Some months are great, but this month seems to be the greatest in terms of new smartphone games. Alvin Thomas picks four awesome titles you could enjoy on the go
The Sims Mobile
The greatest simulation game of all time continues to power its way to smaller devices – and we’re looking forward to the latest game to hit smartphones this month. Sims Mobile – as has always been the case – will allow you to customise your character and build a profile – like you would on your PC or console. What’s new in 2018 is that you can now host other players in your game; meaning, you can now host parties and have them come over for a digital chat. Oh, what a world we live in. Now if you’ll excuse me, my character needs some tending. Adios!
For those of you who have played Alto’s Adventure before, the Alto’s Odyssey game will seem oddly familiar. This sequel will remain true to its core, with its 2D graphical interface and slick physics engine. What’s different is the environment: You’ll now be running across barren lands and desert settings to complete your missions. That, coupled with the brilliant red-to-purple colour tone, will garner great response from gamers, won’t it?
Final Fantasy XV
Another year, another Final Fantasy game. Albeit, we’re not complaining. This new game – despite its watered-down skin and inspired gameplay – will feature newer simpler controls, better screen adaptation and a new battle style. The first episode of the game is free to play, so loyal fans can evince on various platforms about how brilliant the game is.
The Room: Old Sins
We’ve waited for this game for long. The Room: Old Sins will incorporate tactile exploration with challenging puzzles. It will all then be topped off with a brilliantly crafted storyline. The latter goes something like this: The sudden disappearance of an ambitious engineer and his high-society wife provokes a hunt for a precious artefact. The trail leads to the attic of their home, and the discovery of an old, peculiar dollhouse. It’s all eerie, but rewarding. We would’ve sure loved to try it out on a VR headset, but thank you Apple for your support… or not.