels (leader, co-leader and elders) whom you can simply ask advice of about game play, hints and tips. I've only started this one recently and the group I joined is relatively quiet most of the week and rarely is there any chatter about anything in real-life except perhaps a 'where are you from' question aimed towards new members.
Once a week there is a team challenge and if the everyone completes the challenges during the required time, bonus awards and items used to trade in shops are given.
The only reason I have kept playing this one, is I love the TV series and I have found I am good at the game itself and have earned a promotion quickly from the leader of the group due to my scores in the team challenge. The rules outlined by the members when I entered was a pretty high score maintained each week and I managed it without much effort, surpassing the required number.
The game itself is a little repetitive though, so I am not certain this one is one that will keep up my interest. It's an average game to have, but if you like the ability to play for 5 minutes and leave it, it may suit.
Other Games Like The Walking Dead No Man's Land
- War Z.
- Last Empire-War Z.
- The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.
- Mobile Strike.
- World at Arms.
- The Walking Dead: Michonne.
- Dead Trigger.
Horror Movie Game - Something Different
Sarah is Missing or Otherwise Known as SIM
This game is completely different to anything I've ever seen, so far I haven't been playing very long but once downloaded and opened your screen turns into Sara's phone. She has a futuristic Siri like helper who assists in both mending the corrupted phone and providing you with more clues and allowing the user to ask it questions when the next step seems hard to find.
You begin by going through Sara's emails, messages and other things to find out where Sara might be or what might have happened to her and fairly quickly realize it's not something good. This game has swear words and adult themes and is not recommended for anyone under 17 years of age.
Sara is a paranormal psychologist and writes papers on the subject and one of her friends is into witchcraft. Within the first hour of playing alone in the dark at home, I found it had unnerved me a little with its clues, videos and calls enough to turn the lights on. Had my family been home I wouldn't have minded so much but paranormal themes always scare me the best.
I haven't delved too far into the story as yet, but the videos and photos that are eventually recovered by the AI assistant are real actors which makes it all the better.
If you want to download something free that's different and like your horror genre like I do—perhaps give this one a whirl.
A Little About the Game and the Creators Kaigan Games
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