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Revolution 60 hands-on

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Revolution 60 hands-on
Perusing through the App Store, there’s obviously no shortage of top-notch gaming titles strictly meant for the iPad. From those non-stop swiping action games to addictive puzzle ones, there’s a broad range to choose from. However, if you’re more into those cinematic style games, then your interest might be piqued with an upcoming title from the developers over at Giant Spacekat – the cinematic title called Revolution 60. Yup, we managed to get a sneak peek at it during PAX East 2013 in Boston.

Now, one of Revolution 60’s strengths is found in the fact that it’s being developed using the gorgeous and glitzy visuals found with the iOS Unreal engine – so yeah, there’s no shortage of kicking 3D visuals with this one. In fact, based on our quick preview of the developing title, it doesn’t slow one bit with its gameplay and storytelling. In addition to the visual appeal of the game, it’s fully voice acted by none other than anime legend Amanda Winn-Lee, who some of you will know from the classic Evangelion.

Getting into the gritty-nitty portion of the game, its style might not sit too well with gamers who are normally expecting some constant swiping action. Rather, Revolution 60’s emphasis is found with its cinematic style story and intuitive gestures with the touchscreen. It’s nothing too comprehensive from what we saw, but it breaks up enough of the plot. Moreover, the game’s progression is also involved in what moral choices we make during the story with the characters – so you can either choose the path of being ruthless, or simply go with the more humble road.

When it comes to the characters, you get to control Holiday, who is a futuristic ninja-like assassin who journeys into space to prevent this America orbital weapons platform from firing. Along the way, you’ll make various decisions, which will ultimately provide you with different endings according to the choices you make throughout the game. Like we said, it’s not an in your face kind of game, so if you love a deep plot with that cinematic appeal, Revolution 60 might be something that might cut it for you. However, just know that it's not slated to arrive until Q4 2013.

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posted on 23 Mar 2013, 20:43 1

1. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

this is called gaming?

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 21:05 1

2. WyclefJean (Posts: 44; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)

*Fapping* to the first pic

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 21:30

3. Luuthian (Posts: 287; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)

I don't understand why this is getting coverage? Is it because PhoneArena got a special peek at it or something? It has amateur graphics and the gameplay looks like a horrificly slow and tedious version of Megaman Battle Network.

Aside from the fact the team bagged a decent voice actor, can anyone explain to me why I should have any form of excitment for this as a release?

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 21:36

4. Luuthian (Posts: 287; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)

PS: While Phone Arena is talking about this bizarre, amateur looking game, Touch Arcade just announced an XCOM port for iOS...

You guys need to give your gaming news a big shot in the arm if you intend to cover mobile gaming better ;)

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 21:50 1

5. Fuego84 (Posts: 352; Member since: 13 May 2012)

This is called beautiful 3d gaming? It sucks entirely!

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 06:38 1

6. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

pffff... dry gameplay

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 07:25 1

7. killbotz2000 (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)

Bet it gets harder as you go love the art and girls

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 07:26

8. killbotz2000 (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)

Bet it gets harder as you go love the art and girls

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 08:34 1

9. nekofyre (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)

Tedious gameplay! That would drive me mad. The art is weird, too, with its physically impossible body types. I guess your heroine doesn't need a digestive tract. I'll pass on this one, thanks.

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 19:42 1

10. killbotz2000 (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)

OK I tracked down the game at pax today and played it cause I love the art and it was actually really fun combat! More fun than video shows Good story too

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 15:23

11. f1r3z0r (Posts: 92; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

This game remained me ATARIS thump down

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 20:53

12. JayQ330 (Posts: 60; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

I never knew that sole had there own version of unreal engine or owned unreal.... No I didn't read the whole article before commenting.

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