By Chris Morris,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Medieval battle game is too violent for young kids.
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What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Infinity Blade wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.
Ease of Play
The controls are very well done and easy to grasp. The developers also resisted the urge to put too many actions into the game.
Violence & Scariness
The game is a series of intense fights. The storyline exists solely to put the battles in context. Players use swords and magic to defeat a string of enemies, who come equipped with axes, maces, clubs, and other medieval-style weapons. There is no blood; however, players will see death strokes in closeup graphics. Players are also rewarded bonus points for slashing an opponent as many times as possible before he falls.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Health potions, found as you move from battle to battle, restore hit points.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Infinity Blade is an action game set in medieval times. It offers some of the most impressive graphics of any game on the system to date, and that might be something that attracts some children, but the game is not suited for pre-teens. Infinity Blade is a series of fights against increasingly fierce opponents ranging from armored assassins to trolls to a character known as the God King. There is no blood in the battles, but some of the death strokes are graphic. The game also encourages you to slash an opponent as many times as you can before he falls for bonus experience points. There is no multiplayer component, but achievements and leaderboards can be accessed through Apple's Game Center.
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What’s It About?
Infinity Blade players will fight a series of increasingly fierce enemies ranging from armored assassins to trolls to a character known as the God King. They'll use finger swipes to attack, as well as dodge, block, and parry incoming blows. Players can also use rings to summon magical spells when their mana is full (viewable via an onscreen symbol.) Winning battles often nets players gold rewards, which can be spent to upgrade their current weapon or to buy a new ones.
Is It Any Good?
There's nothing particularly deep about the gameplay of Infinity Blade, but the game is a lot of fun to play -- and it's nearly as fun to just look at. The graphics engine powering the app is an offshoot of the one used in Gears of War, making it one of the most advanced on Apple's systems. Unfortunately, after you've played for a while the repetitive nature of the game becomes apparent. While you can choose different weapons and magic powers to battle opponents, you're still using the same actions. That could prevent some people from finishing the game. That said, there's something mesmerizing about the simplistic structure of the game that hooks you, and fans of action games will likely find themselves playing regularly -- even though they recognize the game's faults. Infinity Blade, in some ways, is an action equivalent of classic quarter-gobbling arcade games. You're repeating the same motions and actions a lot, but the game is still somehow entertaining enough that you may not mind.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
- Release date: December 9, 2010
- Category: Action Games
- Publisher: Chair Entertainment Group, LLC
- Version: 1.0
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.2 or later
- Last updated: August 23, 2016
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