Category: Adventure Game Seller:Phospor Games Requirements: iOS 4.0 or later Compatibility: iPhone 3GS/4/4S, iPod touch (3rd/4th generation), iPad 2 or new iPad File Size: 871MB Version Reviewed: 1.0 Price: $6.99 Age Rating: 9+
Horn is a largely-successful attempt to bring console-style video game graphics to iOS, marrying high-end imagery with touch-based controls. It’s a proof-of-concept that the iPhone and iPad are
capable gaming machines in their own right for AAA games, and not just ports of arcade classics from the ’80s or pretending to be a ninja with a vendetta against fruit.
The plot: you are Horn, a young boy from the village of Cuthbert who wakes up to find his entire village has been abandoned by people and replaced with robot-like creatures made of metal and stone.
Your quest is to find out what happened to the villagers by defeating monsters and gathering Pygite (the source of mystical energy in the game) to forge better weapons and unlock new areas. Horn,
rather helpfully, wears a helmet with a single horn on it. He also finds a horn that has magic properties and, I can only assume, drives a Trans Am with a horn that plays “I Wish I Was in Dixie” in
the sequel. But I digress.
The interface is simple and makes good use of the touch screen. Simply touch a spot on the ground and Horn…