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Published on January 18th, 2014 | by Nidde

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50 gamechangers: Horn

Scan of Horn from LeveL #74

Horn

Format: iOS
Developer: Phosphor Games
Premiere: N/A

The first trailer for Horn is such a shameless theft of Shadow of the Colossus that Fumito Ueda should send an invoice. Phosphor Games ar of course no strangers to borrowing from popular games, their Dark Meadow for instance had a pretty relaxed attitude towards Infinity Blade. Horn takes place in an actionworld that’s explorable on your own. Of course it sounds promising. Not as promising? Zynga is publishing the game.

Image and text scanned and translated from LeveL, issue 76

Horn seems to be one of those games that will always be haunted by the asterisk “… for a mobile game”, as it sports nice controls, beautiful graphics, and engaging gameplay; for, well, you know. It entered the the iOS App Store on August 16, 2012, and the Android store two weeks later. It, like the trailer suggests, borrows heavily from games like Infinity Blade, but opens up a little more when it comes to exploration. The puzzles have been claimed to be basic and even repetitive, but most critics have given it a favorable rating and metacritic clocks it in at shiny 86. If you’re not sure you’d really enjoy the game after watching the trailer you can try it out for free by using the Android refund or getting the free demo for your iOS device. An interesting little note is that the game icon still shows the Zynga-logo on Android, but has lost it on iOS. Perhaps the company has seen a little too much turmoil since this game came out.



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For 500 days, from January 1st, 2013, until May 16th, 2014, Nidde will set aside all AAA-titles and only play indie games to find out if the indie scene can replace the big budget landscape.



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