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Spiral Episode 1
Let's go round again
by Jon Mundy 26/6/2013
Product: Spiral Episode 1
Developer: Pixel Hero Games
Publisher: Pixel Hero Games
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Action, Adventure
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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There are gamers who continue to look back on the late '90s as the peak years of video game storytelling.

Epic sci-fi fantasy yarns like Final Fantasy VII and VIII prized ambitious (in scale, at least) storylines as much as actual gameplay. They could be deeply involving to those raised on simple 2D platformers and shooters.

Spiral Episode 1 harks back to this period, with many of the same strengths and weaknesses.

Tempus forget

That's not to say that Spiral is an ill-fitting console JRPG. In fact, it's a touch-driven adventure game that actually appears to have been designed with mobile platforms in mind. ...
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Spiral Episode 1 is a passable adventure game that calls to mind the story-led JRPGs of the late '90s, but it doesn't offer a great deal of gameplay meat beyond a reasonably fresh battle system
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 6
Value: 6
Innovation: 5
Overall: 6
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