BackStab ($6.99) by Gameloft is a new release for iOS that will blow you away.
As soon as I started playing, the introductory video had me excited and in awe. Beautiful graphics, an amazing storyline, and great characters really pull it all together. We have another Gameloft winner.
You’re Henry Blake. Once a member of England’s navy, you have had your life and your love torn from you and you’re now out for revenge. Blake becomes a rogue vigilante — I’m talking stealth, combo points, the works — out for blood and vengeance. This game may be considered “gory” to some, but to my desensitized gamer eyes it’s just well done.
In the beginning, you’ll learn the controls to get started. You’ll follow the Captain and help him secure the city and bomb the Spanish ships with cannons. Initially, you will learn how to fight using the unique combat system, scale and jump buildings, and shoot things with your pistol. There isn’t much of a limit to what you can do.
There are four cities, all of which have their own unique and specific quest lines. Explore the 3D island and different environments as you fight your way to justice. The gameplay is truly unending and the graphics are a sight for sore eyes.
My only complaint is my own fault: I wish I could experience this on an iPad. I would definitely enjoy it even more this way (as with most other games), but unfortunately I am currently iPad-less. Personally, I have a hard time controlling characters with a free-roaming joystick on my iPhone. If you’re a fan of Gameloft games there is no question you should buy this now. If you’re not, go buy it anyway. It’s fun, unique, beautiful, and available as a universal app for your iDevices. I don’t see how you can be disappointed.