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Epic Citadel

Posted September 8, 2010 4:48pm

APPOLICIOUS ADVISOR RATING:

4 of 5 bars
  • PRICE: Free
  • GRAPHICS: 5
  • SOUND: 5
  • CONTROL: 4
  • FUN: 4
  • VALUE: 4
SUMMARY: Experience the true power of your iPhone and iPad with this app. Citadel is a tech demo showing off the Unreal Engine and it definitely lives up to it's name on the mobile device. Run through the tight corridors of the village and eventually work your way out to the natural beauty of waterfall and rivers.

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The iPhone has never been known for it’s landmark graphics and beautiful in-game scenery. The processor is just too small for nice graphics and therefore most developers have either chose simpler polygon counts or just gone with a cartoon look to compensate for the lack of textures. At least, we thought it couldn’t handle more.

Epic has just recently announced that the Unreal Engine now works on the iPhone and has released a tech demo of sorts to prove it. Citadel is a single level from their upcoming game codenamed “Project Sword” which uses the optimized engine. The app isn’t really much of a game since there really isn’t a goal to it. But don’t let that keep you from downloading it.

The first time I walked out into the open and saw the landscape complete with a river and moving trees, my jaw dropped. Who knew a game that good looking could run on a mobile device? The app is definitely a preview of what we can expect games to look like in the future and definitely gives me goosebumps just walking through it. Check it out.

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