Infinity Blade: The Deathless Kings Review
So a Wood Jester, Plated Sorok and Warden walk into a bar...
We downloaded the new Infinity Blade update, The Deathless Kings, as soon as it hit the App Store, while at the same time daydreaming about battling our friends in the highly anticipated multiplayer mode. Well, Chair Entertainment decided not to include it, but the talented developers did the next best thing. They made the dodge buttons larger.
As much as we love this game, the tiny dodge buttons were a huge pain. With monsters almost as big as the screen, it was too easy to lose sight of those tiny arrows while figuring out enemy patterns. Now there's a slider (available in the options menu) that lets you decide how large or small they should be. It improves the combat tenfold.
Of course, there are plenty of other features to enjoy, starting with a ten additional monsters, including the strange looking Wood Jester, the Plated Sorok and the Iron Guard. You'll encounter these creeps throughout the castle, which now comes with another area to explore, the Dungeon. Inside, you'll find a strange object that requires a blade to activate, but we'll leave its secrets for you to discover.
On top of that, the game now has 30 more swords, magic rings and shields, as well as multiple character slots, volume controls and achievements. One of the coolest options, though, is NewGame+. This removes the level cap while giving you the chance to re-master items.
Combine all of this with the triple-A experience the game provides, and Infinity Blade: The Deathless Kings simply makes an outstanding action RPG even better. The fact that it's free means you have no excuse.
Final Score: 5 (out of 5)
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch (3rd generation), iPod Touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.