Apple is all about the services lately. Apple Music has been growing fast, but we already know that there’s a lot more on tap in the near future. Apple’s video streaming service is coming as soon as next month or so, and their new News service powered by the Texture acquisition should also be here by Summer. However, Apple may not be stopping there.
Deus Ex GO is the latest in Square Enix’ series of puzzle games on their hit console properties. Like Hitman GO and Lara Croft GO, this Deux Ex port does a very good job of optimizing its controls and gameplay for a pickup-and-play mobile experience. It’s a satisfying enough experience to sit down on the couch and run through, but still bite-sized enough that you can finish a few rounds on your way to work.
All of the games in this GO series actually play very similarly, with a tick-tock style of turn-based gameplay. You move your avatar around the map one node at a time (tick), and any active enemies will always move in sequence with you (tock). It’s all about positioning yourself to move directly into an opponent, and keep yourself from walking into an oncoming patrol. There’s never any rush to the missions because you’re free to look at the board for as long as you like before moving. You can observe how each guard is going to patrol, and plan a path to pick them all off and get to your objective.