(SNAPP Reviews aren’t really full-fledged game reviews as much as they are just a way for us to give you a quick “heads-up” on whether a game is good or not. It usually means that we haven’t finished the game yet, but have played a good enough chunk to know if it’s worth your time or money.)
Wild Wind is a hack & slash-style game that was recently released on the App Store by new developer Ian Chiao. The game has you taking control of an unnamed hero shortly after witnessing his partner being swept away by some evil force. Wild Wind is more of a level based action game than it is hack & slash. Each level is set up with a wave of unique enemies. Randomly killing baddies usually ends up with them reappearing shortly after. The object is usually to kill each wave in a single move set. It’s a different concept, but forces you to make long combos rather than mindlessly swiping. Speaking of swiping, Wild Wind’s controls are the star of the show. Everything is done with simply swiping the screen. You’re basically just jumping and slashing enemies, but it feels really good when you knock down 5 or 6 enemies with just a few swipes. I’ve been having fun with Wild Wind so far. It does feel like it’s missing something though. There’s not a lot to work towards, so once you get through a handful of levels, things start to feel repetitive. I would’ve liked to have seen some sort of progression system implemented. Regardless, Wild Wind is solid minimalist action game worth checking out!
Wild Wind is also in this week’s SNAPP Roundup!
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