E3 2015: Square Enix mobile games are more fun than you think

With all the latest Square Enix unveilings at E3, we were invited to attend an exclusive pre-judges day event courtesy of Square Enix. We got a chance to play many great games that were yet to be released by Square. Even though there were many console and PC games that were extremely fun to play, surprisingly there were two mobile games that really caught my interest.

One of the games that I got to play on a mobile platform was Lara Croft: Relic Run. It was simply superb. We tried it out on an IPad mini, and my first response was extremely positive. I was quite excited to find out that Relic Run was super-easy to play. It was very simple as I literally pick up the game on the IPad, and was immediately busting out crazy stunts within the game. It’s a touch-and-go game, but it was genuinely fun.

You could swipe up and down, left and right, just like any other touch-and-go game on your phone; however, the mechanics in this game felt different. You get rewarded every time you collect coins, to which you can use the coins for upgrades. In doing so, the stunts that Lara jumps into were highly entertaining. It reminded me a lot of the original Mirrors Edge on console, and it was just as simple as that game. Let’s not also fail to mention the game is free-to-play. The justification of playing games on your mobile device is easier because free-to-play is simply convenient, especially when the game is superb. Lara Croft: Relic run is out now for Android and Apple devices for free.

The other mobile game I played was Hitman Sniper, which was also on the IPad. I was quite impressed overall, especially the fact that the gameplay was extremely smooth. You can kill each enemy one after another, more seamlessly than you think. Every time you kill an enemy, you’re rewarded with points that are linked to a universal leader board system. Hitman Sniper is not only highly competitive, but the game is just down right fun.

Each enemy can be killed differently. You can shoot them directly in the head for a head shot kill, or you can use your environment to take them out. The best moment I had with the game, was when I missed two guys directly. They then hysterically panicked and while regrouping, I was able to shoot both of them with a direct headshot. Hitman Sniper is also out now for Android and Apple devices for $4.99.

It’s still hard for me to fathom how much these mobile games have intrigued me. Not being a mobile gamer myself, I am now quickly drawn into the mobile experience and how convenient it is to play all these great games.

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In the depths of South Sacramento, Sen was born to write and speak to all things nerd-related. He hopes to motivate others to play Tetris while eating fried chicken wings.