Kung fu candour
by Chris Schilling 25/9/2013
Product: Dragon Finga
Developer: Another Place Productions
Publisher: Another Place Productions
Format: iPhone, iPad
There's a simple, smart, entertaining idea at the heart of Dragon Finga. Grabbing your puppet-like avatar by placing a single digit on their head or limbs, you can fling them around wildly.
It's a delightfully tactile control scheme that powers a strange arena brawler, your kung fu hero attacking enemies with flailing fists and feet like an inebriated reveller ill-advisedly taking on a club's bouncers at kicking-out time.
It's not a particularly dignified way of dealing with waves of samurai and ninja, but it's undeniably entertaining at first, your avatar ragdolling about the place as you get to grips with the bizarre yet intuitive controls.
Dragon Finga has a great concept, but it's so shallow and miserly that it ends up as little more than a drag
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