I’ll be reviewing a game, Cypress Inheritance, that is currently available as an app for iPad, iPhone, PC and various other platforms. In the future it is supposed to be released on consoles. I learned about this game because I am friends with some of the people involved in its creation. So, I purchased the app in support of my friends and was pleasantly surprised with the game.
In a nutshell, your character has inherited a fortune, but in order to collect it you have to fight an AI army that is tasked to protect the estate that you’re supposed to inherit. I enjoyed the family friendly elements (no blood and gore-no deaths- if your health is depleted, an ‘evac’ team rescues you and you start from the beginning). The game is very reminiscent to the original Maniac Mansion (for those of you that played it). I did have some serious issues with the controls on the iPad. It’s virtually impossible for me to play the game because I get my ass kicked non-stop. Now that could be because I’m accustomed to console games and using a touch screen is foreign to me, or it could be that the controls are shoddy. I’m not sure. I gave up on the game in iPad format but will certainly be purchasing it when it goes to consoles.
Cypress Inheritance isn’t groundbreaking or hip…but it’s a fun little game, it’s entertaining, the graphics are decent and the sound and voice work is good. It’s no Mass Effect 2….but it’s nice to have a simple game that isn’t trying to be something that it’s not. I’d recommend it based on that. But if you’re not good on the touch screen like me, I’d wait for the PC or console version.
M.A.V.B.L.O.G. Score- 7.5 out of 10. (for iPad version)
Simple story. Easy to follow. Entertaining. Fun. My only gripe is the controls. But hey, like I said….I’m looking forward to the expanded console versions. Check it out. I recommend it.