NyxQuest iPhone Gameplay Review – AppSpy.com
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NyxQuest iPhone Gameplay Review – AppSpy.com

August 27, 2019

It’s hard to believe NyxQuest is a port of
a Wiiware game released in 2009. Not due to its presentation or anything along those lines,
but rather that upon playing the game, you’d swear it was created with a touch interface
in mind. Most people should know the story of Icarus. Given wings held together by wax,
he flew too close to the sun, the wax melted, and as a result he plummeted to Earth. On
one of his flights he discovers the goddess Nyx and the two fall in love. The world below
is devastated by a cataclysmic event, and it’s up to Nyx to traverse the ruins, and
discover what has happened to her beloved Icarus. The game is a side scrolling platformer. Nyx
moves left and right via two arrow buttons in the bottom left corner while a jump button
has her using her wings to lift off the ground. Nyx can flap her wings five times before having
to recharge, and holding the jump button allows her to glide. Where the touch controls come
in is that the gods grant her additional powers as the game progresses, allowing the player
to move blocks, guide fireballs and to stop pillars from smashing, all with their finger.
It’s this constant unveiling of new obstacles and abilities that keeps the game engaging
level by level. Despite having 2D gameplay, NyxQuest utilizes
a brilliant display of 3D depth with its backgrounds. Cliffs, statutes, pillars, and other ruins
in the distance give a sense of scope and wonder as one makes their way through the
environment. The soundtrack is pleasant and subdued, never really announcing its presence,
but making the player glad its there just the same. The game contains twelve levels,
each containing hidden treasures for those willing to search for them. NyxQuest is incredibly well made. The levels
are designed to always throw something new at you, and the touch controls manipulating
the world are very satisfying. The move and jump buttons can sometimes be unresponsive
in the heat of the moment, but not to any great detriment. Some also might take issue
with the game taking license with Greek mythology, but if God of War can run ram shod over the
myths of an ancient people and still be a very enjoyable experience, we should afford
NyxQuest the same courtesy.

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  1. I have this game on my PC, but my ipod 2g isn't compatible with this game… it's great fun however on PC atleast.

  2. Why did they not make it available on more devices? Think how much more profit that would have been gained if it was out for 2nd gen devices also. I would have bought it.. Dont understand why a version with slightly less impressive graphics is not made available..

  3. This game is bloody amazing. Most enjoyable three hours I've had with an iOS game thus far, and I have still to collect all relics.

    To be honest, this is a game I could picture myself collecting all the relics in, because it doesn't actually feel like a chore in the same way as in most other games.
    I wonder what gives. Maybe the fairly low amount of relics.

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