iPad App Recommendation: Infinity Blade
If there is only one game you can buy this holiday season, make it Infinity Blade - an action role-playing game that will keep you entertained for hours.
For a start, Infinity Blade has to be the prettiest game ever on the iOS platform, from the gorgeous castle to the flowing rivers. You might also want to don some quality headphones to do justice to the majestic soundtrack accompanying you as your character fights his way through the castle, killing the minions of the God King before the final confrontation with the God King himself.
The gameplay is linear - you tap on a highlighted circle to move from place to place. This is a shame as you cannot fully explore the beautiful environment. However, you can swipe to look around and tap to pick up items such as health potions and money.
You activate combat mode when you tap on the enemy. You can dodge your enemies' attacks by moving side to side or block them with your shield. Attack them by swiping your sword or unleash magic with your ring by drawing the corresponding sign on the screen. The health bar at the top of the screen reminds you of most fighting games and the enemy is defeated when his health bar runs out.