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TouchTalk, Volume Four

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Welcome back to a semi-regular feature here at GameCritics.com: TouchTalk. While this series was inspired by one of my old features, the Bargain Basement, I've got an all-new focus for an all-new phase in gaming. Instead of highlighting discounted gems in the used section of a retail shop, I'll be reviewing downloadable mobile games and apps that you might want to check out… and maybe some that you'll want to avoid.

Sea Stars Review

Jetpack Joyride Underwater

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HIGH Zoning out while in the zone.

LOW An underwater, generic Jetpack Joyride.

WTF Sisyphus metaphor too obvious, depressing.

Swarm Review

Lost in a Crowd

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HIGH Making a tower of shoulder-standin' buddies is as cute as a kitten sandwich.

LOW Dealing with the scoring system saps a lot of joy from the game.

WTF The "Mama" character is pretty amazing.  Why can't more mothers be enormous, gelatinous blobs who spew bipedal underlings?

DeathSpank Review

I Liked Him Better as a Pirate

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HIGH The orphan Annie quest, which is humorously referential and also cute.

LOW The tedious, difficult, and somewhat buggy Pippin Apple quest line.

WTF I'm supposed to study a Thongolith?

DeathSpank

Game Description: For uncounted years the wanderer DeathSpank has been a Dispenser of Justice, a Vanquisher of Evil, and a Hero to the Downtrodden. Throughout his adventures DeathSpank has searched for a powerful artifact called ... The Artifact. Forged by unknown hands for unknown purposes some unknown time in the past, The Artifact is now within DeathSpank’s reach, but what is The Artifact and what evil tyrant seeks to steal it?

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