Game Centered features roundups and in-depth reviews of the best in iOS games and related gaming news. Among the App Store’s myriad games, it’s all too easy to overlook some of the greats. Each installment of Game Centered will take a close look at a select few worthy of special recognition.
). Phone joy is a brand new reference app that lists and categorizes all known App Store games that are currently compatible with the new crop of MFi game controllers. I previously mentioned how convenient it would be if Apple had a section for MFi compatible apps, but it looks like Phonejoy beat them too it. The app is well done and sports an App Store-esque feel to it, with both featured apps as well as categories. I was actually pleasantly surprised to see just how many game developers (already close to 150 by my count!) have added support for the MFi controllers in their games. If you want to learn more about my favorite of the MFi game controllers, click HERE. Phonejoy also offers info on all iCade supported games as well.
Final Fantasy VI ($15.99) Fans of the modern classic Final Fantasy series will not be disappointed with this faithful port of the original FF VI. This strategic 2D RPG (considered by many of it's die-hard fans to be one of the greatest RPGs ever!) stays true to the original in most every way, and its most noticeable changes are all improvements. All of your beloved characters in this epic tale are now at your fingertips on iOS, and like the console game, this version showcases teammate-specific strategies and skills as well as all of the emotion and drama of the original. The buzz around this hugely popular game has been steadily building over the past months and at last the wait is over as Final Fantasy VI has made its official debut in the App Store.
In Fear I Trust
) This terrifyingly creepy episodic adventure game made its appearance in the App Store recently with great hype and fanfare. The graphics are impressive and thus far, it has a strong and interesting albeit unsettling storyline. In Fear I Trust is an intense supernatural psychological thriller, so if you like being scared senseless, this game might be right up your alley. This game is set in a chilling atmosphere that reminds one of some kind of abandoned asylum, and your survival depends on unraveling puzzles and conquering your fear while collecting special hidden items and uncovering a hair-raising mystery. As always, I'd recommend checking device compatibility and reading the reviews before your invest in a purchase though, this game was racking up a lot of complaints in terms of glitchy performance issues and laggy gameplay. For the record, Chillingo just issued a major update to this game yesterday morning, which claims to have addressed many of the issues folks were complaining about. If you've already tried In Fear I Trust, or are about to, please feel welcome to leave a comment about your experience in the comments section below.