DaVinci 2: Renaissance
iPhone Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
It’s easy to go to the gym and get a great workout for your body, but what about the important organ called your brain? Like muscles, your brain will weaken over time if you don’t use it on a regular basis. How do you exercise your brain properly? By playing games that test your knowledge and make you think!
Concept and Gameplay:
If you’re a fan of riddles and difficult questions to solve, DaVinci 2: Renaissance is the perfect game for you. With hundreds of questions to answer and problems to solve, it’s tough to imagine ever completing the game. Questions are separated into categories, including jokes, questions about pirates, and even literature. Your knowledge will definitely be put to the test, so be prepared to answer all kinds of different questions.
At first I thought the board layout for each category felt a lot like a game of Jeopardy. However, it’s more like a progression. As you solve questions in each category, more are unlocked. Personally I found questions in DaVinci 2: Renaissance to be fairly difficult, but hints and auto answers are available if you need them. One thing I found strange, though, was that hints weren’t always available on questions. Instead I was greeted with, “There are no hints on tricky questions.”
While DaVinci 2: Renaissance might seem like a creative riddle game, it’s much more than that. You’ll actually learn about important people who helped shaped and developed the Renaissance time period. There are even 145 achievements to unlock. One thing that disappointed me about the game is that questions aren’t really related to Renaissance knowledge. Instead, they’re general questions in a classical setting.
DaVinci 2: Renaissance includes hundreds of questions to stimulate your brain. It’s more than just answering riddles, though. You’ll also scan photos for details, solve sliding photo puzzles, and even use the paint feature. This definitely helps to keep the game interesting and breaks up the mundane Q&A format you usually see in riddle games.
As I mentioned before, there are hints and other ways that will help you solve questions and riddles, but I don’t understand why some questions don’t allow you to use hints. I believe users should be encouraged to use hints so they actually think about the question instead of relying on the game to provide them with the answer automatically.
DaVinci 2: Renaissance is available to download for free and is universally compatible with both iPhone and iPad. There’s also a pro version of the game that costs $2.99 to download. Lastly, the free version is supported by ads and disabling them will cost you $0.99.
I definitely recommend giving the game a try if you really enjoy testing your knowledge of tricky riddles and puzzles. With hundreds of questions, you’ll be occupied for quite some time!
DaVinci 2: Renaissance is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 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.
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