Infinity Blade II

Common Sense Media says

Action-heavy sword game adds depth; still for older teens.

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What parents need to know

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

Like its predecessor, the game is a series of intense fights, but this time around, the storyline is more tightly integrated into the game. 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 finishing death moves in close-up graphics. Players are also rewarded bonus points for slashing an opponent as many times as possible before he falls. The names of some achievements may also disturb parents (i.e. "It's ok to hit girls" after defeating a strong female opponent). 

Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Players can purchase in-game gold to improve weapons, armor, and more, should they not wish to wait to earn it in the game. 

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Some privacy concerns. Players can opt in to Apple’s Game Center to track scores and achievements, and for some games, challenge friends. Players can send and receive friend requests using an email address or Game Center nickname, revealing the first and last name associated with each party’s Apple ID and, in the case of email requests, the sender’s email address. With iOS 5, players can opt to have a private or public profile, which can include a photo. With a public profile, your real name is visible to all other players, and Game Center will recommend you to other players using your real name. With a private profile, only your friends can see your real name, and Game Center will not recommend you to other players.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Infinity Blade II is the sequel to one of the App Store's most popular action games. While the game has made some advancements in story, it's very similar to its predecessor, with spectacular graphics and a series of intense fights against a series of armored opponents. It's definitely not a game well-suited for pre-teens. The game is also a bit buggy, sometimes skipping over dialogue, and there are complaints of crashes, even after a patch was released soon after launch. 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 or she falls for bonus experience points. Users can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.

What kids can learn

What Kids Can Learn

Infinity Blade II wasn't created with educational intent, and we don’t recommend it for learning.

What kids can learn

Infinity Blade II wasn't created with educational intent, and we don’t recommend it for learning.

This Learning Rating review was written by Chris Morris

Parents say

Kids say

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

It would have been easy for Chair Entertainment to simply rest on its laurels with INFINITY BLADE II. The first game, after all, was a smash hit. And while there is a certain sense of sameness with this sequel, there are also new role-playing elements that make it feel less like a treadmill. The game is once again a graphical tour de force and still caters well to the quick-play philosophy that iOS gamers embrace. Unfortunately, some of the original game's weaknesses remain. Though there are a number of weapons and spells at your disposal, there's not a lot of variety in the battles, which makes long sessions with the game sometimes feel a bit repetitive (though not nearly as fast as the original).

Ultimately, that doesn't drag down the game, though. Like its predecessor, this is an app that is great looking and a fun action title, broken into digestible segments that keep it from getting frustrating. And the added emphasis on story, while at times confusing, is a nice new touch.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$6.99
Release date:December 3, 2011
Category:Action Games
Size:939.00 MB
Publisher:Chair Entertainment Group, LLC
Version:1.0.1
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.2 or later

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Teen, 13 years old Written bySpartan B12 April 14, 2012
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10
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Great game

Great game, not that violent at all. Great story, no blood or gore. Recommended for 10 and up. Keep up the good work Chair.

What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Teen, 14 years old Written byNo Name, for real. February 20, 2012
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15
QUALITY
 

Great game for teens.

lots of brutal finishing moves are shown after a fight.

What other families should know
Too much violence
Parent Written bywrgtyp June 30, 2012
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

Not as bad as it seems

Okay first off the violence you stabs slice cut and bludgeon monsters most humanoid there only blood on the environment in a couple of places but that's all the ending or finishing of the combat is where you attack the persone after there life bar is drained and the ending video shows you stabbing monsters in the face chest and back of the head I played it when it first came out so I beat it oh yah in one cut scene (yes cut scences) you get shot in the face with a arrow and so knowing your going to die put your hand into a hole which then kills you But after all that there is no blood so 12 might be a bit low but I could handle it so after all that it's a great game if you have any Idevice buy it just do NOW

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