Summer Blog HD: Brilliant Story, Better Graphics

 

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Summer Blog HD
iPad Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

Over the years, we’ve had the good fortune to review more child-focused applications for the iPhone and iPad than one can easily shake a stick at. With that in mind, we’re quite pleased to be bringing you a review of a new favorite, Summer Blog HD, by Eduardas Funka.

The game offers incredible graphics, a great premise and an engaging story that will delight children ages 5 – 12. The entire package is smooth, organic and delightful enough to hold the attention of just about any child put to the test. If you’re looking for a new, high-quality tale to spin to your child, you need only to read our full review below. Starting with:

Concept and Gameplay

When talking about apps for children, we usually split the pack into two groups. The first is composed of those educational utilities that are little more than eBooks with a developmental focus. The second is that of the gaming variety. These titles offer a story, a message, and an entire world for children to explore.

The latter is what you’ll get with Summer Blog HD, and in our opinion, it is perhaps one of the best we’ve seen. The world itself is incredibly detailed and very fun to play through. It bears a lot of platforming homages, which we can tell you from our own childhood experiences, is a very solid genre.

The game has your child leaping, pulling, pushing and climbing their way across the maps. Along the way, they’ll not encounter any bloody violence or malevolent material, either.

The focus of Summer Blog HD is entirely on helping others, improving the world and ultimately feeling more confident in themselves. To us, this is a brilliant—and not often copied—method of childhood entertainment, and we appreciate it immensely.

Graphics and Story

Summer Blog HD for iPhone

Summer Blog HD for iPhone

Better still, the game has been very well designed from head to toe. The graphics are simply superb, and come with a variety of settings for best performance. The story has been well crafted as well, and as mentioned, focuses almost entirely on your child’s ability to assist others.

The controls are quite simple as well, though there’s enough challenge to truly hold the interest of those at even the topmost part of the age range. Throw in three unique characters to play as, and what you get is a world wealthy in entertainment and quality.

Overall Value

At the end of the day, Summer Blog HD is a truly remarkable game, whether or not it bears as heavy-handed an emphasis on morals as a more traditional eBook.

It will delight your children, engage them in a number of areas, and ensure they have a good time from start to finish: A finish that is well into the future, as Summer Blog HD sports a healthy number of levels. All in all, the title is a splendid value, and one we’d recommend to any parent.

Summer Blog HDSummer Blog HD requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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