Stargate SG-1 Unleashed: Written & Video iPad Game Review
Once in awhile, a game comes along that is completely out of this world. You know, the one you feel like the new iPad was built for. The game you can’t put down because it’s so amazing that you feel like you’re actually there.
Stargate SG-1 Unleashed, developed by Arkalis Interactive, puts you in command of the main characters from the extremely popular TV show. If you’ve ever wondered what intergalactic space travel and exciting alien battles felt like, you’re about to find out.
Concept and Gameplay: [Rating: 5/5]
I finally purchased an iPad 4 this weekend. As someone who is a self-confessed tech junkie, I was eager to see just how well it could handle serious gaming. Stargate SG-1 Unleashed absolutely blew me away with amazing graphics and gameplay. Though I never watched the series, it wasn’t hard at all to learn the background story. If ever there was a game to show off the true power of the iPad 4, this is most certainly it.
The goal of Episode 1 is to defeat Sekhmet, a Goa’uld whose thousand-year slumber has ended. Working as part of a team, you lead your group through treacherous environments, beautiful temples, and terrifying battles. One of the things I love the most about Stargate SG-1 Unleashed is how easy it is to play. There aren’t any difficult controls or elaborate concepts. You’re simply following a storyline unique to the game. Each episode is split up into separate chapters, and it’s easy to track your progress right on the game’s main screen.
As far as playing the game, I can sum it up by saying it’s a pleasant mixture of storytelling and action. If you’re a fan of shooting games, you’ll fall in love with it from the start. It’s not all action all the time, though, and watching the main characters interact with eachother during meetings and whatnot gives players a chance to take a break from pulse-pounding gunfights.
Features: [Rating: 5/5]
For those of you who don’t know the Stargate story, there’s an extremely detailed “History” page on the game’s main screen. This will tell you everything you need to know about the series and its characters. I can honestly say that it’s an invaluable source that shouldn’t be overlooked even if you think you already know the series.
Another cool feature of Stargate SG-1 Unleashed is the fact that you’re not always playing as one character. In the case of large firefights, the game automatically alternates between the main characters in the group. This not only provides different points of view in the same area, but also allows you to have a sense of complete control over other members in your party.
Value: [Rating: 5/5]
Stargate SG-1 Unleashed can be downloaded from the App Store for $4.99, which is more than a reasonable price for such a great game. From stunning graphics to a great storyline, it’ll be difficult to put your iPad down once you start playing. If you’re looking for a game which packs an intergalactic punch, this is a game that it nothing short of out of this world.
Stargate SG-1 Unleashed is designed for both iPad and iPhone. It is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review, as well as a video production fee.
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